Thursday, 30 August 2012

Australian Open Evolution

The first Australian Open was held on the Milton Courts at Brisbane In the start of 1969, the tournament was open to all professionals’ players who were not allowed to play the conventional tracks. 
In the 1969 and 1971 tournaments many of the best players not participate in championship until 1982 because of the some problems isolation, inconvenient Time and the low prize money. After that National Tennis League working Rod Laver, Andres Gimeno, Pancho Gonzales, Ken Rosewall, Roy Emerson, and Fred Stolle, prevented its players from entering the tournament in 1970 because the assurance were unsatisfactory and the tournament was eventually won by Arthur Ashe. In 1983 included Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Mats Wilander tournament. 
Wilander won the singles title and both his Davis Cup singles rubbers in the Swedish loss to Australia Kooyong shortly after. After the 1983 Australian Open, the International Tennis Federation got the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia, the place where the tournament, because the Kooyong stadium was then inappropriate to change offer such a large event, and in 1988 the tournament was first Flinders Park present name rather than Melbourne Park on rebound Ace. The changes of venue also lead to a change in the lining of grass on hard surface known as Rebound Ace. Mats Wilander was the only player to win the tournament on grass and hard courts. In 2008, after being used for 20 years, the Rebound Ace replaced known by a cushioned, medium-paced, acrylic surface Plexicushion Prestige. 
Roger Federer and Serena Williams are the only players, the Australian Open on both Rebound Ace and Plexicushion gain prestige. The main benefits of the new surface are a better consistency and less retention of heat because of a thinner top layer. This change was accompanied by changes in the surfaces of all lead-up tournaments to the Australian Open. The change was controversial because of the new surface is similar DecoTurf, the surface used by the U.S. Open. Buy and Sell Australian Open Tickets at Sport Ticket Exchange. Sport Ticket Exchange provided guaranteed Sports Tickets specially Tennis Tickets.

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