Each Grand Slam is different - and the Australian Open is the one I enjoy the most.
Everything around it feels almost like an exhibition tournament until the moment the players step on the court - then you know it is a true Grand Slam.
Everyone is smiling. It helps that a lot of people haven't seen each other for two or three months, with everyone at different warm-up tournaments, as they are all then reunited in Melbourne.
That's true for journalists and commentators but particularly players, who are invariably in a very good mood. The media access to them is also much better in AustraliaRead More »from Why the Australian Open is my favourite Grand Slam