The Australian Open continues at Melbourne Park on Tuesday with Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek the favourites to win the opening grand slam of the tennis season.
Djokovic is again on the Australian Open following his dramatic deportation fom the nation 12 months in the past, and is now wanting so as to add a record-extending tenth title in Melbourne in addition to a record-equalling twenty second grand slam title total.
Meanwhile, Swiatek will goal to proceed following within the footsteps of final season’s Australian Open champion Ash Barty. Swiatek changed Barty as world No 1 after her sudden retirement final season and went on to win the French Open and US Open titles, with the Australian Open subsequent on the listing.
Rafael Nadal is the defending males’s champion after his gorgeous victory over Daniil Medvedev in final yr’s epic last. Jack Draper was hobbled by cramp as he fell to a four-set loss in opposition to the defending champion within the first spherical, whereas Emma Raducanu put harm worries behind her with victory over Tamara Korpatsch, establishing a conflict with Coco Gauff.
Here’s every thing you have to know through the Australian Open:
How to observe the Australian Open 2023
You can watch the Australian Open reside on Eurosport within the UK. The motion will likely be broadcast on Eurosport’s TV channels, or followers can tune into Discovery+ to stream the event, the place an Entertainment & Sport move is on the market for both £6.99/month or £59.99/yr.
Meanwhile, ESPN has the rights within the US.
Australian Open 2023 event schedule
Monday 16 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – first spherical
Tuesday 17 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – first spherical
Wendesday 18 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – second spherical
Thursday 19 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – second spherical
Friday 20 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – third spherical
Saturday 21 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – third spherical
Sunday 22 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – fourth spherical
Monday 23 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – fourth spherical
Tuesday 24 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – quarter-finals
Wednesday 25 January: Men’s singles, girls’s singles – quarter-finals
Thursday 26 January: Women’s singles – semi-finals
Friday 27 January: Men’s singles – semi-finals
Saturday 28 January: Women’s singles last
Sunday 29 January: Men’s singles last
Order of play – Tuesday 17 January
(All occasions native, +11 hours from GMT)
Rod Laver Arena
12:00: (5) Aryna Sabalenka (Blr) v Eva Martincova (Cze), Katherine Sebov (Can) v (4) Caroline Garcia (Fra), (13) Matteo Berrettini (Ita) v Andy Murray (Gbr), Tamara Zidansek (Slo) v (2) Ons Jabeur (Tun), Roberto Carballes Baena (Spa) v (4) Novak Djokovic (Ser)
Margaret Court Arena
12:00: Garbine Muguruza (Spa) v (26) Elise Mertens (Bel), Xiyu Wang (Chn) v (30) Karolina Pliskova (Cze), Tomas Machac (Cze) v (2) Casper Ruud (Nor), Viktoriya Tomova (Bul) v (12) Belinda Bencic (Swi), Yu Hsiou Hsu (Tpe) v (22) Alex De Minaur (Aus)
John Cain Arena
12:00: (5) Andrey Rublev (Rus) v Dominic Thiem (Aut), (8) Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) v Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo), Maryna Zanevska (Bel) v (9) Veronika Kudermetova (Rus)
12:00: (27) Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) v Aslan Karatsev (Rus), (16) Anett Kontaveit (Est) v Julia Grabher (Aut), Jasmine Paolini (Ita) v (18) Ludmilla Samsonova (Rus), Juan Pablo Varillas (Per) v (12) Alexander Zverev (Ger)
12:00: (31) Kaia Kanepi (Est) v Kimberly Birrell (Aus), Filip Krajinovic (Ser) v (9) Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (Den), Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus) v Fabio Fognini (Ita), (8) Daria Kasatkina (Rus) v Varvara Gracheva (Rus)
12:00: Leylah Annie Fernandez (Can) v Alize Cornet (Fra), Jeffrey John Wolf (USA) v Jordan Thompson (Aus), Chun Hsin Tseng (Tpe) v Alexei Popyrin (Aus), (14) Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra) v Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (Spa)
12:00: Arianne Hartono (Ned) v Shelby Rogers (USA), Katie Volynets (USA) v Evgeniya Rodina (Rus), Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) v Tommy Paul (USA), Richard Gasquet (Fra) v Ugo Humbert (Fra)
12:00: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) v Camila Giorgi (Ita), Nicolas Jarry (Chi) v (26) Miomir Kecmanovic (Ser), Christopher O’Connell (Aus) v Jenson Brooksby (USA), Alison Riske-Amritraj (USA) v Marketa Vondrousova (Cze)
12:00: Facundo Bagnis (Arg) v (25) Daniel Evans (Gbr), Max Purcell (Aus) v Emil Ruusuvuori (Fin), Lucrezia Stefanini (Ita) v Tatjana Maria (Ger), Shelley Stephens (Nzl) v Anastasia Potapova (Rus)
12:00: (21) Martina Trevisan (Ita) v Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk), (14) Pablo Carreno-Busta (Spa) v Pedro Cachin (Arg), Petra Martic (Cro) v Viktorija Golubic (Swi), Aleksandar Vukic (Aus) v Brandon Holt (USA)
12:00: Daniel Elahi Galan (Col) v Jeremy Chardy (Fra), Maxime Cressy (USA) v Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa), Mayar Sherif (Egy) v Magda Linette (Pol)
12:00: Ysaline Bonaventure (Bel) v (19) Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus), Linda Fruhvirtova (Cze) v Jaimee Fourlis (Aus), David Goffin (Bel) v Laurent Lokoli (Fra), Joao Sousa (Por) v (24) Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa)
12:00: Zizou Bergs (Bel) v Laslo Djere (Ser), Ben Shelton (USA) v Zhizhen Zhang (Chn), (23) Shuai Zhang (Chn) v Patricia Maria Tig (Rom), (27) Irina-Camelia Begu (Rom) v Saisai Zheng (Chn)
12:00: Mattia Bellucci (Ita) v Benjamin Bonzi (Fra), Donna Vekic (Cro) v Oksana Selekhmeteva (Rus), Lucia Bronzetti (Ita) v Laura Siegemund (Ger), Claire Liu (USA) v Madison Brengle (USA)
12:00: Diane Parry (Fra) v Taylor Townsend (USA), (30) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spa) v Alexander Bublik (Kaz), Sorana Cirstea (Rom) v Yulia Putintseva (Kaz), Enzo Couacaud (Fra) v Hugo Dellien (Bol)
12:00: (23) Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Arg) v Oleksii Krutykh (Ukr), Lauren Davis (USA) v Danka Kovinic (Mne), John Isner (USA) v Adrian Mannarino (Fra)