Australian Open & Rod Laver Arena
The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Rod Laver Arena is a tennis stadium that is part of the Melbourne Park complex located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and has been the main venue for the Australian Open in tennis since 1988, replacing the ageing Kooyong Stadium. /5
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Rod Laver Arena located in Melbourne. changed name to honour Rod Laver a three-time winner of the Australian Open
Looking for Djoko but found Mr. Laver instead. @ Rod Laver Arena - Australian Open
Niall at Rod Laver Arena during day 12 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, 30/1/15 [1-4]
Rafael Nadal has been knocked out of the Australian Open, shattering his dreams of a 2015 victory. The world no.3 was defeated 6-2, 6-0, 7-6, by world no.7 Tomas Berdych in today’s quarter final at Rod Laver Arena. Berdych broke the Spanish tennis players winning streak with Nadal winning the…
Maria Sharapova has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open beating Eugenie Bouchard at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne
AFP Rafael Nadal looked back to his best after recent problems as exciting Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios won a memorable five-setter to reach the quarter-finals at the Australian Open on Sunday. Spain’s world number three Nadal mastered big-serving South African Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena to set up a last eight showdown with Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych.
Just bought a ticket for Murray vs Dimitrov at Rod Laver Arena. My first taste of Australian Open live!
Down set points, the real Serena Williams stood up to dispatch of former world number two Vera Zvonareva.Serena Williams overcame a first-set scare to trump Vera Zvonareva 7-5 6-0 in their Australian Open second-round clash on Thursday. Williams twice trailed by a break in the first set, and was down set point three times, before progressing in one hour 25 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. Zvonareva, a former world number two, was causing the current world number one all sorts of problems, rallying with depth and consistency early. But once Williams awoke from her slumber, she was unstoppable - despite landing just five of a possible 14 first serves in the second set. The 18-time major winner finished with 32 winners to Zvonareva's 11, while they both hit 24 unforced errors. A Williams double-fault on break point gave Zvonareva the early break, with the top seed concerned the elements were bothering her - the sun at the far end of the court (broadcast wise) was positioned in the path of her ball toss. Williams ...
Follow live game-by-game commentary of the Australian Open second-round match between Rafael Nadal and Tim Smyczek at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, on Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
How does it feel to traverse the Australian Open 'Walk of Champions' and emerge onto Rod Laver Arena? Maria Sharapova Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal tell all... Now you tell us in ONE word how you'd feel walking down that famous corridor and onto centre stage at the
Today Niall attended the Djokovic vs Bedene match at the Australian Open which took place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne today! (via me)
My dear friends, I made my way to Melbourne this week to help my friends at the Australian Open kick off my favourite Grand Slam. Earlier today, I had a very special opportunity to step out on the Rod Laver Arena once again and spend some time with the fans. I’ve walked out on this court more times than I can count, yet today it felt extra special. I was no longer alone out there fighting my opponent (and sometimes myself); today it felt like I was in the company of my 15,000 friends. A mere 12 months ago, I stood on this court clutching the Australian Open trophy tightly in my hands, a huge grin on my face, overwhelmed with joy and a sense of accomplishment that I shared with everyone who had helped me along the road to this incredible achievement. Today, all of those emotions came back to me, yet I had extra butterflies in my stomach because I wanted to share a very special secret with the Australian Open fans. Over the years, they have supported me and truly helped my success, so it felt just right t ...
World No. 3 Rafael Nadal made a good start to his Australian Open campaign with a straight-sets win over Mikhail Youzhny in Melbourne. Rafa won 6-3 , 6-2, 6-2 on the Rod Laver Arena. More to follo...
Roger Federer maintained his record of never having lost in the Australian Open first round Monday as he started his quest to become only the second man in Australian Open history to win five titles. Roy Emerson won his sixth crown in 1967. The second seed, a winner of 17 Grand Slam championships, defeated Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 during the night session on Rod Laver Arena. He will next challenge Simone Bolelli, who was a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 winner over Juan Monaco. Federer, who has reached the Australian Open semi-finals for 11 straight years, struck 26 forehand winners in the pair's third meeting. Lu, who won his third ATP World Tour doubles title at the Aircel Chennai Open (w/Marray), could not convert any of his four break point opportunities. The 33-year-old Federer captured his 83rd tour-level title at the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp (d. Raonic) for his 1,000th career match win. Federer’s coach, Stefan Edberg, the 1985 and 1987 Australian Open champion, was celebrating his 49th bi ...
Heading to the Australian Open? Come and visit us at The Lindt Chocolate Café Stand. Enjoy a selection of our exquisite cakes, ice cream creations and signature hot chocolate drinks and coffee. We are located at Entrance C of the Rod Laver Arena, next to Crust Pizza and opposite the Heineken Bar. A serve of chocolate bliss guaranteed! Trading Hours: Monday 19th January – Thursday 29th January: 10am to 9:30pm Friday 30th January: 2pm to 9:30pm Saturday 31st January: 3pm to 9:30pm Sunday 1st February: 5pm onwards
Current Australian Open tennis champions China's Li Na (L) and Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka carry the men's and women's singles trophies to the official draw ceremony at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park January 16, 2015.
