Every specialist tennis season unofficially begins with the Australian Open. There are always a few smaller competitions in early January to start a season, however only when the gamers take their locations at the first Conquest of the year does the action really warm up.
The 2009 Australian Open begins on January 19, the third week of the tennis period. Going right into following year, the ATP Scenic tour positions show Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Nikolay Davydenko as the Top 5 players. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Andy Roddick, Juan Martin Del Potro, and also James Blake round out the Leading 10.
Only the Top 4, however, are thought about severe hazards to win the forthcoming Australian Open, which is staged in Melbourne, Australia at historic Melbourne Park Tennis Facility. Pole Laver Sector, named for the former Australian tennis great, will be the venue for the men’s title match on February 1, 2009.
The peak of Nadal’s trip to the elusive leading area came last season at Wimbledon, where he beat the Swiss in a five-set classic to end Federer’s run of five successive titles at the All-England Club. Nadal additionally won his 4th straight French Open crown, the Olympic gold medal in men’s songs, the Masters Collection event in Monte Carlo, and also the Masters Series occasion in Hamburg.
Federer’s 2008 campaign was not up to normal Federer requirements, and also it began with a loss in the semifinals of the Australian Open. Federer has three Aussie Open titles, nonetheless, and he will be aiming to recover his prominence Down Under following month. He ought to have a good chance of winning another title, as he recovered his 2008 season by winning the last Conquest of the year at the U.S. Open.
Djokovic is the defending Australian Open champion, as he caught his first Conquest title in Melbourne by beating Federer in the semifinals and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a four-set final. The Serb likewise won the last event of 2008, catching the Masters Mug trophy. That triumph offers Djokovic a complete head of momentum going right into 2009.
A new Grand Slam challenger, Murray, joined the battle royal in 2008. Murray finished runner-up to Roger Federer at the U.S. Open and won back-to-back Masters Collection titles in Cincinnati and also Madrid. The Scot likewise reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.
The Australian Open, nonetheless, often creates a shock finalist. Del Potro won four successive ATP titles in July and August and did not lose a solitary suit in between Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
Simon surged right into the Leading 10 with a title in Indianapolis, semifinal surfaces at the Masters Series Canada and also the Masters Mug, as well as a runner-up efficiency in Madrid. Promising children who could be ready for Grand Slam achievement also include Marin Cilic as well as Ernests Gulbis.
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