Australian Open 2020

January 20 - February 2, 2020

The Australian Open is one of the four major Grand Slam tournaments taking place around the world each year offering punters the best tennis betting markets.

Held annually in Melbourne the Australian Open runs in the summer down under over the last two weeks January, sometimes into February, and is the first of the Grand Slam events.

First held in 1905 but officially known as the Australian Open in 1969, the tournament offers over $71 million in prize money having been increased by 13.6% for 2020 and punters can enjoy a share of their own winnings with a Grand Slam bet on the Aussie Open. Like all Grand Slam tournaments the Australian Open is divided up into a number of titles.

Australian Open 2020

  • Dates: January 20 – February 2, 2020
  • Edition: 108th
  • Grand Slam: 1st of 2020
  • City: Melbourne
  • Venue: Melbourne Park
  • Surface: Hard (GreenSet)
  • Total Tournament Prize Money: A$71,000,000
  • 2020 Men’s Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic (2020)
  • 2020 Women’s Singles Champion: Sofia Kenin (2020)

2020 Australian Open Results: Men’s Singles Final

  • Champion: Novak Djokovic (8th Aus Open Title)
  • Runner-Up: Dominic Thiem
  • Score: 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  • Date: Sunday February 2, 2020
  • Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

The defending champion Novak Djokovic secured his record-extending eighth Australian Open Final after a hard-fought five set clash with Dominic Thiem.

Thiem was in the hung for his first Grand Slam and gave the defending champ a scare winning back-to-back sets after going down in the first, but in the end Djokovic was too good fighting back to secure the final two sets.

It was the first time in history Djokovic came back to win the title after trailing two sets having previously lost seven other times in that position.

It was Djokovic’s 17th Grand Slam singles title and saw him regain the World No. 1 singles title over Rafael Nadal.

He also made tennis history as the first male in the Open Era to take out Grand Slam titles across three decades.

The 2020 Australian Open Men’s Singles result means the last 13 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments have been won by either Rafael Nadal (5), Novak Djokovic (5) or Roger Federer (3).

2020 Australian Open Results: Women’s Singles Final

  • Champion: Sofia Kenin (1st Aus Open Title)
  • Runner-Up: Garbine Muguruza
  • Score:  4–6, 6–2, 6–2
  • Date: Saturday February 1, 2020
  • Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
  • Match Starts: 7:30pm (AEDT)

The Australian Open Women’s Singles Final came down to American Sofia Kenin who knocked out Australia’s own World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the semifinals and former World No. 1 Garbiñe Muguruza.

It was the first time in the open era of tennis that the Australian Open final was contested but two players outside the top 10 rankings.

Two-time Grand Slam major winner (2016 French Open, 2017 Wimbledon) Muguruza made her first Aus Open Final defeating Simona Halep in their semifinal, but eventually lost to the up-and-coming Kenin.

Kenin became the youngest Australian Open Women’s Singles champion since 2008 and the first American other than Serena Williams to win the title since Jennifer Capriati (2002).

2020 Australian Open Results

2020 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final Results

  • Winner: Novak Djokovic
  • Score: 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  • Date: Sunday February 2, 2020

2020 Australian Open Women’s Singles Final Results

  • Winner: Sofia Kenin
  • Score: 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
  • Date: Saturday February 1, 2020

Current Australian Open Champions: Major Titles

  • Men’s Singles: Current champion Novak Djokovic (2020)
  • Men’s Doubles: Current champions Rajeev Ram /  Joe Salisbury (2020)
  • Women’s Singles: Current champion Sofia Kenin (2020)
  • Women’s Doubles: Current champions  Tímea BabosKristina Mladenovic (2020)
  • Mixed Doubles: Current champions Barbora Krejčiková /  Nikola Mektić (2020)

There are also Australian Open divisions for junior’s championships, wheelchair, legends and exhibition events although betting on these comps is less popular.

In 1988 the Australian Open was changed from a grass tournament to being played on the hardcourt surfaces at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena and currently attracts the highest attendance records second only to the US Open. Formerly known as the Australasian Championships and Australian Championships, the title Australian Open was adopted in 1969.

