Summer of Tennis

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peterdannock  •  14 Jan 2022   •  

The Summer of Tennis has started in earnest in Australia. Once the New Year celebrations have concluded, tournaments that precede the Australian Open tennis move into full flight. It’s a sure sign that the Australian Open is just around the corner.

The Australian Open Tennis starts in the third week of January. The lead-in tournaments allow the players to acclimatise to the Australian summer. With many players travelling from the northern hemisphere, the Australian heat and humidity can shock the system.

I am not the biggest tennis fan, but my wife loves it. Tennis in January is a highlight for her, and she will always go to one evening session of the Open. She enjoyed playing tennis as a kid and still enjoys watching it today.

Next week the Summer of Tennis moves onto its main event. The Australian Open is part of the Grand Slam of tennis, and it attracts all the top players. Novak Djokovic has won nine Australian Open titles, the most of any male player in the tournament’s history. Moreover, he could become only the third player in history to secure more than ten titles in a single Grand Slam tournament, after Margaret Court at the Australian Open (11) and Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros (13). That’s if he plays. It is going to be a hot summer of tennis.

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