2020 Australian Open
|2020 Australian Open|
|Date||20 January – 2 February|
Open Era (52nd)
|Draw||128 singles players, 64 doubles pairs and 32 mixed doubles pairs|
|Location||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury|
|Tímea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic|
|Barbora Krejčíková / Nikola Mektić|
|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|
|Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva|
|Nicholas David Ionel / Leandro Riedi|
|Alex Eala / Priska Madelyn Nugroho|
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. That day, the air over Melbourne 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.
The tournament held a Rally for Relief similar to the one of 2011 before the tournament to raise money to stop the bushfires. Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff, Petra Kvitová, Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev all played a doubles format match with Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki as team captains. Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios later played a one set singles match where Federer prevailed.
Wheelchair men's singles
- Shingo Kunieda def. Gordon Reid, 6–4, 6–4
Wheelchair women's singles
Wheelchair quad singles
Wheelchair men's doubles
Wheelchair women's doubles
Wheelchair quad doubles
Point distribution and prize money
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||—||—||—||—||—|
1Qualifiers prize money was also the Round of 128 prize money.
- ^ "GREENSET WORLDWIDE NEW OFFICIAL COURT SURFACE SUPPLIER". tennis.com.au. 26 July 2019.
- ^ Press, Australian Associated (14 January 2020). "Melbourne's air quality 'worst in the world' as bushfires continue to burn across Victoria". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
- ^ Hytner, Mike; Howcroft, Jonathan (14 January 2020). "Smoke plays havoc with tennis as Australian Open qualifier suffers coughing fit". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
- ^ "Stars step out to Rally for Relief". ausopen.com. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- ^ "Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem to win 17th Grand Slam". BBC Sport. 2 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
- ^ "Sofia Kenin battles back to beat Garbiñe Muguruza in Australian Open final". Guardian. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
- ^ "Record $71 million in prize money for Australian Open 2020". Australian Open.
- Australian Open official website
|Preceded by |
2019 US Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by|
2020 US Open
2020 Wimbledon cancelled
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