2020 Australian Open
|2020 Australian Open|
|Date||20 January – 2 February|
52nd (Open Era)
|Location||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury|
|Tímea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic|
|Barbora Krejčíková / Nikola Mektić|
|Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva|
|Nicholas David Ionel / Leandro Riedi|
|Alexandra Eala / Priska Madelyn Nugroho|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Quad Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Alfie Hewett / Gordon Reid|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Yui Kamiji / Jordanne Whiley|
|Wheelchair Quad Doubles|
|Dylan Alcott / Heath Davidson|
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.
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
The bushfires that had burned large portions of Australia for months, left a smoke haze over Melbourne on the first day of qualifying. The air over Melbourne on that day was rated as the worst in the world. 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.
Point and prize money distribution
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points offered for each event.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 1281||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|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.
The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on ATP and WTA rankings on 13 January 2020, while ranking and points before are as of 20 January 2020. Points after are as of 3 February 2020. Because the 2020 tournament takes place one week later than in 2019, points defending includes results from both the 2019 Australian Open and the tournaments from the week of 28 January 2019 (St. Petersburg and Hua Hin for WTA players).
|1||1||Rafael Nadal||10,235||1,200||360||9,395||Quarterfinals lost to Dominic Thiem |
|2||2||Novak Djokovic||9,720||2,000||2,000||9,720||Champion, defeated Dominic Thiem |
|3||3||Roger Federer||6,590||180||720||7,130||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|4||4||Daniil Medvedev||5,960||180||180||5,960||Fourth round lost to Stan Wawrinka |
|5||5||Dominic Thiem||5,890||45||1,200||7,045||Final lost to Novak Djokovic |
|6||6||Stefanos Tsitsipas||5,375||720||90||4,745||Third round lost to Milos Raonic |
|7||7||Alexander Zverev||3,345||180||720||3,885||Semifinals lost to Dominic Thiem |
|8||8||Matteo Berrettini||2,870||10||45||2,905||Second round lost to Tennys Sandgren|
|9||9||Roberto Bautista Agut||2,630||360||90||2,360||Third round lost to Marin Čilić|
|10||10||Gaël Monfils||2,565||45||180||2,700||Fourth round lost to Dominic Thiem |
|11||11||David Goffin||2,555||90||90||2,555||Third round lost to Andrey Rublev |
|12||12||Fabio Fognini||2,310||90||180||2,400||Fourth round lost to Tennys Sandgren|
|13||13||Denis Shapovalov||2,200||90||10||2,120||First round lost to Márton Fucsovics|
|14||14||Diego Schwartzman||2,130||90||180||2,220||Fourth round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|15||15||Stan Wawrinka||2,045||45||360||2,360||Quarterfinals lost to Alexander Zverev |
|16||17||Karen Khachanov||1,995||90||90||1,995||Third round lost to Nick Kyrgios |
|17||16||Andrey Rublev||2,004||10||180||2,174||Fourth round lost to Alexander Zverev |
|18||20||Grigor Dimitrov||1,772||180||45||1,637||Second round lost to Tommy Paul|
|19||19||John Isner||1,860||10||90||1,940||Third round retired against Stan Wawrinka |
|20||22||Félix Auger-Aliassime||1,701||(45)†||10||1,666||First round lost to Ernests Gulbis [Q]|
|21||21||Benoît Paire||1,703||10||45||1,738||Second round lost to Marin Čilić|
|22||25||Guido Pella||1,585||10||90||1,665||Third round lost to Fabio Fognini |
|23||26||Nick Kyrgios||1,520||10||180||1,690||Fourth round lost to Rafael Nadal |
|24||27||Dušan Lajović||1,516||10||90||1,596||Third round lost to Diego Schwartzman |
|25||28||Borna Ćorić||1,490||180||10||1,320||First round lost to Sam Querrey|
|26||29||Nikoloz Basilashvili||1,485||90||45||1,440||Second round lost to Fernando Verdasco|
|27||30||Pablo Carreño Busta||1,422||180||90||1,332||Third round lost to Rafael Nadal |
|28||33||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||1,340||45||10||1,305||First round retired against Alexei Popyrin|
|29||34||Taylor Fritz||1,335||90+125||90+45||1,255||Third round lost to Dominic Thiem |
|30||32||Dan Evans||1,349||70+48||45+20||1,296||Second round lost to Yoshihito Nishioka|
|31||31||Hubert Hurkacz||1,398||10||45||1,433||Second round lost to John Millman|
|32||35||Milos Raonic||1,305||360||360||1,305||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2019. Accordingly, points for his 18th best result are deducted instead.
