1573 Arena (formerly Show Court Two) was upgraded into a main show court. Read, Peter Bodo: What made the difference in Wang Qiang's third-round upset? Surging cases strain UAE's open for business COVID strategy. The Australian Open is returning with all the biggest names and tennis moments that make it an absolute must-see event - and you can be there to catch all the action! Watch Roger Federer's best shots during Australian Open 2020, before losing to Novak Djokovic in the semi-final. No. Read. Let our quiz help you pick a favorite. The tournament consists of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as the mixed doubles events. Read, Maine: The road to the women's final was filled with drama, intrigue and surprises for 21-year-old American Sofia Kenin and 26-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza. Dates: Jan. 20-Feb. 2 on the ESPN family of networks, Australian Open scoreboard | Men's schedule | Women's schedule, Men's singles bracket | Women's singles bracket | Draw analysis | Picks, Men's Grand Slam winners | Women's Grand Slam winners, Simon Cambers: With a willpower as strong as anyone to ever play tennis, the king of Melbourne Park escaped an upset bid from Dominic Thiem to win his 17th Grand Slam title. It was the 108th edition of the Australian Open, the 52nd in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slamof the year. 1 Ash Barty to win her home Grand Slam. So after bowing out in the semifinals, this has to be viewed as a missed opportunity. 11 seeds prevailed by ending the dream run of Aussie wild cards Max Purcell / Luke Saville 6-4, 6-2. [1] GreenSet was the third type of hard surface used for the Australian Open. Top 5 volleys from the Australian Open. Read, Peter Bodo: Sofia Kenin took advantage of Coco Gauff's unforced errors as the 15-year-old hit a wall after an emotional week in Melbourne. 1 Ashleigh Barty. Read, Cambers: Novak Djokovic's road to the men's final has been smooth, but Dominic Thiem faced some early challenges before hitting some excellent form in Week 2 in Melbourne. Weather and conditions have a big say in tennis, but just how big? Read, Howard Bryant: As the Australian Open is set to begin, there is something tone-deaf about the idea of playing tennis while a country burns. Read. Kenin became the first American woman, other than Serena Williams, to win the Australian Open women's singles title since Jennifer Capriati in 2002. Athletes are raising money for relief efforts, but it's not enough. Watch the match highlights from Sofia Kenin vs Garbiñe Muguruza in the Women's Final of Australian Open 2020. Dominic Thiem booked his place in his third Grand Slam championship final on Friday with a hard-fought win at the Australian Open.. Read. Please note: This schedule, order of play & format is provisional and is subject to … Novak Djokovic captured a record-extending eighth Australian Open title on Sunday to guarantee his return to No. January 21, 2021. [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]. Read, Maine: While many predicted an Australian Open final between Simon Halep and Ashleigh Barty, former American prodigy Sofia Kenin and resurgent Garbine Muguruza had other plans. 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. Read, Cambers: Defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic looks to be at the peak of his powers but has managed to fly under the radar so far in Melbourne. They'll meet in the Australian Open third round. Extended highlights from the men's final between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem at Australian Open 2020. 4 Daniil Medvedev, but the 34-year-old came to win in Melbourne. 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. After facing criticism over an open letter seeking to ease COVID-19 restrictions at the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic attempted to clarify his comments. The 2020 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park, from 20 January to 2 February 2020. Peroni signs on as Official Beer of the Australian Open Poised for a major breakthrough at AO 2021? Read, Jake Michaels: Some believe pledging to donate his winner's check to bushfire relief is helping semifinalist Alexander Zverev, 22, make a run at winning his first Grand Slam title. Simon Cambers: At the end of a crazy Friday at the Australian Open, Roger Federer proved yet again why he still wants to -- and can -- play great tennis at age 38 with an epic five-set comeback victory against John Millman. 