Tennis courts around Tampa Bay this week have been like an old-fashioned deserted town with hay rolls blowing through the wind. Where have all the players gone? The players are at home watching the ESPN day-n-night, Australian Open 2010 series. Where their favorite players are competing against each other for all the gold. The Women’s Singles winner is awarded the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and can win up to $2,000,000. The Men’s Singles winner has the same opportunity to will millions of dollars in cash and the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup. And although all of these treasures are great the real reward is awarded when the players win their opponents challenge against other countries. Like the Super Bowl of the NFL, all tennis fans get into their matches, the first out of three during the year and expect to get the perfection and professional plays for each country’s player. Who will be the Akhurst Memorial cup and Norman Brookes Challenge cup winners of 2010? You will just have to wait, watch and see who are the best players of the game this year.
Every one has examined the game of tennis through out the years and this year is like no other year. The players are playing their opponents much more aggressively and their performances have attracted new fans everywhere. When the games first began, tennis was a matter of perfection in strokes and form. Now, there is so much more added to each match because the competition has gotten hotter and heavier. Taking center stage is the sponsorship, the opponents, the audience and most importantly the matches. Emerging from grass courts, The Australian Open 2010’s hard courts is now being played in Melbourne Park, by some of the best tennis players around the world.
The 2009 matches left tennis players everywhere with outstanding winners such as Rafel Nadal and the Williams sisters. Who will win the Australian Open 2010? So far, the scores have given the top male and female players such as Roger Federer in the number one male top spot and WTA Player, Serena Williams. Both tennis players have the highest-ranking points and the well know championship reputations but will they win the Australian Open 2010, Akhurst Memorial and Norman Brookes Challenge cup?
There are many other players there who deserve as much attention as Roger Federer and Williams sister such as American men’s tennis player, Andy Roddick; Spain’s male player, Fernando Verdasco; Spanish men’s tennis player, Feliciano Lopez and American men’s tennis player, John Isner. The Women’s Tennis Associations loves the All-American, Williams’ sisters, Serena and Venus but there are also other women up for the running like Argentina’s WTA Player, Gisela Dulko and Russian WTA Player, Dinara Safina. The opponents for these two top listers are ready for a challenge and the audience is waiting for their performances.
Anyway, when it comes down to those final matches, will the winners have deserved their awards? Like mentioned earlier, 2010 is not like no other Australian Open, this year the winners are not playing in the grass, getting their tan-on and wealthy riches but instead this year the MTA and WTA are really fighting for that attention from their opponents, their audience and the countries they represent. There are a several days left so stay intoned with the matches and keep up with the live scores but most importantly pay attention to those players who are really in The Australian Open this year who deserve the 2010 win.