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Looking for a venue...

Expanding demands for a new tennis venue other than Kooyong finally came to fruition in 1985 in Melbourne Australia. The Melbourne and Olympic Parks Act 1985 facilitated the commencement of The Melbourne Tennis Centre. Since January 2000 it is now called The Rod Laver Arena after the legendary Australian player.

Meanwhile rain had washed out play at Wimbledon in London.