Roger Federer last won the Australian Open in 2018. (Getty Images)

Australia used to be a powerful force in tennis thanks to greats like Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall, and is surging once again thanks to world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and top talents like Alex de Minaur. 

The nation monopolizes the start of each season, with events across its vast country  every January. Australia has never been known for tennis tournaments. There are a number of tournaments that are noteworthy and steeped in history. The players are big fans of calling the country their second home, and the excitement is high since they're still fresh and eager for a new year. 

Before the Australian Open starts on Monday, test your knowledge on the Aussie swing.