For 10 years, since 2008, Rolex has been Associate Sponsor and Official Timekeeper of the Australian Open, a tournament whose roots go back to 1905 where it was first played on the grass, until 1988 when it moved to the hard courts of Melbourne Park.
The first Grand Slam® tournament of the year, dubbed the “happy slam” by Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer, the Australian Open is, without question, tennis at its very finest.
Every January, record number of tennis enthusiasts gather in Melbourne to watch the world best players compete in Australia’s summer heat for the first of the year’s four Grand Slam® trophies. The tournament holds a special place on the tennis calendar and the feel-good factor is shared by the players, who revel in the sunshine and relaxed atmosphere.
In 2017, tennis legend, Roger Federer, defeated his long-time rival Rafael Nadal, in an epic five-set match to win his fifth Australian Open crown and his first Grand Slam® title in five years.
” This one has a very special, different taste than all the other Grand Slams I ever won. Coming back, getting older, and people have written me off maybe, makes this one so unique. “
Roger Federer on winning Australian Open 2017
Many other great names have adorned the tournament, including Rolex Testimonee Rod Laver (AUS), one of the most successful players in tennis history. In 2000, Laver, a three-time winner of the Australian Open, was honoured with the main stadium at the Melbourne Park complex being named after him.
Known for his speed, agility and competitive spirit, Laver has earned the most singles titles in history, including 11 major titles. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1981, the same year he started wearing a Rolex watch, which has since come to embody his singular achievements.
Rolex contributes to the development of the game by championing a select number of the high-ranking tennis players .
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