Open Tennis Grand Slam
I’ve been a big tennis fan since I was young, and going to all four Grand Slams has always been high on my Bucket List. Having already ticked off the Wimbledon Championships, my next opportunity was the Australian Open in Melbourne, the home of Australian sports. After the long break in the tennis season, the anticipation for the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam is always high, so here’s what I learnt from going two years ago, and what you can expect from this spectacular event at Melbourne Park.
I was in Melbourne for two weeks, firstly to play poker in the Aussie Millions, and secondly to tick another Tennis Grand Slam off of the list. It wasn’t my first time in Melbourne, I’d spent about 4 weeks here a couple of years before, and I just love it. There’s something about Melbourne that makes me feel at home, out of all the great cities I’ve visited, Melbourne is top of my list to go back to and I can’t get enough of it. When it comes to the tennis, I was initially happy to get tickets to an early round on an outside court, I just wanted to see Andy Murray, Britain (and Scotland’s) main interest in men’s tennis. Getting tickets to one of the earlier matches is relatively easy, most of the tickets are on general sale so you can either go online (through Ticketek) or head to one of the official booths situated around Melbourne city centre, or at Melbourne Park itself.