For me, the Australian Open is the most enjoyable Slam by a long way.
Perhaps it's because we come out of the Arctic winter each year - especially this year - and are greeted by gorgeous sunshine: it certainly doesn't do any harm.
But it's the character of the place too. It affects the players, it affects everybody who's around it and even in the build-up to the tournament, it doesn't feel like a Slam.
It's all so relaxed - the players haven't seen each other for a while as they've had the off-season and gone to very different tournaments to warm up. So they're all seeing each other again forRead More »from There’s nothing like the Australian Open