Australian Open & Rod Laver
The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Rodney George Rod Laver MBE (born 9 August 1938) is an Australian former tennis player who holds the record for titles won in career, and was the World No./5
Australian Open Rod Laver Rod Laver Arena Roger Federer Grand Slam Andy Murray Roland Garros Li Na Rafael Nadal French Open Novak Djokovic Margaret Court Serena Williams Andre Agassi Pete Sampras Melbourne Park Martina Navratilova Fred Perry Maria Kirilenko
The narrative of 2 of tennis biggest rivalries on the comeback trail has TV networks & Rod Laver...
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
Rod Laver’s legacy lives on at the Australian Open:
PHOTOS: Rod Laver and Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open 2016 Launch in Shanghai.
Only three men have won the Australian Open and Roland Garros in the same year: Rod Laver (1969), Mats Wilander (1988)…
Rod Laver court invader 'sorry' to disrupt Australian Open men's final
The first big sport event of the year 2015 , Australian Open. Nadal and Youzhny on court , Rod Laver Arena.
A versatile player, Novak Djokovic has won six Grand Slam titles, including three in a superlative 2011 season that saw him capture 10 tournament titles overall, post an ATP-best 70-6 record and seize the No. 1 ranking. In 2012, The world No. 1 added to his legacy in fighting back from a 2-4 fifth-set deficit to defeat Rafal Nadal, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5, and capture his third Australian Open championship in the longest Grand Slam final in history — a five hour, 53-minute epic. It was Djokovic's seventh straight win over Nadal and came after his five-set triumph over Andy Murray in the semifinals, marking the first time he had won back-to-back five-set matches. Djokovic became the fifth man in the Open Era to win three straight majors, joining Nadal, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Rod Laver. The top-seeded Serbian beat Andy Murray, 6-1, 7-6, to collect his third career Miami title without surrendering a set. It was Djokovic's 30th career title, including his 11th Masters crown, tying him with Pe ...
Post Australian Open interview Rafa goes on to say the crowd has been very supportive of him and he likes the way they treat him. (Despite the fact that he was booed at during the finals). Then I go back to the presentation video and try to observe Rafa on what is he wanting to say in totality. And it gives a feeling that it was the crowd he was playing for who have showed him their respectful love. He was playing for the sponsors who have put in so much of money to get him here. He was playing to finish it and not shakehand in between and end a match. He wanted to finish it for the ticket buyers, for the television audience around the globe. And in the games' true sense he finished it very well. It's the best he could put up in prevailing condition. It's not that he has not done wonders at Rod Laver Arena and brought the crowd on the edge of their seat, as well as on their feet. It's not that he is not going to do it again..it's probably much easier to be a spectator than enter the mind of someone who is ...
This Sunday will almost surely put Rafael Nadal's mark of Slam Championships at 14, tying the immortal Pete Sampras and putting him a mere three titles from catching Roger Federer for the all time lead, and this is something most people are choosing not to discuss openly in public, most likely due to the fact that Federer is still playing competitively. With respects to Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Conners, most experts would rank these three, in some order, as tennis's all-time great players. However, a further review would put the order in a rather surprising fashion. First, a look at Slam wins. Federer has won the Australian Open four times, Roland Garros once, Wimbledon seven times, and the US Open five times, for a total of 17 Slam victories. Sampras has won the Australian twice, never the French, seven Wimbledons, and five US Opens, for a total of 14. Assuming Nadal wins on Sunday as the heavy favorite against even a confident Wawrinka, he would be the holder of two Australian Open ...
Li Na captures first Australian Open crown - TVNZ Li Na captures first Australian Open crownTVNZWidely popular at Melbourne Park for her funny post-match interviews and wise cracks about her husband and his snoring, Li didn't disappoint the Rod Laver Crowd in her first victory speech. She first thanked her agent, Max, "for making me rich," her ... January 25, 2014 at 10:30PM
Third time lucky for Li Na at Australian Open: MELBOURNE, Australia — One again Li Na had the Rod Laver...
