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After almost a fortnight of play at the Australian Open 2023, a women’s champion has been found, and the men’s final is just around the corner.
Friday night saw the men contest their semifinals, while the women took a break ahead of their final. Stefanos Tsitsipas continued to prove why he has been sitting at second favourite in the betting odds for the past week, defeating Karen Khachanov in four sets to make his second Grand Slam final. Novak Djokovic, on the other hand, continued his dominant run, producing a clinical if not entirely perfect performance to get past Tommy Paul in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1, 6-2. Last night, Elena Rybakina, the 22nd seed, and Arnya Sabalenka, the 5th seed, contested the women’s final. It was Sabalenka who had more steel, getting past her Kazakh opponent in three tight sets to win the Australian Open 2023.
Tonight, it is the match we’ve all been waiting for—Stefanos Tsitsipas v Novak Djokovic in the men’s Australian Open 2023 final. Find out how to catch all the action and more with this guide to the Australian Open 2023 schedule.
Day Fourteen Schedule and Order of Play
- 1 Day Fourteen Schedule and Order of Play
- 2 When is the Australian Open 2023?
- 3 Australian Open 2023 Dates – The Finals
- 4 2022 Australian Open Recap
- 5 2023 Australian Open Prize Money
- 6 Where Can You Watch the Australian Open?
- 7 Men’s Seeds
- 8 Women’s Seeds
- 9 Who Won’t Be At the 2023 Australian Open?
- 10 Who Is The Men’s Favourite?
- 11 Who Is The Women’s Favourite
- 12 What About The Brit Watch?
From this point of the Australian Open 2023 onwards, all of the singles matches will be played on the Rod Laver Arena. Here’s a run down of all the big matches occurring at there on day fourteen of the tournament:
Rod Laver Arena
Twilight session (4:00 GMT onwards)
Krejcikova/Siniakova v Aoyama/Shibahara (Women’s Doubles Final)
Night session (8:30 GMT onwards)
Stefanos Tsitsipas v Novak Djokovic (Men’s Singles Final)
When is the Australian Open 2023?
The first of the big Australian Open 2023 dates to note is January 16th. That’s when the First Round of action at the tournament starts. From that point on there will be almost two weeks of non-stop top-tier tennis action in the Australian Open 2023 schedule, right the way through to the Finals weekend. The qualification events for the 2023 Australian Open started on Monday, 9th.
Australian Open 2023 Dates – The Finals
When is Australian Open 2023? The first of the major Australian Open 2023 dates is the Women’s Singles Final. That is booked for Saturday, January 28th. The Men’s Singles Final will be the following day on Sunday, January 29th.
2022 Australian Open Recap
Rafael Nadal had a brilliant start to 2022 as he swept his way to a hard-fought Australian Open title. That was only the second title at Melbourne Park that the 14-time French Open winner has collected during his illustrious career.
Nadal took full advantage of being the top seed in a draw that didn’t include Novak Djokovic. It was Daniil Medvedev that the Spaniard faced in the 2022 Australian Open Final. A remarkable fight-back was produced by Nadal in the match, having fallen 2-0 down against the younger Russian.
The Women’s Final was a huge spectacle as it featured home talent, Ashleigh Barty. The Australian had reached at least the Quarter Finals of the previous three Australian Open tournaments.
But she went all the way in 2022 in defeating Danielle Collins in the Final. Barty thrilled the Melbourne Park crowds with a straight-set victory over the American for her second and what would prove to be the final Grand Slam title of her career. Barty retired from the game in March 2022.
2023 Australian Open Prize Money
There has been a rise of more than 3% in prize money at the Australian Open from the 2022 edition. The overall purse has been bumped up to A$76,500,000. The Australian Open pays the same prize money to Men and Women.
Some key prize money categories:
Singles Winner: A$2,975,000
Single Losing Finalist: A$1,625,000
Double Winner: A$695,000
Doubles Losing Finalists: A$370,000
Mixed Doubles Winners: A$157,750
Mixed Double Losing Finalists: A$89,450
Where Can You Watch the Australian Open?
Eurosport 1 and 2 have full coverage of the 2023 Australian Open for UK viewers. The entire Australian open 2023 schedule will be covered by the broadcaster.
A subscription to Discovery through Amazon Prime Video will also provide streaming options for the Grand Slam from the opening Australian Open 2023 date to the final.
1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
2. Casper Ruud (NOR)
3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
4. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
5. Andrey Rublev (N/A)
6. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
7. Daniil Medvedev (N/A)
8. Taylor Fritz (USA)
9. Holger Rune (DEN)
10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
1. Iga Swiatek (POL)
2. Ons Jabeur (TUN)
3. Jessica Pegula (USA)
4. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
5. Aryna Sabalenka (N/A)
6. Maria Sakkari (GRE)
7. Coco Gauff (USA)
8. Daria Kasatkina (N/A)
9. Veronika Kudermetova (N/A)
10. Madison Keys (USA)
Who Won’t Be At the 2023 Australian Open?
Inevitably injuries and withdrawals keep some players from attending the Grand Slam. Some notable names from the game won’t be putting in an appearance at Melbourne Park this year.
Roger Federer – The six-time Australian Open winner Roger Federer hung up his racquet professionally last year
Ashleigh Barty – The 2022 Champion retired from tennis last year
Naomi Osaka – The two-time Grand Slam champion has pulled out after going on a hiatus and recently announcing a pregnancy
Serena Williams – The 23-time major singles title winner has evolved away from the sport
Carlos Alcaraz – The men’s world number one is out with a hamstring injury
Simona Halep – A failed doping test last year keeps the Romanian out of Grand Slam action
Venus Williams – After being given a wildcard, the 42-year-old is out with an injury
Who Is The Men’s Favourite?
The return of Novak Djokovic following his visa ban last year has had a big impact on the 2023 Australian Open betting markets. The Serbian has been placed at the head of the outright winner market for this year’s edition.
That is understandable as his pedigree at Melbourne Park speaks for itself. The 9-time Australian Open winner is the front-runner once again at an odds-on 5/6 quote. He’ll make for prime-time viewing in the Australian Open 2023 schedule.
That’s massive favouritism for Djokovic over the reigning champion Rafael Nadal who is out in double figures at 10/1. Sandwiching the two giants of the game is last year’s runner-up Daniil Medvedev at 3/1.
Who Is The Women’s Favourite
The bookmakers also have a clear front-runner in the women’s draw at the 2023 Australian Open. That is World Number 1 Iga Swiatek, who is a 2/1 favourite to lift the women’s title. Swiatek was a losing semi-finalist in last year’s action at Melbourne Park. But she went on to lift the French Open and the US Open titles.
The only other player in single figures is Aryna Sabalenka. The heavy-hitter won the 2021 Doubles title at the Australian Open but hasn’t been beyond the Fourth Round in the singles. The Belarusian ended last year strongly, however, with a semi-final berth at the US Open.
What About The Brit Watch?
Day six of play at the Australian Open signified the end of the remaining British hopes in the tournament.
While in the women’s draw, Emma Raducanu was the only female Brit who made it past the first round, for the men there remained several prospects heading into the third round. Dan Evans and Cam Norrie were both seeded Brits who were playing good tennis, while Andy Murray had no seed next to his name, yet was putting together a fairy tale run of his own.
Unfortunately, all three of these British players lost their third round matches. Norrie lost 7-6(8), 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6 to Czech youngster Jiri Lehecka, Dan Evans was ousted in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 by Andrey Rublev, and Andy Murray lost a grueling four setter to Roberto Bautista Agut, 1-6, 7-6(7), 3-6, 4-6.
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