Celebrate the summer of tennis with AO: The Happy Slam

Nine has launched podcast, Australian Open: The Happy Slam to celebrate the 2023 summer of tennis.

Australian Open: The Happy Slam will feature some of the most loved players from Australian tennis sharing their recollections on how they helped make the AO what it is today. 

Produced by 9Podcasts with Nine’s Wide World of Sports, the six-part series is hosted by Channel9 sports presenter, James Bracey and will give listeners front-row access to stories from Pat Rafter, Dylan Alcott, Jim Courier, Jelena Dokic, Ajla Tomljanovic and Todd Woodbridge.

“The Australian Open has become the world leader in grand slams. It’s an exclamation mark on both the Australian summer and the sporting calendar,” said Bracey. 

“It was a personal highlight to find out how much the Australian Open has impacted and shaped the careers of our favourite players, and the impact they have had on the tournament itself.”

As the tournament gets into full swing, the podcast will also feature daily tournament updates and insights from sports commentator, Craig Gabriel

Released each morning, the daily update from Australian Open: The Happy Slam will review the previous day’s play and preview the excitement coming up in the day ahead. 

The full six-episode schedule that will air in the lead-up to the AO is below:

  • Episode 1 – Pat Rafter: The Aussie Icon
  • Episode 2 – Dylan Alcott: The Game Changer
  • Episode 3 – Jelena Dokic: The Fighter
  • Episode 4 – Todd Woodbridge: The Tennis Lifer
  • Episode 5 – Jim Courier: The Adopted Aussie
  • Episode 6 – Ajla Tomljanovic: The Future

Australian Open: The Happy Slam is available to stream on all leading podcast platforms. 

Listen: Spotify | Apple | Google

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