Action for the last day: Australian Opens 2015

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Tennis is a sport and should remain so. The finals of the first Grand Slam for the year 2015 has begun…almost ended. We take a look at the players who made it to the final of the Australian Open. The fight will be tough and traditional.

Dawn of a new old era

Sports in general and tennis in particular has always had a particular charm with people since the dawn of time. They used to have fights with clubs with the women cheering bloodthirstily from the sidelines and some of them carried the scalps of their victims…er players to their homes. Here we have a very modern version of the athleticism and sporting spirit of our forefathers. They are eternally grateful to their forefathers who invented the club. You have to baton down the derivatives of time somewhere.

Prize money at stake

The only Grand Slam held Down Under, the Australian Opens is coming to a close. We had the Commonwealth Games and the US Opens last August. It is the middle of the Australian summer at this point of time there. Prize money amounts to Aus. $40 million, roughly amounts to $32 million in American dollars. First prize winning player take home $2.5 million American dollars each. First round losing players receive Aus$34,500. Check up your updates and keep in touch.

Seeds make it through

Stan Wawrinka stumbled on his way to his title defence in the Australian Opens Tennis 2015, on Friday January 30. His nemesis was the terrible Djoker who won in 5 sets at the Rod Laver Arena. He will meet the winner of the other semifinals, Andy Murray who beat Berdych. Tomas Berdych hired former coach of Murray, Vallverdu and this seemed to have sparked off some tension during the tennis match.

Murray beat the Czech 6-7, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 to reach the final where he will meet Djokovic. Djokovic won 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to reach the final. This will be Djokovic’s bid to win the fifth crown at the Australian Open, something no other player has done so far.

History of Australian tennis tournament

In the women’s tennis final, Sharapova will clash with Serena Williams, winners of their respective semi-final matches. (The few who made it to the playing arena from the enclosure that kept them away). Sharapova is a player trying the end the dominance of the Williams sisters. Australian Open Tennis tournament opened its doors to professional tennis players from 1969 a year after the other 3 Grand Slam tournaments become Open tournaments. Australian tournament was first conducted in 1905. It lost popularity because players had to travel over the sea and this consumed enormous amounts of time and effort.

Increase in standards of play

In conclusion, there are many safety measures taken by the civilised modern man in the form of enclosures and underground vaults to hide away. Hitler too had one or two during his heydays. They keep nets across the battling ground to keep the players from getting direct access to each other (and possibly clubbing the other player right down to the ground). Enjoy the last day in the Open era of tennis.

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Bachelor, Christian, 53, settled in Madurai, India, like to watch football and tennis on TV. I also have occasional walks but try to read the Bible daily. For amusement, I read the newspaper.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
31st Jan 2015 (#)

Snerfu, great article! I've always loved to watch tennis. I remember one summer when I was in Junior High School I spent the entire summer going back and forth to the tennis courts to play. I loved it. You really shared some nice pictures.

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author avatar snerfu
9th Feb 2015 (#)

In junior high school, I was busy knocking the wall with the ball. But, like you said Nancy, the thrill persists. And thanks for the nice compliments. I appreciate them very much.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Feb 2015 (#)

Djokovic and Serena have won. The dominance of the top players continue unabated for more than a decade. I think it is not easy to face Serena standing opposite the net as she can be quite intimidating. It has become a power play even in women's tennis - siva

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author avatar snerfu
9th Feb 2015 (#)

If only we could nominate ourselves to be the winners. The only competition I could win in reality would be at the breakfast table. I could push all intimidation aside.
Other than nomination, in this power driven world, does it occur to you that selection has a say Siva?
Like you select Federer's hair style or Jelena's short skirt style and that will win. What is the point in going by the point all the time? Right?

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