January 16 - January 29, 2017
The first major of 2017, the Australian Open in Melbourne sets the tone for the rest of the season. The No. 1 seed is Andy Murray, a five-time finalist who has never won the title. Novak Djokovic, the No. 2 seed, has won Down Under six times and is the two-time defending champion. He's beaten Murray in the final on four different occasions.
After missing the U.S. Open with an injury, Roger Federer—a four-time champion here—returns to Grand Slam competition.