2020 Australian Open

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.

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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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.

TournamentEdit

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

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 bushfiresEdit

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 playersEdit

Men's singles
Women's singles

EventsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Women's singlesEdit

Men's doublesEdit

Women's doublesEdit

Mixed doublesEdit

Wheelchair men's singlesEdit

Wheelchair women's singlesEdit

Wheelchair quad singlesEdit

Wheelchair men's doublesEdit

Wheelchair women's doublesEdit

Wheelchair quad doublesEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

Girls' singlesEdit

Boys' doublesEdit

Girls' doublesEdit

Point distribution and prize moneyEdit

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

Prize moneyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 linksEdit

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