Australian Open 2024 – Rolex Keeps Time As Legends Seek One More Crown

THM Desk
11 Jan 2024 |
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The tennis world is buzzing with anticipation as the 2024 Australian Open kicks off this Sunday at Melbourne Park. This year's tournament promises to be one of the most exciting in recent memory, with tennis legends, fan favorites, and rising stars converging to compete for the first Grand Slam title of the year. 

The 2024 Australian Open

The 2024 Australian Open marks a historic first as the iconic Grand Slam event will commence one day earlier, running from Sunday, January 14th through Sunday, January 28th. As the Official Timekeeper since 2008, Rolex continues its over 40-year relationship with tennis, having championed the sport's traditions and celebrated the pursuit of perfection on the court at the most hallowed venues worldwide. The Australian Open holds special significance for Rolex, and all eyes will be on the watchmaker as it chronicles every moment at the season's opening Grand Slam showcase.


Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki will be making an emotional return as she competes for the first time since giving birth to two children. The Danish superstar, who claimed the Australian Open title in 2018, is delighted to bring her family to Melbourne once more. "This place means so much to me and lifting the trophy here in 2018 is a memory I'll cherish forever," she remarked.

Caroline Wozniacki

Wozniacki will face fierce competition from a stacked women's singles field. Three-time major winner Angelique Kerber is ready to channel her trademark grit to try for another Australian Open crown. The ever-formidable Iga Swiatek, currently world number one, aims to kick off 2024 with a statement Grand Slam victory. And emerging talent Coco Gauff seeks to claim her second major title after winning the US Open last September.


On the men's side, all eyes are on Greek phenomenon Stefanos Tsitsipas and Italian rising star Jannik Sinner, both hungry for Grand Slam glory. Tsitsipas reached the final last year, while Sinner comes in hot after an impressive 2023 season. These two aim to seize this early opportunity to set the tone for their 2024 ambitions.

Roger Federer

The tournament also holds special significance for Australian great Rod Laver, who won three of his eleven Grand Slam singles titles on his home soil. The main stadium court fittingly bears his name as a tribute to Laver's legendary career and unprecedented achievement of two calendar Grand Slams.

Rod Laver

"It's enormously humbling to be in the record books as the only player to win the Grand Slam twice," reflected Laver. "Returning to Melbourne each year takes me back to those milestone moments in my career."


A new generation of rising stars like Carlos Alcaraz and Coco Gauff hope to craft their own Melbourne memories after both claimed their first major titles last season. These young phenoms have their sights set on winning many more Slams during their careers.


As the players take the court again, Rolex continues its longstanding support of the Australian Open and the full tennis calendar. With gripping storylines and intense competition in store, the 2024 Grand Slam season is set for an electrifying launch in Melbourne.>