The Australian Open is the biggest yearly game in the Southern Hemisphere, held every year in the course of 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 goes before 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 likewise including wheelchair, legends and display events.
Introduction of Australian Open History
Initially known as the Australasian Championship, the competition was made 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 because of World War I and II separately.
The transition to Melbourne Park, and from grasscourt to green hardcourt in 1988, brought unimaginable outcomes as the participation bounced 90% right away. In 2007, the exterior was transformed to the current blue hardcourt.
The Australian Open Wonderful Moment has forever been held in January, however, because of a change in the Australian Open draw and the subsequent tournament in December, the event was held two times in 1977.
The Center Court and the primary arena at Melbourne Park are named after Rod Laver, 11-time Grand Slam champion, who is viewed as perhaps the best player of all time.
When is the Australian Open 2022?
The Australian Open 2022 will be played from January 17 to 30.
The women's singles final will be played on January 29, with the men's singles decider the next evening on January 30.
The wheelchair tennis games will be played from January 23 to 27
Most Successful List of Players at the Australian Open
Men's Players List
Andre Agassi: 4 titles (1995, 2000, 2001, 2003)
Ken Rosewall: 4 titles (1953, 1955, 1971, 1972)
Jack Crawford: 4 titles (1931, 1932, 1933, 1935)
Roy Emerson: 6 titles (1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967)
Roger Federer: 6 titles (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018)
Novak Djokovic: 9 titles (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Women’s Players List
Steffi Graf: 4 titles (1988, 1989, 1990, 1994)
Monica Seles: 4 titles (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996)
Daphne Akhurst: 5 titles (1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930)
Nancye Wynne Bolton: 6 titles ( 1937, 1940, 1946, 1947,1948, 1951)
Serena Williams: 7 titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)
Margaret Court: 11 titles (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973)
Pride Day on January 24
A novel addition to the Slam is the complete first AO Pride Day set to be praised on January 24, which has been portrayed by the competition's site as “a happy celebration of the different LGBTQ+ people group.” It'll incorporate the famous Rod Laver Arena being lit in rainbow tones around evening time, pride-themed entertainment via musicians Roller Derby and Drag Queens among different projects arranged.
Kia Arena to host the Finals
A new 5,000 seat Kia Arena at Melbourne Park will have the finals on January 30.
Men – Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Dominic Thiem
Ladies – Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova, Bianca Andreescu, Venus Williams, Jennifer Brady
Men – Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Matteo Berrettini, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas
Women – Ashleigh Barty, Paula Badosa, Naomi Osaka, Iga Swiatek, Elena Rybakina
Are There Spectator Tickets for the AO 2022?
Australian Open authorities were anticipating a full limit in all areas. However, the competition has since been covered at 50%.
The Victorian government made a somewhat late change to the limit because of the state's deteriorating COVID-19 circumstance.
All participants over the age of 12 years and two months should be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a substantial clinical exception.
Furthermore, observers are additionally needed to involve the public authority's registration application and wear a cover except if situated outside, eating or drinking.
Last year less than 390,000 individuals were permitted to go to Melbourne Park, which is about half the average attendance in recent years, because of COVID-19 limitations.
What is the Prize Money?
There is a sum of $75 million in prize money on offer at the current year's competition.
The individual victors of the women's and men's finals will leave with $4.4 million each, with the next in line acquiring $2.2 million.
The beaten semi-finalists will each gather $1.1 million checks, while the people who withdraw in the competition's first round will get $90,000 for their endeavors.
Where Would I be able to watch the Australian Open 2022?
You can watch the Australian Open on free-to-air TV on Channel Nine and on-request on their 9Now site and application.
Nine will offer live broadcast, and on-request streaming coverage of the Australian Open live across its different stages.
ABC will blog about the game and will also provide game coverage, news coverage and analysis.
ABC Sport will give live updates on the radio at the end of the week as a part of the Summer Grandstand program.