Australian Open: Day 11 In This Photo: Luke Jacobz Australia X Factor host, Luke Jacobz attends Rod Laver Arena in the semifinal match between Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during day 11 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (January 22, 2014 - Source: Compleanno!
In what proved to be a freakish Australian Open, we saw the gang of four (read Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray) being busted by a guy whom the Swiss press later hailed as Stantastic Wawrinka for his impossible exploit inside the Rod Laver Arena as he became the new Austra...
Li Na beat Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open women's final to capture her second career Grand Slam, and then delivered a perfect speech at Rod Laver Arena. After thanking her agent ("make m...
Stanislas Wawrinka took an emotional phone call in the locker room shortly after being crowned on Rod Laver Arena as the new Australian Open champion.
A shock might be brewing in the Australian Open final as first-time finalist Stanislas Wawrinka, the man who dismissed defending champion Novak Djokovic from the tournament, has taken the first set over Rafael Nadal. Stanislas Wawrinka, a first-time Slam finalist, showed no sign of nerves as he took the court on Rod Laver Arena tonight, holding his first service game to 15 before manufacturing what looked like a routine break of serve with Nadal serving at 1-2. The Swiss no. 8, a heavy underdog in this match, earned a break point for a double break with Nadal serving at 1-4, but the world no. 1 saved it with a big serve. Nadal held much easier towards the end of the set despite a second double fault at 2-5, putting the pressure back on Wawrinka. Wawrinka has never won so much as a set against Nadal in 12 attempts, but as he reminded us by beating Djokovic in the quarter-finals after 14 straight defeats to the Serb, records are there to be broken. The Swiss player struggled to serve out the set, his first ...
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau have lost their bid to win the Australian Open mixed doubles final match at Melbourne Park on Sunday. Mirza and Tecau were defeated 3-6, 2-6 by Canada's Daniel Nestor and France's Kristina Mladenovic at the Rod Laver Arena in just their second tournament together.
Dodgers news OCR Li Na cruises to Australian Open title - MELBOURNE, Australia – Once again Li Na had the Rod Laver Arena crowd on its feet, roaring — this time with laughter. Her encore to a 7-6 (3), 6-0 win over Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open title match Saturday night made her even more...
Seven years ago, a precocious 20 year old named Rafael Nadal took to Rod Laver Arena to face an emerging star in Stanislas Wawrinka, in the third round of the 2007 Australian Open. In what would be the first of 12 encounters between the Spaniard and the Swiss, Nadal has dominated the FedEx ATP Head2Head, having yet to relinquish a set. Wawrinka, however, has made inroads in recent meetings, particularly on hard courts, and will be looking to play spoiler when they battle for the 2014 crown in Melbourne on Sunday. This will undoubtedly be Wawrinka’s greatest challenge, but the Swiss is up to the test and is no stranger to pulling off the big upset on the big stage, less than a week removed from stunning three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic in a pulsating quarter-final affair. “I’m at the top of my career,” Wawrinka said. “Already last year I had the feeling that I was playing better, but I was dealing better with the pressure also. I’m more mature. I’m 28 now. I’m on the tour since ...
Li Na has won the 2014 Australian Open crown beating 7-6 6-0 over Dominika Cibulkova at Rod Laver Arena.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN: GAME, SET AND MATCH Li 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 Cibulkova Li's backhand has been something to behold today and after 95 minutes, even her forehand is starting to motor. She looks unstoppable, opening up a 0-30 lead on the Cibulkova serve. Two points later and the Chinese brings up two championship points. The crowd begin to cheer in anticipation before quiet descends on Rod Laver Arena. The first goes wanting, as Li sends a forehand long but the second is hers as Cibulkova makes her 27th unforced error of the match. Li Na is the 2014 Australian Open champion.
I am watching the Women's Tennis final at the Australian Open the Rod Laver Arena. Good Luck to both girls - Li Na V Dominika Cibulkova
Nadal brings Federer crashing back to earth MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Hard reality crushed a fairytale revival at Melbourne Park as a ruthless Rafa Nadal inflicted more Grand Slam agony on Roger Federer with a straight-sets rout on Friday that booked his third Australian Open final. New coach, new racket and a new broom for Federer amounted to little against the irrepressible Spaniard, who simply dominated to win 7-6(4) 6-3 6-3 on a breezy night at Rod Laver Arena. Not since the 2007 Wimbledon final has Nadal rolled over to his great rival Federer, and his sixth straight win in Grand Slams over the Swiss was among his most devastating. Brushing off a crater-like blister on his racket hand, Nadal roared through in just in two hours and 24 minutes and conceded only two break points as he set up the title-decider against Federer's compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal continued his domination of Roger Federer, creating more distance in their long rivalry with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3 win in the Australian Open semifinals Friday at Rod Laver Arena. No. 1 Nadal, seeking his second Grand Slam title in Melbourne and his 14th overall, leads the head-to-head with Federer 23-10, including 9-2 at majors. WOMEN'S FINAL: Li Na brings confident game Spain's Nadal will face another Swiss, surprise finalist and No. 8 seed Stanislas Wawrinka, in Sunday's final. After his worst season in a decade, 32-year-old Federer, seeded sixth, arrived in Melbourne with a new, larger racket and new voice in his ear, adviser Stefan Edberg. FIRST TIMER: Wawrinka to make Slam final debut Federer used an aggressive game plan, but the 17-time major winner could not penetrate Nadal's defenses and seemed to wear down mentally as the match wore on. "I tried a few things ... then again, Rafa does a good job of neutralizing you," Federer said. "So I guess at times I cou ...
