Year after year, the Australian Open is the first of four Grand Slam tournaments in world tennis. The winners in the men’s and women’s singles are awarded prize money of around 4.5 million Australian dollars, which corresponds to around 4.1 million euros. The AO will be played on several courts in Melbourne. The largest tennis stadium at the Australian Open is the Rod Laver Arena with 14,820 seats.
This is how the Australian Open went last year
In 2019 there was the final of two absolute tennis legends: However, Novak Djokovic gave Rafael Nadal no chance. Due to the surprisingly easy final success in the gigantic duel of Melbourne, the Serbian sole record winner with seven titles at the Australian Open. In the women’s competition, the Japanese Naomi Osaka won against the Czech Petra Kvitová with 7-6, 5-7 and 6-4. The 2 seeded Angelique Kerber was eliminated in the round of 16. Last year the tournament was accompanied by an enormous heat wave. And again, the climatic signs are anything but optimal. As a result of the devastating bush fires, Djokovic, defending champion and president of the players’ council, initially postponed the postponement of the Australian Open 2020. Now the organizers are considering staging the matches in the hall if the air pollution is too great.
Australian Open: What are the dates of the games?
The Australian Open 2020 will take place from January 20th to February 2nd. The games take place in Melbourne in the south of Australia, on the other side of the world. Due to the ten-hour time difference, the tennis games will mainly take place at night, in the morning and at noon (German time). The women’s final will take place on Saturday, February 1st at 9:30 a.m. (CET, 7:30 p.m. local time). The men’s final will be held on Sunday, February 2nd at 9:30 a.m. (CET, 7:30 p.m. local time) in the Rod Laver Arena.
Australian Open game schedule: who meets whom?
The appointment framework is in place, but we still have to wait for the encounters. Qualifying takes place before the start. By means of qualification, 16 other tennis players fill the field of participants of the Australian Open. Stars such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev are seeded of course. The two finalists of the previous year, Nadal and Djokovic, can also meet in the final in 2020 at the earliest.
Australian Open live on TV
The “Happy Slam”, as the Australian Open is also called, is available live on German free TV, as in previous years. Eurosport brings the a several number of games to you live and free. Via EurosportPlayer you can also follow the Australian Open 2020 live on your smartphone or on tablets. In addition, the streaming provider DAZN has the Eurosport signal in its offer.