00:04:50. Australian Open 2020 Men’s Singles Final, Dominic Thiem vs Novak Djokovic Highlights: Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in an epic four-hour final to win his 8th Australian Open Men’s Singles title at the Rod Laver Arena in … Read, Cambers: Caroline Wozniacki, the former world No. Australian Open Australian Open 2020 Men's Final: Winner, Score and Twitter Reaction Christopher Simpson @ @CJSimpsonBR. The bushfires that had burned large portions of Australia for months left a smoke haze over Melbourne on the first day of qualifying. [6], 1Qualifiers prize money was also the Round of 128 prize money. Read, Michaels: As hazardous smoke continues to blanket Melbourne, Australian Open officials are finding new ways to avoid answering how the Grand Slam will be affected. 1 Rafael Nadal was admittedly disappointed to lose to Dominic Thiem, but he was content knowing he played well on the night. This was the first edition of the Australian Open with GreenSet, a hard surface produced by GreenSet Worldwide. Main article: 2020 Australian Open Sofia Kenin won her first Grand Slam title, defeating Garbiñe Muguruza in the final, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Read, Matt Walsh: Roof open, roof closed. Sun, rain. The Australian Open total prize money for 2020 was increased by 13.6% to a tournament record A$71,000,000. 14 Diego Schwartzman in straight sets 6 … Caroline Wozniacki fights tears while reflecting on her career after she falls to Ons Jabeur in the third round of the Australian Open. New balls, old. PNP to UP community: Open your minds to realities around you. Read, Matt Walsh: Nick Kyrgios' bushfire relief pledge not only helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars but also helped him take the next step toward being one of the game's great players. Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut were the defending champions, but lost in … The 2020 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park, from 20 January to 2 February 2020. Rafael Nadal overcomes a four-set battle against Nick Kyrgios to advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals. 00:02:44. January 21, 2021. Sharapova bows out at Australian Open in final match of her career. Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury won the Men's Doubles tennis title at the 2020 Australian Open, defeating wildcards Max Purcell and Luke Saville in the final, 6–4, 6–2. 1 and was defeated in the semifinals by the 14th seed, but Ash Barty maintained her ever-positive outlook on life. Jake Michaels: Tennis legend John McEnroe says seeing and hearing about the devastating Australian bushfires moved him to pledge AU$1000 for every set Nick Kyrgios wins at the Australian Open. Read, FAQ: As smoke from nearby fires affects the air quality in Melbourne, what protocols do officials have in place to protect players, fans and staff? Simon Cambers: Nick Kyrgios' positive vibes and passionate play over the past week earned praise from fellow players, including Rafael Nadal, who ousted the Australian in the round of 16. The 2020 Australian Open has concluded in Melbourne, and we've got you covered with everything you need to know about Novak Djokovic 's … The 2020 Australian Open was the 108th edition of the tournament, held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. That day, the air over Melbourne was rated as the worst in the world. And why would they want to? Second-seeded Djokovic ousted No. Read, Patrick McEnroe: Djokovic win sets up 'historic year' in tennis (1:08), Australian Open 2020 analysis, scores, schedule, bracket, Djokovic: Aussie Open demands 'misconstrued', 2021 Australian Open: News, quarantine updates from Down Under, Victorian premier slams Margaret Court honour, Badosa tests positive for COVID at Aussie Open, Aus. Novak Djokovic gives his speech after beating Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final. Read, Cambers: Roger Federer saved seven match points in the fourth set of his quarterfinal match against American Tennys Sandgren for his second great escape in Melbourne. Some of the biggest stars share their thoughts. Read, Maine: American CiCi Bellis is pain free at the Australian Open after a long battle with injuries that threatened to end her young career. The fourth seed battled back from losing the first set, and saved two set points in the third set of a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(4) victory over first-time major semi-finalist, Alexander Zverev, the seventh seed from Germany, in three hours and 42 minutes on … The Serbian star fought back to beat fifth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 over three hours and 59 minutes in Sunday’s final for his 17th Grand Slam championship crown. As in previous years, the tournament's main sponsor was Kia. After years of injuries and growing pains, he's finding success in Melbourne. 00:01:56. 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