2020 is here, and we are all looking forward to the first Grand Slam tournament of this calendar year, and both men and women’s title is on the line, so the battle for supremacy will soon begin. Some of the toughest champions will be taking part in the tournament, so expect the competition to be no less than a top-class event.
Novak Djokovic will be putting his title on the line as he will be given his best to retain his Australian Open title for the seventh time. According to reports, he is one of the most favorite players to win the tournament. However, it won’t be wise to take the Spanish legend, Rafael Nadal, as he will try to snatch the title and create history by winning the Grand Slam for the 21st time in his career. Naomi Osaka will be defending her title as well at the upcoming tournament. Serena Williams is the best bet of many to win the women’s tournament. However, Naomi Osaka is expected to give a very tough competition.
The qualifying rounds have already started but are affected because of the Australian bush fires. Players have been extremely concerned with their health as the air quality deteriorates, and it is predicted that the current conditions will have a major impact on the tournament.
According to the latest updates, the tournament’s main matches will begin on 20th January, and it will conclude by crowning the winner on 2nd February. The day session will be available at 12:00 am GMT while, evening sessions will be available at 8 AM GMT.
As of now, the qualifying matches are yet to be concluded, so the final draw for the tournament will take place on 16th January.
Australian Open 2020: Complete Schedule and timings
The complete schedule for the Australian Open is:
1st round: 20th January and January 21
2nd round: January 22 and January 23
3rd round: January 24 and January 25
4th round: January 26 and January 27
Quarter-finals: January 28 and January 29
Women’s semi-finals: January 30
Men’s semi-finals: January 30 and January 31
Women’s final: February 1
Men’s final: February 2
Australian Open 2020: Where to Watch?
You can watch the tournament live on Eurosport by subscribing to it for a monthly fee of £6.99 or a yearly fee of £39.99.