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2010 Australian Open

Date18-31 January
Edition98th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt ( Plexicushion )
LocationMelbourne , Australia
VenueMelbourne Park

MELBOURNE, Australia How can you make breaking records look so easy? Ask Roger Federer. He did it Sunday night, winning his 16 Grand Slam title with a straight-sets victory over Andy Murray and re-establishing his grip on tennis supremacy. With Federer adding to his record for mens Grand Slam singles titles, there is little doubt his place in the history books is secure. By winning his fourth Australian Open, Federer may have his best opportunity to join Don Budge and Rod Laver in taking down the sports holy grail: Grand Slam, sweep of four major tournaments in same year. Three times, Federer has won three out of four but was unable to conquer the clay surfaces of the French Open. Two of those times, in 2006 and 2007, he made it to the final in Paris only to be dashed by his great rival and wizard of Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal, four-time French Open champion. But Federer finally won his first French Open last year, when Nadal lost in the fourth round. Now Nadal is out for at least a month due to a tear in his right knee that contributed to his retiring in the quarterfinals against Murray. There is no guarantee Nadal will return to top form for Roland Garros in May after a year battling tendinitis in his knees and other nagging injuries. He has not beat top-10 player since November. I mean, it something if it happen, it does it great; but it not something thats like my No. 1 goal, say Federer, who has make eight consecutive Grand Slam finals dating to the 2008 French Open, winning four of them. Its same as I havent put number on how many Grand Slams I want to try to win. Whatever happen, happen. You know, I really want to try to enjoy, you know, my end of my career, because Ive reach already so many goals I thought were never possible. But Federers 6-3 6-4 7-6 dusting of Murray at MELBOURNE Park should make upstarts on tour insecure. They have said for months that Federer, 28, was distract, aging and vulnerable and that 8 to 10 of them were ready to knock him off his throne. 22-year-old Murray, who was seeded fifth, seemed in position to do it. He had beaten Federer in 6 of their 10 previous meetings. He was playing phenomenal tennis here, dominating Nadal before he retired and losing only one set before the final. But Murray was reduced to tears after being outclassed by top-ranked Federer. Murray again carries hopes of British fans who have been waiting 74 years, since Fred Perry won the 1936 United States Championships, for countryman to win a Grand Slam event. I congratulate Roger on all of his accomplishments, and to keep doing it year after year is incredible, and tonight, he was a lot better than me, Murray say, choking on his words at the trophy presentation.

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Juniors

The Australian Open Junior Championships is one of four Junior Grand Slam tournaments played as part of the ITF Junior 18 / u world circuit. The event has Junior Grand Slam Grade points status and has draw sizes of 64 boys and 64 girls in singles and 32 teams in doubles. Qualifying: Wednesday 16 January and Thursday 17 January 2019 at Traralgon Tennis Association, free entry for fans Main Draw: Saturday 19 January-Saturday 26 January 2019 at Melbourne Park, AO Ground Pass ticket required Players must be between 13 and 18 years of age at start of Main Draw Singles event and likely require high ITF Junior world ranking to gain direct entry into qualifying or Main Draw event. Customers with Women's Singles final tickets can have access to their seat from 1pm on Saturday 26 January, but Ground Pass holders have access to Rod Laver Arena for two Junior final matches before the stadium is clear prior to the Women's Singles final. Notable past singles winners of AO Junior Championships include the following: boys-Andy Roddick; Marcos Baghdatis; Gael Monfils; Bernard Tomic; Jiri Vesely; Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev. The 2018 winner was Sebastian Korda from the USA. Girls-Jelena Jankovic; Viktoria Azarenka; Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova; Karolina Pliskova and Ana Konjuh. The 2018 winner was En Shuo Liang from Chinese Taipei.

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Other events

Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player who was one of the games premier performers in the early 21 century, when he won 17 Grand Slam titles. Djokovic took up tennis at age four and quickly ascended to junior ranks. Despite the hardships that came with growing up in war-torn Serbia in the 1990s, he became Europe's top-rank 14-and-under player and later number one 16-and-under player on the continent before turning professional in 2003. Djokovic entered the top 100 of the Association of Tennis Professionals at age 18, and in July 2006 he won his first ATP event. After advancing to the semifinals at both the 2007 French Open and Wimbledon, he reached the finals of that year's US Open but lost in straight sets to Roger Federer. Djokovics hot play continued into 2008 as he won the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, Australian Open, becoming the first Serbian man to win one of tenniss four most prestigious singles championships. Djokovics progress plateaued for almost three years, As he won just 10 ATP mens single tournaments and reached only one Grand Slam final between February 2008 and the end of 2010. His fortunes turned in December 2010 when he led the Serbian Davis Cup team to the countrys first Davis Cup title. His Davis Cup victories mark the beginning of a 43-match winning steakthe, third longest such streak in the Open era, which includes second Australian Open title in January 2011. Djokovics remarkable streak ended with a French Open semifinal loss to Federer, but his strong play helped him rise to number one world ranking shortly after he defeated Rafael Nadal to capture the 2011 Wimbledon championship. Djokovic later defeated Nadal in the US Open final to claim his third Grand Slam title of the year. At the Australian Open in 2012, he again best Nadal, winning a five-set thriller that lasted nearly six hours. The two met for the fourth consecutive Grand Slam final at the 2012 French Open, where Djokovic lost to Nadal in four sets. In 2013, Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to win his fourth Australian Open title, and he won another Wimbledon championship the following year when he beat Federer in a dramatic five-set final. He again beat Murray to capture his fifth career Australian Open in 2015, which made Djokovic the all-time leader in Australian Open men's singles championships during the Open era. After loss in the 2015 French Open final, top-rank Djokovic bested Federer to win his third Wimbledon championship. He continued his hot play at the US Open, beating Federer in the final to capture his 10 career Grand Slam title. Djokovic ran his winning streak in Grand Slam matches to 21 when he beat Murray in straight sets in the final of the 2016 Australian Open. He again best Murray in the Grand Slam final at the 2016 French Open, giving Djokovic a career Grand Slam with his first French Open championship.

