2020 Australian Open

2020 edition of the Australia Open tennis championships

Tennis tournament
2020 Australian Open
Date20 January – 2 February
Edition108th
Open Era (52nd)
CategoryGrand Slam
Draw128 singles players, 64 doubles pairs and 32 mixed doubles pairs
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
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
Boys' singles
France Harold Mayot
Girls' singles
Andorra Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva
Boys' doubles
Romania Nicholas David Ionel / Switzerland Leandro Riedi
Girls' doubles
Philippines Alex Eala / Indonesia Priska Madelyn Nugroho
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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

Rod Laver Arena, seen here in 2020, is the tournament's centre court and location of the finals.

The 2020 Australian Open was the 108th edition of the tournament, 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

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.[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]

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.[4]

Singles players

Men's singles
Men's singles players
Champion Runner-up
Serbia Novak Djokovic [2] Austria Dominic Thiem [5]
Semifinals out
Germany Alexander Zverev [7] Switzerland Roger Federer [3]
Quarterfinals out
Spain Rafael Nadal [1] Switzerland Stan Wawrinka [15] United States Tennys Sandgren Canada Milos Raonic [32]
4th round out
Australia Nick Kyrgios [23] France Gaël Monfils [10] Russia Daniil Medvedev [4] Russia Andrey Rublev [17]
Italy Fabio Fognini [12] Hungary Márton Fucsovics Croatia Marin Čilić Argentina Diego Schwartzman [14]
3rd round out
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta [27] Russia Karen Khachanov [16] Latvia Ernests Gulbis (Q) United States Taylor Fritz [29]
Australia Alexei Popyrin United States John Isner [19] Belgium David Goffin [11] Spain Fernando Verdasco
United States Sam Querrey Argentina Guido Pella [22] United States Tommy Paul Australia John Millman
Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas [6] Spain Roberto Bautista Agut [9] Serbia Dušan Lajović [24] Japan Yoshihito Nishioka
2nd round out
Argentina Federico Delbonis Germany Peter Gojowczyk (Q) France Gilles Simon Sweden Mikael Ymer
Croatia Ivo Karlović Slovenia Aljaž Bedene South Africa Kevin Anderson Australia Alex Bolt (WC)
Spain Pedro Martínez (Q) Spain Jaume Munar Chile Alejandro Tabilo (Q) Italy Andreas Seppi
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert Japan Yūichi Sugita Georgia (country) Nikoloz Basilashvili [26] Belarus Egor Gerasimov
Italy Matteo Berrettini [8] Lithuania Ričardas Berankis France Grégoire Barrère Australia Jordan Thompson
Italy Jannik Sinner Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov [18] Poland Hubert Hurkacz [31] Serbia Filip Krajinović
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber Chile Cristian Garín France Benoît Paire [21] United States Michael Mmoh (WC)
Spain Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Australia Marc Polmans (WC) United Kingdom Dan Evans [30] Japan Tatsuma Ito (WC)
1st round out
Bolivia Hugo Dellien Portugal João Sousa United States Christopher Eubanks (Q) Slovakia Jozef Kovalík (LL)
Italy Lorenzo Sonego Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama Spain Mario Vilella Martínez (Q)
Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun (PR) Canada Vasek Pospisil (PR) Australia James Duckworth Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime [20]
Netherlands Tallon Griekspoor (Q) Belarus Ilya Ivashka (Q) Spain Albert Ramos Viñolas France Adrian Mannarino
United States Frances Tiafoe Germany Dominik Koepfer France Hugo Gaston (WC) France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [28]
Brazil Thiago Monteiro Colombia Daniel Elahi Galán (Q) Serbia Miomir Kecmanović Bosnia and Herzegovina Damir Džumhur
France Jérémy Chardy United Kingdom Cameron Norrie France Elliot Benchetrit (Q) Australia Christopher O'Connell (WC)
South Korea Kwon Soon-woo Russia Evgeny Donskoy (LL) Norway Casper Ruud Italy Marco Cecchinato
Australia Andrew Harris (WC) Argentina Marco Trungelliti (Q) Spain Roberto Carballés Baena Croatia Borna Ćorić [25]
Australia John-Patrick Smith (WC) Egypt Mohamed Safwat (Q) Kazakhstan Alexander Bublik United States Reilly Opelka
Canada Denis Shapovalov [13] Australia Max Purcell (Q) Argentina Leonardo Mayer Argentina Juan Ignacio Londero
Austria Dennis Novak (Q) France Ugo Humbert France Quentin Halys (Q) United States Steve Johnson
Italy Salvatore Caruso United States Marcos Giron Italy Stefano Travaglia Italy Lorenzo Giustino (LL)
Germany Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (PR) France Corentin Moutet Spain Pablo Andújar Spain Feliciano López
South Africa Lloyd Harris Slovakia Norbert Gombos (Q) Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin United Kingdom Kyle Edmund
United States Mackenzie McDonald (PR) Serbia Laslo Đere India Prajnesh Gunneswaran (LL) Germany Jan-Lennard Struff
Women's singles
Women's singles players
Champion Runner-up
United States Sofia Kenin [14] Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Semifinals out
Australia Ashleigh Barty [1] Romania Simona Halep [4]
Quarterfinals out
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [7] Tunisia Ons Jabeur Estonia Anett Kontaveit [28] Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [30]
4th round out
United States Alison Riske [18] Greece Maria Sakkari [22] United States Coco Gauff China Wang Qiang [27]
Poland Iga Świątek Belgium Elise Mertens [16] Netherlands Kiki Bertens [9] Germany Angelique Kerber [17]
3rd round out
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina [29] Germany Julia Görges United States Madison Keys [10] Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova [25]
Japan Naomi Osaka [3] China Zhang Shuai Denmark Caroline Wozniacki United States Serena Williams [8]
Switzerland Belinda Bencic [6] Croatia Donna Vekić [19] United States Catherine Bellis (PR) Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Ukraine Elina Svitolina [5] Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas Italy Camila Giorgi Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [2]
2nd round out
Slovenia Polona Hercog Belgium Greet Minnen (Q) China Zhu Lin Croatia Petra Martić [13]
Netherlands Arantxa Rus Japan Nao Hibino (Q) Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková (Q) Spain Paula Badosa
China Zheng Saisai Romania Sorana Cîrstea United States Caty McNally (Q) United States Ann Li (Q)
France Caroline Garcia Ukraine Dayana Yastremska [23] France Fiona Ferro Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo France Alizé Cornet Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
United Kingdom Heather Watson Czech Republic Karolína Muchová [20] United States Danielle Collins [26] United Kingdom Harriet Dart (Q)
United States Lauren Davis Australia Ajla Tomljanović Russia Anna Blinkova Australia Arina Rodionova (WC)
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Australia Priscilla Hon (WC) United States Taylor Townsend Germany Laura Siegemund
1st round out
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko Sweden Rebecca Peterson Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich United States Bernarda Pera
China Wang Yafan Switzerland Viktorija Golubic Slovakia Viktória Kužmová United States Christina McHale
Russia Daria Kasatkina Poland Magda Linette China Peng Shuai Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Switzerland Jil Teichmann Estonia Kaia Kanepi Sweden Johanna Larsson (Q) Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková Russia Anna Kalinskaya (Q) United States Venus Williams Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová [32]
United States Sloane Stephens [24] Australia Samantha Stosur Australia Lizette Cabrera (WC) Italy Martina Trevisan (Q)
United Kingdom Johanna Konta [12] United States Madison Brengle United States Kristie Ahn Slovenia Kaja Juvan (Q)
France Pauline Parmentier (WC) Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck South Korea Han Na-lae (WC) Russia Anastasia Potapova
Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (PR) Russia Liudmila Samsonova (Q) Russia Veronika Kudermetova Australia Astra Sharma (WC)
Russia Maria Sharapova (WC) Romania Monica Niculescu (Q) Hungary Tímea Babos Belarus Aryna Sabalenka [11]
Montenegro Danka Kovinić Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková Germany Tatjana Maria Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Russia Vitalia Diatchenko Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei Japan Misaki Doi United States Jennifer Brady
United Kingdom Katie Boulter (PR) Canada Leylah Annie Fernandez (Q) United States Shelby Rogers (Q) Latvia Anastasija Sevastova [31]
United States Amanda Anisimova [21] Italy Jasmine Paolini Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko (PR) Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová [15] Germany Antonia Lottner (Q) Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova Italy Elisabetta Cocciaretto (Q)
Serbia Nina Stojanović United States Jessica Pegula United States CoCo Vandeweghe (WC) France Kristina Mladenovic

