Australian Open Tennis in Melbourne
Every year in the middle of January, thousands of people from all over the world flock to Melbourne to watch the greatest tennis athletes in the world compete for their place in tennis history. All of the greatest tennis players of all time have won this event, from the great Rod Laver, to Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras, and now Serena Williams and Roger Federer. The Australian Open, hosted in beautiful Melbourne Park, starts the tennis season off with a bang. Combined with Melbourne's world class entertainment and dining options, a carnival like atmosphere, and cutting edge technology, the Australian Open offers an experience unlike any other sporting event of its calibre.
The Australian Open marks the beginning of a new season of tennis, where veteran players hope to cement their legacies and where new competitors try to live up to expectations. At the Australian open, under the warm sun, the past tennis year's sins are forgiven, giving every competitor renewed hope and motivation for the coming season. One thing that sets the Australian Open apart from the other tennis majors is that it seems so relaxed, perhaps owing to the laid back nature of the Aussie people. Despite the enormous pressure to perform, there's always a feeling of freedom and easiness. After all, if a player does lose, he or she can still enjoy Melbourne's beauty in the summer, creating a win-win scenario. From the opening serve at Rod Laver Arena, through Australia Day, and all the way to the finals a fortnight later, the Australian Open is the biggest sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere. Nothing can prepare spectators for the power, the precision, or the elegance of the world's best tennis players, all vying for the chance to be called Australian Open Champion and have their names go down in history.
Getting to the Australian Tennis Open
The closest airport to the Australian Tennis Open is the Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport
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