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Australian Open Tennis 2020


Australian Open

The Australian Open is a tennis competition held every year finished the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. In the first place held in 1905, the competition is sequentially the first of the four Grand Slam tennis occasions of the year – the other three being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It includes men’s and ladies’ singles; men’s, ladies’ and blended pairs and junior’s titles; and in addition wheelchair, legends and display occasions. Preceding 1988 the competition had been played on grass courts, yet from that point forward two sorts of hardcourt surfaces have been utilized at Melbourne Park – green hued Rebound Ace up to 2007 and, a short time later, blue Plexicushion.

The Australian Open commonly has high attendances, equaling and sometimes surpassing the US Open. The competition holds the record for the most astounding participation at a Grand Slam event. It was the principal Grand Slam competition to include indoor play amid wet climate or extraordinary warmth with its three essential courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the restored Margaret Court Arena furnished with retractable rooftops.

Australian Open Tennis Facts

Founded 1905; 114 years ago
Editions 108 (2020)
Location Melbourne (since 1972)
Australia
Venue Melbourne Park (since 1988)
Surface Grass – outdoors (1905–87)
Hard – outdoors (since 1988)
Prize money A$62,500,000 (2019)

Men’s
Draw 128S / 128Q / 64D
Current champions Roger Federer (singles)
Oliver Marach
Mate Pavić (doubles)
Most singles titles 6
Roy Emerson
Novak Đoković
Roger Federer
Most doubles titles 10
Adrian Quist

Women’s
Draw 128S / 128Q / 64D
Current champions Caroline Wozniacki (singles)
Tímea Babos
Kristina Mladenovic (doubles)
Most singles titles 11
Margaret Court
Most doubles titles 12
Thelma Coyne Long

Mixed doubles
Draw 32
Current champions Gabriela Dabrowski
Mate Pavić
Most titles (male) 4
Harry Hopman
Colin Long
Most titles (female) 4
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Nell Hall Hopman
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Thelma Coyne Long

2020 Australian Open

The 2020 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament that is taking place at Melbourne Park, from 20 January to 2 February 2020. It is the 108th edition of the Australian Open, the 52nd in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year. The tournament consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Junior and wheelchair players compete in singles and doubles tournaments. As in previous years, the tournament’s main sponsor is Kia.

Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are the defending champions in Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles, respectively.

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

Date 20 January – 2 February
Edition 108th
52nd (Open Era)
Category Grand Slam
Prize money A$71,000,000
Surface Hard (GreenSet)
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Venue Melbourne Park
Current Champions
Men’s Singles
Novak Djokovic
Women’s Singles
Naomi Osaka
Men’s Doubles
Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut
Women’s Doubles
Samantha Stosur / Zhang Shuai
Mixed Doubles
Barbora Krejčíková / Rajeev Ram

Television coverage

From 1973 to 2018, the Seven Network filled in as the host telecaster of the Australian Open. In March 2018, it was reported that the Nine Network had obtained the rights to the competition starting in 2020, for a time of five years. The system later purchased the rights for the 2019 competition as well. The Open’s communicated rights are rewarding in the nation, as it happens close as far as possible of the Summer non-evaluations season — which gives its supporter chances to advance their up and coming programming lineup.

In Europe the competition is communicated on Eurosport. Different supporters in the area have incorporated the BBC in the United Kingdom, SRG in Switzerland, NOS in Netherlands and RTS in Serbia. In the United Kingdom, the BBC dropped its live inclusion of the 2016 competition only a month prior to the begin because of spending cuts, leaving Eurosport as the select live broadcaster.

Somewhere else, beIN Sports communicates it into the Middle East and Northern Africa, and SuperSport in Sub-Sahara Africa. In the United States, the competition is communicated on ESPN2, ESPN3 and the Tennis Channel.[28] The title matches are broadcast live on ESPN. While it is communicated on ESPN International in Central and Latin America. It is communicated on TSN in Canada.

