2020 Australian Open

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2020 Australian Open
Date20 January – 2 February
Edition108th
52nd (Open Era)
CategoryGrand Slam
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 will take place

The 2020 Australian Open is the 108th edition of the tournament and is 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. The air over Melbourne on that day 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]

Point and prize money distribution[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.[4]

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

Singles players[edit]

2020 Australian Open – Men's Singles
2020 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Singles seeds[edit]

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).

Men's singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1 Spain Rafael Nadal 10,235 1,200 360 9,395 Quarterfinals lost to Austria Dominic Thiem [5]
2 2 Serbia Novak Djokovic 9,720 2,000 2,000 9,720 Champion, defeated Austria Dominic Thiem [5]
3 3 Switzerland Roger Federer 6,590 180 720 7,130 Semifinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]
4 4 Russia Daniil Medvedev 5,960 180 180 5,960 Fourth round lost to Switzerland Stan Wawrinka [15]
5 5 Austria Dominic Thiem 5,890 45 1,200 7,045 Final lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]
6 6 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 5,375 720 90 4,745 Third round lost to Canada Milos Raonic [32]
7 7 Germany Alexander Zverev 3,345 180 720 3,885 Semifinals lost to Austria Dominic Thiem [5]
8 8 Italy Matteo Berrettini 2,870 10 45 2,905 Second round lost to United States Tennys Sandgren
9 9 Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 2,630 360 90 2,360 Third round lost to Croatia Marin Čilić
10 10 France Gaël Monfils 2,565 45 180 2,700 Fourth round lost to Austria Dominic Thiem [5]
11 11 Belgium David Goffin 2,555 90 90 2,555 Third round lost to Russia Andrey Rublev [17]
12 12 Italy Fabio Fognini 2,310 90 180 2,400 Fourth round lost to United States Tennys Sandgren
13 13 Canada Denis Shapovalov 2,200 90 10 2,120 First round lost to Hungary Márton Fucsovics
14 14 Argentina Diego Schwartzman 2,130 90 180 2,220 Fourth round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]
15 15 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 2,045 45 360 2,360 Quarterfinals lost to Germany Alexander Zverev [7]
16 17 Russia Karen Khachanov 1,995 90 90 1,995 Third round lost to Australia Nick Kyrgios [23]
17 16 Russia Andrey Rublev 2,004 10 180 2,174 Fourth round lost to Germany Alexander Zverev [7]
18 20 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 1,772 180 45 1,637 Second round lost to United States Tommy Paul
19 19 United States John Isner 1,860 10 90 1,940 Third round retired against Switzerland Stan Wawrinka [15]
20 22 Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime 1,701 (45) 10 1,666 First round lost to Latvia Ernests Gulbis [Q]
21 21 France Benoît Paire 1,703 10 45 1,738 Second round lost to Croatia Marin Čilić
22 25 Argentina Guido Pella 1,585 10 90 1,665 Third round lost to Italy Fabio Fognini [12]
23 26 Australia Nick Kyrgios 1,520 10 180 1,690 Fourth round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [1]
24 27 Serbia Dušan Lajović 1,516 10 90 1,596 Third round lost to Argentina Diego Schwartzman [14]
25 28 Croatia Borna Ćorić 1,490 180 10 1,320 First round lost to United States Sam Querrey
26 29 Georgia (country) Nikoloz Basilashvili 1,485 90 45 1,440 Second round lost to Spain Fernando Verdasco
27 30 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 1,422 180 90 1,332 Third round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [1]
28 33 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1,340 45 10 1,305 First round retired against Australia Alexei Popyrin
29 34 United States Taylor Fritz 1,335 90+125 90+45 1,255 Third round lost to Austria Dominic Thiem [5]
30 32 United Kingdom Dan Evans 1,349 70+48 45+20 1,296 Second round lost to Japan Yoshihito Nishioka
31 31 Poland Hubert Hurkacz 1,398 10 45 1,433 Second round lost to Australia John Millman
32 35 Canada Milos Raonic 1,305 360 360 1,305 Quarterfinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]

† 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 Japan Kei Nishikori 1,930 360 1,570 Elbow injury[5]
23 Australia Alex de Minaur 1,665 90 1,575 Abdominal injury[6]
24 France Lucas Pouille 1,600 720 880 Elbow injury