Rave-n in a different Klaas 24 January By Grant Winter Johannesburg – ‘Rocket Man” Raven Klaasen and his American partner Eric Butorac may have a coveted first Grand Slam title in the bag once the men’s doubles is concluded some time after midday (SA time) in the Australian Open in Melbourne. But in the meantime the nippy 31-year-old South African express is savouring the moment he and Butorac completed a whirlwind 64-minute 6-2, 6-4 demolition of eighth seeds Daniel Nestor (Canada) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) in Thursday’s semi-finals in the coveted Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park. It was the fourth win over seeded pairs posted by the unseeded South African/US duo on the road to the final, with their most celebrated victory being the sensational 7-6 (9), 6-4 ousting of the No1s, and the world’s top-ranked team of American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, in round three. “That win was great but today we played our best tennis,” said the quicksilver Klaasen, whose astonishing speed around the ...
Full time at Suncorp Stadium, and the league leaders Brisbane Roar have ended a home ground slide with a come from behind 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix. After Stein Huysegems' 36th minute goal gave the visitors a lead and a chance to win in Brisbane for the first time, debutant Devante Clut equalised with a stunning strike on 50 minutes, before Luke Brattan produced an even better goal from well outside the penalty area to hand the Roar all three points, and an 8 point lead atop of the A-League. The hosts could be far from satisfied with the overall performance, but a much needed win without four of their top players, and continuing development of their youth brigade would certainly be more satisfying for those who prefer the bigger picture. Its all over at Rod Laver Arena, and World Number One Rafael Nadal has defeated Roger Federer 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 in 2 hours 25 minutes to advance to the Mens Final on Sunday night. The 2009 Australian Open champion will take on Stanislas Wawrinka in where he aims to win ...
One of tennis' greatest rivalries takes center stage under the bright lights of Rod Laver Arena tonight in Melbourne. Rafa Nadal...Roger Federer...need we say more? Take a nap, set the DVR, set an alarm clock...do what you have to do, but you won't want to miss this epic Australian Open semi-final! The rivalry returns at 3:30amET on ESPN3!
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Fed holds firm to make semis Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 By Matt Clayton Share this Roger Federer has advanced to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal, downing Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 on Wednesday night to advance to a semifinal meeting with Rafael Nadal. The four-time Australian Open champion made amends for a five-set semifinal loss to Murray at Melbourne Park 12 months ago, ending the Scot’s four-year run of a semifinal finish or better at Rod Laver Arena. That the match lasted three hours and 20 minutes looked decidedly unlikely after the Swiss started with a flurry. Federer picked up where he left off in the fourth round against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Monday, careering through the first set in just 31 minutes while nailing 76 per cent of his first services and hitting nine winners. The Swiss broke Murray in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead, and authoritatively served out the set, his forehand prominent. The second set followed a similar pattern, Federer breaking the Scot in the fi ...
Wawrinka dethrones Djokovic Stanislas Wawrinka brought a dramatic end to Novak Djokovic’s quest for a fourth successive Australian Open title in the quarter-finals on Tuesday when he finally found a way to beat the Serbian in a Grand Slam five-setter. The pair held a packed Rod Laver Arena spellbound with four hours of top quality tennis studded with breathtaking rallies before the Swiss emerged a 2-6 6-4 6-2 3-6 9-7 winner to snap a 14-match losing streak against the second seed, Reuters reports. Wawrinka had come close to beating Djokovic in a five-hour epic in the fourth round here last year and another five-set thriller in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open last September – only to fall agonizingly short. The 28-year-old finished the job on Tuesday, though, riding his thunderous serve and summoning up some brilliant shotmaking, particularly off his backhand, to claim what could be a career-defining win when Djokovic fluffed a volley. “He’s an amazing champion, he never gives up. I’m really, re ...
Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska face each other in the women's singles quarterfinals of the Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.
Third-seeded Maria Sharapova has been eliminated in the fourth round of the Australian Open, losing 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to Dominika Cibulkova in the second major upset in 24 hours on Rod Laver Arena. Any more upsets?
Are you flying in for the Australian Open? Catch Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori tonight at Rod Laver Arena!
