The Australian Open 2019 Grand Slam Tennis Tournament
The 2019 Australian Open Hots Up This Weekend
The first Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2019 gets underway proper in Australia on 14th January and will continue until 27th January. The tournament provides a milestone for some of the best tennis players in the world. Will we see a new star emerge and claim a position among the elites? This tournament is part of WTA and ATP tours of 2019 and International Tennis Federation.
The Australian open tournament held in Melbourne Park will be the 107th in the Open era. Tennis enthusiasts will have the chance to see their favourite professional players in action. On show in the competition will be the singles, mixed doubles, and doubles. Junior and wheelchair players will also compete in either the doubles or singles this year.
Check Out The Odds And Who the Favourites Are
The Tournament Excitement Is Building In Melbourne
Roger Federer will be defending his title in the men’s singles, and Caroline Wozniacki is defending the women’s. The action is about to begin, and tennis history will be written as the big names and upcoming talented young players sweat it out in the Australian heat. The excitement should be supreme in the Rod Laver and the Margaret Court arenas at Melbourne.
Fans who attend have an experience of a lifetime as they watch the world’s best tennis players taking centre stage. The tournament consists of the men’s, women’s, and under 18 singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The event also includes singles, and doubles for both men and women wheelchair players, and so there is a lot to look forward to in this year’s competition.
The Favourites Won’t have It Their Own Way This Year
The six times title winners Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are looking forward to the seventh title with Andy Murray fans expecting a comeback from him this year in the men’s tournament. Serena Williams is scheduled to try and repeat her 2017 Australian open win and set a new record by winning her 24th Grand Slam.
The bookmakers odds seem to be stacked in favour of Federer in the past two Australian Opens where he emerged victorious and looked unbeatable. He aims to make it three in a row. Djokovic is in good form as of late, and a worthy challenger. However, it isn’t going to be easy as there is a lot of promising talent vying for a title, not to mention that Rafael Nadal is in the mix.
The first time major title winner and defending champion, Caroline Wozniacki, could be facing robust opposition in Naomi Osaka, who won the US Open last year. Karolina Pliskova, a three-time finalist, is also a favourite in the women’s tournament. Upcoming players to look out for are Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber and Svitolina.
Old Rivalries Are Renewed and New Ones Begin
Tennis fans who love the big servers are in for a treat when Milos Raonic and Nick Kyrigios play on 15th January. Andy Murray who missed the Australian Open in 2018, is set to retire at Wimbledon and faces the inform Agut, who won the title in Qatar Open. Agut defeated Stan Wawrinka and Djokovic. Tomas Berdych had a good run in 2018 and a solid showing in Qatar where he managed to reach the finals. Beating Kyle Edmund in the first round means that he could face Rafa Nadal in the fourth round.
Camila Giorgi has a hard task ahead of her with a match against Jackupovic on Tuesday. Wozniacki will face Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck at the Rod Laver arena. The possible challenge between Mihaela Buzaenescu and Venus Williams in the first round is also a must watch.