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2012 Australian Open

Jan 31, 2012

Just when you thought tennis was getting boring, the 2012 Australian Open brings forth the most exciting tennis match ever… six hours long!!! Catch 22… how can anyone stand to watch something six hours long? It’s best just to read about it here on Kidzworld.

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in five long and grueling sets 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5. It took Novak five hours and 53 minutes to finish off Rafa, but seriously was anyone even awake to witness it? Luckily we live in a age where cameras no longer run on tape anymore, because they would have definitely run out.

Victory for Victoria

Awesome AzurenkaCourtesy of the ATP
 

On the other side of things, the women’s final brought forth a brand new champion in Victoria Azarenka as she defeated Maria Sharapova without breaking a sweat… 6-3 and 6-0. When Victoria won her final match point she looked up to her family in the stands confused and asked “Really? I won?”

New Kid on the Block

Bernard Tomic rising Australian tennis starCourtesy of the ATP

Often the sport of tennis is usually only rated on it’s excitement because of the final matches between the champions… but it’s wrong to do that. There are so many new rising stars climbing the ranks and playing in exciting matches that no one ever talks about. In the very opening round an unranked  20-year-old Aussie, Bernard Tomic, stunned his hometown crowd by defeating 22 ranked Fernando Verdasco.

Grand Slam Sequence

The Australian Open is one of the four major Grand Slam tennis events throughout the year. The next one is the French Open, which is held throughout May and June in France.

Have Your Say...

Who was your favorite tennis player at the Australian Open? Let us know who you like to win the next Grand Slam event in the comments below.

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AwesomeIvysaurGirl34
I have more than one!1. When the ref doesn't see something that's against the rules that the other team did. Like a handball.2. When there is this one player on your team that just is rude to every other player and hogs the ball like they can do it all. 3. When you or a team mate kicks the ball over the goal.4. When the ref says your team did something that's against the rules, but you didn't.There might be more that I forget. Lol
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TJStar234
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