Australian Open

The Australian Open is an annual tennis tournament that is held at 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.

Australian Open

When does the 2023 Australian Open take place?

The Aussie Open usually begins in mid-January and runs for a total of two weeks with the 2023 tournament being held from the 16th to the 29th of January 2023.

See below for the expected schedule for the 2023 tournament in Melbourne:

2023 Australian Open Schedule (Singles)

Monday, 16th January 20231st round
Tuesday, 17th January 20231st round
Wednesday, 18th January 20232nd round
Thursday, 19th January 20232nd 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

2023 Australian Open Draw

The dates for when the draws for the 2023 tournament in Melbourne will take place have not yet been released but in 2022 the draws for the men’s and women’s singles tournament were made on the Thursday before the start of the tournament (13 January 2022), so it is likely that the 2023 draws will take place on the 12th of January 2023 (TBC).

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 Draws: TBD

Doubles Draws: TBD

Mixed Doubles Draw: TBD

2023 Australian Open Players

The entry list for the 2023 tournament has not yet been released but below is a selection of players who participated in the 2022 tournament.

ATP Players

  • Daniil Medvedev (Runner-up)
  • Alexander Zverev
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Andrey Rublev
  • Rafael Nadal (Champion)
  • Matteo Berrettini
  • Casper Ruud
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Hubert Hurkacz
  • Jannik Sinner
  • Cameron Norrie
  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Denis Shapovalov
  • Cristian Garin
  • Gael Monfils
  • Aslan Karatsev
  • Taylor Fritz
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili
  • John Isner
  • Reilly Opelka
  • Daniel Evans
  • Lorenzo Sonego
  • Grigor Dimitrov
  • Marin Cilic
  • Karen Khachanov
  • Ugo Humbert
  • Lloyd Harris
  • Carlos Alcaraz

WTA Players

  • Ashleigh Barty (Champion)
  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Garbiñe Muguruza
  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Anett Kontaveit
  • Iga Swiatek
  • Paula Badosa
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  • Sofia Kenin
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Simona Halep
  • Elina Svitolina
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Emma Raducanu
  • Coco Gauff
  • Elise Mertens
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Jessica Pegula
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Leylah Fernandez
  • Victoria Azarenka
  • Daria Kasatkina
  • Jelena Ostapenko
  • Danielle Collins (Runner-up)
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Tamara Zidansek
  • Camila Giorgi
  • Marketa Vondrousova

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.

According to the official tournament website, tickets for the 2023 tournament will go on sale on Wednesday, 12th of October 2022.

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, 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.

Who are the Current Australian Open Champions and runner ups?

Below is a list of the current Aussie Open Champions and runner-ups from the 2022 tournament.

2022 Men’s Singles Winners and Runner-ups

The defending champion in the men’s singles tournament is Rafael Nadal who beat Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the 2022 men’s singles final.

In doing so, Nadal became the first open era player to come back from two sets down in the Australian Open Singles final to win.

Winner:Rafael Nadal
Runner-up:Daniil Medvedev
Score in final:2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5

2022 Women’s Singles Winners and Runner-ups

Ashleigh Barty won the 2022 women’s singles tournament 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).

As Barty retired shortly after her victory last year, there will be no defending champion in the women’s singles draw in 2023.

Winner:Ashleigh Barty
Runner-up:Danielle Collins
Score in final:6–3, 7–6

2022 Men’s Doubles Winners and Runner-ups

Winners:Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis
Runner-ups:Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell
Score in final:7–5, 6–4

2022 Women’s Doubles Winners and Runner-ups

Winners:Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova
Runner-ups:Anna Danilina and Beatriz Haddad Maia
Score in final:6–7, 6–4, 6–4

2022 Mixed Doubles Winners and Runner-ups

Winners:Kristina Mladenovic and Ivan Dodig
Runner-ups:Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler
Score in final:6–3, 6–4

Australian Open Prize Money

Prize money for all events played at the 2022 tournament was approximately $AUD 75.5 million dollars which was a small increase from the prize money that was paid out for the 2021 tournament ($AUD 75 million).

NB: Information on prize money for the 2023 tournament will be released closer to the start of the tournament.

Singles Prize Money 2022 and 2021

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.

Performance2022 Prize Money2021 Prize Money
4th Round$AUD328,000$AUD320,000
3rd Round$AUD221,000$AUD215,000
2nd Round$AUD154,000$AUD150,000
1st Round$AUD103,000$AUD100,000

Doubles Prize Money (Per Team) 2022 and 2021

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.

Performance2022 Prize Money2021 Prize Money
Round 3$AUD65,250$AUD65,000
Round 2$AUD45,100$AUD45,000
Round 1$AUD30,050$AUD30,000

Mixed Doubles Prize Money (Per Team) 2022 and 2021

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).

Performance2022 Prize Money2021 Prize Money
Round 2$AUD12,350$AUD12,000
Round 1$AUD6,450$AUD6,250

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.

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 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 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.