Another Australian Open has slammed happily into the memory bank. There were historic firsts, shock score lines and record crowds. We take a look back at the memorable numbers of AO19.
The previous attendance record of 743,667 set in 2018 was smashed in 2019 as 796,435 fans flocked to Melbourne Park. The AO continues to track as the best-attended tennis tournament in the world, No.1 among the Grand Slams since 2015. The days when the AO was the poor cousin among the majors are long past.
A benchmark seventh title and perfect 7-0 finals record for Novak Djokovic, who overtook six-time winners Roy Emerson and Roger Federer to make it official: he’s the greatest Australian Open men’s champion of all time. ‘Emmo’ and fellow Aussie greats Ken Rosewall, Frank Sedgman and Rod Laver were happy to witness the historic feat and have a photo with the victor.