AUSTRALIAN OPEN AND OPUS ANNOUNCE UNIQUE COLLABORATION
Opus and the Australian Open has announced an iconic partnership to create The Official Australian Open Opus celebrating the Greatest Moments from the Grand Slam of the Asia- Pacific.
From Rod Laver to Novak Djokovic, and Evonne Goolagong to Aryna Sabalenka, the Opus will relive duals, ignite the passion of sports-lovers and feast on the energy that is synonymous with the Australian Open over the decades.
The giant-sized marquee limited edition will measure 45cm x 45cm square and is the largest book to ever be published in the tennis genre. Bespoke copies of the Official Australian Open Opus will be presented to both the men and women Australian Open 2024 singles champions.
The Official Australian Open Opus is being designed in England, runs to over 750 large format pages, weighs approx 32 kilos and is printed on heavyweight 200gsm silk paper. It brings to life the greatest moments in the Open era through breathtaking photography, specially commissioned interviews and unprecedented photo essays that give an insightful perspective on the most well-attended Grand Slam tournament in tennis history.
The marquee Opus is hand-bound by master craftsmen and covered in luxurious blue leather inspired by the tournament’s unmistakable blue courts. A 5mm thick chrome-plated AO logo elegantly adorns the cover of the Opus and is complemented by silver foil lettering on the spine and gloss mirror-finish gilding on the edges of the page. The Australian Open Opus is housed in a bespoke hand-crafted presentation case, which is covered with a stunning aerial photograph featuring the Melbourne skyline and Rod Laver Arena at sunset.
The Australian Open Opus will be available in both two sizes: the larger ‘Marquee’ edition and a smaller, 400-page ‘Classic’ format.
“This is a magnificent body of work never attempted before in the history of tennis,” said Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley. “It is a stunning portrayal of the Australian Open filled with memorable moments and celebrating great AO champions.”
“Is is truly an honour to be able to document and celebrate such incredible moments from The Australian Open, which will be unique within the sport of tennis. We hope that people from all over the world, particularly our younger fans, maybe excited and inspired to see such great moments from such a special Grand Slam presented an captured in this way”
Karl Fowler, CEO OPUS