Women's singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1 Australia Ashleigh Barty 8,017 430 780 8,367 Semifinals lost to United States Sofia Kenin [14]
2 2 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 5,940 780 130 5,290 Third round lost to Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [30]
3 4 Japan Naomi Osaka 5,496 2,000 130 3,626 Third round lost to United States Coco Gauff
4 3 Romania Simona Halep 5,561 240 780 6,101 Semifinals lost to Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
5 5 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 5,075 430 130 4,775 Third round lost to Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
6 7 Switzerland Belinda Bencic 4,675 130 130 4,675 Third round lost to Estonia Anett Kontaveit [28]
7 8 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 4,436 1,300+100 430+0 3,466 Quarterfinals lost to Australia Ashleigh Barty [1]
8 9 United States Serena Williams 4,215 430 130 3,915 Third round lost to China Wang Qiang [27]
9 10 Netherlands Kiki Bertens 4,165 70+470 130+240 3,995 Fourth round lost to Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
10 11 United States Madison Keys 3,072 240 130 2,962 Third round lost to Greece Maria Sakkari [22]
11 12 Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 3,025 130+185 10+100 2,820 First round lost to Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
12 13 United Kingdom Johanna Konta 2,813 70 10 2,753 First round lost to Tunisia Ons Jabeur
13 14 Croatia Petra Martić 2,646 130 70 2,586 Second round lost to Germany Julia Görges
14 15 United States Sofia Kenin 2,565 70 2,000 4,495 Champion, defeated Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
15 16 Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová 2,490 70 10 2,430 First round lost to Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
16 17 Belgium Elise Mertens 2,250 130 240 2,360 Fourth round lost to Romania Simona Halep [4]
17 18 Germany Angelique Kerber 2,175 240 240 2,175 Fourth round lost to Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [30]
18 19 United States Alison Riske 2,130 10 240 2,360 Fourth round lost to Australia Ashleigh Barty [1]
19 20 Croatia Donna Vekić 2,120 70+305 130+60 1,935 Third round lost to Poland Iga Świątek
20 22 Czech Republic Karolína Muchová 1,847 40 70 1,877 Second round lost to United States Catherine Bellis [PR]
21 24 United States Amanda Anisimova 1,843 240 10 1,613 First round lost to Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
22 23 Greece Maria Sakkari 1,845 130 240 1,955 Fourth round lost to Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [7]
23 21 Ukraine Dayana Yastremska 2,070 130+280 70+55 1,785 Second round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
24 27 United States Sloane Stephens 1,683 240 10 1,453 First round lost to China Zhang Shuai
25 28 Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova 1,645 10+125 130+60 1,700 Third round lost to Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [7]
26 25 United States Danielle Collins 1,825 780 70 1,115 Second round lost to Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
27 29 China Wang Qiang 1,593 130 240 1,703 Fourth round lost to Tunisia Ons Jabeur
28 31 Estonia Anett Kontaveit 1,575 70 430 1,935 Quarterfinals lost to Romania Simona Halep [4]
29 26 Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina 1,816 (80) 130 1,866 Third round lost to Australia Ashleigh Barty [1]
30 30 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1,585 430+100 430+1 1,486 Quarterfinals lost to Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
31 33 Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 1,518 240 10 1,288 First round lost to Australia Ajla Tomljanović
32 34 Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová 1,516 10 10 1,516 First round lost to Romania Sorana Cîrstea

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2019, but was defending points from an ITF tournament (Launceston).

The following player would have been seeded, but she withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
6 Canada Bianca Andreescu 4,935 110+160 4,665 Knee injury

Doubles seeds[edit]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Team Rank Seed
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Brazil Marcelo Melo 8 1
China Zhang Shuai France Nicolas Mahut 12 2
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Finland Henri Kontinen 25 3
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching New Zealand Michael Venus 26 4
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Croatia Nikola Mektić 28 5
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan Croatia Ivan Dodig 28 6
Australia Samantha Stosur Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer 32 7
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei United Kingdom Neal Skupski 34 8
  • 1 Rankings are as of 20 January 2020.

Main draw wildcard entries[edit]

Main draw qualifier entries[edit]

Protected ranking[edit]

The following players have been accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:

Withdrawals[edit]

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew due to injuries or other reasons:

Before the tournament

Champions[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Women's Singles[edit]

Men's Doubles[edit]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair events[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]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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2019 US Open
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