When it comes to sports, it doesn’t get much more appealing than tennis. Tennis has it all: long matches, stylish participants, exciting entertainment, and plenty of courtside glamour.
While other sports may have you phasing out after an hour or so, there’s something about tennis that keeps you hooked for 5 or 6 hours without getting bored. In terms of athleticism, tennis stars have the agility of gymnasts and the strength and stamina of Olympian gods. And most of all, whether they win or lose, they’re graceful.
And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that next week marks the year’s maiden grand slam, the Australian Open.
The Australian Open is a classy event filled with superstar players and plenty of glamour. Better yet, it’s hosted in a cultural mecca (Melbourne!) The AO is a recipe for an unforgettable tennis lovers experience!
Here’s 5 reasons why you should tune in to (or attend) 2019’s Australian Open.
#1 – The Federer Factor
You can’t talk tennis without talking Federer. He’s arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, and he’s pretty easy to watch, if you know what we mean.
The Australian Open is a special tournament for the Swiss superstar – he’s won the prestigious tournament 6 times after all! Moreover, Federer has won the final two versions, achieving his 20th grand slam in 2018, which is more than any other male player in history.
But his success isn’t without controversy. The controversy surrounding claims by former French star Julien Benneteau who accused Federer of getting preferential scheduling treatment at the Australian Open, will play out in front of a world audience down in Melbourne.