Tennis 2017

Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open matchWith its origins dating back to the United Kingdom in the late 19th century, tennis has become one of the most popular sports in the world, with its four Grand Slam tournaments often one of the most viewed championships on the annual sporting calendar.

Out of the four majors, perhaps the most illustrious tennis tournament is Wimbledon in England, which was the first ever Grand Slam championship.

Professional male tennis players play in the ATP tour while female tennis players participate in the WTA tour.

Some of the greatest ever tennis players from both genders include Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratilova, and present superstars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

2017 Grand Slam calendar

Grand Slam Venue Dates
Australian Open Melbourne Park Jan 16 – Jan 29
French Open Roland Garros May 29 – Jun 11
Wimbledon All England Club Jul 3 – Jul 16
US Open Flushing Meadow Aug 28 – Sep 10

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Last updated: 26 July, 2017

Tennis Articles

Djokovic’s season over after elbow injury

Djokovic’s season over after elbow injury

by , 27 Jul 2017

Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow.

Rafter regrets ‘disgraceful’ Tomic comment

Rafter regrets ‘disgraceful’ Tomic comment

by , 25 Jul 2017

Pat Rafter has expressed a number of regrets about his dealings with Bernard Tomic and conceded that his four-year tenure as Davis Cup captain was largely unenjoyable.

Tomic amazed he’s done so well at tennis

Tomic amazed he’s done so well at tennis

by , 24 Jul 2017 Video

Bernard Tomic says he was offered millions of dollars to play tennis for other countries and remains amazed he’s done so well at the sport given how little effort he sometimes puts in.

Defending champ Kyrgios withdraws from Atlanta Open

Defending champ Kyrgios withdraws from Atlanta Open

by , 23 Jul 2017

The world number 20 and defending champion, Nick Kyrgios, has withdrawn from the Atlanta Open, citing a right hip strain.

Roger Federer is the greatest sportsperson of all time

Roger Federer is the greatest sportsperson of all time

by , 20 Jul 2017

Over the past few years there was always a controversial debate about who really should be considered as the greatest tennis player to grace the game.

Federer is the greatest athlete of all time

Federer is the greatest athlete of all time

by , 19 Jul 2017

Roger Federer is tennis. That was known years ago. And now, Federer is greatness, true greatness, across all of sport, across all its titans.

Roger Federer: Beyond statistics and numbers

Roger Federer: Beyond statistics and numbers

by , 19 Jul 2017

Another Sunday evening, another Championships final at SW19. Yet another piece of tennis history waited for its turn to be rewritten, and once again Roger Federer was the focus.

Modern day GOATs: This is the greatest ever era for watching sports

Modern day GOATs: This is the greatest ever era for watching sports

by , 18 Jul 2017 Video

Roger Federer’s historic eighth Wimbledon victory is a reminder that we are living at a truly incredible time for watching sports.

Wimbledon 2017: The tournament that was

Wimbledon 2017: The tournament that was

by , 18 Jul 2017

Wimbledon is over for another year, with Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza blitzing the competition to claim the men’s and women’s titles respectively.

Unstoppable Federer claims eighth Wimbledon title

Unstoppable Federer claims eighth Wimbledon title

by , 18 Jul 2017

Roger Federer ran through an out-of-sorts Marin Cilic in straight sets early Monday morning, 6-3 6-1 6-4, to secure his eighth Wimbledon and 19th overall major title.


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