The Australian Open, in Melbourne, sizzles in January…literally and metaphorically. It is often called the People’s Open because the grounds passes are affordable, its outer courts have a fun family atmosphere and loads of people from the Northern Hemisphere come Down Under to escape the northern winter and bask in the sunshine.
To get you in the swing of things, here is the lowdown on the sort of atmosphere you are likely to experience.
* Many fans dress up to support their favorite players. There’ll be lots of people draped in the Australian flag with large Mexican-style Australian flag or yellow and green hats. Canadians might have their red maple leaf flag painted across their faces. The Dutch dress in bright orange. There is no limit to the creativity. Fans of rising Thai tennis star Luksika Kumkhum wear home-made We Love Luksika. A couple of French fans wear Napoleon hats.
* Crowd Pleasers: There are often group organizers at popular matches that start crowd wave...Read More