Tennis players to watch out for at the 2015 Australian Open

The Australian Open is one of the most awaited grand slam championships held every year. The tournament commences mid January and ends in the first week of February. This annual event is held at the Melbourne Park. The tournament comprises of men's and women's single title and double title as well as mixed doubles. Hisense Arena and Rod Laver Arena are the two tennis courts where the matches are played. Australian Open is known for its inclement weather because the tournament is held in the scorching Australian summers. Be sure to checkout out guide to what to take to avoid the heat.  This game is marked with a lot of attendance with thousands of people waiting to watch their favourite players compete on the tennis court.

 

Australian Open 2015 and Tennis Players

 

Players from all around the globe come to play against each other and want to clinch the Australian Open title. You can find many new players who want to make a mark for them and win laurels for their country. If you are a tennis aficionado, then you must have your favourite set of players. You must be having high expectations from your star players and want them to get as close to the title and perhaps even win the championship. Some top tennis players to watch at the 2015 Australian Open are discussed under the following headings:

 

Rafael Nadal

 Rafael Nadal Australian Open

He is one of the many stars that has a large group of fans from Australia as well as from other countries. People will have high hopes from him at the Aussies Open 2015 after his fiasco in the same tournament held in 2014. Rafael said that the 2014 Australian Open was not lucky for him and unfortunately he was defeated in the final by Stanislav Wawrinka. He has been named "Friend of the Australian Open" at Australian Open 2015 launch events at Shanghai and Melbourne. For Nadal, 2014 Australian Open was very emotional and he is really looking forward to clinching the title this year. He is staying healthy and is in good condition and wanting to compete with the best players at the tournament.

 

Stanislav Wawrinka

 

He won his maiden grand slam title at the 2014  Australian Open after defeating Rafael Nadal in four sets. This 28 year old tennis sensation has never won a match against Nadal previously until the Australian Open. The win elevated him to his highest ATP rankings at 3 which is the best ever in his career. Tennis fans have got high expectations from him and they want him to grab the championship this year around also.

 

Roger Federer

 

He is indeed one of the top competitors for the Australian Open title and he is really looking forward to delivering his best performance. He is a Swiss professional who is currently ranked at Number 2 next only to Novak Djokovic in the ATP rankings. Roger Federer shares the Open Era record for the maximum number of titles at the Australian Open with Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi. He is the only male tennis star who has appeared in 18 of the 19 finals from the Wimbledon Championship 2005 to the Australian Open 2010. in the 2014 Aussie Open, he reached the semi finals and he has an overall winning percentage of 86.9 at this tennis tournament.

 Nick Kyrgios 

This up and coming Aussie star is sure to put on a show after blazing his way through the Australian Open 2014. Currently tipped to eventually become one of the greatest players in the world he's make sure you get your hands on Nick Kyrgios tickets for this years Australian Open. 

Roberta Vinci

 

She's an Italian tennis player and at the moment she is ranked 11 as per WTA tour rankings. She was a part of the winning Women's Doubles Team at the 2014 Australian Open which is her second grand slam title in her career. As of now she has won 9 WTA titles and was the winner of 2012 US Open and French Open doubles titles. Till date she has played in 31 different titles at the Australian Open out of which she won 20. In the singles seed at the 2014 Australian Open, she finished 12 but managed to win the women's double by pairing with Sara Errani. Vinci is known for her backhand slice and doubles prowess. Her fans have high expectations from her and want her to win the upcoming tennis tournament.

 

Maria Sharapova

 

She is a Russian tennis sensation with one of the greatest fan followings in the world amongst the tennis aficionados. However, her performance was not great at the 2014 Australian Open where she seeded third. She was knocked out of the championship in the fourth round by 20th seed Dominika Cibulkova by losing the match in three sets. She has high hopes for the  2015 Australian Open and has been working hard to keep herself fit and is looking forward to a great performance. Sharapova is a very powerful baseliner and is known for her angles, depth and power on her backhand and forehand. Her great asset lies in the fact that she is mentally tough and has a competitive spirit which makes her one of the players to watch out for at the 2015 Australian Open. Her fans got high hopes from her and they want Sharapova to perform well and grab the title.

 Australian Open Stars

 

Nothing can give a greater start to the New Year than the Australian Open. These are just a few of the main players, there are other Aussie favourites such as Lleyton Hewitt who are sure to impress. The details of the matches are out and one can shortlist which match they want to watch and which ones to ignore. The tickets to the matches are available online at Queen of tickets and is recommended that you book your tickets early so that they get their seats and avoid the last minute rush.