Game, Set, Priceless®: Celebrate The 2021 Australian Open with Mastercard

Can’t get to the Australian Open this year? No problem. Now, you can ‘Open the Open’ from the comfort of your own couch.

Australian Open
02/12/2021

True innovation is seeing opportunity in adversity. So while attendance may be limited at the 2021 Australian Open, Mastercard refuses to see it as a limit to what’s achievable. 



In fact, we’ve reinvented the grand slam tennis experience online, so that fans can ‘Open the Open’ in ways that have never before been possible.

 

Get to know Naomi Osaka and more…

 

Get to know more about our 2021 Australian Open ambassadors, with inside looks at the way they think and live beyond the tennis court. Learn about Naomi Osaka’s many passions, including horse riding, gaming, fashion, photography and manga characters.


Discover how John Millman’s coffee obsession doesn’t keep him up at night.


Or how Alicia Molik stays calm thanks to a healthy combination of art and gardening.


Or the legendary Jim Courier’s lifelong love for playing the drums. It’s all here -- with articles designed to help you Open the Open and get inside the minds of tennis greats past and present.

 

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Become a Virtual Fan with Mastercard


Search for our ‘MastercardVirtualFan’ Instagram filter, and show us your fan passion.

If selected, your face will be displayed on the head of a Virtual Fan. You never know, you might just be seen in the stadium! You can also be the eyes of a Virtual Fan, for exclusive behind-the-scenes content from all around Melbourne Park.


It’s really easy to find -- just:

 

  • Open your Instagram (make sure your account is set to public)
  • Search for ‘mastercardau
  • Tap the smiley face tab (third one across, just above the photos)
  • Then just share your video to your social accounts, with @mastercardau and #OpenTheOpen

 

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Priceless Experiences for Virtual Fans


As a Virtual Fan, you can do a Zoom meet-and-greet with Jim Courier for the inside track on what he thinks makes a tennis player great. Or join Wim Fissette, Naomi Osaka’s coach, for a closer look at the best tips he gives all the players. 

We also have plenty of live-streaming behind-the-scenes experiences. Catch the sunset over Melbourne Park, watch a Yonex racquet-stringing, or get a unique peek at a Naomi Osaka practice session.

 

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