One of the world’s great sporting event events has started this week in Melbourne. The Australian Open is a truly fantastic spectacle.

Who will win the mens and ladies championship?

How will the Aussies go?

Anyone interested in the doubles and mixed doubles?

Let Crikey Sports know your thoughts.

And, as a completely unrelated segue — this has to be the funniest story I’ve ever read, courtesy of today’s NT News (click to enlarge):



The Gold Coast Bulletin have some awful front pages, but check out today’s effort (22 Jan 2010) regarding Tomic’s 3am outburst:

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