Previous cities the Australian Open has been contested:

  • Melbourne (56)
  • Sydney (17)
  • Adelaide (14)
  • Brisbane (7)
  • Perth (3)
  • Christchurch, New Zealand (1)
  • Hastings, New Zealand (1)

Lead-up tournaments the world’s top seeded tennis players come into the Australian Open via include the Brisbane International, Sydney Open, Kooyong Classic and Hopman Cup. The Australian Open is part of the ATP World Tour and WTA World Tour seasons.

The Women’s Singles Australian Open winner is awarded the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, named in honour of former World No. 3 player and five-time Aussie Open Women’s Singles champion.

The Men’s Singles Australian Open winner is awarded with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, named after former World No. 1 Sir Norman Brookes who won the 1911 Australian Open.

Australian Open Odds & Betting

Australian Open betting is a major event for punters on the annual world sporting calendar and odds on which players will be crowned the year’s Australian Open winners are open months in advance of the summer tennis tournament.

The most popular Australian Open odds are those offered on the Grand Slam matches over the competition at head-to-head pricing. There are also plenty of exotic Aussie Open betting markets on everything from five-set betting predictions and the first player to serve a game to love. Punters can also place bets on their Australian Open tips on other results like the second set winner, total games being odd/even and who will break serve first.

Along with the match-by-match Australian Open winner markets and set betting punters can cash in on juicy tennis odds at futures prices on the Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and Doubles winners markets at all-in prices pre-tournament.

The 2021 Australian Open is the next edition of this time-honoured tennis tournament and betting on the Men’s Singles Winner and Women’s Singles Winner will be open early next year.

Australian Open Past Winners

While the Australian Open has run since 1905 it has been contested as one of the four Grand Slam tournaments every year since 1987. The Open Era dates back to 1969 and as of 2016 there has been 48 editions.

The Men’s Singles Champion plays for the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup trophy and Serbian champion Novak Djokovic holds the most Men’s Singles titles (8), surpassing Roger Federer (6) with his 2019 victory and then extending his record streak with a successful title defense in 2020, as well as the most consecutive titles won (since 1969) of three (2011-13). Novak Djokovic also holds a perfect 8 – 0 record in the final of the Australian Open as of 2019.

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Records

  • Most Men’s Singles titles (8)
  • Most consecutive titles since 1969 (3)
  • Perfect Australian Open Finals record (8 – 0)

Australia won five of the first eight Open Era Men’s Singles titles from 1969-76, but the last local Men’s Singles Australian Open winner was Mark Edmondson (1976). The other most successful male Australian Open champions in the Open Era with six titles is Roger Federer from Switzerland.

Past Australian Open Men’s Singles Winners

Below are the Australian Open Men’s Singles Past Winners dating back to 2000.

Year Country Champion Country Runner-Up Score
2000 USA Andre Agassi RUS Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
2001 USA Andre Agassi FRA Arnaud Clément 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
2002 SWE Thomas Johansson RUS Marat Safin 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2003 USA Andre Agassi GER Rainer Schüttler 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
2004 SUI Roger Federer RUS Marat Safin 7–6(7–3), 6–4, 6–2
2005 RUS Marat Safin AUS Lleyton Hewitt 1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
2006 SUI Roger Federer CYP Marcos Baghdatis 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
2007 SUI Roger Federer CHI Fernando González 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4
2008 SRB Novak Djokovic FRA Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
2009 ESP Rafael Nadal SUI Roger Federer 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–2
2010 SUI Roger Federer GBR Andy Murray 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(13–11)
2011 SRB Novak Djokovic GBR Andy Murray 6–4, 6–2, 6–3
2012 SRB Novak Djokovic ESP Rafael Nadal 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
2013 SRB Novak Djokovic GBR Andy Murray 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 6–2
2014 SUI Stan Wawrinka ESP Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
2015 SRB Novak Djokovic GBR Andy Murray 7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–0
2016 SRB Novak Djokovic GBR Andy Murray 6–1, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
2017 SUI Roger Federer ESP Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
2018 SUI Roger Federer CRO Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
2019 SRB Novak Djokovic ESP Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
2020 SRB Novak Djokovic AT Dominic Thiem  6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4

The aspiring Women’s Singles Champion plays for the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and in the Open Era, American powerhouse Serena Williams holds the most Open Era titles with seven after her 2017 success. The women’s singles was first contested in 1922 and the all-time record belongs to Aussie Margaret Court (7 Amateur Era titles; 4 Open Era wins) who held the ranking of World No. 1 in 1962.