Rod Laver: Stanislas Wawrinka certainly has a chance to win the Australian Open
Should he defeat Wawrinka for his second Australian Open title, Rafa Nadal will become only the third man along with Australians Roy Emerson and Rod Laver to win each of the four Grand Slam titles twice !
Aussie Open I used to pull all-nighters to watch the tournament down under. Now it is a TV-nap cycle. FOX SPORTS. Prior to my first nap I watched the one and only Mike Kosta on his afternoon national show. He is on a panel of six with the most famous star being Regis Philbin. Kosta spent a considerable amount of time training with me following his days playing under Craig Tiley at the University of Illinois. It seemed like two years to me but if you ask Kosta, a professional comedian, he might tell you it seemed like twenty years. On yesterday's show, he plugged Australian Open doubles finalist Raven Klaasen. The two of them won a Futures together. On air, the tall and good-looking Kosta, who may make it to the movies, shared how they split eleven hundred dollars and how this weekend Raven has the chance to split six hundred thousand. I started working with Raven when he was seventeen. After six months of no competition because he had to have his entire game revamped, I was looking for a doubles partner f ...
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
Blistering Nadal bursts Federer's bubble as Spaniard plays through the pain to reach Aussie Open final. Rafael Nadal put himself in sight of making yet more history as a brutally effective performance abruptly halted Roger Federer's revival at the Australian Open. The 27-year-old Spaniard is one victory away from becoming the first player in the modern era to win each Grand Slam twice after beating the great Swiss 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 in their semi-final. Watched by two all-time greats, Rod Laver and Pete Sampras, he knocked over another by registering his fifth consecutive win over Federer. Not even the continuing problems with blisters on the palm of his left hand could divert him from his task, and they are unlikely to stop him winning Sunday's final against the tournament's surprise package Stanislas Wawrinka, over who he has a 12-0 career record. A win would put him level with Sampras on 14 Grand Slam titles. A year ago Nadal was still waiting to make his comeback from long-term knee problems, yet here is, ...
Catch the Rod Laver interview from Generation Better Day at the Australian Open on Channel 7 tonight between 7-7:30pm before Rafa Nadal takes on Roger Federer!
NADAL vs FEDERER It will be another epic game today at the Rod Laver Arena when two most exciting tennis players collide in the Men's Division second semifinal match. Federer is back to his winning form as he toppled his opponents one by one on his way to the semis, losing only one set to Murray in their quarterfinal match. Nadal, as expected, is a formidable force that will crush anybody who blocks his way enroute to the finals. The former has won 4 Australian Open titles, the latter only 1. If records have to be based, it would be a no-brainer to say Federer should win again. But Lo and Behold, here comes a man who is younger than he is, much hungrier than he is, far stronger than he is. Let's admit it. Federer is so fluid and graceful on court that for him, it's just a walk in the park to finish a match in 3 sets. It's not about his lack of stamina that makes him want a short match, it's just how good he is. Tennis is synonymous to Federer! Fanatics say nothing is like him...no one's as good as h ...
Still on a high from having a brilliant time at the Australian Open tennis. Watching it now at home but not as exciting as Rafa, Roger and Djokovic. Looks like it will be won or lost on who makes the least mistakes.Hope Wawrinka wins. More than impressed with the whole experience and seeing Rafa and Roger train and play. Awesome tennis. Got my face painted with RF on one side and Rafa on the other (it was a terrible job but what can you do? I couldn't see what she was doing! I asked for the Rafa Raging Bull logo he wears and I ended up with a huge bull on my face! The RF logo for Roger didn't look great either but everyone knew who I support.) I don't know who to go for in their semi final tomorrow night. By the way, that's Stefan Edberg with Roger, and we saw Rod Laver in the arena each night and didn't realize until I looked at the photos that Todd McKearney was there too, sitting behind Boris Becker who coaches Djokovic. Also saw Ana Ivanovic, Li Na, Grigor Dimitrov, Azarenka, Genie Bouchard, Aggie Raw ...
