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What is the 2020 Australian Open?

The 2020 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament that will be the 108th edition of the tournament and 52nd in the Open Era. It will be played in January 2020.

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Australian Open History 

First held in 1905 as the Australasian Championships, the Australian Open was play on grass courts until 1988 when the tournament switched to hard courts. The tournament has been staged in five Australian and two New Zealand cities before permanently moving to Melbourne in 1972 because it attracted the biggest crowds.

Roy Emerson won six men’s titles at the Australian Open in the amateur era with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer winning six each in the professional era. Margaret Smith Court played across both eras in the women’s tournament, winning seven Australian Open titles in the amateur era and four in the professional era. Serena Williams is the most successful women’s player in the professional era with seven titles.

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Australia's Roy Emerson and Rod Laver combined to win nine Australian Open titles between 1960 & 1969 (Getty Images)

The first major tournament of the tennis season begins with the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne. The first Grand Slam of the year is one of the biggest sporting events in the southern hemisphere, with 743,667 attending the event in 2018. 

The tournament features men's and women's singles, men's, women's and mixed doubles and junior's championships, alongside wheelchair, legends and exhibition events. Find out everything you need to know about the 2020 Australian Open including the lastest odds, predicitons and betting tips.

What is the 2020 Australian Open Prize Money?

There was a 10% increase in prize money for the 2019 Australian Open, climbing from $55 million in 2018 to $60.5 million in 2019 with the men's and women's winners set to receive more than $4 million each. The prize money for the 2020 Australian Open will increase once again with the exact figures yet to be released.

Where is the 2020 Australian Open being played?

Melbourne Park has hosted the tournament since 1988 with its three primary courts being thhe Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and the Margaret Court Arena. They are equipped with retractable roofs, with the Australian Open being the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play during tough weather conditions.

What surface is the 2020 Australian Open played on?

The Australian Open was originally played on grass until 1988 when it switched to hard courts. The green coloured Rebound Ace surface was used until 2007 before it was replaced in 2008 by the current playing surface, the blue hard court known as Plexicushion.

When does the 2020 Australian Open start?

The 2020 Australian Open will take place in January with the mens singles final concluding the tournament in late January. Check out the match schedule to make sure you don't miss a minute of the action. 

Who has won the most Australian Open titles?

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in the 2019 Australian Open final for a record seventh title. Djokovic overtook Roy Emerson and Roger Federer who have won six each. Djokovic won in 2015, 2016 and 2019 with Federer winning in 2017 and 2018.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic won in 2019, becoming the most successful men's player in Australian Open history with seven titles (Getty Images)

Margaret Court holds the record for most Australian Open Womens Singles titles with 11. Serena Williams has won seven titles with Australian Nancye Wynne Bolton winnins six between 1937 and 1951. 

Who won the 2019 Australian Opens?

Novak Djokovic won a record seventh Australian Open title in 2019 and third successive Grand Slam after a comfortable victory over Rafael Nadal in Melbourne. The Serbian was rarely troubled with the 6-3 6-2 6-3 win the biggest victory in a Grand Slam final against Nadal.

Naomi Osaka won her second straight Grand Slam after defeating Czech Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4 in the 2018 Australian Open women's final. The 21-year-old confirmed her status as the best player in the world, becoming the WTA world No. 1 after being ranked 72 a year earlier. Osaka became the youngest world number one since Caroline Wozniacki reached the top in 2010.

Who are the favourites to win the 2020 Australian Open?

Novak Djokovic leads the way in the early betting markets ahead of 2019 runner-up Rafael Nadal and 2018 champion Roger Federer. Djokovic beat Nadal in the 2019 Australian Open final for a record seventh title and the World #1 deserves strong favouritism. 

Rising German star Alexander Zverev is being given respect from bookmakers and 20-year-old Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas is listed at 21.00. Tsitsipas made it all the way to the 2019 Australian Open semi-finals before a straight sets defeat against Nadal and will be a player to keep na eye on. 

Next on the list is Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro, Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios, Karen Khachanov, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, Borna Coric and Dominic Thiem.

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Japan's Naomi Osaka won her 2nd straight Grand Slam at the 2019 Australian Open (Getty Images)

In the women’s draw Serena Williams is slightly ahead of 2019 Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka. Osaka became the World #1 and could dominate the women's game for years to come. 

Beaten 2019 finalist Petra Kvitova is next best in the betting market followed by Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens. Elina Svitolina, Aryna Sabalenka, Karolina Pliskova, Garbine Muguruza, Ashleigh Barty, Madison Keys, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Kiki Bertens and Victoria Azarenka all have an outside chance of winning the tournament.

What are the latest odds for the 2020 Australian Open?

Novak Djokovic dominates the betting odds for the men's tournament ahead of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Serena Williams is favoured in the women's draw ahead of Naomi Osaka. There is plenty of value in the women's draw with a number of players in with a chance of lifting the trophy.

Who were the recent Australian Open Men's Winners and Runners-up?


2019Novak DjokovicSerbiaRafael NadalSpain
2018Roger Federer SwitzerlandMarin Cilic Croatia
2017Roger Federer
Rafael NadalSpain
2016Novak Djokovic
Andy MurrayGreat Britain
2015Novak DjokovicSerbia
Andy Murray
Great Britain
2014Stan Wawrinka
Rafael NadalSpain
2013Novak DjokovicSerbiaAndy Murray
Great Britain
2012Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal
2011Novak DjokovicSerbia
Andy Murray
Great Britain
2010Roger Federer
SwitzerlandAndy Murray
Great Britain
2009Rafael NadalSpain
Roger Federer

Who were the recent Australian Open Women's Winners and Runners-up?


2019Naomi OsakaJapanPetra KvitovaCzech Republic
2018Caroline Wozniacki DenmarkSimona Halep Romania
2017Serena Williams
United States
Venus WilliamsUnited States
2016Angelique Kerber
Serena Williams
United States
2015Serena WIlliamsUnited States
Maria SharapovaRussia
2014Li NaChinaDominika CibulkovaSlovakia
2013Victoria Azarenka
Li NaChina
2012Victoria Azarenka
Maria SharapovaRussia
2011Kim ClijstersBelgiumLi NaChina
2010Serena Williams
United States
Justine Henin
2009Serena WilliamsUnited States
Dinara SafinaRussia

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