Aussie Open 2013

We’ve been living in Melbourne since 2004. Melbourne hosts the only tennis grand slam tournament this side of the equator and these days, all of the top players in the world make the effort to participate, unlike many years ago when the top players skip this tournament to have an extended holiday over the Christmas and New Year period.

And so this has become a significant and sought after tournament. And yet, although it is more or less at our doorstep, we’ve never attended any matches – other than an early round match I attended back in the summer of 2005 with the law firm I was with then. So this year, I got the family to agree to go watch some of this world class tennis.

I now have on my phone, 3 tickets for a night match starting 7pm tonight. It’s the 3rd round singles matches and I’m looking forward to it. We’ll remember Australian Open 2013 the better for it…