2020 Australian Open

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2020 Australian Open
Date20 January – 2 February
Edition108th
52nd (Open Era)
CategoryGrand Slam
Draw128 singles players, 64 doubles pairs and 32 mixed doubles pairs
Prize moneyA$71,000,000
SurfaceHard (GreenSet)
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
United States Sofia Kenin
Men's Doubles
United States Rajeev Ram / United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
Women's Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / France Kristina Mladenovic
Mixed Doubles
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková / Croatia Nikola Mektić
Boys' Singles
France Harold Mayot
Girls' Singles
Andorra Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva
Boys' Doubles
Romania Nicholas David Ionel / Switzerland Leandro Riedi
Girls' Doubles
Philippines Alexandra Eala / Indonesia Priska Madelyn Nugroho
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Japan Yui Kamiji
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Alfie Hewett / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Japan Yui Kamiji / United Kingdom Jordanne Whiley
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Australia Dylan Alcott / Australia Heath Davidson
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The 2020 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park, from 20 January to 2 February 2020. It was the 108th edition of the Australian Open, the 52nd in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments. As in previous years, the tournament's main sponsor was Kia.

Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka were the defending champions in Men's Singles and Women's Singles, respectively. Osaka lost in the third round to Coco Gauff. In contrast, Djokovic successfully defended his title by defeating Dominic Thiem to win the tournament for a record-extending eighth time.

This was the first edition of the Australian Open with GreenSet, a hard surface produced by GreenSet Worldwide.[1] GreenSet was the third type of hard surface used for the Australian Open.

Tournament[edit]

Rod Laver Arena where the Finals of the Australian Open took place

The 2020 Australian Open was the 108th edition of the tournament, held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The tournament is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2020 ATP Tour and the 2020 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consists of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as the mixed doubles events. There are singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which are part of the Grade A category of tournaments. There are also singles, doubles and quad events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.

The tournament is played on hard courts and is taking place across a series of 25 courts, the three main show courts Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and Margaret Court Arena. 1573 Arena (formerly Show Court Two) was upgraded into a main show court.

Impact of bushfires[edit]

The bushfires that had burned large portions of Australia for months left a smoke haze over Melbourne on the first day of qualifying. That day, the air over Melbourne was rated as the worst in the world.[2] In qualifying, play was delayed, some players called for medical timeouts, and Dalila Jakupović was forced to retire, due to a coughing fit brought on by the poor air quality.[3]

Singles players[edit]

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Events[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Women's Singles[edit]

Men's Doubles[edit]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit]

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit]

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit]

Point distribution and prize money[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points offered for each event.

Senior points[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's Singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize money[edit]

The Australian Open total prize money for 2020 was increased by 13.6% to a tournament record A$71,000,000.[6]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 1281 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles A$4,120,000 A$2,065,000 A$1,040,000 A$525,000 A$300,000 A$180,000 A$128,000 A$90,000 A$50,000 A$32,500 A$20,000
Doubles * A$760,000 A$380,000 A$200,000 A$110,000 A$62,000 A$38,000 A$25,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * A$190,000 A$100,000 A$50,000 A$24,000 A$12,000 A$6,250 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

1Qualifiers prize money was also the Round of 128 prize money.
*per team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GREENSET WORLDWIDE NEW OFFICIAL COURT SURFACE SUPPLIER". tennis.com.au. 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ Press, Australian Associated (2020-01-14). "Melbourne's air quality 'worst in the world' as bushfires continue to burn across Victoria". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  3. ^ Hytner, Mike; Howcroft, Jonathan (2020-01-14). "Smoke plays havoc with tennis as Australian Open qualifier suffers coughing fit". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  4. ^ "Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem to win 17th Grand Slam". BBC Sport. 2 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Sofia Kenin battles back to beat Garbiñe Muguruza in Australian Open final". Guardian. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Record $71 million in prize money for Australian Open 2020". Australian Open.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2019 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2020 US Open
2020 Wimbledon cancelled