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THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2019

Rod Laver Arena

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

Rolex and the Australian Open

The Milgauss

In science, as in sport, being able to perform at your peak even under extreme pressure is the mark of greatness.

In the heat of battle at the Rod Laver Arena, there is no margin for error. The Rolex Milgauss was designed to meet the similarly stringent demands of scientists who were exposed to magnetic fields during the course of their work, which could affect the precision of their mechanical watches. Rolex’s solution was the Milgauss, the first its kind, capable of withstanding magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss.

ROGER FEDERER

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 champion has rewritten the history of one of the world’s favourite sports. Grace and elegance, superior performance and excellence, Federer has them all.

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Rolex and Tennis

Roger
Federer

Roger Federer
Above: Roger Federer taking a shot; below: an ongoing match at the Australian Open court
Roger Federer kissing his trophy
Roger Federer walking on the Australian Open court

ROD LAVER

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.

Modest and gentlemanly, the 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.

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CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

Caroline Wozniacki has been at the forefront of women’s tennis for more than a decade. A two-time US Open finalist, the Dane was finally rewarded for her consistently strong performances in the four major tournaments with a maiden Grand Slam® title at the 2018 Australian Open and a return to the World No. 1 ranking.

Rolex and Tennis

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki holding up her trophy
Caroline Wozniacki taking a shot
Above: Caroline Wozniacki kissing her trophy; below: Caroline Wozniacki holding her racket and smiling
Caroline Wozniacki taking a shot at the Australian Open court

Angelique Kerber

Former World No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam® champion Angelique Kerber experienced a phenomenal 2018 season, winning her first singles title at The Championships, Wimbledon, and reaching the semi-finals and quarter-finals of the Australian Open and Roland-Garros respectively.

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A ball boy running at the Australian Open court