The heat has subsided and the stars are out tonight in Melbourne as Third Round action continues at the Australian Open. Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, Andy Murray, and Rafa Nadal are all in action tonight on ESPN3. Maria Sharapova will get the day started though as she heads out to Rod Laver Arena in just a few minutes. She'll have to earn her spot in the last 16 against 25th-ranked, Alizé Cornet . Watch that match here: the day's action begins at 7pmET. Here is today's complete court coverage: Hisense Arena: Court Arena: Court 2: Court 3: 6:
Williams sets Australian mark with 3rd-round win MELBOURNE: Five-time champion Serena Williams has now won more matches at the Australian Open than any other woman, notching career win No. 61 on Friday as she advanced to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniela Hantuchova. On another scorching day at Melbourne Park, Williams converted her fourth match point on No. 31-seeded Hantuchova´s serve to finish it off in 1 hour, 20 minutes, keeping her time on court to a minimum during the heat wave. She has only dropped 12 games in three straight-set wins this week. It was Williams´ 24th consecutive win on the tour back to August, and improved her career record to 61-8 at the Australian Open. The No. 1-ranked Williams equaled Margaret Court´s Australian Open mark of 60 wins with her second-round victory, and on Friday matched Lindsay Davenport´s record of 69 main-draw matches here in the Open Era. That means she´ll set another record just by showing up on Sunday, against the winner of the night ...
Rafa Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round under the Rod Laver Arena roof on Thursday but Juan Martin Del Potro was sent packing as sweltering temperatures, lightning and rain caused chaos on the outside courts.
On the sports front . . . Sam Stosur (Australian) is through to Australian Open third round (where she will face Ana Ivanovic) after beating Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2, 6-0 on Rod Laver Arena! Go Sam!
Looks like the Grand Slam-winning Sam Stosur has finally showed up at an Australian Open as she put on a ruthless display to oust Sydney International winner Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2, 6-0 in 67 minutes. It was also a good day for fellow Aussie Casey Dellacqua, who defeated 18th seed Kirsten Flipkens 6-3, 6-0. Currently on Rod Laver Arena is Matthew Ebden, who is currently up 4-1 in the first set over Canadian 28th seed Vasek Pospisil.
Leading up to the Australian Open, Federer and Friends held a charity match between Federer and Tsonga at the Rod Laver Arena. We had front row seats
A pair of doddering 32-year-olds will give it a go in the hot cauldron of Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. Lleyton Hewitt is playing his 18th consecutive Australian Open and Roger Federer his 57th Grand Slam event in a row, breaking the record he shared with Wayne Ferreira of South Africa. Hewitt made his tournament debut in another millennium – 1997. “It’s the only time I’ve never played on Rod Laver Arena,” he laughed, “my only singles match on an outside court.” ‘Rusty’ from Adelaide is 30-17 at Melbourne Park and has only once made it past the round of 16 – losing the 2005 final to Marat Safin. His victory over Federer in the Brisbane International final two weeks ago has been a boost. “My ball striking at the moment is as good as it’s been in a long time,” he said. Hewitt is 3-3 head-to-head with this afternoon’s opponent, 29-year-old Andreas Seppi, but the Italian has not won a match in 2014, while Hewitt is 5-0. Federer, 4-1 this year, is no longer the force he was circa 2004 ...
Tennis Australia admit temperatures could soar past 100 degrees farenheit (37.8C) at the Australian Open on day two and, because of expected low humidity, play would continue. It will affect key players across the draw on Tuesday, including Roger Federer, who is due on court in the Rod Laver Arena mid-afternoon against the young Australian James Duckworth, and Andy Murray, whose first-round match against Japan's Go Soeda is scheduled to start in the Hisense Arena not before 5pm local time, when the heat will still be strong. The defending women's champion, Victoria Azarenka, plays first on Laver, at 11am, against the Swede Johanna Larsson. Идеме против фаворити тогај :)
Ashleigh Barty says she cannot wait to take on one of the greatest players of all time in round one of the Australian Open on Rod Laver Arena on...
Five-time champion and World No.1 Serena Williams will begin her Australian Open campaign today as she takes on 17 year-old Australian Wild Card Ashleigh Barty at the Rod Laver Arena.
THERE'S plenty of Aussies in action as the Australian Open gets under way at Melbourne Park. Jarmila Gajdosova leads the charge with a tough opening game against Angelique Kerber at Rod Laver Arena. Other Aussies in action include Samantha Stosur, Jordan Thompson, Casey Dellacqua, Sam Groth and of course 17-year-old Ashleigh Barty in tonight's blockbuster against Serena Williams. Stay with us for live news and score updates throughout the day and have your say on what's happening,
45 second video of Rafa and Fernando Verdasco practicing in Melbourne. Video at AO website, titled "Rafa Nadal & Fernando Verdasco Practice Session". The video is listed currently under Most Popular. Text with video at the website: He's the world number one and he's gunning for just his second Australian Open title. Rafa Nadal's 2014 Australian Open kicked off on Rod Laver Arena with a practice session with Fernando Verdasco.