We are nearing the business end of the Australian Open, so a question to all: Who is both the youngest and oldest person to win the Australian Open? a) Rod Laver b)Ken Rosewall c) Margaret Court d) Martina Navratilova
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!
3 WA Community Play clubs were invited to attend the Australian Open. Highlights included meeting Alicia Molik, and Rod Laver tickets watching Stosur vs Ivanovic & Djokovic vs Istomin.
Australian Open Special Edition of Tennis Tuesday. And CHECK OUT the link in the comments below to watch Rod Laver and Roger Federer warm up before Federer's charity event on January 8th - how amazing to see a legend in the making hit with a true legend of our game!
with Australian Open cocktails at the Grand Hotel Melbourne - Grand Slam, Rod Laver and the Aussie Aussie Aussie signature cocktails pictured below. Triple Ace for the match!
Last chance to enter our Australian Open competition and win accommodation, men's semi finals tickets and a meet and greet with tennis great Rod Laver!
First matches getting ready to go all around at Melbourne Park at the Australian Open. Angelique Kerber getting ready to go on Rod Laver, Stanislas Wawrinka on Hisense, Venus Williams is doing battle with Ekaterina Makarova on the new Margaret Court Arena, and on Show Court 2 is Heather Watson battling Daniela Hantuchova, Show Court 3 is Laura Robson and Kirsten Flipkens.
Australian Open starts tonight, Two of the really promising juniors i saw there back there in 2004 are opening on Rod Laver, Angelique Kerber & Jarmila Gajdosova who was a Czech republic national back then, great to see Laura Robson & Heather Watson opening matches as well on courts 2 & 3 and even better to see Vera Zvonereva back and fit. My favourite tournament and i shall be thinking of my Aussie family and friends Bob Miller Kerry Miller Chloe Miller Jemma Miller Ian Padbury Sonia Padbury and Deborah Stewart
Roger Federer vs. Rod Laver at the Australian Open (video) -
Roger Federer got the chance to hit with his idol, Rod Laver, as he prepares for next week's Australian Open in Melbourne.
At Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. It's where they do the Australian Open tennis!
On to Melbourne. The Princes Bridge decorated for Christmas. Beautiful waterfront on the Yarra river. Rod Laver tennis complex, home of the Australian Open. And the best part.the wine!!
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!
Dymocks Garden City, Cottesloe Tennis Club & Text Publishing proudly invite you to the book launch of the legendary Paul McNamee’s autobiography GAME CHANGER This is Paul’s story—candid, compelling and insightful—of an ever-changing life in tennis. From his early days as a talented Melbourne teenager, McNamee became a top international player, conquering Wimbledon and the Australian Open with his doubles partner, Peter McNamara. Along the way he shared a court with such luminaries as Rod Laver, Martina Navratilova, John Mcenroe and Bjorn Borg. Just as important have been his contributions as a coach and to the evolution of the sport: as the driving force behind the Hopman Cup and the reinvention of the Australian Open. *For this special evening bookings are essential as spaces are limited* DATE: Tuesday November 26 TIME: 6pm VENUE: Cottesloe Tennis Club, cnr Napier & Broome Sts, Cottesloe COST: Non-members $10 Members Free Light refreshments will be served Cash bar Bookings can be made with Dymock ...
Andy Murray: A Legend? No. Roger Federer- 17 Grand Slam Titles Pete Sampras- 14 Grand Slam Titles Rafael Nadal- 12 Grand Slam titles Andre Agassi- 7 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. Not to mention: William Renshaw, Richard Sears, John Mcenroe, Jimmy Conors, Gustavo Kuerten- 3 French Open titles, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson and Boris Becker. Novak Djokovic has six majors including four Australian Open titles. Andy Murray may have ended the drought, but he played a painful, sad and pathetic final. I expected a five-set match and felt cheated that it was over in three. I hate matches that are over in three. Djokovic had an off day and he wasn't in the match. I expected more from the final. I wanted Djokovic to win and I'm still upset that he lost. I have no interest in singing the praises of a man who was nothing more than lucky.
