Savour the thrills and excitement of seeing the world's top tennis players compete for the champions' trophies at the Australian Open, the only one of the sport’s four Grand Slam events held in the Southern Hemisphere.
Reasons to attend
1. Be amazed by the skill and stamina of the superstars of world tennis when they line up for the first Grand Slam of the year. This is one of only four tournaments each year that attracts all of the world’s top male and female players –Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams all regularly make the trip to Melbourne.
2. Ask the players what they think. Each year, the competitors praise the Australian Open as the friendliest of the big four tournaments, calling it “The Happy Slam”. Keep an eye out for the superstars outside the venue too. You can often spot them at the beach, strolling through a park or relaxing at a cafe.
3. Enjoy basking at the tournament in the height of the Australian summer, especially if you’re looking to escape the northern winter. This is a great time of year to see Australia at its sunniest.