Tennis is a fantastic sport to see in person, and there are a multitude of great events on the
docket for appreciators of tennis to enjoy this tennis season. One of the biggest events of the year will be held from January
13th to January 20th when the best players in the sport hit the court for the Australian Open. The Australian Open is one
of the four major events on the Association of Tennis Professionals circuit, and attracts the biggest names in tennis each
and every season. It's the first major tournament of the 2014 ATP season, so it should give tennis fans a good idea of where
the top players in the world stand early in the year.
From May 26th to June 8th, the top tennis pros in the world will
descend on Roland Garros in Paris for the famed French Open. The only major tennis tournament to be played on a clay surface,
this particular event poses its own challenges for the competitors involved. Rafael Nadal has been utterly dominant at this
event throughout his illustrious career, but the Spaniard has had some trouble staying healthy as of late. While Nadal will
be the favorite if he's on the court, there are plenty of great players that could steal the crown from him in this event.
the most famous tournament in the world of tennis will take place from June 23 to June 30th when the best in the world hit
the grass courts at Wimbledon. Wimbledon is probably the most renowned tournament in the history of the sport, and just being
able to step foot on the court there is an honor for any tennis player. The unique grass courts make for a tricky setup for
any player, but the best of the best know how to get the job done on any surface.
Tennis is a
sport that has been around for a very long time, but the sport became truly organized with the formation of the Association
of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in 1972. The ATP provides a ranking system based on a variety of events that take place all
over the world throughout the tennis season. The cream of the crop as far as events go in pro tennis is comprised of four
major tournaments that make up with is known as the Grand Slam. These events include the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon
and The U.S. Open. The best tennis players in the world compete in these tournaments, and their performances in these events
weigh heaviest in determining each player's world ranking. Some of the most recognizable names currently on the ATP circuit
include Rafael Nadal, Rodger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
Life as a Fan
Fans of tennis know
that this sport is one that perfectly combines speed, power, finesse and grace. Attending a tennis match is an incredible
experience that can enthrall any sports fan when they're seated in the stands. The biggest fans of the game certainly follow
the Association of Tennis Professionals closely, and are always looking to get to stadiums all over the world for the biggest
events on the tour. Tennis is a sport known for its etiquette, which is something that also applies to being a fan of the
game. You're not likely to hear much, if any, jeering from the stands at a tennis match, because the sport is thought of as
a bout of sophisticated competition that has a long and rich history of respect associated with it.
If you've never been to a top tennis match, then you've been missing out as a sports fan. Getting to know
the game is easy, as the rules are rather basic and the court design is not a challenge to figure out. When you see the best
players in the world take to the court, you're sure to be wowed by their combination of power and grace. Early on, it may
be difficult to see the nuances of the game of tennis, but as time goes on you'll figure out how the top pros set up shot
after shot with specific approaches to the game and particular opponents. The idea of tennis is easy to grasp, but there are
a lot of intricacies that reveal themselves as time goes on, making for an exhilarating learning experience for any new fan
of the sport.
When you gain access to the stadium for the biggest tennis matches, you'd better
be prepared for an experience that you'll never forget. The atmosphere at a meaningful matchup is one filled with excitement
and suspense, as every point means a lot regarding the momentum of the match. You're sure to see some blazing serves that
will spin your head, as well as some incredible drop shots that seem almost unfathomable until you see them executed. The
skill that tennis fans are treated to seeing on a regular basis is something that would impress anyone lucky enough to catch
the action in person.