Grand SlamS : 4 Slams . Along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, the French Open is one of the four historic tennis tournaments which make up the legendary Grand Slam. The term dates back to 1933, when Australian Jack Crawford managed to win the Australian Internationals, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. With the US Internationals fast approaching, New York Times journalist John Kieran wrote that if Crawford won this fourth title, "he would achieve on court the equivalent of a countered and vulnerable Grand Slam in bridge". Crawford lost in the final to Britain's Fred Perry, but the name was to go down in history. Very few players have won the Grand Slam; Donald Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) are the only men to win all four tournaments in the same year, and Margaret Court (1970), Maureen Connolly (1953) and Steffi Graf (1988) the only women. The task is even more difficult nowadays with the four tournaments all being played on different surfaces: Plexicushion in Australia, cla . ...
I'm sitting in Rod Laver first row, Australian Open, Andy Murray is 15 feet away from me.
Tennis Latest: Pundits' picks - Djokovic v Murray - Tennis greats including Andre Agassi, Rod Laver and Martina Navratilova predict who will emerge victorious in the Australian Open final.
so good to see the great Rod Laver at the Australian Open today
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...
Australian Open semi-finals between Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Who will face Novak Djokovic in the final? Watch the match live.
Here we go Switzerland's Roger Federer plays Scotland's -Andrew Murray - Semi-Final of the Australian Open on Rod Laver Court Now , at this stage should be a calssic The Old Genius Fed against the Young Scottish Pretender Murray - cannot call this one as are both my favourites !!!
Plz somebody get me air ticket to Melbourne need to watch Murray vs Federer match at Australian Open. It^s getting hot in there, so hot, so take off all your clothes.
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.
That's Simply Superb! Defending champion Novak Djokovic produced one of the best performances of his career Thursday as he destroyed fourth seed David Ferrer in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final. The Serbian world number one was simply on a different level to the Spaniard, reeling off a staggering 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory in just 1hr 29min in front of a stunned Rod Laver Arena crowd. Djokovic will now be considered the raging favorite to win his fourth Australian title in Sunday's decider against either Roger Federer or Andy Murray, who play their semi-final on Friday. Djokovic was in irresistible form, breaking the hapless Ferrer's serve seven times and hitting 30 winners with just 16 unforced errors in an awesome display.
I remember this day, well kinda. At the Australian Open with mum for her 60th. Drank myself silly that day. Still have Aussie colours on my face
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!!!
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!
Desperately need two tickets to the Australian Open tonight. Rod Laver Arena please let me know! Anybody
Serena Williams admitted her surprise at the one-sided nature of her win over Maria Kirilenko in the Australian Open fourth round. The five-time Australian Open champion took just 57 minutes to wrap up a 6-2 6-0 victory over the Russian 14th seed on the Rod Laver Arena to set up a quarter-final against fellow American Sloane Stephens. And Williams, who stretched her unbeaten run to 20 matches with Monday’s win, conceded that she did not expect such an easy ride. “I was surprised,” said Williams, who hit 22 winners en route to victory. “I felt like Maria played really well. I was just trying to play well, just to keep up. “I’m really out there just doing the best I can, just fighting for everything. “I think with that attitude I’m just trying to stay in the tournament just to stay alive.” Kirilenko admitted that she found it difficult to find her rhythm against the 31-year-old 15-time Grand Slam winner. “I tried to do something special tonight, that’s why I made so many mistakes. Mayb ...
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#
Australian Open 2013 Major highlights (21/01/2013) - Hot-serving Serena Williams bludgeons past Kirilenko into Australain Open quarters World No.75 Svetlana Kuznetsova survived all her own demons on Rod Laver Arena to upset 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 2-6 7-5 to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since Roland Garros 2011 American 19-year-old Sloane Stephens is through to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time Tsonga bounces into quarters Bhupathi-Nestor out; Sania-Bob in quarterfinals Defending champion Victoria Azarenka raced to a 3-0 lead in nine minutes and went on to beat Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1 in 57 minutes Andy Murray shoots down weary Simon to reach last eight
Watching the Australian Open. Would love to sit in the stands at Rod Laver Arena someday.