On the eve of the 2014 Australian Open, the $338m second stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment has been announced which includes the Rod Laver Arena refurbishment and a new 5,000-seat show court.
Australian Open's day 2 schedule. Maria plays the second night turn at Rod Laver Arena.…
Will you be enjoying the Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena this year? Don't forget GG is short a walk away...whether it's for a quick pizza, a serve of the rotisserie or just for a drink, keep in mind we're open daily from 11am-late. Also for limited time only, come and enjoy Sam's tennis inspired cocktail the "Buggy Whip". Nice and refreshing after a day in the stands watching the action. Watch this space for the recipe and photos to tempt you!
Won 2 tickets to the Australian Open next Friday night at Rod Laver Arena! Centre Court seats and access to vip! Wo
For sale - 2 seats at the Australian Open for the day session at Rod Laver Arena Tuesday 21 January. (Face value $125 each, I think) Regrettably, due to surgery, the ticket holder isn't able to attend.
Seven serves up Australian Open Seven’s summer of LIVE tennis will reach Fever Pitch with the first Grand Slam of 2014, the Australian Open from Melbourne Park. Seven will commence continuous live coverage of the hotly anticipated Australian Open from 10am Monday January 13 until the tournament concludes on Sunday January 26. Having hit their stride in a string of lead-up events on Australian soil, the brightest stars of world tennis are descending upon Rod Laver Arena for an adrenalin-soaked, two-week battle for Grand Slam glory. Among them, Australian tennis stars Bernard Tomic, Casey Dellacqua, Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur will be chasing victory. On Seven’s Australian Open broadcast, fans will again be treated to rolling coverage as we switch to 7TWO from 6pm-7pm on weeknights for 7 News and Today Tonight, and 6pm-6:30pm for 7 News on weekends. A new highlights show each morning at 9am and the return of the preview show will keep viewers across all the news, views and action. Sunrise will al ...
To celebrate his 10th anniversary of winning the Australian Open and 10 years since he started his foundation, Roger Federer hosted a very special night at Rod Laver Arena
Pics and Video from RF & Friends exhibition at Rod Laver Arena - posted in Australian Open: Today was a very special day for Roger Federer & Roger Federer foundation. More than $1 million was raised as Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga & other stars including the Great Rod Laver, Australias…
Roger Federer had a charity match against Tsonga at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and won the match in 3 sets. Game Federer.Ur real test starts wen u play best of 5 matches at Australian Open starting next week.
Australian Open ha escrito: EXCLUSIVE PICS: Novak Djokovic hits on Rod Laver Arena with new coach Boris Becker.
High Access Hire's Ruthmann Steiger® T 460 at work in the Rod Laver Arena/ Melbourne-Home of the Australian Open 2014
Ah the English are coming back this year.you have to love an Ashes Test and the Australian Open is just around the corner.as you know we are directly across the road from the MCG and a 15 min walk from Rod Laver Arena- so book now before you miss out!
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MELBOURNE — Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka left the Rod Laver Arena with the major silverware, winning the men’s and women’s singles titles in the recently concluded Australian Open, but Team Philippines departed Melbourne Park too with some trophies of their own.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have entered the Rod Laver Arena for the Australian Open final. Barry Cowan providing live updates on
World No 1 and defending champion Victoria Azarenka from Belarus, successfully retained her Australian Open crown by beating 2011 finalist and French Open champion, Li Na of China at the Rod Laver Arena!
Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na Australian Open. The Belarusian, 23, came back from a put down to win 4-6 6-4 6-3 on a chilly and windy evening on Rod Laver Arena. In a fragmentary match, Azarenka show the stronger in the closing stages after Li revolved her ankle twice and hit her head in two heavy f...
Rod Laver Arena: The main venue for the Australian Open since 1988. Spectacular!
It's started right there Rod Laver Arena as World No.2 Roger Federer squares up against 3rd seeded Andy Murray in the on-going Australian Open semi-final. Andy Murray has just taken the 1st set 6-4.2nd set is underway...
No. 1 Azarenka beats Sloane Stephens, Djokovic reaches Australian Open final The American teenager nearly came back to take the second set, but the defending ladies champion held on for the victory. In men's play, the defending champ cruised past David Ferrer. Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts during her semifinal match against Sloane Stephens of the US at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Aaron Favila/AP MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Sloane Stephens sat for nine minutes, mostly staring at the court and trying to forget the curious timing of Victoria Azarenka's medical timeout. She may have been the only one trying to ignore it. The 19-year-old American had just saved five match points and broken Azarenka. But she knew she had to hold serve to stay in her first Grand Slam semifinal whenever Azarenka — the No. 1 player and defending Australian Open champion — returned to Rod Laver Arena. The restless murmuring in the crowd gave way to slow claps. Why had ...
Roger will play tomorrow (Friday) against Andy Murray (United Kingdom) in the semi final of the Australian Open. The match will take place at Rod Laver Arena not before 19:30 local time.
Roger Federer will play Andy Murray in the semifinals of Australian Open on tomorrow at 7:30 PM (local time) in Rod Laver Arena. Come on Roger!!!
