Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1970-1979

Mats Wilander, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1970-1979

The Australian Open has gone through numerous changes specifically in the surface context from grass to hard courts. Famous tennis player Mats Wilander was the only tennis player to have played and won on both the grass and Rebound surfaces. Roger Federer is the only male tennis player of the current era to have won the Australian Open title on Plexicusion and Rebound Ace tennis surfaces. Enjoyed the facts? Now let’s move on to the winners and runner-ups of Australian open during the period of 1970-1979:

Australian Open Tennis- 1970

  • Australian Open winner (male): Arthur Ashe
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Dick Crealy

Australian Open Tennis- 1971

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Ken Rosewall
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arthur Ashe

Australian Open Tennis- 1972

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ken Rosewall
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Mal Anderson

Australian Open Tennis-1973

  • Australian Open winner (male): John Newcombe
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Onnay Parun

Australian Open Tennis- 1974 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Jimmy Connors
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Phil Dent

Australian Open Tennis-1975

  • Australian Open winner (male): John Newcombe
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Jimmy Connors

Australian Open Tennis- 1976

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mark Edmondson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): John Newcombe

Australian Open Tennis-1977

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rosco Tanner
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Guillermo Vilas

Australian Open Tennis-1978

  • Australian Open winner (male): Guillermo Vilas
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): John Marks

Australian Open Tennis- 1979

  • Australian Open winner (male): Guillermo Vilas
  • Australian Open  runner-up (male): John Sadri

Top ten female tennis players of hard court

by on December 10, 2010
in Grand Slam: US Open

Lindsay Davenport, Top ten female tennis players of hard court

The common base for a hard court is asphalt and concrete. The asphalt or concrete is generally made of padded material with rubbery coatings a thin sealer and special paint. Hard courts can vary in speed and ball bounce depending on their composition. The hard courts at the US Open are made of Deco Turf which gives good speed. The Australian Open uses Rebound Ace that gives excellent bounce. Hard Court tennis is similar to that of clay court tennis and is played on a concrete surface. Unlike grass court, hard court helps the ball to bounce at a greater height. Hard courts usually have a faster-paced ball that gives a very quick bounces. Some of the top tournaments like that of Australian Open Championship and US Open Championship are played in the hard court. Hard courts are the most preferred ground of all other surfaces. The reasoning at the back the favoritism and status is that it gives a more level playing field for the parties. One of the most striking features about hard courts is that it is easy to preserve them unlike other courts. Hard court games prove to be the most entertaining grounds for tennis for all. The impartiality of the hard courts is because of the fact that it provides a favorable ground for all kinds of players. It is a readily obtainable ground and does not require much of work for surfacing like the clay and the grass courts. The hard court is the best ground for power-packed presentations that put great force in the game. The top ten famous and best female tennis players performing at their best on hard court are:

  1. Lindsay Davenport
  2. Steffi Graf
  3. Chris Evert
  4. Monica Seles
  5. Kim Clijsters
  6. Venus Williams
  7. Serena Williams
  8. Justine Henin
  9. Martina Navratilova
  10. Helen Jacobs

Both defensive players and the power players find hard court easy to play on. It proves to be the best ground to showcase the real talent in the player.

Top ten male tennis players of Hard Court-All time

Top ten male tennis players of Hard Court-All time, John McEnroe

Hard courts are the most-liked ground of all  surfaces. The reason behind the preference and popularity is that it gives a more level playing field for the parties. One of the most attractive features about hard courts is that it is easy to maintain  unlike other courts. Thereby it proves to be the most recreational ground for tennis for all. The neutrality of the hard courts is because of the fact that it provides a favorable ground for all kinds of players. It is a readily available  and does not require as much  work   like the clay court and  grass court. The hard court is the best ground for power packed performers who put in great force in the game. Hard Court tennis is similar to that of clay court  and is played on a concrete surface. Unlike grass court, hard court helps the ball to bounce at a greater height. Hard courts usually have a faster-paced ball that gives a very quick bounce. Some of the top tournaments like that of Australian Open Championship and US Open Championship are played in the hard court. The common base for a hard court is asphalt and concrete. The asphalt or concrete is generally made of padded material with rubbery coatings withjust a thin sealer and special paint. Hard courts can vary in speed and ball bounce depending on their composition. The hard courts at the US Open are made of Deco Turf which gives good speed. The Australian Open uses Rebound Ace that gives good bounce.

  1. William Larned
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  3. Bill Tilden
  4. Jimmy Connors
  5. Roger Federer
  6. Pete Sampras
  7. John McEnroe
  8. Robert Wrenn
  9. Ivan Lendl
  10. Fred Perry

Both defensive players and the power players find hard court easy to play on. It proves to be the best ground to showcase the real talent  the players.