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.
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.
Australian Open tonight centre court front row - go Tomic! @ Rod Laver Arena
Super excited!!! Australian Open tonight! Rod Laver :) can't wait for Saturday to explore all the yummy food!!
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.
Tuesday Trivia: From 1972, where was the Australian Open played?
It was a routine 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 win for Roger Federer over Benoit Paire in his first round match at the Australian Open. His team looked on from their box,
Watching the Australian Open...maybe I'll see my cousin Jenny in the audience :-)
So stoked for the Australian Open is starting. Cant wait for this years matches at 4am
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!
Victorians Marinko Matosevic and Jarmila Gajdosova are in action today on Day 2 at the Australian Open. Post your messages of support below for your chance to win two Australian Open ground passes for Thursday 17 Jan. Go Team Vic! Winners will be notified by 5pm today.
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
1st day of the Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena was spectacular it was worth the wait yesterday
I already looked at the women’s draw, so it’s time for the boys. It’s Australian Open time and finally we get to see how Djokovic, Federer, Murray, and the rest of the crew has prepared for 2013. Here are four things I’m excited about, five first-rounders to watch, and my sure-to-be-wrong picks. Enj...
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!
Roger will play in the 1st round of the Australian Open against Benoit Paire (46) from France. The match will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) around 15:00 local time at Rod Laver Arena.
Victoria Azarenka vs. Monica Niculescu live details as defending champion Victoria Azarenka takes on Monica Niculescu on Tuesday in the first round of the 2013 Australian Open (02:00 GMT start)
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. 🎾😊🏆
Hi Everyone if you or any of your friends or relations are interested in Tennis then I have 2 tickets to the Australian Open on Monday the 21st Jan for the day Session in Rod Laver Arena under cover and a good position for cost price if you are interested please contact me by tomorrow evening
Llewyton Hewitt is the latest big name to have a hit on Rod Laver in preparation for the Australian Open.
1 week to go for Australian Open. eagerly waiting for Rod Laver Arena.
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?
A quarter of a century ago, Ivan Lendl faced Bryan Roe at the Australian Open.
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"
Melbourne Adventure Deals - Stardeals: Tennis Plus Rod Laver Arena Tour: Play at the Home of the Australian Open...
Behind the Scenes of the Australian Open via the Rod Laver Arena Tour
The home of the Australian Open was very unique in the world when it was built in 1987. The National Tennis Centre in Flinders Park as it was known then. The...
Me on a break from Matchbox tour rehearsals at the Rod Laver Arena tennis courts (where they hold the Australian Open).
Roger Federer Facts Encyclopedia THE GREAT Roger Federer: Greatest of all TIME. Roger Federer has come closer to tennis perfection than any player that’s graced centre court and while he can’t boast a calendar-year Grand Slam, he’s amassed many other records that are unsurpassed. Rod Laver and Roger Federer have such respect and genuine affection for one another – who can forget Federer dissolving into tears when Laver presented him with the Australian Open trophy in 2006? – that neither would begrudge the other the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) gong. Nor would their legion of fans. Both have enriched the game more than they have enriched themselves. But there are no draws in tennis, even for the title of all-time greatness. From my privileged courtside seat, the Fed Express just pips the Rockhampton Rocket. GOAT debates are as futile as they are fun. Futile because past and present legends can never face-off in their glorious, youthful pomp to settle the argument. And such has been the transforma ...
Our friends at the Australian Open have been asking the question today: Who is the greatest tennis player of all time and we want to hear your thoughts. Is it Roger Federer or Rod Laver or someone different entirely? Let us know who you think and why below!
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?
now it's your turn after Rod Laver. Wimbledon 2011 - US Open 2011 - Australian Open 2012 and Roland Garros 2012
Author and tennis historian Steve Flink profiles and ranks the greatest tennis matches in the history of the sport. Roger Federer, Billie Jean King, Rafael Nadal, Bjorn Borg, John Mcenroe, Martina Navratilova, Rod Laver, and Chris Evert are all featured in this book that breaks down, analyzes, and p...
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