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2021 Australian Open

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Template:Infobox tennis event The 2021 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament that is currently taking place at Melbourne Park, from 8–21 February 2021.[1]

It is the 109th edition of the Australian Open, the 53rd in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year. It was originally scheduled for 18–31 January 2021, but was postponed by three weeks to February due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is part of the 2021 ATP Tour and the 2021 WTA Tour.

The tournament consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Wheelchair players will compete in singles and doubles tournaments. As in previous years, the tournament's main sponsor is Kia.

Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin are the defending champions in Men's Singles and Women's Singles, respectively.

Tournament[edit source | edit]

Rod Laver Arena where the Finals of the Australian Open will take place

The 2021 Australian Open is the 109th edition of the tournament, held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The tournament is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2021 ATP Tour and the 2021 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consists of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as the mixed doubles events. There are singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which are part of the Grade A category of tournaments. 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.

The tournament is played on hard courts and is taking place across a series of 25 courts, the four main show courts Rod Laver Arena, John Cain Arena (formerly Melbourne Arena), Margaret Court Arena and 1573 Arena.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic[edit source | edit]

On 17 December 2020, Tennis Australia announced this edition of Australian Open would be pushed by three weeks from the original 18 January 2021 start to 8 February, impacting players from Europe and the Americas with being picked up to a selected number of charter flights each to Melbourne. The Victoria State Government would allow a mandatory 14-day quarantine on players with COVID-19 safety precautions in place before the warm-up events start on 31 January and alternate tournaments being held in place the week before the tournament.[2]

For the first time in Grand Slam history, Qualifying matches were held outside the country due to Australia's quarantine restrictions. The men's and women's matches were held in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, respectively, from 10–13 January.[3][4] The 8 February start will give qualifiers and eight potential lucky losers have their time to travel to Australia and allow to quarantine upon arrival.[5]

On 30 January 2021, Victorian sports minister Martin Pakula announced that the number of spectators will be limited to 30,000 per day during most of the tournament, which is around 50 percent of normal spectator capacity. The last five days of the tournament will have up to 25,000 spectators per day.[6]

On 4 February 2021, all of the scheduled day's events leading up to the tournament, including the ATP Cup and warm-ups, had to be suspended after a 26-year-old man working at the hotel players were quarantining at tested positive for the virus. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews stated that the 8 February start would not be affected due to the schedule change. The day's events would have been as scheduled moved to 5 February, and as well with the draw ceremony of men's and women's singles draws.[7]

Singles players[edit source | edit]

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries[edit source | edit]

Day 1 (8 February)[edit source | edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Japan Naomi Osaka [3] Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–1, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round United States Serena Williams [10] Germany Laura Siegemund 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Template:Country data AUT Dominic Thiem [3] Template:Country data KAZ Mikhail Kukushkin 7–6(7–2), 6–2, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round Romania Simona Halep [2] Template:Country data AUS Lizette Cabrera [WC] 6–2, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Serbia Novak Djokovic [1] France Jérémy Chardy 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round United States Venus Williams Template:Country data BEL Kirsten Flipkens 7–5, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round United States Bernarda Pera Germany Angelique Kerber [23] 6–0, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round Germany Alexander Zverev [6] United States Marcos Giron 6–7(8–10), 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Template:Country data CZE Petra Kvitová [9] Template:Country data BEL Greet Minnen [Q] 6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round Canada Denis Shapovalov [11] Italy Jannik Sinner 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Matches on John Cain Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round Switzerland Stan Wawrinka [17] Portugal Pedro Sousa 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round Template:Country data AUS Ajla Tomljanović Japan Misaki Doi 6–1, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Canada Bianca Andreescu [8] Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu [LL] 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round Template:Country data AUS Nick Kyrgios Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva [Q] 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Matches on 1573 Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round Canada Milos Raonic [14] Argentina Federico Coria 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Poland Iga Świątek [15] Template:Country data NED Arantxa Rus 6–1, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round Template:Country data TUN Ons Jabeur [27] Germany Andrea Petkovic 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round Spain Pablo Carreño Busta [15] Japan Kei Nishikori 7–5, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match
Day matches began at 11 am, whilst Night matches began at 7 pm AEDT

