Australian Open 2021: A look at 5 of the best records
The Australian Open is the opening Grand Slam of the new season and calendar year. The ongoing edition would be the 109th edition, with Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin being the defending champions from the last edition. Numerous records have been scripted over the years, here.
The 2021 edition of the Australia Open has kicked off from Monday. It is the 109th edition of the opening Grand Slam of the year and the calendar.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia is the defending champion from men's singles. As for women's singles, USA's Sofia Kenin won it the last time.
Over the years, the Slam has witnessed numerous record-breaking performances. In the same light, we take a look at some of the best and top records.
Men have nailed it over the years
Djokovic has won eight singles title at the event and looks favourite to retain it this year. Meanwhile, he holds the record of having won the most men's singles title. Also, Adrian Quist holds the record of having won the most men's doubles title, of 10, besides winning the most combined championships (13). Meanwhile, Harry Hopman and Colin Long have won the most mixed-doubles title (4).
Women have produced wonders here
Margaret Court of Australia happens to have ruled at home, winning the most women's singles title, of 11, besides winning it on record consecutive occasions, of seven. Meanwhile, Thelma Coyne Long has won the record doubles title (12), whereas Nancye Wynne Bolton has won the most combined championships (20).
Ken Rosewall holds a couple of unique ones
Another Australian in the list, as Rosewall holds the record of being the youngest man to win the title, at 18 years and two months, in 1952. He is also the oldest man to win the title here, at 38 years and eight months, in 1972.
Youngest and oldest women
In lines of the similar records as above, from the women's department, Martina Hingis is the youngest at 16 years and four months, in 1997. Meanwhile, Thelma Coyne Long is the oldest, at 35 years and eight months, in 1954.
The longest game ever was a men's game, played between Djokovic and Spain's Rafael Nadal, during 2012 final, which lasted around five hours and 53 minutes.