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Australian Open 2021

8 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021

The Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, held

annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Holding the record for the

highest attendance at a Grand Slam event in 2018, the Australian Open precedes the French

Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, featuring men’s and women’s singles, men’s, women’s

and mixed doubles, and juniors championships, while also including wheelchair, legends and exhibition events.

Australian Open History

Originally known as the Australasian championship, the tournament was created in 1905 and

played on the hardcourts at Melbourne park, in Melbourne, Australia. The event was not held

from 1916 to 1918 and 1941 to 1945 due to world war Ⅰ and Ⅱ. The move to Melbourne

park from grass court to blue grass court in 1988 brought incredible results as the attendance

jumped 90% immediately.

The Australian Open has always been held in January, but due to a shift in Australian Open

draw and the subsequent tournament in December 1977 was the only year when the event

was held twice in one calendar.

The central court and the main stadium at Melbourne park are named after Rod Laver,

eleven time Grand slam champion, who is regarded as one of the greatest player in the history of sports.


Australian Open 2021 Dates and Venue

The first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open 2021 is scheduled from January 18 to 31 at Melbourne park in Melbourne, Australia and it is the 109th edition of Australian Open.


Australian Open 2021 is the second edition of the tournament with GreenSet, a third type of hard surface from company GreenSet worldwide.


Australian Open 2021 Prize Money


EventWinnerFinalsSemi-FinalsQuarter-Finals
SinglesA$4,120,000A$2,065,000A$1,040,000A$525,000
DoublesA$760,000A$380,000A$200,000A$110,000
Mixed DoublesA$190,000A$100,000A$50,000A$24,000


Australian Open 2021 Points Distribution


EventWinnerFinalsSemi-FinalsQuarter-Finals
Men's Singles20001200720360
Men's Doubles20001200720360
Women's Singles20001300780430
Women's Doubles20001300780430


Australian Open 2020 Winners


Defending Champions


Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic

Women's Singles - Sofia Kenin

Men's Doubles - Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury

Women's Doubles - Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic

Mixed Doubles - Barbora Krejcikova and Nikola Mektic


Full list of Australian Open Winners


Top Players to watch out for in Australian Open 2021:


Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Women's Singles - Noami Osaka, Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova


Videos
It's difficult for people to understand the mistakes Daniil Medvedev made against Novak Djokovic: Coach Gilles Cervara

It's difficult for people to understand the mistakes Daniil Medvedev made against Novak Djokovic: Coach Gilles Cervara

Stefanos Tsitsipas jokes about why Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open, says "it was all because of the Greek food"

Stefanos Tsitsipas jokes about why Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open, says "it was all because of the Greek food"

"Don’t know if Novak Djokovic can read my mind" - Alexander Zverev on why the Serb is the best returner in the world

"Don’t know if Novak Djokovic can read my mind" - Alexander Zverev on why the Serb is the best returner in the world

"Sorry I wasn't there" - Novak Djokovic's coach Marian Vajda on missing the Serb's 18th Slam

"Sorry I wasn't there" - Novak Djokovic's coach Marian Vajda on missing the Serb's 18th Slam

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open final because he was 'the better player': Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open final because he was 'the better player': Daniil Medvedev

The new generation can achieve as much as Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic, claims Stefanos Tsitsipas

The new generation can achieve as much as Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic, claims Stefanos Tsitsipas

Goran Ivanisevic says media treatment of Novak Djokovic reminded him of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

Goran Ivanisevic says media treatment of Novak Djokovic reminded him of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

Slam tally shouldn't be the only factor in GOAT debate between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic: Sascha Bajin

Slam tally shouldn't be the only factor in GOAT debate between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic: Sascha Bajin

Novak Djokovic has become aware that before being a tennis player he is a human being, says Pepe Imaz

Novak Djokovic has become aware that before being a tennis player he is a human being, says Pepe Imaz

Naomi Osaka on her social work: "It will take everyone working together to enact change, not just athletes of color"

Naomi Osaka on her social work: "It will take everyone working together to enact change, not just athletes of color"

"This year I found Novak Djokovic the best he’s ever been, even though he was taking a lot of knocks from people" - Craig Tiley

"This year I found Novak Djokovic the best he’s ever been, even though he was taking a lot of knocks from people" - Craig Tiley

A month before Australian Open started, Naomi Osaka told her mother she was going to win it: Grandfather Tetsuo Osaka

A month before Australian Open started, Naomi Osaka told her mother she was going to win it: Grandfather Tetsuo Osaka

Novak Djokovic is in a league of his own, especially mentally: Patrik Kuhnen

Novak Djokovic is in a league of his own, especially mentally: Patrik Kuhnen

I see Naomi Osaka winning 11-12 Slams, she might even get close to Chris Evert at 18: Steve Flink

I see Naomi Osaka winning 11-12 Slams, she might even get close to Chris Evert at 18: Steve Flink

"Novak Djokovic has done it; I don't know how, but he has done it" - ATP physio on the Serb fighting through his muscle tear

"Novak Djokovic has done it; I don't know how, but he has done it" - ATP physio on the Serb fighting through his muscle tear

Naomi Osaka sends a special message to the people of Japan, expresses hope that her AO win brings them power and strength

Naomi Osaka sends a special message to the people of Japan, expresses hope that her AO win brings them power and strength

Don't know whether Dominic Thiem lost at AO due to legal dispute, but such things can affect athletes psychologically: Sports attorney

Don't know whether Dominic Thiem lost at AO due to legal dispute, but such things can affect athletes psychologically: Sports attorney

Novak Djokovic is not just the world's best tennis player, he is the world's best athlete: Father Srdjan Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is not just the world's best tennis player, he is the world's best athlete: Father Srdjan Djokovic

"Naomi Osaka is able to smell the big moment & go in for the kill, like Novak Djokovic" - Boris Becker

"Naomi Osaka is able to smell the big moment & go in for the kill, like Novak Djokovic" - Boris Becker

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Novak Djokovic reveals his favorite Disney character and more in fun interview with young fan

Novak Djokovic reveals his favorite Disney character and more in fun interview with young fan

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