Day 2 (9 February)[edit source | edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round
United States Sofia Kenin [4] vs. Template:Country data AUS Maddison Inglis [WC]
Women's Singles 1st Round
Template:Country data CZE Marie Bouzková vs. Template:Country data UKR Elina Svitolina [5]
Men's Singles 1st Round
Serbia Laslo Đere vs. Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
Women's Singles 1st Round
Template:Country data AUS Ashleigh Barty [1] vs. Template:Country data MNE Danka Kovinić
Men's Singles 1st Round
Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas [5] vs. France Gilles Simon
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [14] vs. Russia Margarita Gasparyan [LL]
Women's Singles 1st Round
Belarus Victoria Azarenka [12] vs. United States Jessica Pegula
Men's Singles 1st Round
Canada Vasek Pospisil vs. Russia Daniil Medvedev [4]
Men's Singles 1st Round
South Africa Kevin Anderson vs. Italy Matteo Berrettini [9]
Women's Singles 1st Round
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo vs. Template:Country data AUS Daria Gavrilova [WC]
Matches on John Cain Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round
Russia Andrey Rublev [7] vs. Germany Yannick Hanfmann
Women's Singles 1st Round
United States Coco Gauff vs. Switzerland Jil Teichmann
Men's Singles 1st Round
United States Tennys Sandgren vs. Template:Country data AUS Alex de Minaur [21]
Women's Singles 1st Round
Template:Country data AUS Destanee Aiava [WC] vs. Template:Country data AUS Samantha Stosur [WC]
Matches on 1573 Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round
Switzerland Belinda Bencic [11] vs. United States Lauren Davis
Men's Singles 1st Round
Moldova Radu Albot vs. Spain Roberto Bautista Agut [12]
Women's Singles 1st Round
Italy Jasmine Paolini vs. Template:Country data CZE Karolína Plíšková [6]
Men's Singles 1st Round
Norway Casper Ruud [24] vs. Template:Country data AUS Jordan Thompson
Women's Singles 1st Round
Serbia Olga Danilović [Q] vs. Croatia Petra Martić [16]
Coloured background indicates a night match
Day matches began at 11 am, whilst Night matches began at 7 pm AEDT

Singles seeds[edit source | edit]

The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on ATP and WTA rankings on 1 February 2021, while ranking and points before are as of 8 February 2021. Points after are as of 22 February 2021. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, an ATP player can count the best Australian Open result from 2020 and 2021 for his ranking.[8]

Men's singles[edit source | edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points won
in 2020
Points won
in 2021
Points
after
Status
1 1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 12,030 2,000 45 12,030 Second round vs. United States Frances Tiafoe
2 2 Spain Rafael Nadal 9,850 360 10 9,850 First round vs. Serbia Laslo Đere
3 3 Template:Country data AUT Dominic Thiem 9,125 1,200 45 9,125 Second round vs. Germany Dominik Koepfer
4 4 Russia Daniil Medvedev 8,695 180 10 8,695 First round vs. Canada Vasek Pospisil
5 6 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 5,940 90 10 5,940 First round vs. France Gilles Simon
6 7 Germany Alexander Zverev 5,615 720 45 5,615 Second round vs. United States Maxime Cressy [Q]
7 8 Russia Andrey Rublev 4,429 180 10 4,429 First round vs. Germany Yannick Hanfmann
8 9 Argentina Diego Schwartzman 3,455 180 45 3,455 Second round vs. France Alexandre Müller [LL]
9 10 Italy Matteo Berrettini 3,345 45 10 3,345 First round vs. South Africa Kevin Anderson
10 11 France Gaël Monfils 2,860 180 10 2,860 First round lost to Template:Country data FIN Emil Ruusuvuori
11 12 Canada Denis Shapovalov 2,830 10 45 2,865 Second round vs. Template:Country data AUS Bernard Tomic [Q]
12 13 Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 2,710 90 10 2,710 First round vs. Moldova Radu Albot
13 14 Template:Country data BEL David Goffin 2,600 90 10 2,600 First round vs. Template:Country data AUS Alexei Popyrin [WC]
14 15 Canada Milos Raonic 2,630 360 45 2,630 Second round vs. France Corentin Moutet
15 16 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 2,585 90 45 2,585 Second round vs. Template:Country data CZE Jiří Veselý
16 17 Italy Fabio Fognini 2,535 180 10 2,535 First round vs. France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
17 18 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 2,365 360 45 2,365 Second round vs. Template:Country data HUN Márton Fucsovics
18 19 Template:Country data BUL Grigor Dimitrov 2,260 45 45 2,260 Second round vs. Template:Country data AUS Alex Bolt [WC]
19 20 Russia Karen Khachanov 2,290 90 10 2,290 First round vs. Template:Country data AUS Aleksandar Vukic [WC]
20 21 Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime 2,346 10 45 2,381 Second round vs. Template:Country data AUS James Duckworth
21 23 Template:Country data AUS Alex de Minaur 2,065 10 2,075 First round vs. United States Tennys Sandgren
22 25 Croatia Borna Ćorić 1,855 10 10 1,855 First round vs. Argentina Guido Pella
23 26 Serbia Dušan Lajović 1,785 90 45 1,785 Second round vs. Template:Country data KAZ Alexander Bublik
24 27 Norway Casper Ruud 1,739 10 10 1,739 First round vs. Template:Country data AUS Jordan Thompson
25 28 France Benoît Paire 1,738 45 10 1,738 First round lost to Belarus Egor Gerasimov
26 29 Poland Hubert Hurkacz 1,735 45 10 1,735 First round vs. Template:Country data SWE Mikael Ymer
27 30 United States Taylor Fritz 1,695 90 45 1,695 Second round vs. United States Reilly Opelka
28 31 Serbia Filip Krajinović 1,673 45 10 1,673 First round vs. Template:Country data NED Robin Haase [LL]
29 32 France Ugo Humbert 1,671 10 45 1,706 Second round vs. Template:Country data AUS Nick Kyrgios
30 33 United Kingdom Dan Evans 1,794 45 10 1,794 First round vs. United Kingdom Cameron Norrie
31 34 Italy Lorenzo Sonego 1,588 10 10 1,588 First round vs. United States Sam Querrey
32 35 France Adrian Mannarino 1,561 10 45 1,596 Second round vs. Serbia Miomir Kecmanović

