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The 2017 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park between 16–29 January 2017. It was the 105th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments. As in previous years, the tournament's title sponsor was Kia.

2017 Australian Open
Australian Open Logo 2017.png
Date16–29 January
Edition105th
CategoryGrand Slam
Draw128S / 64D /
Prize moneyA$ 50,000,000
SurfaceHard (Plexicushion)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Attendance728,763
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Roger Federer
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
Finland Henri Kontinen / Australia John Peers
Women's Doubles
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Mixed Doubles
United States Abigail Spears / Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Boys' Singles
Hungary Zsombor Piros
Girls' Singles
Ukraine Marta Kostyuk
Boys' Doubles
Chinese Taipei Hsu Yu-hsiou / China Zhao Lingxi
Girls' Doubles
Canada Bianca Andreescu / United States Carson Branstine
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Argentina Gustavo Fernández
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Japan Yui Kamiji
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Belgium Joachim Gérard / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Jiske Griffioen / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United Kingdom Andrew Lapthorne / United States David Wagner
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Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber were the defending champions and both were unsuccessful in their title defence; they lost to Denis Istomin and Coco Vandeweghe in the second and fourth rounds, respectively. For the first time since the 2004 French Open, both No. 1 seeds lost before the quarterfinals, with both Andy Murray and Kerber defeated in the fourth round.

Roger Federer won his eighteenth men's singles Grand Slam title by defeating Rafael Nadal in a five-set final. It was his first major title since 2012 Wimbledon and a rematch of the 2009 Australian Open final, which Nadal won in five sets. Serena Williams overcame her sister Venus in the women's singles final, surpassing Steffi Graf to become the player with the most major wins in the women's game in the Open Era.

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TournamentEdit

 
Rod Laver Arena where the Finals of the Australian Open took place

The 2017 Australian Open was the 105th edition of the tournament and was held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2017 ATP World Tour and the 2017 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which are part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and 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 was played on hard courts and took place over a series of 25 courts, including the three main show courts: Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena.[1]

BroadcastEdit

In Australia, selected key matches were broadcast live by the Seven Network. The majority of matches was shown on the network's primary channel Channel Seven; however, during news programming nationwide and most night matches in Perth, coverage shifted to either 7Two or 7mate. Additionally, every match was also available to be streamed live through a free 7Tennis mobile app.[2]

Internationally, Eurosport held the rights for Europe, broadcasting matches on Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and the Eurosport Player.

Point and prize money distributionEdit

Point distributionEdit

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

Senior pointsEdit

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 moneyEdit

The Australian Open total prize money for 2017 was increased by 14% to a tournament record A$50,000,000.

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 1281 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles A$3,700,000 A$1,900,000 A$900,000 A$440,000 A$220,000 A$130,000 A$80,000 A$50,000 A$25,000 A$12,500 A$6,250
Doubles * A$650,000 A$325,000 A$160,500 A$80,000 A$40,000 A$23,000 A$14,800 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * A$150,500 A$75,500 A$37,500 A$18,750 A$9,000 A$4,500 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

1Qualifiers prize money was also the Round of 128 prize money.
*per team

Singles playersEdit

2017 Australian Open – Men's Singles
2017 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

Day 2Edit

  • Ivo Karlović came from two sets to love down to defeat Horacio Zeballos 6–7, 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 22–20. The 84 games which were played is the longest Australian Open match (by number of games played) since the introduction of tiebreaks in 1971. Time-wise, the match was the second-longest in Australian Open history, only behind the five-hour and 53-minute 2012 final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Karlovic also set a new Australian Open record, hitting 75 aces in the match.[3]

Day 4Edit

Day 6Edit

Day 7Edit

  • 50th ranked Mischa Zverev defeated men's No. 1 seed Andy Murray in four sets. The last time Murray fell to an opponent ranked outside the top 50 at a Grand Slam was to 51st-ranked Juan Ignacio Chela at the 2006 Australian Open. Murray is the first top seed to exit the Australian Open this early in the competition since Lleyton Hewitt lost at the same stage in 2003.[8] It marks the first time since 2002 that neither the Men's No. 1 nor the No. 2 seed has reached the Australian Open quarterfinals.[9]
  • Coco Vandeweghe defeated defending champion and women's No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber. The loss marked the first time in the Open era that both men's and women's No. 1 seeds have been knocked out of the Australian Open before the quarterfinals.[10]

