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|PETER MARCATO - Peter is one of the leading commentators on AO Radio, and well known in Melbourne circles as a radio industry all-rounder. As well as working on-air for Melbourne stations Triple-M and SEN, he runs his own business - BPM Media. As well as the AO, Peter has reported and commentated from the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies and the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.|
|CHRIS BOWERS - As a 16-year-old, Chris played 44 hours of non-stop doubles with three school friends to break the world under-18 marathon doubles record. More recently, 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. He lives in southern England, and has an eleven-year-old daughter.|
|RICHARD 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 over 15 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 twelve year old son.|
|CRAIG GABRIEL - Craig is probably the most heard tennis broadcaster in Australia. He travels on the global tennis circuit eight months of the year, and 2012 is his 31st year covering the sport. He works in radio and TV internationally, is media director at events in Sydney and Shanghai and works with Serena Williams, Andy Roddick and Alexandr Dolgopolov. He also covers tennis for the ITF, French and US tennis associations, USTA and BNP Paribas, and London 2012 will be his sixth Olympic Games. Follow Craig on twitter @crosscourt1.|
JOHN KEHOE - Born in Melbourne, John has been coming to the Australian Open since the early 1990s. A keen amateur tennis player, he is a professional sports broadcaster, commentating Australian Rules Football for radio network Triple M. He also calls basketball. When not broadcasting sport, John is a journalist for the country's leading national newspaper, The Australian Financial Review, where he writes on politics and business. He returns to the AO Radio commentary box as a play-by-play caller this year.
|ELEANOR PRESTON - Eleanor is a tennis writer, broadcaster and media consultant who has travelled the world for the last decade and a half, covering the sport for print, radio and television and working with players and coaches from all over the globe. She also co-owns and runs a sports media and communications company working with a number of athletes, companies and organisations in sport, including Tennis Australia. She is British but spends the Australian summer in Melbourne, and she's the sister of Masterchef Australia judge Matt Preston.|
|CRAIG 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.|
MATT CRONIN - Matt has been covering tennis full-time since 1992. These days he is a columnist for Tennis Channel, a senior writer for 'Inside Tennis' magazine, a contributor to the Reuters wire service, the main news reporter for Tennis.com, the main writer for TennisReporters.net, a regular contributor to USTA.com, and a frequent American tweeter (Moraga, California). He is also the author of the recently published book 'Epic: John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg and the Greatest Season of Men's Tennis Ever'. He can be heard on the internet radio services of the other three Grand Slams.
|KATE KEARNS - Kate has been providing special comments as part of the AO Radio team for the past seven years. For eight years, Kate 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 Melbourne Water.|
ASHLEY FISHER - Ashley is AO Radio's link to the locker room, as he has been a doubles player on the ATP World Tour since 1998 and reached a career high of 19 in 2009 after a win over the Bryan brothers en route to the final in Miami. He has also been a semifinalist at the US Open and quarter-finalist at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. A knee injury saw the Aussie veteran miss all of 2010 but he will be making his comeback at this year's Australian Open. He also serves on the ATP Player Council with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
SANDRA HARWITT - Growing up in the shadows of the Westside Tennis Club in Forest Hills, the former home of the US Open, Sandra grew up surrounded by tennis and watched the greats compete. She played throughout her youth and parlayed her interest in the game into a career as a leading American sportswriter specialising in tennis. She has written for The New York Times, the Miami Herald, Reuters, Associated Press, ESPN and other outlets Her radio commentary has been heard during BBC World Service coverage of Wimbledon, the French Open and US Open, on Radio Wimbledon, RolandGarros.com, and many South Florida radio shows..
Natalie Yoannidis - Anchoring the pre-show on AO Radio Natalie Yoannidis is fast becomming an up-n-coming radio talent. Natalie joined AO Radio in 2012 as an intern, she graduated as a journalist the same year. She is an assistant producer at Melbourne sport radio station SEN. Her role at AO Radio includes production, interviews and numerous on-air roles.