Every year in January, the world’s best players have the chance to meet in Australia to compete in the first Grand Slam of the year. This round, which takes place in mid-summer Australia, is a chance for athletes to challenge after preparation and go to the final Grand Slam tournament-the US Open will take place in September.
IMM Group: The Australian Open Tennis Tournament was organized for the first time in 1905 under the banner of the Australian Championship. And in 1969, the Australian Open was dubbed the tournament. The first days of the festival were alternately held in several different Australian cities. From 1972 to the present, it is formally held annually in Melbourne.
The Australian Open is the only tennis tournament ever held in another country, primarily in New Zealand in 1906 and 1912
As noted above the tournament is being held in Australia during the summer. Outdoor temperatures are normally over 400C at this time (more than 1000F). At the 2007 tournament, the temperature was so high that many competitors had to get water infusions.
Today, the tournament has new rules that are ideally suited to hot weather conditions. Consequently, the judges have the right to delay the game if the temperature rises abruptly. Remote awnings are often mounted on the floor, in the event of unusually high temperatures.
Many people were shocked at this tournament because the youngest and oldest winners were the same guy. Ok that’s Mr. Ken Rosewall. He won the tournament in 1953 at the age of 18, and he won again in 1972 at the age of 37.
Martina Hingis is the youngest female winner of the Australian Open. She won the championship at the age of 16 in 1997.
It is estimated that over 40,000 Wilson racquets were seen at the Australian Open last year. More impressively, up to 160,000 ice creams and 37,000 BBQ sausages are eaten by fans per season. Any year, more than half a million fans come to the tournament, with a record 554,858 fans in 2007. At the same time, there are about 300 male and female athletes competing in the competition every year. These are remarkable figures for a tournament that is perceived to be Australia’s oldest past.