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points 2020 Points after Withdrawal reason
5  Switzerland  Roger Federer 6,630 720 6,630 Personal reasons[9]
22 Template:Country data CHI Cristian Garín 2,180 45 2,180 Wrist injury
24 United States John Isner 1,850 45 1,850 Personal reasons[10]
  • Rankings are as of 18 January 2021.

Women's singles[edit source | edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points won
in 2020
Points won
in 2021
Points
after
Status
1 1 Template:Country data AUS Ashleigh Barty 9,186 780 10 9,186 First round vs. Template:Country data MNE Danka Kovinić
2 2 Romania Simona Halep 7,255 780 70 7,255 Second round vs. Template:Country data AUS Ajla Tomljanović
3 3 Japan Naomi Osaka 5,965 130 70 5,965 Second round vs. France Caroline Garcia
4 4 United States Sofia Kenin 5,760 2,000 10 5,760 First round vs. Template:Country data AUS Maddison Inglis [WC]
5 5 Template:Country data UKR Elina Svitolina 5,260 130 10 5,260 First round vs. Template:Country data CZE Marie Bouzková
6 6 Template:Country data CZE Karolína Plíšková 5,205 130 10 5,205 First round vs. Italy Jasmine Paolini
7 7 Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 4,580 10 70 4,640 Second round vs. Russia Daria Kasatkina
8 9 Canada Bianca Andreescu 4,555 70 4,625 Second round vs. Template:Country data TPE Hsieh Su-wei
9 8 Template:Country data CZE Petra Kvitová 4,571 430 70 4,571 Second round vs. Romania Sorana Cîrstea
10 11 United States Serena Williams 4,265 130 70 4,265 Second round vs. Serbia Nina Stojanović
11 12 Switzerland Belinda Bencic 4,010 130 10 4,010 First round vs. United States Lauren Davis
12 13 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 3,525 10 3,535 First round vs. United States Jessica Pegula
13 15 United Kingdom Johanna Konta 3,206 10 10 3,206 First round vs. Template:Country data SLO Kaja Juvan [Q]
14 14 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 3,320 1,300 10 3,320 First round vs. Russia Margarita Gasparyan [LL]
15 17 Poland Iga Świątek 3,015 240 70 3,015 Second round vs. Italy Camila Giorgi
16 19 Croatia Petra Martić 2,850 70 10 2,850 First round vs. Serbia Olga Danilović [Q]
17 21 Template:Country data KAZ Elena Rybakina 2,718 130 70 2,718 Second round vs. France Fiona Ferro
18 16 Template:Country data BEL Elise Mertens 3,060 240 10 3,060 First round vs. Canada Leylah Annie Fernandez
19 20 Template:Country data CZE Markéta Vondroušová 2,722 10 70 2,782 Second round vs. Canada Rebecca Marino [Q]
20 23 Greece Maria Sakkari 2,570 240 10 2,570 First round vs. France Kristina Mladenovic
21 22 Template:Country data EST Anett Kontaveit 2,575 430 10 2,575 First round vs. Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
22 24 United States Jennifer Brady 2,475 10 10 2,475 First round vs. Spain Aliona Bolsova
23 25 Germany Angelique Kerber 2,370 240 10 2,370 First round lost to United States Bernarda Pera
24 26 United States Alison Riske 2,256 240 10 2,256 First round lost to Russia Anastasia Potapova
25 27 Template:Country data CZE Karolína Muchová 2,135 70 10 2,135 First round vs. Template:Country data LAT Jeļena Ostapenko
26 28 Template:Country data KAZ Yulia Putintseva 2,015 130 10 2,015 First round vs. United States Sloane Stephens
27 30 Template:Country data TUN Ons Jabeur 1,915 430 70 1,915 Second round vs. Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová [LL]
28 33 Croatia Donna Vekić 1,880 130 10 1,880 First round vs. China Wang Yafan
29 32 Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova 1,900 130 10 1,900 First round vs. Italy Martina Trevisan
30 34 China Wang Qiang 1,735 240 10 1,735 First round lost to Italy Sara Errani [Q]
31 35 China Zhang Shuai 1,693 130 10 1,693 First round vs. United States Ann Li
32 36 Russia Veronika Kudermetova 1,680 10 70 1,740 Second round vs. Russia Varvara Gracheva

