Opta has compiled a comprehensive list of stats and facts ahead of the tournament. In the last 25 years only five times has the number 1 seed won the tournament: Rafael NadalandNovak Djokovic and Gustavo Kuerten The youngest is the australian open tennis 2016 on tv of the French Open is Michael Chang, 17 years, 3 months and 20 days, in Only one qualifier has reached the semifinal stage at Roland Garros, Filip Dewulf in eliminated by Gustavo Kuerten, who won the tournament.
Nearly one-third of Aussies aged 14 or older Considering that less than half The Australian Open is particularly popular among people aged 50 or older, surpassing the national average with the year-old bracket Not surprisingly, given the strenuous nature of tennis, the opposite pattern applies to playing the sport.
Tennis participation is at its greatest among teenagers aged years While 7. But with over four of every 10 Australian Open viewers being 50 or older, it is clear that watching and playing tennis are not as strongly correlated as one might expect.
This high proportion of mature viewers also has implications for advertisers and sponsors of the event, particularly brands aiming to reach an older audience. Aussies born in China, India, and South Africa come in at above-average for playing the sport but below average for watching the Australian Open, while those born in mainland Europe are above average in both respects and those born in New Zealand are less likely to either watch or play.
Insights such as these provide a clearer understanding of the market.