The 'Throwback Open'
Hello from Melbourne! As a contrast to the cold of the UK, we've been enjoying the Australian Summer for the last few weeks, building and supporting the host broadcast EVS system at this year's Australian Open. Working alongside colleagues from Gearhouse Broadcast and Tennis Australia, the tournament is bigger than ever and the number of cameras, servers and broadcasters providing coverage seems to grow year-on-year to make this one of the biggest events on the Tennis calendar.
The tournament reaches the final stages over the coming weekend, and in a change to the usual order of things (Djokovic v Murray in the final!), this year has seen the resurgence of players whose careers looked to be heading off into the sunset with Roger Federer, Venus and Serena Williams all booking places in their respective finals. Rafael Nadal is looking to complete the set on Rod Laver Arena as we speak!