In Asia-Pacific district, the competition is communicated on five telecom companies in China, including national supporter CCTV, commonplace systems Beijing TV, Shanghai TV and Guangdong TV and English dialect Star Sports, just as online on IQIYI Sports. Somewhere else in the locale, it is communicated in Japan by national telecaster NHK, and pay-TV organize WOWOW. In the Indian Sub-landmass, Sony Six has communicated since 2015 and, in whatever is left of Asia, it is communicated on Fox Sports Asia through 2021

Attendance

  • 2020: TBD
  • 2019: 796,435
  • 2018: 743,667
  • 2017: 728,763
  • 2016: 720,363
  • 2015: 703,899
  • 2014: 643,280
  • 2013: 684,457
  • 2012: 686,006
  • 2011: 651,127
  • 2010: 653,860
  • 2009: 603,160
  • 2008: 605,735
  • 2007: 554,858
  • 2006: 550,550
  • 2005: 543,873
  • 2004: 521,691
  • 2003: 512,225
  • 2002: 518,248
  • 2001: 543,834
  • 2000: 501,251
  • 1999: 473,296
  • 1998: 434,807
  • 1997: 391,504
  • 1996: 389,598
  • 1995: 311,678
  • 1994: 332,926
  • 1993: 322,074
  • 1992: 329,034
  • 1991: 305,048
  • 1990: 312,000
  • 1989: 289,023
  • 1988: 244,859
  • 1987: 140,089

Records

Record Open Era* Player(s) Count Years
Men since 1905
Winner of most
Men’s Singles titles
Before 1969: Roy Emerson 6 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967
After 1968: Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
7 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019
Winner of most
consecutive
Men’s Singles titles
Before 1969: Roy Emerson 5 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967
After 1968: Novak Djokovic 3 2011, 2012, 2013
Winner of most
Men’s Doubles titles
Before 1969: Adrian Quist 10 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950
After 1968: Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Winner of most
consecutive
Men’s Doubles titles
Before 1969: Adrian Quist 10 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950
After 1968: Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3 2009, 2010, 2011
Winner of most
Mixed Doubles titles –
Men
Before 1969: Harry Hopman
Colin Long
4 1930, 1936, 1937, 1939
1940, 1946, 1947, 1948
After 1968: Jim Pugh
Leander Paes
Daniel Nestor
3 1988, 1989, 1990
2003, 2010, 2015
2007, 2011, 2014
Winner of most
Championships (total:
singles, men’s doubles,
mixed doubles) – Men
Before 1969: Adrian Quist 13 1936–1950 (3 singles, 10 men’s doubles, 0 mixed doubles)
After 1968: Novak Djokovic 2008–2019 (7 men’s singles)
Women since 1922
Winner of most
Women’s Singles titles
In Total: Margaret Court 11 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973
Before 1969: Margaret Court 7 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
After 1968: Serena Williams 7 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017
Winner of most
consecutive
Women’s Singles titles
Before 1969: Margaret Court 7 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
After 1968: Margaret Court
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Steffi Graf
Monica Seles
Martina Hingis
3 1969, 1970, 1971
1974, 1975, 1976
1988, 1989, 1990
1991, 1992, 1993
1997, 1998, 1999
Winner of most
Women’s Doubles titles
Before 1969: Thelma Coyne Long 12 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1958
After 1968: Martina Navratilova 8 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989
Winner of most consecutive
Women’s Doubles titles
Before 1969: Thelma Coyne Long
Nancye Wynne Bolton
5 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940
After 1968: Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
7 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989
Winner of most
Mixed Doubles titles –
Women
Before 1969: Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Nell Hall Hopman
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Thelma Coyne Long
4 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929
1930, 1936, 1937, 1939
1940, 1946, 1947, 1948
1951, 1952, 1954, 1955
After 1968: Jana Novotná
Larisa Savchenko Neiland
Martina Hingis
2 1988, 1989
1994, 1996
2006, 2015
Winner of most
Championships (total:
singles, women’s doubles,
mixed doubles) – Women
Before 1969: Nancye Wynne Bolton 20 1936–1952 (6 singles, 10 women’s doubles, 4 mixed doubles)
After 1968: Martina Navratilova 12 1980–2003 (3 singles, 8 women’s doubles, 1 mixed doubles)
Miscellaneous
Youngest winner Men’s singles: Ken Rosewall 18 years and 2 months (1953)
Men’s doubles: Lew Hoad 18 years and 2 months (1953)
Women’s singles: Martina Hingis 16 years and 4 months (1997)
Women’s doubles: Mirjana Lučić 15 years and 10 months (1998)
Oldest winner Men’s singles: Ken Rosewall 37 years and 2 months (1972)
Men’s doubles: Norman Brookes 46 years and 2 months (1924)
Women’s singles: Thelma Coyne Long 35 years and 8 months (1954)
Women’s doubles: Thelma Coyne Long 37 years and 7 months (1956)
Mixed doubles (men): Horace Rice 52 years (1923)
Mixed doubles (women): Martina Navratilova 46 years and 3 months (2003)