Pushing the boundaries Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 By Alexandra Willis Share this ‘Never again’ the commentators said, as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were reduced to sitting on chairs after their five hour and 53-minute marathon in last year’s Australian Open final. The tennis between the two, while remarkable, phenomenal and laudable, was also almost too painful to watch. Djokovic and Nadal left every single last ounce on the court. “That match would have scared more people away than pulled them in,” commented Mats Wilander. “People, as in players. That was the ultimate fitness test. If I have to do that, I can do it. But that was one match.” But was what took place on Rod Laver Arena last year a glimpse into the future instead of a freak occurrence? On Saturday and Sunday nights at Melbourne Park, there were two matches that followed suit, albeit in different ways. First there was the rally-fest between Frenchmen Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils, a head-scratching series of 348 points, many ...
Finally, Roger Federer versus J-W-Tsonga match of quarter final, Australian Open. Live on 7, 7:30 pm on 23rd Jan 2013 but we will live in Rod Laver Arena to see my idol ever Roger Federer! Dream come true!
Rod Laver Arena has a capacity of nearly 15,000 -Australian Open, Melbourne
Order of play is out! Jarmila plays her second round Australian Open mixed doubles match against the number two seeds Elena Vesnina and Leander Paes. The match is scheduled on Rod Laver Arena, second match on after 7:30pm
Tennis - Australian Open Federer coasts to win over Raonic Roger Federer reached another Grand Slam quarter-final with a routine 6-4 7-6 6-2 win over Milos Raonic at the Australian Open. Federer defused Milos Raonic's serve before clinically despatching the Canadian to reach his 35th straight Grand Slam last-eight tie. The rampant Swiss gave up only five points on his first serve and hit 34 winners in the one-sided two-hour contest against the 13th seed on a cool Rod Laver Arena. Federer wrapped up the first set when Raonic netted a volley, the second with a brilliant forehand down the line to win the tie-break 7-4, and the third with another big forehand winner. The 17-times Grand Slam champion, who is chasing a fifth title at Melbourne Park, will meet seventh seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarters. Reuters - 21/1/13 19:49
Indians in action on Day 9 of the Australian Open - Leander Paes/ Elena Vesnina vs. Jarmila Gajdosova/ Matthew Ebden in second round of mixed doubles - second match of night session on Rod Laver Arena 5th seeds Mahesh Bhupathi/ Nadia Petrova vs. Katarina Srebotnik/ Nenad Zimonjic - fourth match on Show Court 2
Serena Williams moved a step closer to her sixth Australian Open title with a 6-2 6-0 demolition of Russia's Maria Kirilenko on Rod Laver Arena. Williams has lost only one match since her first-round exit at the French Open last year and there was little danger of her winning run ending in Melbourne on Monday. serena#
Heads up fans from Kritamos Hellenic Cuisine - Join us at Kritamos after the tennis. First up on Rod Laver Arena today @ Australian Open - Wozniacki vs. Kuznetsova.
Well it looks like I go to the Australian Open this afternoon on my own. Haven't been able to find anyone who'd like my second free ticket. I got them via Laetitia's brother-in-law who is a tennis coach. He is coaching a gorgeous Croatian tennis player (Ana Savic) who is here for other tournaments this year, but they are at Rod Laver Arena this afternoon.
Novak Djokovic looks like "the hulk" after beating Wawrinka in an epic five-set match in Rod Laver Arena and is now looking to become the only player in the Open Era to win the Australian Open three times in a row.
World Sports News Federer ends Tomic's Open campaign It was billed as Roger's Weekend at Bernie's but Rod Laver Arena remains very much Federer's house. No man has won more Australian Open crowns at Melbourne Park than Federer and the Swiss master put paid to the apprentice's immediate title ambitions with a sublime display on Saturday night. Tomic's 10 straight wins this summer may have instilled the local hope with unshakeable belief, but it counted for nothing as Federer swept imperiously to a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 victory in less than two hours. Tomic was anything but poor, at times looking every bit the future Grand Slam champion he believes he is, but the great Swiss had every answer in a high-quality third-round contest. "I think we both played a great match," Federer said. "He has had a great run and really got the best out of me tonight, so I hope he can keep it up. "He's a big guy and he's got a lot of power and a big serve and he uses it well ... he'll be tough to beat in the future, that's for sur ...
One day, I'll be in Melbourne, Australia at Melbourne Park, inside Rod Laver Arena, watching the Australian Open in person.
At the Australian Open on opening day. That's Hisense Arena in the background with the Grand Oval in between that arena and Rod Laver. The Grand Oval is where all the vendors and sponsors display. The area is HUGE! I think they should trim the trees so the Rod Laver appears better.