The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.
|Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points after||Withdrawal reason|
|18||Kei Nishikori||1,930||360||1,570||Elbow injury|
|23||Alex de Minaur||1,665||90||1,575||Abdominal injury|
|24||Lucas Pouille||1,600||720||880||Elbow injury|
|1||1||Ashleigh Barty||8,017||430||780||8,367||Semifinals lost to Sofia Kenin |
|2||2||Karolína Plíšková||5,940||780||130||5,290||Third round lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova |
|3||4||Naomi Osaka||5,496||2,000||130||3,626||Third round lost to Coco Gauff|
|4||3||Simona Halep||5,561||240||780||6,101||Semifinals lost to Garbiñe Muguruza|
|5||5||Elina Svitolina||5,075||430||130||4,775||Third round lost to Garbiñe Muguruza|
|6||7||Belinda Bencic||4,675||130||130||4,675||Third round lost to Anett Kontaveit |
|7||8||Petra Kvitová||4,436||1,300+100||430+0||3,466||Quarterfinals lost to Ashleigh Barty |
|8||9||Serena Williams||4,215||430||130||3,915||Third round lost to Wang Qiang |
|9||10||Kiki Bertens||4,165||70+470||130+240||3,995||Fourth round lost to Garbiñe Muguruza|
|10||11||Madison Keys||3,072||240||130||2,962||Third round lost to Maria Sakkari |
|11||12||Aryna Sabalenka||3,025||130+185||10+100||2,820||First round lost to Carla Suárez Navarro|
|12||13||Johanna Konta||2,813||70||10||2,753||First round lost to Ons Jabeur|
|13||14||Petra Martić||2,646||130||70||2,586||Second round lost to Julia Görges|
|14||15||Sofia Kenin||2,565||70||2,000||4,495||Champion, defeated Garbiñe Muguruza|
|15||16||Markéta Vondroušová||2,490||70||10||2,430||First round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova|
|16||17||Elise Mertens||2,250||130||240||2,360||Fourth round lost to Simona Halep |
|17||18||Angelique Kerber||2,175||240||240||2,175||Fourth round lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova |
|18||19||Alison Riske||2,130||10||240||2,360||Fourth round lost to Ashleigh Barty |
|19||20||Donna Vekić||2,120||70+305||130+60||1,935||Third round lost to Iga Świątek|
|20||22||Karolína Muchová||1,847||40||70||1,877||Second round lost to Catherine Bellis [PR]|
|21||24||Amanda Anisimova||1,843||240||10||1,613||First round lost to Zarina Diyas|
|22||23||Maria Sakkari||1,845||130||240||1,955||Fourth round lost to Petra Kvitová |
|23||21||Dayana Yastremska||2,070||130+280||70+55||1,785||Second round lost to Caroline Wozniacki|
|24||27||Sloane Stephens||1,683||240||10||1,453||First round lost to Zhang Shuai|
|25||28||Ekaterina Alexandrova||1,645||10+125||130+60||1,700||Third round lost to Petra Kvitová |
|26||25||Danielle Collins||1,825||780||70||1,115||Second round lost to Yulia Putintseva|
|27||29||Wang Qiang||1,593||130||240||1,703||Fourth round lost to Ons Jabeur|
|28||31||Anett Kontaveit||1,575||70||430||1,935||Quarterfinals lost to Simona Halep |
|29||26||Elena Rybakina||1,816||(80)†||130||1,866||Third round lost to Ashleigh Barty |
|30||30||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||1,585||430+100||430+1||1,486||Quarterfinals lost to Garbiñe Muguruza|
|31||33||Anastasija Sevastova||1,518||240||10||1,288||First round lost to Ajla Tomljanović|
|32||34||Barbora Strýcová||1,516||10||10||1,516||First round lost to Sorana Cîrstea|
The following player would have been seeded, but she withdrew from the event.
|Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points after||Withdrawal reason|
|6||Bianca Andreescu||4,935||110+160||4,665||Knee injury|
|Barbora Strýcová||Marcelo Melo||8||1|
|Gabriela Dabrowski||Henri Kontinen||25||3|
|Chan Hao-ching||Michael Venus||26||4|
|Barbora Krejčíková||Nikola Mektić||28||5|
|Latisha Chan||Ivan Dodig||28||6|
|Samantha Stosur||Jean-Julien Rojer||32||7|
|Hsieh Su-wei||Neal Skupski||34||8|
- 1 Rankings are as of 20 January 2020.
Main draw wildcard entries
Main draw qualifier entries
The following players have been accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew due to injuries or other reasons:
- Before the tournament
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
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2019 US Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by|
2020 US Open (tennis)