Roger Federer has won his 18th grand slam title winning 2017 Australian Open after beating favourite Rafael Nadal in the final on Sunday. Federer looked in control of the match for most part against his old time nemesis Nadal. The final went to 5th set as expected and Federer hold is nerve to win the match [6-4],[3-6],[6-1],[3-6],[6-3].
Incredible scenes after Federer’s win as Nadal congratulated him and paid respect for winning 18th grand slam. Federer himself was in tears in post match ceremony. Now Federer stands alone in tennis history winning his record 18th grand slam title, thats four more than his nearest rivals in Pete Sampras and Rafael Naal.
Serena Williams also won her record breaking 23rd Grand Slam to start what might turn out to be a historic year. Both Serena and Federer will pocket AUD$3.7 million each for winning singles titles while Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams will get AUD$1.9 million each.
Australian Open 2017 will get underway on Monday, 16th January 2017 with the first round matches. It will be the first grand slam of the year and will be played through 15days till 29th January when mens final take place. Australian Open authorities has confirmed another 14% increase in the total prize money and Aussie Open is rapidly becoming one of the most watched tennis events of the year largely down to being the first major tournament of the year in tennis.
British EuroSport will have live coverage of most of the mens and women singles matches in the Untied Kingdom. While BBC will have daily highlight show after the days play. However if you don’t have access to live coverage you can always tune in here for live streaming links which are usually available everyday before the start of play.
Australian Open 2017 Schedule:
Gates open at 10.00 am in the morning and play will start at 11:00 AM local Australian time in Rod Lever, Margaret Court and other courts while the night session starts at around 7:00 PM local time and night matches will only take place in Rod Lever Arena and Margaret Arena. here is a complete schedule of the tournament.
|Date||Round||Day Session||Night Session|
|Wed 11-Jan||Qualifying||09:30 am|
|Thu 12-Jan||Qualifying||09:30 am|
|Fri 13-Jan||Qualifying||09:30 am|
|Sat 14-Jan||Qualifying||09:30 am|
|Mon 16-Jan||Round 1||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Tue 17-Jan||Round 1||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Wed 18-Jan||Round 2||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Thu 19-Jan||Round 2||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Fri 20-Jan||Round 3||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Sat 21-Jan||Round 3||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Sun 22-Jan||Round 4||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Mon 23-Jan||Round 4||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Tue 24-Jan||Quarter Finals||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Wed 25-Jan||Quarter Finals||11.00am||7:00pm|
|Thu 26-Jan||Women Semifinals||Not before 13:30 PM|
|Fri 27-Jan||Mens Semifinals||Not before 19:30 PM|
|Sat 28-Jan||Women Final||19:30 PM|
|Sun 29-Jan||Men’s Final||19:30 PM|
Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in the final of 2016 Australian Open to win his 6th title down under while 11th overall in his career. Andy Murray was in the match throughout the game but that psychological effect Djokovic has over him prevailed in the end.
Djokovic won the match by 6-1 7-5 7-6(3) scoreline and completed his sixth title win in Australian open. Andy Murray has now lost all four finals played against Djokovic in Aussie open.
Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams in three sets to win the 2016 Australia Open women’s title. Sarena was widely tipped to win her 22nd title to equal Steffi Graf’s modern era record but she fell short with [6-4],[3-6],[6-4] in three set defeat in the hands of Kerber.
Kerber was right in the game from the word go as she put pressure on Sarena throughout the game. Williams seemed to be overrawd by the surprisingly competitive Kerber who forced so many errors from Sareena. First set belonged to Kerber who clearly had Sarena in shock but when Sarena Williams raced to 4-1 in second set it looked like the normal service is about to resume. But even after losing second set, Kerber cameback harder in third to win the match and her first ever grand slam title.