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the australian open

In January last year, I wound my way through Melbourne crowds that crisscrossed from one stadium to another. We headed to court three where a series of doubles were played and later wandered across the complex to watch a singles game. Our passes allowed us into any stadium (as long as there were seats) but this wasn’t the day for the superstars — Federer and Nadal. Their games came later.

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The Australian Open

The Australian Open had started, but I had other events in mind. Not far from Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station, was Federation Square. As I walked through, I couldn’t help notice tennis fans, lazing back on deck chairs under the summer sun with eyes glued to the giant television screen above. Continue reading The Australian Open