Australian Open 2024: Fixtures, Format, Prize Money (In Indian Rupees), and Broadcast Details. The Australian Open is the first grand slam of the tennis season and it is the most brutal because of the scorching heat prevalent at that time. It is the only slam played in the Asia-Oceania region and many fans are following the event. Until the 2023 season, it was a traditional 14-day tournament but from 2024 the organisers have made a big change.
From the 2024 season, the Australian Open will be a 15-day tournament starting from Sunday. Read on to learn all the exciting news and stuff related to the Australian Open.
Venues of Australian Open 2024
Australian Open is played in the sporting capital of Australia i.e., Melbourne. Currently, there are 6 operational courts in the Australian Open and they are as follows:
- Rod Laver Arena
- John Cain Arena
- Margaret Court Arena
- Show Court Arena
- Show Court 2
- Show Court 3
Schedule of Australian Open 2024
Till the 2023 season, the Australian Open was a 14-day event starting on the third Monday of January. However, from the 2024 season, organizers have made a massive change in its scheduling. From the next season, it will be a 15-day event and it will start on 14th January with the finals scheduled for 28th January 2024.
Format of Australian Open 2024
It is a knock-out event i.e., if a player loses a match, he/she is out of the tournament. There are a total of seven rounds i.e., 1st round, 2nd round, 3rd round, 4th round, quarterfinals, semi-finals, and finals. The top 32 ranked players get the seeding as per their ranking. The draw and two halves i.e., top half and bottom half. The top seed gets placed in the first half and the second seed gets placed in the bottom half of the draw. The two undefeated players meet in the final and the winner of that match becomes the champion.
Where to Watch
|Africa||BeIN Sports and SuperSport|
|Asia Pacific and Oceania||Sky, CCTV, Channel 9, Stan Sport, Great Sports and Digicel|
|Central Asia||Eurosport and Sony Sports Network|
|Indian Subcontinent||Sony Sports Network|
|Europe||Eurosport and Servus TV|
|North America||ESPN and TSN|
|Middle East||Eurosport and BeIN Sport|
Australian Open 2023 Season Champions
Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic
Women’s Singles: Aryna Sabalenka
Men’s Doubles: Rinky Hijikta and Jason Kubler
Women’s Doubles: Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova
Mixed Doubles: Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos
Prize Money Australian Open 2024
|Segment||Winner||(INR)||Runner-up||(INR)||Semi-finalists||(INR)||Quarterfinalists||4th Round||3rd round||2nd Round||1st round|
|Singles||$2,975,000||15.7 cr||$1,625,000||8.6 cr||$925,000||4.9 cr||$555,250||$338,250||$227,925||$158,850||$106,250|
|Doubles||$695,000||3.68 cr||$370,000||1.96 cr||$210,000||1.11 cr||$116,500||$67,250||$46,500||$30,975||–|
|Mixed Doubles||$157,750||83 lakhs||$89,450||47.4 lakhs||$47,500||25 lakhs||$25,250||$12,650||$6,600||–||–|
All amounts are in Australian Dollars and Indian Rupees
Draw Release Date of Australian Open 2024
The Australian Open organizers haven’t yet announced the exact date for draws. However, going by convention the draws for the event happen on the last Thursday before the start of the tournament. The tentative draw release date for the Australian Open 2024 is 11th January 2024.