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The Australian Open 2022 draw and entire event schedule

by Jasbinder Singh
The Australian Open 2022 draw and entire event schedule

The Australian Open 2022 draw will mark the culmination of what has undoubtedly been the most dramatic build-up to a grand slam tournament in recent memory. The first grand slam of the year has returned to late January, and organizers are looking for a much more usual appearance.

The Australian Open 2022 Draw date was intended to be the beginning of the end of the misery, as the more hopeful among us would have hoped.

With the pandemic’s second anniversary approaching, tennis’ first grand slam of the year might have served as a beacon of optimism, free of limitations, testing, and vaccination discussion, heralding the start of a new era.

Novak Djokovic’s detention at the Australian border and subsequent legal squabble with multiple government agencies threw the world No. 1’s presence in Melbourne into doubt and sparked a global debate about mandatory vaccines that was, at best, uninspiring for those attempting to run a mid-pandemic tennis tournament.

Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley’s comment the day before Djokovic’s visa hearing that he “would like to see” the defending champion participate in his event was the understatement of the century. With Roger Federer and Serena Williams out due to injury, the absence of Djokovic would leave the grand slam short on star power.

There would also be history at risk; the Serb has won nine times in Melbourne and would make history if he made it ten, pushing him to 21 grand slams and clear atop the men’s all-time chart, surpassing Federer and Rafael Nadal.

He knows he’ll receive the top seed. Due to his late arrival in Australia, the organizers are very likely to assign him the earliest available first-round match, with a night session on Tuesday, January 18th appearing likely.

The ideal final would pit Nadal against Djokovic, but it’s more probable that No 2 seed Daniil Medvedev repeats the US Open final from September, when the Russian won his maiden major slam trophy with a straight-sets win against the Serb, depriving him of a historic calendar-year Grand Slam.

Main draw

Date: Thursday 13 January

Time: TBC, usually confirmed the day before and conducted around 7pm local time (8am in the UK)

How to watch

Dates: Monday 17 January – Sunday 30 January

Timings: Day sessions from midnight UK time, night sessions start from 8am and run    until around midday

TV:  Eurosport 1 (Sky channel 410, BT 435, Virgin 521), Eurosport 2 (Sky 411, BT 436, Virgin 522)

Live stream: Online-only subscription sports package available for £6.99 per month

However, as long as players have been vaccinated — a subject of dispute – they will find life in Melbourne to be a bit more normal, albeit not altogether.

However, there will be certain changes on the court that players cannot ascribe to the epidemic. The women’s semi-finals (traditionally played on the afternoon of the second Thursday in the Australian open 2022 draw) will now both be part of the Thursday night session preceding Saturday’s final, in what can only be characterized as common sense.

The men’s semi-finals, which were previously scheduled for Thursday and Friday night sessions, will now take place on Friday, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, which, in addition to being fairer to the women’s game, will help to balance the amount of time the two finalists have to prepare for Sunday’s showdown.

Provisional tournament schedule and Australian open draw dates

Monday 17 JanuaryFirst-round men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Tuesday 18 JanuaryFirst-round men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Wednesday 19 JanuarySecond round men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Thursday 20 JanuarySecond round men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Friday 21 JanuaryThird round men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Saturday 22 JanuaryThird round men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Sunday 23 JanuaryFourth round men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Monday 24 JanuaryFourth round men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Tuesday 25 JanuaryQuarter-finals men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Wednesday 26 JanuaryQuarter-finals men’s and women’s singles, play starts at midnight; night session begins at 8am
Thursday 27 JanuaryBoth women’s singles semi-finals, consecutively, from 8.30am
Friday 28 JanuaryFirst men’s singles semi-final at 1am, second men’s singles semi-final at 8.30am
Saturday 29 JanuaryWomen’s singles final at 8.30am followed by mixed doubles final
Sunday 30 JanuaryMen’s doubles final at 4am, men’s singles final at 8.30am

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