Aussie Life & Style

The first Grand Slam of the year started in Melbourne on January 20, 2020. This tournament is the highlight of the Australian Tennis Summer.

The so-called „Happy Slam“ was overshadowed by devastating bush fires. With the Rally-for-Relief, Tennis Australia raised over $ 5 million. All major tennis stars took part – the tennis family helps together:

Photo l-r: Roger Federer, Nick Kyrkios, Naomi Osaka, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova, Coco Gauff, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafael Nadal.

The monstrous bush fires are like an apocalypse. While nature is raging, the Australian firefighters are fighting the massive fires. As a thank-you for the tireless, life-threatening help, the „Sydney Opera House“ showed pictures of the „Firies“.

Both actions show the „Australian Spirit“, not only the sports spirit, but the community spirit of the „Ozzies“, as Australians call themselves.