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AUSSIE FINALISTS

Novak Djokovic Daniil Medvedev Naomi Osaka Jennifer Brady

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Novak Djokovic Rafa Nadal Daniil Medvedev Dominic Thiem Alexander Zverev Stefanos Tsitsipas
Ashleigh Barty Simona Halep Serena Williams Sofia Kenin Garbine Muguruza Elina Svitolina
Matteo Berrettini Grigor Dimitrov Denis Shapovalov Milos Raonic Gael Monfils Diego Schwartzman
Karolina Pliskova Bianca Andreescu Victoria Azarenka Sloane Stephens Naomi Osaka Aryna Sabalenka



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Melbourne Pros Pursue the Prize: Australian Open Trophies

Let’s face it, tennis players are incredibly persistent, especially when it comes to winning. It’s no different when it comes to the Australian Open trophies. This year’s 2021 Australian Open is offering a whopping 80 million dollars in prize money. Not to mention two audacious pros, one from the ATP Tour and the other from the WTA Tour, will have their names etched beside some of the greatest players in all of history on the symbolic winner’s trophy. READ MORE

Melbourne Up and Comers Fans are Sure to Follow

Let’s face it – there are some BIG Melbourne up-and-comers scheduled to play at the 2021 Australian Open. Among the line-up for Melbourne are fan-favorites such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Not to mention some leading WTA such as Simona Halep, Sofia Kenin, and Bianca Andreescu. READ MORE




WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal dueled for the longest Grand Slam final ever played in 2012. The epic clash lasted 5 hours 53 minutes with the DJoker finally coming out on top. At the time Novak Djokovic was ranked number 1 and Rafael Nadal was number 2 in the world.

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The Australian Open was founded in 1905. It was a grass court tournament until 1988 then hard courts were used. The tournament used to be played in a number of cities across Australia, but from 1987 was permanently moved to Melbourne.

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Serena Williams broke records and dominated in 2017 all while keeping a tremendous secret. Serena won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne against her sister Venus. The best part: both Venus and Serena were keeping the secret that Serena was pregnant!

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Ken Rosewall holds an interesting record at the Aussie Open. He holds the record for the tournament’s youngest and older singles male winner. His first win was in 1953 at age 18 and the second was in 1972 at 37 years old.

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The Aussie Open also holds the record for the youngest Grand Slam champion in history: Martina Hingis. She won the title in 1997 at age 16. That year she also reached the final of every major tournament, winning all except the French Open.

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Due to the intense heat in Australia, the Australian Open has an Extreme Heat Policy. This policy was placed in 1998 and calls for all play to be stopped on all courts if the temperature reaches 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

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The Aussie Open uses about 40,000 tennis balls per year. The tournament has to have 300 ball boys and girls volunteer every year.

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The Aussie Open is the only Grand Slam that has been played in two different countries. In its early days, the tournament was called the Australasian Open and the matches were held in five Australian and two New Zealand cities.

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The Australian Open is one of the biggest tourist attractions for Melbourne. The host city pulls out all the bells and whistles for the Australian Open. Surrounding areas display an array of art, culture and music events for the tournament and takes pride in the showing off the city.

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The Aussie Open was the first Grand Slam to implement a retractable roofing system. Due to the intense heat, Australia became one of the first sporting arenas in the world to employ a retractable roof in 1987. The roof can close in under 5 minutes.

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TV SCHEDULE

Sunday, February 7
7:00p -10:00p ESPN First round (live)
10:00p -7:00a ESPN2 First round (live)
 
Monday, February 8
1:00p -4:00p ESPN2 First round (taped)
6:00p -9:00p TC First round (live)
7:00p -9:00p ESPN+, ESPN3 First round (live)
9:00p -7:00a ESPN2 First round (live)
 
Tuesday, February 9
1:00p -4:00p ESPN2 First round (taped)
6:00p -9:00p TC Second round (live)
7:00p -9:00p ESPN+, ESPN3 Second round (live)
9:00p -7:00a ESPN2 Second round (live)
 
