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Rolex and the Australian Open

Australian Open

Rolex and tennis

As the first Grand Slam® tournament of the year, the Australian Open always holds a special place in our hearts. Hence, its alias: “the Happy Slam”, coined by Roger Federer. It is a celebration. It is, without question, tennis at its very finest.

Sky-Dweller

The Oyster Perpetual

A distinctive technological masterpiece protected by 11 to 14 patents depending on the model, the Rolex Sky-Dweller provides the information global travellers need to keep track of time at a glance. Launched in 2012, the Sky-Dweller is a compelling timepiece of revolutionary design that blends to perfection mechanical sophistication and ease of use.

Roger Federer at the Australian Open

Roger Federer

Rolex and tennis

When Roger Federer plays at the Australian Open, time stops and millions watch the living legend do what he does best – play exceptional tennis. With six Australian Open titles among his record number of 20 Grand Slam® tournament wins, the Swiss-born champion has rewritten the history of one of the world’s favourite sports. Grace and elegance, superior performance and excellence, Federer has mastered them all.

Garbiñe Muguruza

Rolex and tennis

Garbiñe Muguruza learned from example that hard work and sacrifice will have their reward. When she was five years old, her parents moved from Venezuela for Spain to help fulfil her tennis potential. That selfless decision is now reaping dividends, with Muguruza joining the game’s elite ranks. In 2016, she claimed her first Grand Slam® singles title at the French Open, followed by her second Grand Slam® title at The Championships, Wimbledon in 2017.

Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open
Milos Raonic at the Australian Open

Rod Laver

Rolex and tennis

One of the greatest tennis players, Rod Laver twice won all four Grand Slam® titles in a calendar year, the only man to have done so in the Open Era. The modest left-hander won 11 Grand Slam® titles in total. In 2000 the Melbourne Park venue that hosts the Australian Open finals was renamed the Rod Laver Arena, a fitting tribute to the man who inspired many of today’s champions.

Rolex and the Australian Open