4 MinsJan 31, 2023
The Australian Open is one of the premier events in the world of professional tennis. The 2023 edition of the tournament is shaping up to be a must-see event for fans around the world. With a star-studded lineup expected to compete in both the men's and women's singles and doubles draws, there will be no shortage of exciting matches to look forward to.
In the men's singles draw, players include, Rafael Nadal, Casper Rudd, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev. These players have dominated the sport for the past decade and are always among the favourites to win any tournament they compete in. Their long-standing rivalry is a must-see for tennis fans, and it will be interesting to see which one of these legends comes out on top in the Australian Open 2023.
One match to definitely keep an eye on is a potential showdown between Djokovic and Nadal, who have faced off in several memorable matches at the Australian Open in the past. In 2012, Djokovic and Nadal battled in an epic five-set final that saw Djokovic emerge victorious. In 2009, Nadal defeated Djokovic in a thrilling semi-final match that ended in a fifth-set tiebreak.
In the women's singles draw, after the retirement of last year's Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty, players to keep an eye on include US Open and French Open 2022 champion Iga Swiatek (#1 seed), Ons Jabeur (#2 seed), Jessica Pegula (#3 seed), Caroline Garcia (#4 seed) and Aryna Sabalenka (#5 seed). These players have been in excellent form over the past year and will be looking to add another Grand Slam title to their career highlights.
While you're getting excited about the Australian Open, don't forget to take care of your travel arrangements. One important thing to consider is handling foreign currency. It can be helpful to have a forex card, such as the Axis Bank Multi-Currency Forex Card. Forex Cards can be used to pay for your expenses in a local currency abroad and withdraw cash from ATMs. The Forex Card is a preloaded card and can be loaded across with multiple currencies.
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It is a safe and convenient way to carry currency when overseas and has a locked in exchange rate as on loading the card, protecting you from rate fluctuations. You can digitally reload the card via Internet Banking/Mobile Banking and lost card liability cover of up to INR 3 lakh.
This multicurrency forex card can be especially useful if you are travelling to multiple countries, as you can load multiple currencies onto the same card. It is advisable to carry both a forex card and some cash, as there may be expenses that you need to pay in cash. If you need to get foreign currency cash, you can easily do so at Axis Bank.
To finance your trip to Australia, a personal loan is an option you should explore. Personal loan from Axis Bank can be tailored to meet various requirements and budgets. If you need cash immediately, Axis Bank can provide you with your personal loan funds in as quickly as a few minutes or within a few days after applying online or offline.
The Australian Open is shaping up to be an exciting event for tennis fans. By using a forex card and personal loan from Axis Bank, you can make your trip to Australia hassle-free and cost-effective. Whether you're looking to catch some of the top players in action or just experience the electric atmosphere of a Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open is an event not to be missed.
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