Australian Open

The Australian Open is an annual tennis tournament that is held at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Along with Wimbledon, Roland Garros, and the US Open, it is one of four grand slam tennis tournaments that are played each year.

Australian Open

2024 Australian Open Tennis

Location:Melbourne Park
Tour Level:Grand Slam
Prize Money:AUD$76.5 million (2023)
Draw Size:Singles: 128, Doubles: 64, Mixed: 32


The dates for the 2024 Australian Open have now been confirmed with the 2024 tournament scheduled to be held from the 14th to the 28th of January 2024.

A WTA 125 tournament will be held in Da Nang, Vietnam in the second week of the tournament for players who lose early in Melbourne.

See below for the expected schedule for the 2024 tournament in Melbourne:

AO Schedule

The 2024 tournament at Melbourne Park is expected to start on Sunday, the 14th of January 2024, with the women’s singles final being played on Saturday, the 27th of January 2024, and the men’s singles final on Sunday, the 28th of January 2024.

Sunday, 14th January 20241st round
Monday, 15th January 20241st round
Tuesday, 16th January 20241st round
Wednesday, 17th January 20242nd round
Thursday, 18th January 20242nd round
Friday, 19th January 20243rd round
Saturday, 20th January 20243rd round
Sunday, 21st January 2024Round of 16
Monday, 22nd January 2024Round of 16
Tuesday, 23rd January 2024Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 24th January 2024Quarterfinals
Thursday, 25th January 2024Ladies’ Semifinals
Friday, 26th January 2024Gentlemen’s semifinals
Saturday, 27th January 2024Ladies’ final
Sunday, 28th January 2024Gentlemen’s final


In 2023, the draw for the men’s and women’s singles tournaments was made on the Thursday before the start of the tournament (12th of January 2023), so it is likely the 2024 draw will be made on the 11th of January 2024.

The draw size for the men’s and women’s singles will be 128 with 32 seeded players in each draw.

The men’s and women’s doubles will have a draw size of 64, while the mixed doubles event will have a draw size of 32.

Singles Draw: TBC

Doubles Draws: TBC

Mixed Doubles Draw: TBC

Players (Entry Lists)

The official men’s and women’s entry lists for the 2024 tournament have not yet been released but below is a selection of players who participated in the 2023 singles tournament.

ATP Players

  • Rafael Nadal
  • Casper Ruud
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Andrey Rublev
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Daniil Medvedev
  • Taylor Fritz
  • Holger Rune
  • Hubert Hurkacz
  • Cameron Norrie
  • Alexander Zverev
  • Matteo Berrettini
  • Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Jannik Sinner
  • Frances Tiafoe

WTA Players

  • Iga Swiatek
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Jessica Pegula
  • Caroline Garcia
  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Coco Gauff
  • Daria Kasatkina
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Madison Keys
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Danielle Collins
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Anett Kontaveit

How do you get Tickets to the Australian Open in 2024?

Tickets for the 2024 Australian Open went on sale on Thursday, the 12th of October 2023 on the TicketMaster website.

In 2024, you will be able to buy tickets to one of the main show courts (Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, and John Cain Arena (previously Melbourne Arena)) or you can choose to buy a grounds pass that will give you access to the smaller courts.

If you want to have a chance to watch some of the bigger names in tennis like Nadal, Djokovic, or Swiatek play at the 2024 Aussie Open then you need to get a Rod Laver Arena ticket as this is where most of the big matches will be played.

Current Champions and Runners Up

Below is a list of the current champions and runners-up from the 2023 tournament in Melbourne.

Men’s Singles

The current champion in the men’s singles tournament is Novak Djokovic who defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets (6-3, 7-6, 7-6) in the 2023 men’s singles final – see highlights from the final below.

Women’s Singles

Aryna Sabalenka won the 2023 women’s singles tournament after beating Elena Rybakina in the final 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 – see extended highlights of the final below.

Men’s Doubles

Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata are the current men’s doubles champions after beating Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski 6-4, 7-6 in the 2023 final.

Women’s Doubles

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova are the current women’s doubles champions after beating Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara 6–4, 6–3 in the 2023 final.

Mixed Doubles

Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos won the mixed doubles event in 2023, beating Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza 7-6, 6-2 in the mixed doubles final.

Prize Money

Prize money for all events played at the 2024 Australian Open tennis tournament has yet to be confirmed but in 2023, it was approximately $76.5 million Australian dollars which was a small increase from the prize money that was paid out for the 2022 tournament ($74.0 million).

NB: All amounts detailed below are in Australian dollars.


The winners of the 2023 gentleman’s and ladies’ singles events (Djokovic and Sabalenka) won $2,975,000 each, which is $100,000 more* than the 2022 winners (Nadal and Barty) received.

*2023 singles prize money at all levels rose between 3-4% when compared to the prize money awarded at the 2022 tournament.

Performance2023 – $AUD2022 – $AUD
4th Round$338,250$328,000
3rd Round$227,925$221,000
2nd Round$158,850$154,000
1st Round$106,250$103,000

Doubles (Per Team)

Similar to the prize money increases seen in the singles event, the prize money awarded at all levels of the doubles tournament increased from 2022 levels.

Performance2023 – $AUD2022 – $AUD
Round 3$67,250$65,250
Round 2$46,500$45,100
Round 1$30,975$30,050

Mixed Doubles (Per Team)

The winners of the 2023 mixed doubles competition received $154,500 ($77,250 each) while the runners-up won $87,550 ($43,775 each).

Performance2023 – $AUD2022 -$AUD
Round 2$12,650$12,350
Round 1$6,600$6,450

Tips for First-Time Visitors to Melbourne Park

Below are some helpful tips for first-time visitors to Melbourne Park.

1. Try and stay in a hotel close to Melbourne Park

There are plenty of hotels near Melbourne Park as it will make your life much easier if your hotel is within walking distance of the park.

2. Be prepared for the weather

Temperatures in Melbourne can be as high as 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) in January so it is important that you have adequate sunblock and that you reapply when necessary.

3. Aim to attend Melbourne Park in the first week

I would recommend going to the Aussie Open in the first week as if you only have a grounds pass then you still have a good chance of seeing some top players playing in some of the smaller outside courts.

If you purchase a ground pass in the second week of the tournament, then there will be fewer singles matches played on the outside courts as most of the big matches will be played in the Rod Laver, Margaret Court, or John Cain Arenas.

TV and Streaming Options


Tennis Australia struck a long-term broadcast rights extension with US media giant Discovery which means you will be able to watch the 2024 Aussie Open on Discovery’s Eurosport channel all across Europe (including in Ireland and the UK) until 2031.

For 2024, the Eurosport commentators/presenters are expected to include Barbara Schett, Justine Henin, Mats Wilander, Laura Robson, John McEnroe, Alize Lim, Alex Corretia, Roberta Vinci, Boris Becker, Barbara Rittner, Carla Suarez-Navarro, and Tim Henman.


The best way to watch the tournament from the US is on ESPN or the Tennis Channel as they both will be providing coverage for the 2024 Australian Open.

Other Countries

I would recommend checking out the Aussie Open Official website as they have a full list of broadcast partners from across the world.