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Australian Open 2022

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 2020, 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 respectively. 


The move to Melbourne Park, and from grasscourt to green hardcourt in 1988, brought incredible results as the attendance jumped 90% immediately. In 2007, the surface was changed to the current blue hardcourt. 


The Australian Open has always been held in January, but due to a shift in the Australian Open draw and the subsequent tournament in December, the event was held twice in 1977.


The Center Court and the main stadium at Melbourne Park are named after Rod Laver, 11-time Grand Slam champion, who is regarded as one of the greatest players ever.

 

Australian Open 2021 Dates and Venue


The first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open 2022 is scheduled from January 17 to 30 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. This is the 110th edition of the Australian Open.

 

Australian Open 2022 is the third edition of the tournament with GreenSet, a unique hardcourt surface from the company GreenSet Worldwide.

 

Australian Open 2021 Prize Money


EventWinnerFinalsSemifinalsQuarterfinals
Singles$3,200,000$1,600,000$794,700$433,590
Doubles$577,790$288,890$144,450$79,450
Mixed Doubles$135,993$71,575$35,788$17,178


Australian Open 2021 Points Distribution

 

EventWinnerFinalsSemifinalsQuarterfinals
Men’s Singles20001200720360
Men’s Doubles20001200720360
Women’s Singles20001300780430
Women’s Doubles20001300780430

 

Australian Open 2021 Winners

 

Defending Champions

 

Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic

Women's Singles - Naomi Osaka

Men's Doubles - Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek

Women's Doubles - Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka

Mixed Doubles - Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram

 

Full list of Australian Open Winners

 

Top players to watch out for in Australian Open 2022:

 

Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Andrey Rublev

Women's Singles - Noami Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Emma Raducanu, Garbine Muguruza, Iga Swiatek, and Simona Halep


Top players who are missing the Australian Open 2022:


Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori.

Women’s Singles: Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Bianca Andreescu.  



Videos
"Given what happened with Djokovic in Australia, this is a shockingly bad & hypocritical decision" - Piers Morgan reacts to Cricketer Tahlia McGrath playing CWG final despite being COVID-19 positive
"Given what happened with Djokovic in Australia, this is a shockingly bad & hypocritical decision" - Piers Morgan reacts to Cricketer Tahlia McGrath playing CWG final despite being COVID-19 positive

"Given what happened with Djokovic in Australia, this is a shockingly bad & hypocritical decision" - Piers Morgan reacts to Cricketer Tahlia McGrath playing CWG final despite being COVID-19 positive

"Djokovic was not allowed to play in Australian Open but when it came to one of their own, it was okay?" - Sports correspondent Karishma Singh on Tahlia McGrath playing Commonwealth Games with COVID
"Djokovic was not allowed to play in Australian Open but when it came to one of their own, it was okay?" - Sports correspondent Karishma Singh on Tahlia McGrath playing Commonwealth Games with COVID

"Djokovic was not allowed to play in Australian Open but when it came to one of their own, it was okay?" - Sports correspondent Karishma Singh on Tahlia McGrath playing Commonwealth Games with COVID

"Ohh, she looks so beautiful, long live the bride and the  groom, I hope they are happy" - Tennis fans to news of Ashleigh Barty's marriage 
"Ohh, she looks so beautiful, long live the bride and the  groom, I hope they are happy" - Tennis fans to news of Ashleigh Barty's marriage 

"Ohh, she looks so beautiful, long live the bride and the  groom, I hope they are happy" - Tennis fans to news of Ashleigh Barty's marriage 

Naomi Osaka's 'butterfly' picture at 2021 Australian Open wins Sports Photography of the Year award
Naomi Osaka's 'butterfly' picture at 2021 Australian Open wins Sports Photography of the Year award

Naomi Osaka's 'butterfly' picture at 2021 Australian Open wins Sports Photography of the Year award

"He is always welcome, many people in Australia like to watch him play"- Australian Open director Craig Tiley on Novak Djokovic
"He is always welcome, many people in Australia like to watch him play"- Australian Open director Craig Tiley on Novak Djokovic

"He is always welcome, many people in Australia like to watch him play"- Australian Open director Craig Tiley on Novak Djokovic

"Waiting to hear the outrage and the calls for Novak to be banned, suspect it won't be coming though" - Rafael Nadal fans react to Novak Djokovic's admission about using painkillers at Australian Open 2021
"Waiting to hear the outrage and the calls for Novak to be banned, suspect it won't be coming though" - Rafael Nadal fans react to Novak Djokovic's admission about using painkillers at Australian Open 2021

"Waiting to hear the outrage and the calls for Novak to be banned, suspect it won't be coming though" - Rafael Nadal fans react to Novak Djokovic's admission about using painkillers at Australian Open 2021

