Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1960-1969

Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1960-1969

Australian Open tennis tournament is the first Grand Slam of the year that is played in the last fortnight of January. It is a hard court tournament and played at the Melbourne Park. Over the last decades, the greatest tennis players, both male and female have displayed tremendous talents and played some extraordinary games at the Australian Open tournament. Some have ruled the court over an extended period of time making it impossible for other players to penetrate the consistent win cycle. In the male category, famous male tennis players Rod Laver and Roy Emerson ruled the hard court Australian Open. Here are the winners and runner-ups (male players) of Australian Open from 1960-1969:

Year 1960- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Neale Fraser

Year 1961- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Rod Laver

Year 1962: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male) Roy Emerson

Year 1963: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ken Fletcher

Australian open Tennis: 1964 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1965: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1966: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arther Ashe

Year 1967: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arthur Ashe

Year 1968: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Bill Bowrey
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Juan Gisbert

Year 1969: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Andres Gimeno


Facts and information about the 2005 Australian Open Tennis

Facts and information about the 2005 Australian Open, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt

Australian Open 2005 was special because the Australian super star tennis player Lleyton Hewitt made it into the finals and the two time runner-up, Marat Safin of Russia finally won the Australian Open final. It was in year 2004 where Safin defeated Agassi in a thrilling semi-final, later to play Federer in the final.

The year 2005 in the Australian Open tournament brought some very interesting facts and records which were not parts of tennis world previously. Here is a sneak peek into the information and facts about the 2005 Australian Open:

1)      One of the best female tennis player Serena Williams came strong in the 2005 Australian Open and won the title by defeating Davenport.

2)      Donald Young became the youngest tennis player to win the Australian Grand Slam title in the junior event. He was just 15 years and 19 days old.

3)      Samantha Stosur and Scott Draper won the mixed doubles title of the 2005 Australian Open.

4)      In the 2005 Australian Open women singles title, famous Indian tennis player Sania Mirza became the only Indian woman to reach the third round of this Grand Slam.

5)      Patty Schnyder defeated Dementieva. Along with her, another two seeded players Petrova and Anastasia Myskina were also bowed out.

6)      Russian tennis player Marat Safin gave away the first set so easily in the 2005 Australian Open men singles title final, but came back brilliantly later to claim it.

7)      After Pat Cash, who reached the Australian Open finals in 1987, it was the Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt who made his way into the final of Australian Open 2005.