All eyes on the Australian Open – a photo essay



Almost 750,000 spectators will flood into Melbourne Park over the course of the Australian Open to watch one of the showpiece events in the tennis calendar. It’s been the home of Australian tennis since 1988, when the facilities were purpose-built to replace those at Kooyong.
Last year spectators were treated to an unforgettable men’s final when Roger Federer defeated his old rival Rafael Nadal in five sets to claim a fairytale 18th grand slam title. This year the men’s and women’s draws have been beset by injuries and withdrawals – with Andy Murray and Serena Williams among those unable to... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Sport, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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