The Australian Open
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The Australian Open holds a special place in the tennis calendar, gathering the world’s best players for the first Grand Slam® tournament of the year.
In Melbourne’s summer heat, these fierce competitors strive to make a successful start to the season as part of their quest for constant improvement and lasting excellence.
Stéfanos Tsitsipás has firmly established himself in the elite ranks of men’s tennis since breaking through in 2019. That year he reached the Australian Open semi-finals, entered the world’s top 10 and won the Nitto ATP Finals to become, at age 21, the youngest year-end champion. That trajectory continued the following year with Grand Slam® semi-final appearances in Melbourne and Paris before he went one better in 2021 by advancing to the final at Roland-Garros. The top-ranked Greek of all time continues to dazzle crowds with his athleticism and stunning groundstrokes.
Garbiñe Muguruza proved she is still a force to be reckoned with by reaching the 2020 Australian Open final and winning the season-ending Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara in November 2021. The former World No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam® champion – she claimed the singles title at Roland-Garros in 2016 and at The Championships, Wimbledon the following year – has forged an illustrious career. Her success is ample reward for her family’s decision to uproot from Venezuela to Spain when she was just five years old to further her tennis development.
Thanks to his big serve and powerful groundstrokes, Alexander Zverev commands the tennis court like few others. A semi-finalist at the 2020 Australian Open, he has won more than a dozen titles, including the end-of-year Nitto ATP Finals in 2018 and 2021. A first Grand Slam® final appearance at the 2020 US Open was evidence that he had arrived among the elite. The German, a permanent fixture in the world’s top 10 for several years, gave a further glimpse of his big-match pedigree when winning the gold medal at Tokyo 2020 to become his country’s first Olympic Games men’s singles champion.
Oyster Perpetual 36
The quintessential Rolex watch, the Oyster Perpetual combines timeless aesthetics with precision. This dynamic and sleek timepiece captures the spirit of the Australian Open, which marks the start of the new tennis season.