Today on in the Australian Open tennis on Rod Laver Arena 1st up is number1 seed Victoria Azarenka v Eleni Danilidou followed by 3rd seed Serena Williams v Garbine Muguruza and then in the mens singles Daniel Brands V Aussie Favourite Bernard Tomic
Heather Watson has set up a third round with Agnieszka Radwanksa at the Australian Open while Laura Robson will face Petra Kvitova on the Rod Laver Arena
ONE of Melbourne's worst traffic bottlenecks could be overhauled after VicRoads has announced it is investigating options to improve Swan St Bridge. As thousands flock to the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, VicRoads said late yesterday it would look at revamping the layout of the bridge over the Yarra, which links the CBD, Melbourne's sporting precinct and the inner east. Up to 18,000 vehicles use Swan St Bridge to escape the CBD each day and drivers regularly face kilometre-long queues along Alexandra Ave, with a combination of pushing in and road rage. Motorists are regularly spotted jumping the queue by illegally using the less congested right-turn-only lane dedicated for CityLink traffic and then merging into the left lane in an attempt to beat the queue of law-abiding drivers. The VicRoads announcement is a backflip on its previous position. It had rejected an RACV proposal to make the CityLink-only lane along Alexandra Ave with bridge lanes to be shared. RACV also wants the median strip, side ver ...
Great night at the Australian Open last night.
Back from a fun evening of tennis at the Australian Open...oh and I managed to sneak into the Rod Laver Arena and watch the Novak Djokovic match. Not the best quality of tennis but I'm happy that I got great value for my meagre Grounds Pass in the end :)
World Sports News Tomic out to set up Federer Open clash German qualifier Daniel Brands on Thursday stands in the way of Australia's Bernard Tomic and a potential marquee Australian Open clash with Swiss great Roger Federer. Tomic, fresh from his maiden ATP tournament win in the Sydney International, breezed through the opening round against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer on Tuesday to set up his meeting with Brands. On form, the 20-year-old Australian is expected to make similarly light work of Brands, but Tomic said it would be foolish to look ahead to a probable meeting with Federer. "Everyone expects and everyone draws it out before the tournament that probably we're going to meet," Tomic said. "But you don't know. Tennis is very strange. I have learned that last year - I played a lot of strange matches and lost a lot of matches I should have won. "You just don't know how you can feel. You can get sick. "If everything goes according to plan we should get there, but ... I've got to win next round." Federer ...
Tuesday night on Rod Laver Arena saw one of the funniest moments ever at the Australian Open. A group of people entertained the packed stadium with a series of funny antics and shenanigans. One of the moment popular skits involved...
Well my tickets are booked for the Tennis, Saturday all day , Saturday night, And again the following on Sunday im at the Rod Laver Arena, cant wait! I have been planning for the Australian Open all yr! Melbourne here i come yet again lol Two weeks in a row!
Back in Melbourne, the weather sets to get even hotter as play continues at Rod Laver Arena as Day three of the Australian Open moves into the evening sessions
Waking up to the Australian Open. An electrifying atmosphere at the Rod Laver Arena. Sam Stosur and Zhen Jie.
Two big matches today at the Australian Open! seeded Bryan Brothers take on Marach/Zeballos in their first round match, third after 11 am (Melbourne time.) Also playing is seeded Novak Djokovic who takes on the young, hard-hitting American Ryan Harrison for his second round match, second after 7 pm (Melbourne time) at Rod Laver Arena. Who are you most excited to see play?
Round two of the Australian Open will kick off in 4 hours. Agnieszka first up on Rod Laver Arena to take on Irina-Camelia Begu. Good Luck!
Just on the way to the airport for the Australian Open. Corporate seats in Rod Laver Arena. Tough gig people. Hoping Stosur can fly the flag strong later this afternoon.
World No 1 Victoria Azarenka got her Australian Open title, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Romania's Monica Niculescu on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday.
Did you know that ground passes to the Australian Open start at only $24 when you pre-purchase? So why not grab a few friends and catch the tram over together - there is even a free shuttle tram for ticket-holders from the CBD to Rod Laver Arena!
Andy Murray has the honour of opening the Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open today, day 2. He is playing Robin Haase. Roger Federer is up later as are Juan Martin Del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga but probably the match of the day is Monfils v Dolgopolov
TENNIS: Tonight Bernard Tomic kicks off his Australian Open campaign as he faces Argentina's Leonardo Mayer on Rod Laver Arena.
I got the perfect seat for the Australian Open! Court side and in between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. As the first game's about to start, Roger held my hand and started praying and so I whispered, "You'll do great." Nole then grabbed me and ran away from the court yelling, "I don't wanna see this!" So I tried to convince him that he will be just fine... So on our way back to Rod Laver Arena, I heard Hugo barked. Finally realized that I am in Sacramento and was not at Melbourne at all. Thanks to iPhone's Do Not Disturb mode - cool dreams uninterrupted! LOL!