Day 8Edit

Day 9Edit

Day 10Edit

Day 11Edit

Day 12Edit

  • Rafael Nadal also made the final, making it the ninth time he would meet Roger Federer in a grand slam final.
  • For the first time in the Open era, all four singles finalists were older than 30.[16]
  • All four singles finalists were former world No.1 and multiple Grand Slam champions.

Day 13Edit

  • After Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus Williams in straight sets, she set a new record by winning the tournament for the 7th time. Serena also reclaimed the No. 1 ranking and claimed her 23rd Grand Slam, surpassing Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 Grand Slams.[17]

Day 14Edit

  • Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in a five-set match, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 extending his record for the most Grand Slams won in men's singles to 18 and becoming the first man ever to win at least 5 times in 3 different Grand Slam tournaments each. Nadal was leading the fifth set after breaking Federer's service in the first game, but Federer mounted a comeback, breaking back and then going up another service break. The Swiss held on to win the set and match for his first Major victory over Nadal since the 2007 Wimbledon Championships. Federer, brought to tears when Nadal's challenge to a forehand winner on championship point was ruled unsuccessful, admitted after the match that he would have been "happy to lose" and said, "Tennis is a tough sport, there are no draws but if there was going to be one I would have been very happy to accept a draw tonight and share it with Rafa."[18] The 2017 Australian Open men singles final between Federer and Nadal was the most highly anticipated tennis match in not only the tournament's history but also all of Grand Slam and tennis history.[19][20]

ChampionsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

This was a rematch of the 2009 Australian Open final, which Rafael Nadal won to become the first (and to date, only) Spaniard to win the Australian Open title; as of 2018 it remains his only title at the tournament. The final saw the two holding service for six games of the first set, whilst during the seventh game was the pivotal break of serve giving Federer the opening set. Nadal quickly broke Federer's serve in the second set racing out to a lead that Federer could not overcome, giving him the second set and levelling the match at one set apiece. The third set was a rather lopsided affair seeing Nadal secure his service game only in the fourth game of the set. The fourth set started off competitively with the two holding serve, until Nadal broke in the fourth game of the set, a lead he would never surrender, evening the match at two sets apiece. The decisive fifth set commenced with a break of Federer's serve by Nadal, giving him a lead in the early going; however, Nadal's serve got broken during the sixth game of the set, levelling the match at two sets and three games apiece. Federer won the next three games breaking Nadal's service in the eighth game of the set to allow him to successfully serve out the match in the final ninth game. This was Roger Federer's 18th Grand Slam singles title, the most ever by a man in the history of tennis, and it was his fifth Australian Open title, just one shy of the record co-held by Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson. [21]Federer would go on to equal this record by defending his title successfully the next year.

Women's SinglesEdit

This was a rematch of the 2003 Australian Open final, where Serena Williams completed the first "Serena Slam" and her career Grand Slam, whilst Serena won five more Australian Open titles in the interim and her sister Venus had no other final appearances at the event. They each broke the others' serve twice to start the match with Venus finally holding serve in the fifth service game and her sister Serena holding her own serve in the subsequent game. The seventh game was the pivotal break of service that Serena Williams got on her sister Venus' serve, costing her the set just a mere three games later. During the second set, the two traded held service games for the first six games to start the set, whilst Venus started serving first. She would get broken again during the seventh game of the set, which eventually surrendered the match to sister Serena. This was Serena Williams' 23 Grand Slam singles title and seventh Australian Open title for her career, both being Open era records, whilst being one shy of Margaret Court's record of 24 in the history of tennis.[22]

Men's DoublesEdit

Women's DoublesEdit

Mixed DoublesEdit

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

Girls' SinglesEdit

Boys' DoublesEdit

Girls' DoublesEdit

Wheelchair eventsEdit

Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Quad SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Quad DoublesEdit