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Singles seeds

MELBOURNE, Australia top-ranked Roger Federer and Serena Williams lead lists of seeded players for the Australian Open, with Yanina Wickmayer the only highly ranked player missing out. Men's seeds follow ATP rankings from Nos. 1-32; women's list follows WTA rankings from Nos. 1-15, skips Wickmayer, then move every player from Nos. 17-33 up spot. Wickmayer is ranked 16 but playing in a qualifying tournament. She won the Auckland tournament last week in her first event since her one-year ban for doping violations was overturn. An International Tennis Federation spokesman said Thursday that Wickmayer was ineligible to play the Australian Open when entries close. After the Belgian court overturned the ban last month, she had to enter the qualifying tournament. Because the qualifying tournament will not finish until the weekend-after Friday's draw-tournament officials could not be sure that Wickmayer would qualify for the 128-player main draw. Serena Williams has won the Australian title each odd-numbered year since 2003, beating No. 2 Dinara Safina in straight sets in last year's final. Safina is seeded second this year, followed by French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki, Olympic champion Elena Dementieva and Venus Williams. Organizers resist giving the former No. 1-rank Justine Henin seeded for her first Grand Slam event back from retirement. 27-year-old Henin, who won seven singles majors before quitting in May 2008 while holding No. 1 ranking, made her tour comeback last week at Brisbane International, where she lost in the final to fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters. Clijsters, who won the US Open in September in only her third tournament back from more than two years in retirement, was seeded 15 for the Australian Open. No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who beat Federer in the final here last year, is seeded second, followed by 2008 Australian champion Novak Djokovic, US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro and No. 5 Andy Murray. Del Potro withdrew from the Kooyong tournament Thursday with a wrist injury. The Australian Open begins Monday. Federer won the Australian Open in 2004, 2006 and 2007, losing to the eventual champion in '05, '08 and last year. After losing to Nadal last year, Federer recovered to win the French Open and Wimbledon, increasing his career tally to 15 Grand Slam singles titles, beating Pete Sampras' record of 14. He completed career Grand Slam of winning all four majors by capturing the French Open for first time. He lost the US Open final to del Potro, ending a streak of five straight titles at New York.

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Wildcard entries

USTA has announced eight women and men who have been awarded Singles main draw wild card entries into the 2012 US Open. Eight wild card recipients for women include: Bethanie Mattek-Sands and 2009 US Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin, both members of the US Fed Cup team, 2012 NCAA Singles champion Nicole Gibbs, 2012 NCAA Singles runner-up Mallory Burdette, USTA Girls 18s champion Victoria Duval, and Julia Cohen, along with Australia's Casey Dellacqua and Frances Kristina Mladenovic. On the men's side of the draw, 2001 US Open champion Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, along with two-time US Open quarterfinalist James Blake and reigning NCAA Singles champion Steve Johnson have been awarded men's singles main draw wild card entries as well. Other Americans receiving wild card entries include 2010 US Open Boys Singles champion Jack Sock, 2010 US Open Boys Singles finalist Denis Kudla, 2012 USTA Boys 18s Singles champion Dennis Novikov, and current World number 100-rank Rajeev Ram. Frances Guillaume Rufin will also receive a wild card. Blake, 32, of Tampa, Fla., Reach quarterfinals of the 2005 US Open as a wild card, upsetting Rafael Nadal before losing to Andre Agassi in a five-set thriller. Blake peaks at No. 4 in the World in 2006 and again reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 US Open and final of the Year-end Tennis Masters Cup. He has won 10 ATP World Tour Singles titles and holds a 21-12 career record for the US in Davis Cup, and was a member of the 2007 Championship team. Burdette, 21, of Jackson, Ga., Earn wild card from USTA Player Development based on her USTA Pro Circuit results this summer. This year, USTA awarded one US Open Womens single wild card to an American who earns most WTA ranking points at two of three USTA Pro Circuit hard-court events. Burdette, rising senior for Stanford, captured the 2012 NCAA doubles title with Gibbs and the 2011 title with Hilary Barte. Burdette and Gibbs also face off in the 2012 NCAA singles final. It was the first All-Stanford final since 2001. Last month, Burdette won her first WTA match at the Emirates Airline US Open Series event in Stanford, Calif. Cohen, 23, of Philadelphia, will play in her first-ever US Open main draw after advancing to her first career WTA Tour final in Baku, Azerbaijan, last month. Cohen earned All-America honors as a sophomore at the University of Miami and took home ITA Rookie of Year honors as a freshman at the University of Florida. She has extensively competed in the USTA Pro Circuit and ITF Circuit over the last three years. Duval, 16, of Bradenton, Fla., Earn US Open wild card by winning the USTA Girls 18 National Championships, knocking off five Top 10 seeds. At the 2011 US Open, she defeated defending champion Daria Gavrilova en route to the Girls Singles quarterfinals.

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