It took place at the Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, from 19 January through 1 February 2009.The 2009 men's tournament is considered to be one of the best Grand Slam tournaments in open era history.Back in 20, whenever he played Nadal or Federer it just seemed the whole crowds were against him.
Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova were the defending champions.
Djokovic was forced to retire in his quarter-final match against Andy Roddick due to heat stress, ending his title defence, whilst Sharapova chose not to defend her title due to long lasting shoulder surgery; the withdrawal subsequently dropped her out of the WTA's Top 10 for the first time since July 2004.
You can (and should) listen to the whole podcast here.
There are definitely some things that stand out, though, for us to analyze.
See for yourself how it unfolded: Kyrgios also replied to various Rothenberg tweets about players being out of shape.
(For example Marcus Willis at Wimbledon 2017; the Australian’s opinion is that a journalist who’s not a professional sportsman can’t state such opinions). Did he cross the line or is it great that the tennis world has someone like him? For further reading, you should come back to our articles on why Nick Kyrgios is good for tennis and on why he is not.
The coolest Australian Open was in 1986, when the maximum temperature averaged just 22.5 degrees Celsius, 3.5 degrees below normal.
Day one's play began with 7th seeded Andy Roddick easing through to the 2nd round in Rod Laver Arena in straight sets.
He also became the first Spaniard to ever win the Australian Open.
This tournament featured 23 five-set men's singles matches, the most since 1988.
These losses were huge disappointments for the Spaniard. If I had a Go Pro that week it would’ve been like a movie. This was one of the best weeks of his career so far, and the guy was out partying every single night.