ATP to allow off-court coaching as trial for second half of 2022 season
ATP to allow off-court coaching as trial for second half of 2022 season

ATP to allow off-court coaching as trial for second half of 2022 season

Rafael Nadal always finds a solution at the most difficult moment of the match: Daniil Medvedev
Rafael Nadal always finds a solution at the most difficult moment of the match: Daniil Medvedev

Rafael Nadal always finds a solution at the most difficult moment of the match: Daniil Medvedev

"Turning point of 2022, and who knows, maybe in tennis history" - Alex Corretja on Rafael Nadal's comeback from two sets and 2-3, 0-40 down in 2022 Australian Open final
"Turning point of 2022, and who knows, maybe in tennis history" - Alex Corretja on Rafael Nadal's comeback from two sets and 2-3, 0-40 down in 2022 Australian Open final

"Turning point of 2022, and who knows, maybe in tennis history" - Alex Corretja on Rafael Nadal's comeback from two sets and 2-3, 0-40 down in 2022 Australian Open final

"I knew he wasn't doing great, but when he made it anyway, I was really happy for him" - Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal's Australian Open win
"I knew he wasn't doing great, but when he made it anyway, I was really happy for him" - Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal's Australian Open win

"I knew he wasn't doing great, but when he made it anyway, I was really happy for him" - Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal's Australian Open win

Why do Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic consider Rafael Nadal their greatest rival and not each other?
Why do Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic consider Rafael Nadal their greatest rival and not each other?

Why do Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic consider Rafael Nadal their greatest rival and not each other?

"King Richard had a perfect ending with Venus on the tennis court" - Serena Williams on her father's biopic
"King Richard had a perfect ending with Venus on the tennis court" - Serena Williams on her father's biopic

"King Richard had a perfect ending with Venus on the tennis court" - Serena Williams on her father's biopic

"Roger Federer is my idol - I cried with him when he lost to Rafael Nadal in the 2009 Australian Open final" - Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
"Roger Federer is my idol - I cried with him when he lost to Rafael Nadal in the 2009 Australian Open final" - Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

"Roger Federer is my idol - I cried with him when he lost to Rafael Nadal in the 2009 Australian Open final" - Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Mental health issues have been seen more often in women's tennis, like with Naomi Osaka andAshleigh Barty: Marcelo Rios
Mental health issues have been seen more often in women's tennis, like with Naomi Osaka andAshleigh Barty: Marcelo Rios

Mental health issues have been seen more often in women's tennis, like with Naomi Osaka andAshleigh Barty: Marcelo Rios

Patrick Mouratoglou highlights 3 changes Rafael Nadal has made to his game over the years, says Spaniard is more aggressive than ever before
Patrick Mouratoglou highlights 3 changes Rafael Nadal has made to his game over the years, says Spaniard is more aggressive than ever before

Patrick Mouratoglou highlights 3 changes Rafael Nadal has made to his game over the years, says Spaniard is more aggressive than ever before

"We’ll see how it all plays out" - Fernando Alonso says Alpine looking forward to F1 Australian GP after 'frustrating' race in Saudi Arabia
"We’ll see how it all plays out" - Fernando Alonso says Alpine looking forward to F1 Australian GP after 'frustrating' race in Saudi Arabia

"We’ll see how it all plays out" - Fernando Alonso says Alpine looking forward to F1 Australian GP after 'frustrating' race in Saudi Arabia

3 men's tennis players who missed tournaments due to vaccine mandates
3 men's tennis players who missed tournaments due to vaccine mandates

3 men's tennis players who missed tournaments due to vaccine mandates

Noval Djokovic will overtake Nadal in Slam race because he has more years in front of him, he could get to 25 if COVID doesn't stop him: Arthur Fery
Noval Djokovic will overtake Nadal in Slam race because he has more years in front of him, he could get to 25 if COVID doesn't stop him: Arthur Fery

Noval Djokovic will overtake Nadal in Slam race because he has more years in front of him, he could get to 25 if COVID doesn't stop him: Arthur Fery

Rafael Nadal's 3 biggest comebacks after injury breaks
Rafael Nadal's 3 biggest comebacks after injury breaks

Rafael Nadal's 3 biggest comebacks after injury breaks

Possible reason why Daniil Medvedev defeated Djokovic at US Open but fell short against Nadal at Australian Open: The importance of competition load
Possible reason why Daniil Medvedev defeated Djokovic at US Open but fell short against Nadal at Australian Open: The importance of competition load

Possible reason why Daniil Medvedev defeated Djokovic at US Open but fell short against Nadal at Australian Open: The importance of competition load

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