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During the tournament, you can send your feedback and comments through the official Australian Open iPhone app, email the AO Radio team at aoradio@tennis.com.au, or send us a tweet using #aoradio.

Peter MarcatoPETER MARCATO - Peter is the principal play-by-play commentator on AO Radio, and well known in Melbourne circles as a radio industry all-rounder. As well as working on-air for Melbourne station SEN, he runs his own business, BPM Media. In addition to the Australian Open, Peter has reported and commentated from Wimbledon and the French Open and locally he works with ABC Television on their Australian Rules and Women’s basketball coverage. Peter has also worked at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, and the 2010 Asian Games.
Chris bowersCHRIS BOWERS - As a 16-year-old, Chris played 44 hours of non-stop doubles with three schoolfriends to break the world under-18 marathon doubles record. He has been on the tennis circuit since 1992, reporting as a writer and broadcaster. He has worked for several British newspapers, commentated for 13 years for BBC Radio at Wimbledon, and is a regular on Eurosport and ESPN. He has written several tennis books, including the first English-language biography of Roger Federer, and a new book about Novak Djokovic and Serbia is due out shortly. He lives in southern England with his 12-year-old daughter.
Steve PearceSTEVE PEARCE - Steve has worked as a sport journalist since 2001 for ABC Radio and Television in Melbourne. 2014 will be his 14th Australian Open and he has also covered numerous Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties. He is regularly heard as part of the commentary team on ABC Radio during the Open and he’s been responsible for the broadcaster’s Wimbledon coverage for the last five years. When not covering tennis, Steve is often heard from the fairways at the Australian Masters and from the pit lane of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.
Craig WillisCRAIG WILLIS - For more than 20 years Craig Willis has introduced the players onto Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open, and also at the tennis event at four Olympic Games and countless Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties. During the lead-up to the Australian Open he is also the compre at the Brisbane International and Medibank International Sydney. When not enjoying the tennis he works for the Australian Football League as compre and on-ground presenter, and also works closely with Golf Australia at the Masters and Australian Open.
Craig GabrielCRAIG GABRIEL - Craig is the most heard tennis broadcaster in Australia. He travels on the global tennis circuit eight months of the year and 2014 will be his 33rd year covering the sport. He works in radio and TV nationally and internationally, is media director at events in Sydney and Shanghai and works with Serena Williams and Alexandr Dolgopolov. He also covers tennis for the ITF, USTA, ANZ and BNP Paribas. The 2012 Olympic Games in London was his sixth Olympic Games. Follow Craig on twitter @crosscourt1
Richard EvansRICHARD EVANS - Richard has been covering tennis since the days of Lew Hoad and Rod Laver, and as a news correspondent covered two US presidential elections and reported from the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia. He has written or edited 17 books on cricket, rugby and tennis, including a biography of John McEnroe and the official history of the Davis Cup’s first 100 years. His radio career began with CBS in New York, and he commentated for BBC Radio for 20 years. He lives in Florida and has a 15-year-old son.
Kate KearnsKATE KEARNS - Kate has been providing special comments as part of the AO Radio team for the past nine years, mixing her tennis knowledge with her considerable interest in fitness and the human body. For eight years she produced and presented the sports show ‘Kicking in Danger’ on Melbourne community radio. When she’s not in the bunker at Rod laver Arena, Kate is marketing manager at the city water authority, Melbourne Water.
Courtney NguyenCOURTNEY NGUYEN - Courtney once saw Steffi Graff run around to hit a barrage of inside-out forehands and has been under tennis’ spell ever since. A California native, she (Courtney, not Steffi) has been writing and podcasting about professional tennis since 2008, writing for her own website Forty Deuce, and contributing to other outlets such as USA Today, Wimbledon.com, CNN, Live at Wimbledon, and BBC Sport. She has served as the tennis blogger for Sports Illustrated’s tennis blog ‘Beyond the Baseline’ since 2011, and serves as a co-host of No Challenges Remaining, a weekly tennis podcast.

Matt CroninMATT CRONIN - Matt is one of America’s leading tennis journalists. He is a tennis columnist for FoxSports, the co-owner of the award-winning TennisReporters.net, a contributor to the wire service Reuters and a senior writer for Inside Tennis Magazine. A regular voice on US Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon radio, Cronin is the author of ‘Epic: John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and the Greatest Tennis Season Ever’. He can be heard on the internet radio services of the other three Grand Slams.


Chanda RubinCHANDA RUBIN - AO Radio welcomes its first Australian Open champion! Chanda was doubles champion in 1996, the year she reached the singles semis after a 16-14 final set win over her doubles partner Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. She played on the tour for 16 years, reaching 6th in the rankings, and winning seven singles and 10 doubles titles. These days Chanda works as a TV commentator, real estate professional and motivational speaker, and is a director-at-large on the USTA board of directors. She has an economics degree from Harvard University Extension School.


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