- Australian Open 2017: tournament news, schedule, live scores and TV coverage
- Australian Open 2020 Schedule of Play
Australian Open 2017: tournament news, schedule, live scores and TV coverage
The Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park between .. Nadal won to become the first (and to date, only) Spaniard to win the Australian Open title; as of it remains his only title at the tournament.2017
The Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park between 1629 January It was the th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments. As in previous years, the tournament's title sponsor was Kia. Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber were the defending champions and both were unsuccessful in their title defence; they lost to Denis Istomin and Coco Vandeweghe in the second and fourth rounds, respectively. For the first time since the French Open , both No.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will contest a fairytale Australian Open final on Sunday after rolling back the years at the competition. The following day, Nadal edged out Grigor Dimitrov in an epic match lasting almost five hours. Federer has played some of his best tennis in Melbourne this year, battling his way to the final with some truly sumptuous play despite a difficult draw that saw him face fifth seed Kei Nishikori and 10th seed Tomas Berdych as well as Wawrinka. I'll leave it all out here in Australia and if I can't walk for five months that's OK. Rafa has presented me the biggest challenge, I think I played him too may times on clay early in my career.
In tennis, the Australian Open Series , sometimes known as the 'Australian Summer of Tennis' which includes a group of hard court tournaments that starts on July 1, and concludes with the men's singles final at the Australian Open on January 29, Johanna Konta was the defending champion,but chose not to participate this year. Novak Djokovic was the two-time defending champion, but lost in the second round to the th ranked Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan. Roger Federer won his fifth Australian Open title, and 18th Major title overall, defeating Rafael Nadal in the final in five sets. With the win, Federer became the first male player to win at least five titles at three Grand Slam tournaments five at the Australian Open, seven at Wimbledon and five at the US Open. Murray retained the top ranking despite losing to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round. Angelique Kerber was the defending champion, but lost in the fourth round to Coco Vandeweghe.
The following day will see Rafael Nadal face Grigor Dimitrov for the right to face the winner in Sunday's final in Melbourne, Australia. In many ways, this year's Australian Open has been a real throwback, with a number of veterans rolling back the years. As The Times ' Stuart Fraser noted, the competition could be set to produce two classic matchups in the men's and women's finals:. Federer's revival has been particularly refreshing. A fter an injury-hit season that ended after Wimbledon, the Swiss star entered Melbourne as the 17th seed his lowest entry at a tournament since Despite being handed a draw that has seen him already face Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori and would have seen him play Andy Murray had the world No. Christopher Clarey of the New York Times shared his stats as he swept Zverev aside with ease in the last round:.
Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time after the American sisters came through their semi-finals in Melbourne. Thirteenth seed Venus, 36, beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe to reach her first major final since World number two Serena, 35, saw off unseeded Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second semi-final. It would also be a seventh Australian Open victory for the younger Williams sister, while Venus hopes to win an eighth major title, first in Melbourne and first since Wimbledon in Saturday will be their first Grand Slam final against each other since Wimbledon when Serena won in straight sets.
Australian Open 2020 Schedule of Play
AO Classics: Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal (2017 F)