I just saw today that the Australian Open started this week. I can not believe that I did not notice until today, day 3 of the Australian Open.
As I have mentioned before I am a hugfe tennis fan and growing up I played a lot of tennis, even competitivly although I was not ever as good as these guys.
What Is So Important About the Australian Open?
The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year with the others being the French Open in May, Wimbledon in June, and the US Open in late August. Getting a grand slam has only happened a handful of times in the last 100 years and to win all of these tournaments in a single year guarantees a player of instant stardom, so everyone wants this tournament to start the year off hot.
I saw today that out of the 20 Americans in the draw to start with 13 had already lost in the first two days so the dominance that the US has had in the past still seems to have not come back yet.
My excitement with this tournament has been reignited watching Aussie superstar Lleyton Hewitt battling back in the third set of his match although he eventually lost in five sets to Nalbandian today.
It should be a fun couple of weeks of great tennis in the heat of the Melbourne Summer.