Singles seedsEdit

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seeding are arranged according to ATP and WTA rankings on 9 January 2017,[23][24] while ranking and points before are as of 16 January 2017.[25][26] The rankings afterwards comes from 30 January 2017.[27][28]

Men's singlesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Andy Murray 12,560 1,200 180 11,540 Fourth round lost to   Mischa Zverev
2 2   Novak Djokovic 11,780 2,000 45 9,825 Second round lost to   Denis Istomin [WC]
3 3   Milos Raonic 5,290 720 360 4,930 Quarter-finals lost to   Rafael Nadal [9]
4 4   Stan Wawrinka 5,155 180 720 5,695 Semi-finals lost to   Roger Federer [17]
5 5   Kei Nishikori 5,010 360 180 4,830 Fourth round lost to   Roger Federer [17]
6 6   Gaël Monfils 3,625 360 180 3,445 Fourth round lost to   Rafael Nadal [9]
7 7   Marin Čilić 3,605 90 45 3,560 Second round lost to   Daniel Evans
8 8   Dominic Thiem 3,415 90 180 3,505 Fourth round lost to   David Goffin [11]
9 9   Rafael Nadal 3,195 10 1,200 4,385 Runner-up, lost to   Roger Federer [17]
10 10   Tomáš Berdych 3,060 360 90 2,790 Third round lost to   Roger Federer [17]
11 11   David Goffin 2,750 180 360 2,930 Quarter-finals lost to   Grigor Dimitrov [15]
12 12   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,505 180 360 2,685 Quarter-finals lost to   Stan Wawrinka [4]
13 14   Roberto Bautista Agut 2,350 180 180 2,350 Fourth round lost to   Milos Raonic [3]
14 13   Nick Kyrgios 2,460 90 45 2,415 Second round lost to   Andreas Seppi
15 15   Grigor Dimitrov 2,135 90 720 2,765 Semi-finals lost to   Rafael Nadal [9]
16 16   Lucas Pouille 2,131 10 10 2,131 First round lost to   Alexander Bublik [Q]
17 17   Roger Federer 1,980 720 2,000 3,260 Champion, defeated   Rafael Nadal [9]
18 18   Richard Gasquet 1,885 0 90 1,975 Third round lost to   Grigor Dimitrov [15]
19 19   John Isner 1,850 180 45 1,715 Second round lost to   Mischa Zverev
20 21   Ivo Karlović 1,795 10 90 1,875 Third round lost to   David Goffin [11]
21 23   David Ferrer 1,740 360 90 1,470 Third round lost to   Roberto Bautista Agut [13]
22 22   Pablo Cuevas 1,780 45 10 1,745 First round lost to   Diego Schwartzman
23 20   Jack Sock 1,810 45 90 1,855 Third round lost to   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [12]
24 24   Alexander Zverev 1,655 10 90 1,735 Third round lost to   Rafael Nadal [9]
25 25   Gilles Simon 1,585 180 90 1,495 Third round lost to   Milos Raonic [3]
26 26   Albert Ramos Viñolas 1,435 45 10 1,400 First round lost to   Lukáš Lacko [Q]
27 27   Bernard Tomic 1,420 180 90 1,330 Third round lost to   Daniel Evans
28 29   Feliciano López 1,410 90 10 1,330 First round lost to   Fabio Fognini
29 35   Viktor Troicki 1,225 90 90 1,225 Third round lost to   Stan Wawrinka [4]
30 31   Pablo Carreño Busta 1,370 10 90 1,450 Third round lost to   Denis Istomin [WC]
31 32   Sam Querrey 1,355 10 90 1,435 Third round lost to   Andy Murray [1]
32 33   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,325 10 90 1,405 Third round lost to   Gaël Monfils [6]

