Australian open

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The opening instalment in a season of captivating action

The first date on the Grand Slam® calendar. The Australian Open is seen as a fresh start as ranking points in the men’s ATP Race and the women’s WTA Race are reset.

The tournament is played in January on the hard courts of Melbourne Park. Following the off-season, players return reinvigorated to a friendly atmosphere, ready to get the new campaign off to the best possible start.

The finals are contested in front of almost 15,000 spectators at the Rod Laver Arena, the central court at the Melbourne Park sports complex.

Roger Federer

Rolex has been the Official Timekeeper of the Australian Open since 2008.

Centre court

Rod Laver
Inspiring generations

Rolex Testimonee Rod Laver has been a role model and inspiration for generations of tennis players at all levels. The Australian was a pivotal figure during a major shift in the sport: the transition from the amateur to the professional era in 1968.

Rod Laver statue

Roger Federer says of this universally admired icon: “It’s also not just what he achieved, but also the way he carries himself. He’s humble and he never takes himself too seriously.”

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