2015 Australian Open

2015 Australian Open

source: ATPworld tour

The ATP world tour begins this new year with unprecedented tennis action as the first Grand Slam takes place starting on January 19th until February 1st, 2015. This top tournament will be played on outdoor hard courts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

This year the Australian Open will be the 103rd edition of the tournament and it consists of both men’s and women’s singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event.

Additionally, there will be singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and also singles, doubles and quad events for men’s and women’s wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.

Some of the top players that have already confirmed their assistance to the Grand Slam are: defending champion fourth ranked Stan Wawrinka, world number one Novak Djokovic, the Swiss Master Roger Federer currently ranked in second place, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, and other known names like: Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, and Milos Raonic.

The following is the ATP world ranking as of 2015:  Men´s Singles

SeedRankPlayerPoints BeforePoints defendingPoints wonPoints AfterStatus
11Novak Djokovic11,4053601011,055First Round vs
22Roger Federer9,875720109,165First Round vs
33Rafael Nadal6,5851,200105,395First Round vs
44Stan Wawrinka5,3702,000103,380First Round vs
55Kei Nishikori5,025180104,855First Round vs
66Andy Murray4,675360104,325First Round vs
77Tomáš Berdych4,660720103,950First Round vs
88Milos Raonic4,57590104,495First Round vs
910David Ferrer4,145360103,795First Round vs
1011Grigor Dimitrov3,645360103,295First Round vs
1113Ernests Gulbis2,45545102,420First Round vs
12Feliciano López2,13090102,050First Round vs
1316Roberto Bautista Agut2,110180101,940First Round vs
14Kevin Anderson18010First Round vs
1517Tommy Robredo2,015180101,845First Round vs

source: atpworldtour.com

The 2015 Australian Open draw will be covered through a live stream Friday morning in Melbourne and on the Australian Open website, with 2014 winners Wawrinka and Li Na in attendance. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the top seed at the Australian Open, bidding to win the title for the fifth time after his three-year reign was ended in the quarter-finals last year by Stan Wawrinka.

Second seed Roger Federer is also looking to win the Melbourne crown for a fifth time, with his most recent triumph coming in 2010 (d. Murray). The Swiss opened his 2015 ATP World Tour season by claiming his 1000th match win with victory at the Brisbane International last week (d. Raonic).

World No. 3 Rafael Nadal and No. 4 Wawrinka round out the Top 4 seeds. Nadal has finished runner-up on his previous two appearances at Melbourne Park (l. to Djokovic 2012), but lifted the trophy in 2009 (d. Federer). source: atpworldtour.com

Here are a couple of very interesting videos of the latest news on the upcoming Australian Open:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqlnF96zTyg

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2909402/Andy-Murray-seeded-sixth-grand-slam-2015-Brit-prepares-Australian-Open.html

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