Court (1969-71) is also one of six women’s singles champions to enjoy three consecutive Australian Open titles in their division along with Evonne Goolagong (1974-76), Steffi Graf (1988-90), Monica Seles (1991-93) and Martina Hingis (1997-99).

In the Open Era Australia enjoyed an early dominance in the Women’s Australian Open Singles with 10 wins from 11 tournaments played from 1969-78. Chris O’Neil (1978) however is the last Aussie to keep the trophy at home.

Past Australian Open Women’s Singles Winners

Below are the Australian Open Women’s Singles Past Winners dating back to 2000.

Year Country Champion Country Runner-Up Score
2000 USA Lindsay Davenport SUI Martina Hingis 6–1, 7–5
2001 USA Jennifer Capriati SUI Martina Hingis 6–4, 6–3
2002 USA Jennifer Capriati SUI Martina Hingis 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
2003 USA Serena Williams USA Venus Williams 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–4
2004 BEL Justine Henin BEL Kim Clijsters 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2005 USA Serena Williams USA Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 6–3, 6–0
2006 FRA Amélie Mauresmo BEL Justine Henin 6–1, 2–0 retired
2007 USA Serena Williams RUS Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–2
2008 RUS Maria Sharapova SRB Ana Ivanovic 7–5, 6–3
2009 USA Serena Williams RUS Dinara Safina 6–0, 6–3
2010 USA Serena Williams BEL Justine Henin 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
2011 BEL Kim Clijsters CHN Li Na 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
2012 BLR Victoria Azarenka RUS Maria Sharapova 6–3, 6–0
2013 BLR Victoria Azarenka CHN Li Na 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
2014 CHN Li Na SVK Dominika Cibulková 7–6(7–3), 6–0
2015 USA Serena Williams RUS Maria Sharapova 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2016 GER Angelique Kerber USA Serena Williams 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
2017 USA Serena Williams USA Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4
2017 SUI Roger Federer ESP Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
2018 DEN Caroline Wozniacki ROM Simona Halep 7-6(7-2), 3-6, 6-4
2019 JPN Naomi Oskaa CZE Petra Kvitova 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2020 USA Sofia Kenin ESP Garbiñe Muguruza  4–6, 6–2, 6–2

Australian Open Records

Plenty of amazing Australian Open records have been set since the tournament opened up to professional tennis players in 1969, which began the Open Era.

The most Australian Open Men’s singles titles is a tennis record was co-held by Roy Emerson, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer with six a piece before Djokovic celebrated his seventh Australian Open Grand Slam success in 2019 and his eighth in 2020. With his 2020 Australian Open victory, Djokovic also became the first player in the open era of tennis to win Grand Slams across three decades.

Adrian Quist holds the record for most doubles titles – an incredible 10. In the Women’s Singles at the Aussie Open Margaret Court has the most titles (11) of all-time including her four in the Open Era. Serena Williams though has scored seven Australian Open Women’s Singles titles in the Open Era giving her the modern-day record.

Men’s Aus Open Records

  • Most Singles Titles: Novak Djokovic (8)
  • Most Doubles Titles: Adrian Quist (10)

Women’s Aus Open Records

  • Most Singles Titles: Margaret Court (11), Open Era Record: Serena Williams (7)
  • Most Doubles Titles: Thelma Coyne Long (12)

Youngest Australian Open Winners

  • Men’s Singles: Ken Rosewall in 1953 (18 yrs 2 months)
  • Women’s Singles: Martina Hingis in 1997 (16 yrs 4 months)

Longest Australian Open Match

2012 Australian Open Final: Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal (5 hrs 53 minutes – Longest Open Era Grand Slam Final)

Australian Open Betting

Roger Federer won his 20th Men’s Singles Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open.