The Australian Open commences on the 16th of January and is the first Grand Slam of the year, the other three being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The knockout tournament runs for two weeks and since 1988 has been held at Melbourne Park. The total prize-money for the 2017 tournament was AUD
The Australian Open fairytale is here. Roger V Rafa will face off once again. It’s been seven years since Federer won his last Australian Open title and eight years since Rafa won his only Australian Open title. The early exit of warm favourites Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray was a shock but Roger and Rafa
The Williams sisters will face off against each-other once again. The pair have had great success together winning 14 Grand Slam double titles, with the most recent being the 2016 Wimbledon doubles tournament. Unfortunately they will be competing against each-other on Saturday night and won’t be on the same side of the net. Serena Williams
It’s as if the stars have aligned and the universe wants to see Roger Federer take on Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam final one more time. The pair have one of the greatest tennis rivalries in history and i’m sure everyone would like to see them compete against each other in a fairytale final. Stan
There are only eight players left in the Australian Open Men’s singles tournament. With the absence of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic 2017 could be the year for a underdog to take out the Australian Open. Milos Raonic (ATP Rank #3) is yet to win a Grand Slam title and this year’s Australian Open will
The Australian Open men’s singles tournament has been turned upside-down by another major upset. World Number 1, Andy Murray was sent packing after a dominant play by Mischa Zverev. The Prophet warned everyone that Zverev was capable of stealing at-least one set off the world number one, making over 28.5 match games his best bet.
Rafael Nadal was tested by young German, Alexander Zverev in the 3rd round of the Australian Open last night. The spaniard managed to grind his way through the match and use experience to his advantage. He will need as much rest as possible before he finds himself up against Gael Monfils in the 4th round.
Roger Federer continues to perform at the highest level and find a way to win crucial matches despite his age. The fitness of the 35 year old has been questioned significantly, especially after a long term injury. Last night he showed no signs of slowing down, defeating Tomas Berdych in straight sets (6-2,6-4,6-4). Roger’s next
The Australian Open Men’s Tournament will be without defending champion, Novak Djokovic. The six time Australian Open champion was knocked out of the Australian Open by Dennis Istomin (world number 117) in a gruelling yet exciting five set match. Wimbledon 2008 was the last time Novak Djokovic didn’t make last 32 at a Grand Slam. Chase
Yesterday the Prophet nominated 5 players who he believed best suited WilliamHill’s “Chase The Ace” Promotion. Here’s how they went: John Isner – 33 Aces Sam Querrey – 31 Aces Tsonga – 20 Aces Andy Murray – 10 Aces Nick Kyrgios – 8 Aces All 5 managed to progress towards the 2nd round. The best