Tennis - Australian Open Women First round Sharapova leads top trio into second round Maria Sharapova swept aside any fears about her fitness with a ruthless 6-0 6-0 victory over Olga Puchkova as a trio of top women progressed with ease on the first morning of the Australian Open. Sharapova, the 2008 champion and runner up to Victoria Azarenka last year, was quickly joined in the second round by Venus Williams and Li Na after both the former losing finalists also enjoyed emphatic wins. Despite the record temperatures which have gripped Australia for the last couple of weeks, the year's first Grand Slam opened in mild conditions under overcast skies at Melbourne Park. There was nothing mild about Sharapova's demolition of Puchkova on Rod Laver Arena, however, and after saving a couple of break points in the opening game, she powered her way to victory over her compatriot in just 55 minutes. Smashing winners at will, particularly off her forehand, the Russian showed no signs of the collar bone injury that s ...
World Sports News Hewitt out to take eighth seed's Open draw Some deem it another horror Grand Slam draw, but luckless Lleyton Hewitt sees his first-round Australian Open showdown with Serbian eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic as a golden opportunity. So often pitch-forked into early-round confrontations with the Federers, Nadals and Djokovics, Hewitt is relishing the chance to go deep in the tournament with none of the sport's dominators within sight this time around. Lining up for his record 17th straight Open, Hewitt squares off with Tipsarevic at Rod Laver Arena on Monday night. After claiming three successive top-15 scalps to secure his second Kooyong Classic on Saturday, unseeded Hewitt is in a fearless mood. "I don't care. I'll knock him off, try to take his spot in the draw," Hewitt said on Sunday. "It was exactly what I wanted out of the week at Kooyong. There were a lot of positives to take out of it. "The pleasing thing for me, I feel like I got better with every match - my sharpness and cleanness, ...
Anyone interested in 2 Rod Laver Arena tickets for Friday 18th January, Australian Open at 7pm . Please let me know. Going at $200 for both tickets
As soon as Australian Open starts, everyone can just consider me down under at Rod Laver Arena because my eyes will be glued to the tv. 🎾😊🏆
1 week to go for Australian Open. eagerly waiting for Rod Laver Arena.
Australian Open is about to start again. Oh, bring me back to Australia! I miss Rod Laver Arena and watching my heroes play.
Just bought a ticket to the Australian Open, quarter final match at Rod Laver Arena on the 22nd! wo!
2013 Australian Open 3rd Singles Round (19/01/2013): Night Session at Rod Laver Arena. Tickets are going fast at a Price Range of $120-$130. Anyone interested?
Roger has taken to Rod Laver Arena in preparation fo the Australian Open. OMG!
Maria Sharapova is the first big name to step onto Rod Laver Arena in preparation for the upcoming Australian Open.
These days, the concern was escalated, especially after the announcement of the withdraw in Abu Dhabi, where he was to play an exhibition tournament in the company, including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and David Ferrer. He hoped to be restored to align to Doha to be some matches in the legs but obviously it is not able to go to Qatar. The package for Melbourne became inevitable. "This is a very difficult decision to make, further explained the champion of Manacor. I am extremely disappointed to miss an important event. I love coming to Melbourne, I love Rod Laver Arena and the public, which reveals the best of myself. It hurts me that I have to wait 12 months to know it again. " "This decision is completely understandable and we feel really sad for him, for his part reacted Craig Tiley, Director of the Australian Open., But no game without sufficient training and preparation, it is virtually impossible his body is ready. We hope to see soon. " Winner in Melbourne in 2009, his only title in Australia, Nad ...
Victoria Day 4 Update, "Roadtrip" Like every day, the players & staff were in for something new on day 4 of the Victorian Tour. It started off with an extra hour of sleep as the players met at 8.30 in the restaurant for a slightly later breakfast. After this, the players made their way to their rooms to pack their belongings and check out of the Mantra in Melbourne City. Once the vans were packed & loaded, the crew went for a walk around town & got a tour of the stadiums hosted by Jake “I love Melbourne” Martens. It started off past the MCG, then past the Rod Laver Arena & other Australian Open venues. This was closely followed by the “under renovation” Olympic Park & finally the very impressive AAMI park. After this, the players and staff walked onto the public training field next to AAMI park where the Melbourne Heart, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Rebels & Melbourne Storm all train during the week. Once it hit 11.15 though, it was time to get back to the vans & hit the M1 highway to make their w ...
A moment in Tennis History: Back in 2000 when Center court of the Australian Open was renamed to Rod Laver Arena, what did Rod Laver say in his speech about having a court named after him? Rod Laver: "This is a crowning achievement to my tennis career"
Me on a break from Matchbox tour rehearsals at the Rod Laver Arena tennis courts (where they hold the Australian Open).
Got the tickets for Australian Open 2013. We (Sean Kerr and Me) gone rock Rod Laver Arena on 19 Jan.
Fly in complete comfort on VAustralia from LAX. Spend 8 nights in boutique style charming hotels in Melbourne and Sydney. Walk from your your hotel room to Rod Laver Arena and take your front row seats at Rod Laver and Hisense Arenas. We truly have fantastic seats in both Arenas.
Who will be the champion next Spring in Rod Laver Arena at Australian Open?
Amazing late night run around Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena- ran past the legends of the Australian Open!!
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