Wednesday, February 10
1:00p -4:00p ESPN2 Second round (taped)
6:00p -9:00p TC First round (live)
7:00p -9:00p ESPN+, ESPN3 First round (live)
9:00p -10:00p ESPNEWS Second round (live)
10:00p -7:00a ESPN2 Second round (live)
 
Thursday, February 11
1:00p -4:00p ESPN2 Second round (taped)
6:00p -9:00p TC Third round (live)
7:00p -9:00p ESPN+, ESPN3 Third round (live)
9:00p -7:00a ESPN2 Third round (live)
 
Friday, February 12
2:00p -5:00p ESPN2 Third round (encore)
6:00p -9:00p TC Third round (live)
7:00p -9:00p ESPN+, ESPN3 Third round (live)
9:00p -7:00a ESPN2 Third round (live)
 
Saturday, February 13
8:00a -11:00a ESPN2 Third round (encore)
6:00p -9:00p TC Round of 16 (live)
7:00p -9:00p ESPN+, ESPN3 Round of 16 (live)
9:00p -7:00a ESPN2 Round of 16 (live)
 
Sunday, February 14
11:00a -1:00p ESPN2 Round of 16 (encore)
6:00p -9:00p TC Round of 16 (live)
7:00p -9:00p ESPN+, ESPN3 Round of 16 (live)
9:00p -7:00a ESPN2 Round of 16 (live)
 
Monday, February 15
1:00p -4:00p ESPN2 Round of 16 (encore)
6:00p -9:00p TC Quarterfinals (live)
7:00p -9:00p ESPN+, ESPN3 Quarterfinals (live)
9:00p -2:00a ESPN2 Quarterfinals (live)
 
Tuesday, February 16
3:00a -6:00a ESPN2 Quarterfinals (live)
2:00p -4:30p ESPN2 Quarterfinals (encore)
6:00p -9:00p TC Quarterfinals (live)
7:00p -9:00p ESPN+, ESPN3 Quarterfinals (live)
9:00p -2:00a ESPN2 Quarterfinals (live)
 
Wednesday, February 17
3:30a -6:00a ESPN2 Quarterfinals (live)
Noon -3:00p ESPN2 Quarterfinals (encore)
6:00p -11:00p TC Doubles (live)
10:00p -2:00a ESPN2 Women’s semis
 
Thursday, February 18
3:30a -6:00a ESPN Men’s semifinal (live)
1:00p - 4:00p ESPN2 Men’s semifinal (taped)
11:00p -2:00a TC Women’s doubles final (live)
 
Friday, February 19
12:00a -tbd ESPN+ Mixed doubles semis;
Women’s doubles final (live)
3:30a -6:00a ESPN Men’s semifinal (live)
2:00p -5:00p ESPN2 Men’s semifinal (encore)
 
Saturday, February 20
3:30a -5:30a ESPN Women’s final (live)
5:30a -7:30a TC, Mixed doubles champ (live)
ESPN+
8:00a -11:00a ESPN2 Women’s final (encore)
11:00p- 12:30a TC, Men’s doubles final (live)
ESPN+
 
Sunday, February 21
12:30a - 2:30a ESPN2 Women’s final (encore)
3:30a - 6:30a ESPN Men’s final (live)
8:00a - Noon ESPN2 Men’s final (encore)
11:00p -3:00a ESPN2 Men’s final (encore)



The eyes of the tennis world are fixed on Melbourne for the first major of the year, the Austrailian Open. Summer in Australia brings the heat, and humidity into play, and is a tremendous test of world class players fitness, stamina, and mental toughness. This year, the country is plagued with horrendous brush-fires that could further increase the degree of difficulty of winning the title.

The new season is the first chance for pros to show off new equipment, shoes, and apparel. Some pros have new sponsorships and it is a blast to see your favorite players decked out in new gear. We have the Austalian Open collections for Nike, adidas, Fila, Lacoste, and all your favorite brands. Keep this page bookmarked for live scores, and timely blog posts about the best sport in the world.


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