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Your Guide to the ATP Tour Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments

Tennis Court in Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments

The ATP Tour is the most prestigious tour with all the highest-ranking players. While all tournaments are exciting, the most well-known is the Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The ATP Grand Slam consists of the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. The four main events have their own unique history and are incredible to watch and bet on. Taken together, they represent the pinnacle of tennis.

If someone wins all four events in a calendar year, they compete in what’s called the Grand Slam. This incredibly rare feat has only happened five times and has not occurred since 1988. Many others have completed the Career Grand Slam, where a player wins all four events across their lifetime.

Read on to learn more about the four ATP Grand Slam tennis tournaments, their defining characteristics, famous wins, and more.

 

Woman Playing Pro Tennis in ATP Grand Slam Game

 

ATP Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments

 

Australian Open

The Australian Open, held in January, is the first of the Grand Slams. Taking place in Melbourne, it’s the highest-attended Grand Slam event. A whopping 812,000 people attended in 2020. The Australian Open began in 1905 and is played on a hard court. Rafael Nadal is the current champion, having won the 2022 event. It was his 21st Grand Slam title and his second win in Australia. On the women’s side, Ashleigh Barty was the winner. It was her first victory Down Under. With nine victories, including three consecutive wins, Novak Djokovic holds the record for men. Margaret Court holds the record for women with 11 victories.

 

French Open

The French Open, the second Grand Slam, is held at the famous Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. Since 1891, top tennis players have been coming to Paris to play in this historical event, which begins in May. It’s the only Grand Slam played on clay courts, which it’s arguably best known for. This is considered the toughest to win since there are seven rounds needed for a championship. Beyond that, clay courts slow the ball down and create a different bounce. It requires a particular skill set, and some of the best players ever, like Venus Williams and John McEnroe, have never won in Paris.

The most recent singles champions were Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek. Rafael Nadal holds the record for men with 14 wins, including five in a row between 2010 and 2014. Chris Evert holds the record for women with seven wins.

 

Man Playing Tennis in ATP Grand Slam Game

 

Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, having started at the All England Club in London in 1877. It is played on a classic grass court; the only major still played on that surface. The tournament typically starts in July. Given its long history, it is often considered the most prestigious tournament in the sport.

Novak Djokovic won the last men’s tournament in 2021, his sixth title at Wimbledon. Ashleigh Barty took the title home on the women’s side. Roger Federer holds the record for men with eight titles, including five consecutive wins between 2003 and 2007. Martina Navratilova holds the record for women with nine titles, including six consecutive wins between 1982 and 1987.

 

The US Open

The fourth and final tournament in the Grand Slam is the US Open. Played on hardcourt in Flushing, Queens, New York City, it is the only major played in the United States. It typically takes place in late August, with the final culminating around Labor Day. It originally was played in Newport, Rhode Island, dating back to 1881. In 1915, the tournament moved to Queens.

In 2021, two first-timers took home the crown: Daniil Medvedev on the men’s side and Emma Raducanu on the women’s side. Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer each have five titles. Federer won his consecutively from 2004 to 2008. Chris Evert and Serena Williams are tied with six.

 

How to Bet on Tennis in Vegas

 

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