The 2023 Australian Open has arrived.
Following a spate of high-profile withdrawals together with the likes of males’s world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, Australia’s prime girls’s hope Ajla Tomljanovic, Naomi Osaka, Paula Badosa and Venus Williams, the draw is wanting considerably thinner than earlier years.
Nevertheless there’s nonetheless loads of star energy to get us by two weeks of motion at Melbourne Park.
Right here’s all the things it’s worthwhile to know in regards to the first grand slam of 2023.
When is the Australian Open on?
The 2023 Australian Open begins on January 16, ending with the boys’s closing on Sunday January 29. Play for the primary 4 rounds begins at 10am.
— Males’s and ladies’s singles draw — Thursday January 12
— Spherical 1 — January 16-17
— Spherical 2 — January 18-19
— Spherical 3 — January 20-21
— Spherical 4 — January 22-23
— Quarterfinals — January 24-25
— Girls’s Semi-finals — January 26
— Males’s Semi-finals — January 27
— Girls’s singles closing — January 28
— Males’s singles closing — January 29
Methods to watch the 2023 Australian Open
The 2023 Australian Open is unique to Channel 9 and might be streamed throughout its owned platforms together with the 9 Community on free-to-air TV, 9Now and Stan Sport.
Streaming followers will be capable to watch all matches reside and free on the 9Now app and, like Stan, permit followers to look at any match on any courtroom.
Who’re the defending champions?
Rafael Nadal grew to become the primary man to 21 grand slam singles titles after he downed Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a 5 and a half-hour thriller.
The ladies’s draw is huge open after Ash Barty’s retirement from the game. She famously defeated American Danielle Collins 6-3 7-6.
2023 Australian Open Prizemoney
The 2023 Australian Open has a report excessive pool of $76.5 million with the winner getting $2.975m for his or her troubles.
The runner up may have lots to drown their sorrows with a $1.625m purse, whereas semi-finalist will get $925,000.
Quarterfinalists – $555,250, fourth spherical – $338,250, third spherical — $227,925, second spherical $158,850, first spherical – $106,250.
Males’s and ladies’s doubles winners will take dwelling $695,000, whereas runners up will nab $370,000.
Odds (as of Wednesday January 11)
Betr has Novak Djokovic ($1.90) and Iga Swiatek ($3) as the recent favourites to win the 2023 Australian Open.
However when you’re eager to comply with the Aussies, Nick Kyrgios is the shortest odds at $12, behind solely Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev ($6.50) and alongside Rafael Nadal ($12).
In any other case Ajla Tomljanovic ($61) is the shortest of the Aussies, whereas Alex de Minaur is $101.