Australian Open

The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Along with Wimbledon, the French Open, and the US Open, it is one of the four grand slam tennis tournaments, with the Australian Open being the first of the four grand slams played each year.

Up until 1987, The tournament was played on grass but since then it has been played on GreenSet, which is an acrylic-topped hard court surface that is also used at the US Open.

The first Aussie Open was held in 1905 and since then it has grown to be the biggest tennis tournament in the southern hemisphere.

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Australian Open Guide

Who won the 2022 Australian Open Men’s Singles?

Rafael Nadal won the 2022 Men’s Singles event after beating Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the final.

In doing so, he became the first open era player to come back from two sets down in a final to win.

Who won the 2022 Australian Open Women’s Singles?

Ashleigh Barty won the 2022 Women’s Singles event after beating Danielle Collins in the final 6–3, 7–6.

Barty became the first Australian woman to win the Aussie Open since Chris O’Neil won the tournament in 1978 (over 40 years ago).

When does the 2023 Australian Open take place?

The Aussie Open traditionally starts In January each year. However, 2021 was the first time in over 100 years that the tournament started in February. This was mainly due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The exact dates for the 2023 Aussie Open have not yet been confirmed by tournament organizers but it is likely that it will be run from the 16th to the 29th of January 2023.

2023 Australian Open Tournament Schedule (Gentleman’s & Ladies’ Singles)

DayRound
Monday, 16th January 20231st round
Tuesday, 17th January 20231st round
Wednesday, 18th January 20232nd round
Thursday, 19th January 2023 2nd round
Friday, 20th January 20233rd round
Saturday, 21st January 20233rd round
Sunday, 22nd January 2023Round of 16
Monday, 23rd January 2023Round of 16
Tuesday, 24th January 2023Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 25th January 2023Quarterfinals
Thursday, 26th January 2023Ladies’ Semifinals
Friday, 27th January 2023Gentlemen’s semifinals
Saturday, 28th January 2023Ladies’ final
Sunday, 29th January 2023Gentlemen’s final
The above schedule is subject to change

The above tournament schedule for the 2023 tournamentis based on the tournament running from the 16th to the 29th of January 2023.

Once the dates for the 2023 Australian Open have been confirmed by tournament organizers, I will update the schedule above.

Who are the Current Australian Open Champions and runner ups?

Below are the current Aussie Open Champions and runner-ups from the 2022 tournament.

  • 2022 Gentleman’s Singles Champion: Rafael Nadal – Beat Daniil Medvedev in 5 sets (2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5)
  • 2022 Ladies’ Singles Champion: Ashleigh Barty – Beat Danielle Collins in straight sets (6–3, 7-6)
  • 2022 Gentlemen’s Doubles Champions: Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis – Beat Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell in straight sets (7–5, 6–4)
  • 2022 Ladies’ Doubles Champions: Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková – Beat Anna Danilina and Beatriz Haddad Maia in 3 sets (6–7, 6–4, 6–4)
  • 2022 Mixed Doubles Champions: Kristina Mladenovic and Ivan Dodig – Beat Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler in straight sets (6–3, 6–4)

Australian Open Prize Money

Prize money for all events played at the 2022 tournamentwas approximately $AUD75.5 million dollars which was a small increase in the prize money of $AUD75 million that was paid out for the 2021 tournament.

2022 Australian Open Prize Money

2022 Singles Prize Money

Performance2022 Prize Money – $AUD2021 Prize Money – $AUD
Winner$AUD2,875,000$AUD2,750,000
Runner-up$AUD1,575,000$AUD1,500,000
Semi-Finalists$AUD895,000$AUD850,000
Quater-Finalists$AUD538,500$AUD525,000
4th Round$AUD328,000$AUD320,000
3rd Round$AUD221,000$AUD215,000
2nd Round$AUD154,000$AUD150,000
1st Round$AUD103,000$AUD100,000

The winners of the 2022 Gentleman’s and Ladies’ Singles events (Ashleigh Barty and Rafael Nadal) won $AUD2,875,000 each.

2022 Singles Prize money at all levels rose between 2.5-5% when compared to the prize money awarded at the 2021 tournament.

2022 Doubles Prize Money (Per Team)

Performance2022 Prize Money – $AUD2021 Prize Money – $AUD
Winner$AUD675,000$AUD600,000
Runner-up$AUD360,000$AUD340,000
Semi-Finalists$AUD205,000$AUD200,000
Quater-Finalists$AUD113,000$AUD110,000
Round 3$AUD65,250$AUD65,000
Round 2$AUD45,100$AUD45,000
Round 1$AUD30,050$AUD30,000

Similar to the prize money increases seen in the singles event, the prize money awarded at all levels of the doubles tournament increased from 2021 levels.

2022 Mixed Doubles Prize Money (Per Team)

Performance2022 Prize Money – $AUD2021 Prize Money – $AUD
Winner$AUD154,500$AUD150,000
Runner-up$AUD87,550$AUD85,000
Semi-Finalists$AUD46,350$AUD45,000
Quater-Finalists$AUD24,750$AUD24,000
Round 2$AUD12,350$AUD12,000
Round 1$AUD6,450$AUD6,250

The winners of the 2022 Mixed Doubles Kristina Mladenovic and Ivan Dodig won $AUD154,500 ($AUD77,250 each) in prize money while the runner-ups Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler won $AUD87,550 ($AUD43,775 each).

How do you Get Tickets to the Australian Open in 2023?

Tickets for the Aussie Open each year usually go on sale on the TicketMaster website sometime in December each year. The exact date for the release of tickets for the 2023 tournament has not been announced yet.

I would recommend keeping an eye on the official Aussie Open website for details on when the tickets for the 2023 tournament will be available to the public.

You can 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 of watching some of the bigger names in tennis like Nadal, Federer, or Swiatek play at the Aussie Open then you need to get a Rod Laver Arena ticket as this is where most of the big matches are played.

Where to stay when attending the Australian Open Tennis

Below are a couple of options for hotels close to Melbourne Park.

The Grand Hyatt Melbourne – If you are looking for a luxury option when visiting the tournament then The Grand Hyatt Melbourne is a great option. It is a five-star hotel located on Collins Street and is a short 10-minute walk from Melbourne Park.

Ink Hotel Melbourne Southbank – If you are on a budget, then a good option would be the Ink Hotel Melbourne Southbank which is around a 5-minute drive from Melbourne park.

Tips for First Visitors to the Australian Open

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.

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.

Aim to attend the Open 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.

Where can you watch the Australian Open on TV or Online?

How to watch the Australian Open in Europe

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

How to watch the Australian Open From the US

The best way to watch the tournament from the US is on ESPN or the Tennis Channel as they both provide coverage of the Aussie Open each year.

How to watch Australian Open from 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.

For more information on How to Watch the Australian Open in Ireland and the UK, check out our dedicated guide here.

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