A widely-held opinion among some of tennis’ finest writers and analysts is that 2013 could well be the most interesting ‘tennis year’ in close to a decade. The last few years have been spectacular, but at the same time have been predictable and very often, one-sided. With four different men's champions at the Grand Slams last year for the first time since 2003 and a number of players on the ‘verge’ of winning their first majors, this season promises to be an intriguing and open one, leaving tennis fans across the globe salivating in anticipation.
And so we start 2013 with the first Grand Slam of the year, the ‘happy slam’, the much-loved Australian Open. Sure, there have been a few tournaments played in the lead up to this Grand Slam, but once the Australian Open gets underway, there’s always that sense that tennis is back for the season.