Category Archives: Australian Open

More Laver at the AO

Turns out Rafa hasn’t been the only one brushing elbows with Rod Laver at the AO. ESPN got an interview with the tennis legend and another tennis great, the mighty Fed. There’s also a transcription of Laver’s interview with the press on the AO’s website.

Speaking of Federer, The Slice has posted some seriously adorable photos of his twins at the AO, too cute!

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Behind the Scenes at the AO: Hawkeye

This short video is a great behind the scenes look at Hawkeye. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re even a little bit curious what happens once a call is challenged.

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Just the Fuzz: This and That From the 2012 Australian Open

Rod Laver is back in his home continent visiting this year’s AO. He had a little meeting with Rafa, and, fortunately for us fans, the folks at the AO got a video of the two tennis greats together:

There’s also this great video of Laver’s interview with the press. He reflects on changes in the game, Hawkeye, Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic. On linesman in his day: “you look back and the linesman is asleep.” Laver seems to be a genuinely charming guy, the type you could sit down on the porch and have a nice long chat about tennis with. It’s great to see him back at the AO.

The WTA is talking about reducing all the shrieking happening in the women’s game. While I understand how it can bother players, it’s never bothered me as a fan, and I’m a little surprised it bothers other fans this much.

Caroline Wozniacki + baby kangaroo = cutest tennis related video ever

Can the city of Melbourne please come up with some new ads for next year’s open? That song is starting to drive me crazy… I want to know… 

Tonight’s line up looks awesome: Clijsters v Azarenka, Sharapova v Kvitova, and, the icing on the cake, Nadal v Federer. I don’t think I’ll be getting any sleep tonight!

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