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.
2024 Australian Open Tennis
|Tour Level:||Grand Slam|
|Prize Money:||AUD$76.5 million (2023)|
|Draw Size:||Singles: 128, Doubles: 64, Mixed: 32|
The Australian Open usually begins in mid-January and runs for a total of two weeks with the 2024 tournament expected to be held from the 15th to the 28th of January 2024.
See below for the expected schedule for the 2024 tournament in Melbourne:
AO Schedule (2024)
The 2024 tournament is expected to start on Monday, the 15th 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.
|Monday, 15th January 2024||1st round|
|Tuesday, 16th January 2024||1st round|
|Wednesday, 17th January 2024||2nd round|
|Thursday, 18th January 2024||2nd round|
|Friday, 19th January 2024||3rd round|
|Saturday, 20th January 2024||3rd round|
|Sunday, 21st January 2024||Round of 16|
|Monday, 22nd January 2024||Round of 16|
|Tuesday, 23rd January 2024||Quarterfinals|
|Wednesday, 24th January 2024||Quarterfinals|
|Thursday, 25th January 2024||Ladies’ Semifinals|
|Friday, 26th January 2024||Gentlemen’s semifinals|
|Saturday, 27th January 2024||Ladies’ final|
|Sunday, 28th January 2024||Gentlemen’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 had a draw size of 32.
Singles Draws: 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.
- 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
- 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 Australian Open each year usually go on sale on the TicketMaster website sometime in October each year.
According to the official tournament website, tickets for the 2023 tournament went on sale on Wednesday, 12th of October 2022, so it is likely that tickets for 2024 will go on sale in October 2023.
In previous years, you could buy tickets to one of the main show courts (Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, and John Cain Arena (previously Melbourne Arena)) or you could 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, Djokovic, 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.
Current Champions and Runner Ups
Below is a list of the current champions and runner-ups from the 2023 tournament.
2023 Men’s Singles
The current champion in the men’s singles tournament is Novak Djokovic who beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets (6-3, 7-6, 7-6) in the 2023 men’s singles final.
2023 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.
2023 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.
2023 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.
2023 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 for all events played at the 2024 Australian Open tennis tournament have yet to be confirmed but in 2023, it was approximately $AUD 76.5 million dollars which was a small increase from the prize money that was paid out for the 2022 tournament ($AUD 74.0 million).
The winners of the 2023 Gentleman’s and Ladies’ Singles events (Djokovic and Sabalenka) won $AUD2,975,000 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.
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.
Mixed Doubles (Per Team)
The winners of the 2023 Mixed Doubles competition will win $AUD154,500 ($AUD77,250 each) while the runner-ups will win $AUD87,550 ($AUD43,775 each).
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.
The Grand Hyatt 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-Time Visitors to Melbourne Park
- 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 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.
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 Aussie Open on Discovery’s Eurosport channel all across Europe (including Ireland and the UK) until 2031.
For 2023, the Eurosport commentators/presenters will 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 2023 Australian Open.
I would recommend checking out the Aussie Open Official website as they have a full list of broadcast partners from across the world.