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points 2020 Points after Withdrawal reason
10 Template:Country data NED Kiki Bertens 4,505 240 4,505 Foot injury
18 United States Madison Keys 2,962 130 2,962 Tested positive for coronavirus[11]
29 Template:Country data UKR Dayana Yastremska 1,925 70 1,925 Suspension by the ITF[12]
31 United States Amanda Anisimova 1,905 10 1,905 Tested positive for coronavirus[13]
  • Rankings are as of 18 January 2021.

Doubles seeds[edit source | edit]

Mixed doubles[edit source | edit]

Seed Rank Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
  • Rankings are as of 8 February 2021.

Events[edit source | edit]

Men's Singles[edit source | edit]

Women's Singles[edit source | edit]

Men's Doubles[edit source | edit]

Women's Doubles[edit source | edit]

Mixed Doubles[edit source | edit]

Boys' Singles[edit source | edit]

Girls' Singles[edit source | edit]

Boys' Doubles[edit source | edit]

Girls' Doubles[edit source | edit]

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit source | edit]

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit source | edit]

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit source | edit]

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit source | edit]

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit source | edit]

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit source | edit]


Point distribution and prize money[edit source | edit]

Point distribution[edit source | edit]

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points offered for each event.

Senior points[edit source | edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's Singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize money[edit source | edit]

The Australian Open total prize money for 2021 will be increased by 12.7% to a tournament record A$80,000,000.

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 1281 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles A$2,750,000 A$1,500,000 A$850,000 A$525,000 A$320,000 A$215,000 A$150,000 A$100,000 A$52,500 A$35,000 A$25,000
Doubles * A$600,000 A$340,000 A$200,000 A$110,000 A$65,000 A$45,000 A$30,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * A$150,000 A$85,000 A$45,000 A$24,000 A$12,000 A$6,250 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

1Qualifiers prize money was also the Round of 128 prize money.
*per team

Notes[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "ATP Announces Updated Start To 2021 Calendar". ATP Tour. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  2. "Australian Open pushed back three weeks into February". Reuters. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  3. "Doha to host Australian Open 2021 men's qualifying". ausopen.com. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. "Dubai to host Australian Open 2021 women's qualifying". ausopen.com. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  5. "Australian Open confirmed to start on February 8". ABC. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  6. "Australian Open to allow up to 30,000 fans a day at Melbourne Park". Sky Sports. 30 January 2021. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  7. "Australia Open warm-up events cancelled for Thursday after COVID-19 case". Firstpost. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  8. "FedEx ATP Rankings COVID-19 Adjustments FAQ". ATP Tour. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  9. "Roger Federer's Australian Open withdrawal due to family not injury - Tennis Australia official". Eurosport. 7 January 2021.
  10. "Isner Will Not Play Australian Open: 'It Wasn't An Easy Decision'". ATP Tour. 12 January 2021.
  11. "Madison Keys on Twitter". Twitter. 14 January 2021. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  12. "Dayana Yastremska". International Tennis Federation Anti-Doping. 7 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  13. "Anisimova tests positive for COVID-19 - report". Reuters. 8 January 2021. Retrieved 14 January 2021.

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