Craig Tiley

Melbourne Summer Series Is Back On Friday

WASHINGTON, February 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Tennis Australia chief executive and Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley remained “absolutely confident” that the year’s first major, the Australian Open, will start on Monday. That’s after 507 people (including players, coaches, […]

COVID Chaos: Number Of Players Under Lockdown Now 72

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley appeared on Australian TV Sunday explaining how he and the AO organizing committee are trying to make “a bad situation better,” there are now 72 players confined […]

Plenty Of Familiar Names Headed To Play Australian Open

WASHINGTON, December 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) All of the Top 100 men and 98 of the Top 100 women are provisionally entered for the 2021 Australian Open beginning February 8 in Melbourne. The provisional entry lists for both the men’s […]

Price Of Covid-19: Delayed Australian Open Will Be Costly

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The headline that came across Twitter news timelines on Tuesday had an ominous tone to it: “Tennis may have to borrow millions for Australian Open.” In a story written by John Stensholt for the […]

Craig Tiley: ‘Worse-Case Scenario Is No AO’

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Tennis Australia chief executive and Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has conceded that next year’s annual summer of tennis “will be compromised” as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has […]

Australian Open Launches In Melbourne

AO Press Release, October 9, 2018 Australian Open 2019 was officially launched at Melbourne Park today. The Hon. John Eren MP, Victorian Minister for Sport, Tourism and MajorEvents, joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley and 22-time Grand Slam champion Todd Woodbridge on a specially designed art […]

Infosys Becomes Official Partner Of Australian Open

AO Press Release, September 11, 2018 A strategic three-year partnership between the Australian Open and global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, Infosys was announced in Melbourne on Monday. Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley was joined by Infosys Senior Vice President and Regional Head Australia […]

Grand Slam Dunk A First For Tennis And Basketball

AO Press Release, December 6, 2017 Tennis Australia and the National Basketball League have teamed up for a Grand Slam first at Australian Open 2018. In a win for sports fans, NBL teams Melbourne United and the Cairns Taipans will play an official match, dubbed the AO Game, at […]