Women's singlesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Angelique Kerber 8,875 2,000 240 7,115 Fourth round lost to   Coco Vandeweghe
2 2   Serena Williams 7,080 1,300 2,000 7,780 Champion, defeated   Venus Williams [13]
3 3   Agnieszka Radwańska 5,625 780 70 4,915 Second round lost to   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
4 4   Simona Halep 5,073 10 10 5,073 First round lost to   Shelby Rogers
5 5   Karolína Plíšková 4,970 130 430 5,270 Quarter-finals lost to   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
6 6   Dominika Cibulková 4,865 10 130 4,985 Third round lost to   Ekaterina Makarova [30]
7 7   Garbiñe Muguruza 4,420 130 430 4,720 Quarter-finals lost to   Coco Vandeweghe
8 10   Svetlana Kuznetsova 3,745 70 240 3,915 Fourth round lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [24]
9 9   Johanna Konta 4,055 780 430 3,705 Quarter-finals lost to   Serena Williams [2]
10 12   Carla Suárez Navarro 2,985 430 70 2,625 Second round lost to   Sorana Cîrstea
11 13   Elina Svitolina 2,895 70 130 2,955 Third round lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [24]
12 15   Timea Bacsinszky 2,347 70 130 2,407 Third round lost to   Daria Gavrilova [22]
13 17   Venus Williams 2,240 10 1,300 3,530 Runner-up, lost to   Serena Williams [2]
14 18   Elena Vesnina 2,229 2[29] 130 2,357 Third round lost to   Jennifer Brady [Q]
15 19   Roberta Vinci 2,210 130 10 2,090 First round lost to   Coco Vandeweghe
16 16   Barbora Strýcová 2,295 240 240 2,295 Fourth round lost to   Serena Williams [2]
17 20   Caroline Wozniacki 2,175 10 130 2,295 Third round lost to   Johanna Konta [9]
18 21   Samantha Stosur 2,016 10 10 2,016 First round lost to   Heather Watson
19 22   Kiki Bertens 1,956 10 10 1,956 First round lost to   Varvara Lepchenko
20 23   Zhang Shuai 1,885 470 70 1,485 Second round lost to   Alison Riske
21 24   Caroline Garcia 1,765 10 130 1,885 Third round lost to   Barbora Strýcová [16]
22 26   Daria Gavrilova 1,665 240 240 1,665 Fourth round lost to   Karolína Plíšková [5]
23 25   Daria Kasatkina 1,700 130 10 1,580 First round lost to   Peng Shuai
24 27   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1,620 10 430 2,040 Quarter-finals lost to   Venus Williams [13]
25 28   Tímea Babos 1,545 70 10 1,485 First round lost to   Nicole Gibbs
26 30   Laura Siegemund 1,502 130 10 1,382 First round lost to   Jelena Janković
27 29   Irina-Camelia Begu 1,502 10 70 1,562 Second round lost to   Kristýna Plíšková
28 43   Alizé Cornet 1,242 70 70 1,242 Second round lost to   Maria Sakkari
29 46   Monica Puig 1,215 130 70 1,155 Second round lost to   Mona Barthel [Q]
30 34   Ekaterina Makarova 1,377 240 240 1,377 Fourth round lost to   Johanna Konta [9]
31 31   Yulia Putintseva 1,450 130 70 1,390 Second round lost to   Jeļena Ostapenko
32 33   Anastasija Sevastova 1,425 110 130 1,445 Third round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza [7]

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
8   Madison Keys 4,137 240 3,897 Wrist injury[30]
11   Petra Kvitová 3,485 70 3,415 Off-court injury[31]
14   Victoria Azarenka 2,591 430 2,161 Maternity[32]

Doubles seedsEdit

Mixed doublesEdit

Team Rank1 Seed
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands   Mike Bryan 6 1
  Sania Mirza   Ivan Dodig 16 2
  Andrea Hlaváčková   Édouard Roger-Vasselin 26 3
  Chan Hao-ching   Max Mirnyi 33 4
  Chan Yung-jan   Łukasz Kubot 35 5
  Kateřina Siniaková   Bruno Soares 36 6
  Lucie Hradecká   Radek Štěpánek 46 7
  Barbora Krejčíková   Rajeev Ram 49 8
  • 1 Rankings are as of 9 January 2017.

Main draw wildcard entriesEdit

Main draw qualifier entriesEdit

Protected rankingEdit

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

WithdrawalsEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries and other reasons.

Before the tournament

RetirementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

Preceded by
2016 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2017 French Open