Australian open is among the four major grand slams. The Australian Open was founded in 1905 and, ever since 1988, it has been played in Melbourne Park in Melbourne.
The Australian Open is the first out of the four and is held in January every year, which is the summer season in Australia.
As it is among the four majors it has also some of the most memorable moments in tennis history.
Most memorable moments in Australian open history
- Jim Courier takes a dip in the Yarra River
Jim Courier defeated Stefan Edberg over the space of 4 sets to secure Australian slam, but fans do not remember this match for courier’s victory.
The American take a dip in the Yarra River with coach Brad Stine. Actually they had a deal that if Courier won the match they will go to Yarra River to take a dip.
- A Hug between Federer and Nadal
In 2009 Australian open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Swiss tennis star Roger experienced defeat in a thriller match against Nadal.
The tennis between the two great stars was mind blowing but it was the post-match emotions displayed by the normally calm and collected Federer which made this one final to remember in Melbourne.
Nadal showed his love towards Federer and greets him with a warm hug which catch the highlights.
- 1990 John McEnroe loses it
John McEnroe was a really short-tempered guy and this caused him one of the famous loses of not only his career but also in tennis history. The American was asked to leave the court several times to use foul language to the umpires.
But in 1990 Australian open McEnroe tasted the bitter taste of disqualification for misconduct on the court, something he had not experienced since 1963.
McEnroe’s on-court tantrums continued to mount and he was the first player to be disqualified from a Slam since 1963.
- Serena Williams defeats Venus Williams
In 2003 Australian open final two sisters met at hard court of Melbourne Australia in which the younger one defeated the older one.
It was really very interesting to see the two siblings fighting for the title and audience enjoyed it a lot. Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 7-3, 3-6, 6-4.
- Agassi Vs Sampras
This Australian Open semi-final will go down in the history books between arguably the best server the game’s ever seen against the greatest returner of all time.
Crowd at 2000 Australian open semi final witness a service war between the two legends of the game which was won by the greatest returner of the game Agassi but the mouth-watering semi-final did not disappoint the crowd.
Agassi was a common favourite and had the support of the crowd throughout, but on the other hand Sampras was lacking with home support which he got in almost every important match of his career.