Tennis legends, as well as rising stars, are set to compete at the Australian Open happening in Melbourne summer of 2018. Among the most intriguing names who have signified to return to the Aussie Open are Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

At the start of 2017, Federer emerged triumphant despite being sidelined by a knee injury the year before. The Swiss legend’s epic victory over Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open finals stunned tennis enthusiasts all over the world.

It was the 18th Grand Slam of Federer’s tennis career. In fact, it was hailed as one of greatest grand slam wins in tennis history.

The tennis star tweeted that his Aussie Open win was a big surprise and that he had to pinch himself, or when having a drink of bubbly with friends and family, they would say cheers and recall the Australian Open.

In retrospect

Federer’s feat came several months after he stated that he had to give his body proper time to fully recover. In 2016, he announced that he was channeling all his energy towards a strong comeback. True enough, he aggressively gave his all to bag the coveted trophy.

As the last quarter of the year zooms by, tennis fans are wondering if Roger can do it again. Avid sports enthusiasts are also curious how Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka will fare in their much-anticipated returns.

Tournament Director Craig Tiley’s announcement that all the top players will be headed back to Melbourne signals that the Australian Open is destined to be another gigantic moment in tennis history.

Poised for comeback

Certainly poised for return is defending champion Serena Williams, who has ushered a new and exciting chapter in her personal life.

The remarkable athlete has been very active on Twitter sphere following the birth of her baby girl Alexis Olympia, whose initials are a nod to her Aussie Open win.

Williams found out she was pregnant on the eve of the 2017 Aussie tournament, and after getting her doctor’s nod of approval, plunged headlong into the major competition.

Pregnancy and childbirth have not stopped the relentless tennis superstar from training on the court, with the goal of returning to the 2018 Australian Open.

There is definitely a lot to look forward to at the Aussie Open 2018. Whether the big guns of tennis will stage amazing comebacks is anybody’s guess. It will be interesting to see how they will bring their usual intensity to the much-awaited tennis event of 2018.