On January 16, 2023, the ATP Australian Open Tennis will begin in Melbourne, Australia. The defending men’s champion will be Rafael Nadal. Iga Swiatek, the world’s top-ranked woman vying for the women’s crown now that Ashleigh Barty, the 2022 winner announced her retirement.
As players had an off-season to heal from injury difficulties, the first Grand Slam of the new season frequently draws the most crowds. However, the well-known athletes who won’t be in Melbourne in January, such as Carlos Alcaraz, the male world No. 1, are still working to reach their peak performance.
Australian Open Tennis 2023 Schedule
The matches of the Australian Open are always super awaited because it is the first grand slam of the year. The Australian Open is taking place when? See the tentative itinerary below for match dates and times so you can choose the events you want to attend for the 2023 Australian Open.
It is beginning on January 16 in Melbourne, the Australian Open of 2023. In the women’s competition, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek vied for the championship after Ashleigh Barty, the winner in 2022 announced her retirement. Rafael Nadal will be the defending men’s champion.
The top-ranked male player in the world, Carlos Alcaraz, Naomi Osaka, a two-time victor, and Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, won’t be in Melbourne in January. Here is the list of the matches starting from January.
|1||16 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s 1st Round|
|2||16 Jan-2023||7:00 pm||Men’s and Women’s 1st Round|
|3||17 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s 1st Round|
|4||17 Jan-2023||7:00 pm||Men’s and Women’s 1st Round|
|5||18 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s 2nd Round|
|6||18 Jan-2023||7:00 pm||Men’s and Women’s 2nd Round|
|7||19 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s 2nd Round|
|8||19 Jan-2023||7:00 pm||Men’s and Women’s 2nd Round|
|9||20 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s 3rd Round|
|10||20 Jan-2023||7:00 pm||Men’s and Women’s 3rd Round|
|11||21 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s 3rd Round|
|12||21 Jan-2023||7:00 pm||Men’s and Women’s 3rd Round|
|13||22 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s 4th Round|
|14||22 Jan-2023||7:00 pm||Men’s and Women’s 4th Round|
|15||23 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s 4th Round|
|16||23 Jan-2023||7:00 pm||Men’s and Women’s 4th Round|
|17||24 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals|
|18||24 Jan-2023||7:00 pm||Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals|
|19||25 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals|
|20||25 Jan-2023||7:30 pm||Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals|
|21||26 Jan-2023||11:00 am||Women’s Semifinals|
|22||26 Jan-2023||7:30 pm||Men’s Semifinals|
|23||27 Jan-2023||3:00 pm||Mixed Doubles Semi/ Women’s Double Finals/ Men’s Singles Semifinals|
|24||28 Jan-2023||4:00 pm||Women’s Singles Final/ Men’s Double Final|
|25||29 Jan-2023||4:00 pm||Mixed Doubles Final/ Men’s Singles Final|
Here now we’ll look into the list of players taking part and those who are missing this championship.
1: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic, a nine-time winner, is back at the Australian Open. After a 10-day visa problem culminated with his deportation from the nation, Djokovic did not compete last year. He will start as the favorite because he hasn’t dropped a match at the Grand Slam since 2018.
He is beginning his competition preparation at Adelaide International, where the crowd has welcomed him with open arms. Djokovic expressed his expectation of a cordial welcome at Melbourne Park.
2: Rafael Nadal
To defend his Australian Open championship, Rafael Nadal is back. For the first time since 2009, Nadal won the opening Grand Slam of the year. He defeated Daniil Medvedev in a dramatic 2022 final. He hadn’t played for five months owing to an injury. Now in the 2023 Australian Open, he will play the championship.
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After making a late-season comeback in 2022, Nadal dropped three straight sets before defeating Casper Ruud at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.
He has not had a strong run of form down under thus far, which has proven.
3: Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz will not compete in his debut current Grand Slam. The ATP’s youngest-ever No. 1 withdraws from the Australian Open due to a leg ailment. He sustained during preseason training and missed the Nitto ATP Finals at the end of the 2022 season, an abdominal injury. Alcaraz posted on social media, “It’s hard, but I have to remain positive, get better, and look ahead.” See you at the Australian Open in 2024.
4: Naomi Osaka
Some of Naomi Osaka’s most notable victories occurred at the Australian Open. She has won the competition twice (in 2019 and 2021), and Melbourne was the last win. But Osaka’s form has declined after that victory.
She only played 25 matches and win 14 of them, and she was hardly a vintage 2022 player. She only participated in 11 tournaments in all. Tennis great Martina Navratilova said to the WTA in December “She only needs to play.”
You should compete in at least five tournaments for each major; that’s a fair ratio, and for me, it’s around ten. You should go out and do it; you can’t persuade yourself into victory. Osaka won’t compete at the Australian Open in 2023. She will undoubtedly miss the Grand Slam, and it is unclear when she will return to the tour.
5: Venus Williams
Venus Williams won’t be competing in her 22nd Australian Open. Williams finished second at the Grand Slam twice recently 2017. She is scheduled to make a comeback before an injury prevented it. Williams, 42, was hurt in an ASB Classic warm-up game in Auckland.
6: Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu twisted her ankle at the ASB Classic with hopes of competing at the 2023 Australian Open in jeopardy. With her injury, she hopes to play in the year’s first Grand Slam tournament.
She said, “I’m trying every single day best to make improvements, taking things day by day. The No. 1 player from Great Britain retired from her match against Viktoria Kuzmova and left the court in tears. As the defending US Open champion, Raducanu made her debut in Melbourne last year but lost in 2nd round.
7: Nick Kyrgios
An injury forced Nick Kyrgios to withdraw from the United Cup. The top-ranked male singles player in Australia is Kyrgios, who also won the Australian Open doubles championship in 2022. He allegedly suffered from an ankle ailment that he sustained in December at an exhibition event in Dubai. Before the Australian Open, he was scheduled to compete in the Adelaide International 2, but he pulled out of the tournament. On January 13, he will play with Djokovic in the “Arena Showdown,” a charity match on Rod Laver Arena.
8: Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty, the reigning Australian Open women’s champion, won’t be back on the court. Shortly after winning in Melbourne in 2022, Barty shocked everyone as she announced her retirement. The former world No. 1 claimed to be “content” and that she has no plans to leave retirement.
9: Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils is innovative to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2022, but he won’t play this year. Due to an injury, he participates in eight tournaments last season. He stated that 2023 is a “year of transition.” He works to regain his previous fitness in time for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Additionally, he intends to enter the French Open using his protected ranking.
10: Sofia Kenin
Sofia Kenin unexpectedly won the Australian Open in 2020, but after then, her performance declined. After losing time due to injury, she is currently rated No. 149 in the world and had a 5-8 win-loss record in 2022. She will compete in the 2023 Australian Open using her protected ranking.
There will be no printed tickets; all Australian Open 2023 tickets purchased through Ticketmaster.com.au. All are digital and accessed through the Ticketmaster App or Ticketmaster.com.au on a mobile browser.
The ticket fee for the Australian women’s singles final is AUD 299, while the price for the Australian men’s singles final is AUD 1499.
The minimum price (AUD) for an adult on Day 1 is shown for all ticket levels. The price may change, and it usually goes up for matches in the later stages of tournaments.