Events

Men's singles

Women's singles

Men's doubles

Women's doubles

Mixed doubles

Wheelchair men's singles

Wheelchair women's singles

Wheelchair quad singles

Wheelchair men's doubles

Wheelchair women's doubles

Wheelchair quad doubles

Boys' singles

Girls' singles

Boys' doubles

Girls' doubles

Point distribution and prize money

Point distribution

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points offered for each event.

Senior points

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
Women's singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's doubles 10

Wheelchair points

Event W F SF/3rd QF/4th
Singles 800 500 375 100
Doubles 800 500 100
Quad singles 800 500 100
Quad doubles 800 100


Junior points

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Q Q3
Boys' singles 375 270 180 120 75 30 25 20
Girls' singles
Boys' doubles 270 180 120 75 45
Girls' doubles

Prize money

The Australian Open total prize money for 2020 was increased by 13.6% to a tournament record A$71,000,000.[7]

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
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.
*per team

References

  1. ^ "GREENSET WORLDWIDE NEW OFFICIAL COURT SURFACE SUPPLIER". tennis.com.au. 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Stars step out to Rally for Relief". ausopen.com. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem to win 17th Grand Slam". BBC Sport. 2 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Sofia Kenin battles back to beat Garbiñe Muguruza in Australian Open final". Guardian. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Record $71 million in prize money for Australian Open 2020". Australian Open.

External links

  • Australian Open official website
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