Another day of delayed starts in Melbourne as the rain continued to make its presence felt, but with three roofed courts, (that were mostly planned for hot sun and heat conditions) fans (especially with ground passes to get into Hisense area) were assured of some tennis to start their day.
While the rest of the world catches up with the daylight play over their cornflakes and some hot buttered toast, there are still a good few hours to get you all caught up on the tail end of Day 1 of the Australian Open.
Global Chick here and reporting and still really suffering from the jetlag. It still stalks like a lion who hasn’t had a snack in quite a long while (rather like a good night’s sleep!). The tennis players feel it too.
Global Chick here, and racing to spend the remnants of Christmas shopping (well, getting swept in and out of random shops by the money-spending hoards on Oxford Street) but instead, I sit idly by watching planes take off and leave...
The Australian Open draw ceremony was held on Friday afternoon in Melbourne, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal avoided serious danger in the early rounds despite being saddled with unusually low seeding numbers by their names.
It is always difficult to predict the top 10 American men, in order, at the end of each year. This season may be especially difficult, because John Isner no longer has a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot.