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Olivia Gadecki

Olivia Gadecki

Wrap your head around this: only one unranked teenage player has beaten a top ten player in men’s or women’s tennis since 1997. That player? Australian rising star Olivia Gadecki. Since defeating world No.4 Sofia Kenin at a tournament in 2021, Gadecki has been working her way up the ranks and is gearing up for a huge performance at Australian Open 2024. Last year, she got through to the second round of the AO – and this year, she’s aiming to go much further. We’re predicting big things for the 21-year-old, and will be there in the stands to cheer her on.

Rinky Hijikata

Rinky Hijikata

Rinky Hijikata

Here’s one to watch in the men’s draw at the 2024 Australian Open – 22-year-old Australian fan favourite, Rinky Hijikata. When we caught up for a chat with him, it was clear to us just how much this superstar has a laser focus on taking out some big champions during this year’s tournament. But he’s not just focused on being a good tennis player – he’s also focused on being a good role model and person. From speaking out against gun violence in the U.S. to inspiring young Aussies to pick up a tennis racquet, this is a homegrown star we are thrilled to see succeed.

If you want to watch our chat with Rinky Hijikata and get to know him ahead of a big summer of tennis, watch here, and buy your tickets to see him on court here.

Frances Tiafoe

Frances Tiafoe

Frances Tiafoe

Hear that? That’s the sound of the stands erupting at Australian Open 2024 because of one man – Frances Tiafoe. He’s part of a new generation of tennis superstars, and at only 25, has already cracked the world’s top 10. With fans such as Michelle Obama and LeBron James, ‘Big Foe’ is a big deal.

Born in Maryland, USA to Sierra Leonean immigrants, Tiafoe’s journey to centre court is dotted with tenacity, focus, and a whole lot of charisma on the court. Tiafoe is now known as one of the great showmen of tennis, rallying the crowd and playing impossible shots. Ahead of Australian Open 2024, we took a deep dive into the story of Frances Tiafoe – the tennis player and the human.

Ons Jabeur

ONS JABEUR

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ONS JABEUR

We’d like to introduce you to the tennis world’s Minister of Happiness: Ons Jabeur. Known around the circuit for her infectious personality and positive attitude on and off the court, Jabeur is one player we’re really looking forward to seeing in Melbourne at the Australian Open 2024.

She’s the first African woman in Open Era history to reach a Grand Slam final, and at the Australian Open 2024 she’ll be trying to go one further than her Wimbledon and US Open finals appearances. She’s a character in world tennis you need to know – and we made a film about her for you to enjoy. Watch it here, and buy your tickets to see her on court here.

Jannik Sinner

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Jannik Sinner

As the weather gets hotter, the days get longer, and the flies get peskier, the unmistakable vibe of an Australian summer swings into full gear. That’s when you know it’s time for the Australian Open – and things just hit different. Whip out the visor, book your tickets here, and pick a spot to meet the crew (we’d suggest the collection of bars and food spots outside Rod Laver Arena).

While you’re hanging out at the Australian Open, keep an eye out for a bunch of fans dressed like carrots. Yep, the vegetable. They’re there to support Italian superstar Jannik Sinner, and we’re getting on board the bandwagon too. Sinner is a talented rising star – as you’ll see in a video we made about him here. You can catch him at the AO 2024 – make sure you buy your tickets for your very own carrot crew here.

Coco Gauff

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Coco Gauff

When you’re at the Australian Open, things just hit different. You get to see the next generation of tennis superstars up close – all whilst scoffing down some of the best food and drink Melbourne has to offer. Throw in world-class entertainment, a few upsets you didn’t see coming and the odd doubles match that feels more like a party, and you have yourself a world-class tournament.

Speaking of world-class, the hype around Coco Gauff is undeniable as the 2024 Australian Open approaches. But the thing we love most about Coco? Whatever happens, she just wants to enjoy the ride – as you’ll see in a video we made about her here. If seeing her on screen isn’t enough, you can see Coco Gauff at this year’s AO – we’re tipping her to go far into the tournament. This year, there’s an extra day to soak up AO action – the tournament now starts on a Sunday, and there’s a solid chance Coco will be doing her thing from day one. Make sure you buy your tickets here – we’ll see you at the tournament!

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