Australian Open 2023: Full schedule, match times, prize money, how to watch, British players and latest odds

Australian Open 2023: Full schedule, match times, prize money, how to watch, British players and latest odds

There are once again plenty of storylines to look out for as the Australian Open gets underway.

Novak Djokovic returns to Melbourne, 12 months on from being deported after his visa removed, and is a strong favourite to pick up a tenth Australian Open title. A slight concern with his left hamstring is perhaps his biggest obstacle.

Rafael Nadal is the defending champion and leads the way at the top of the men’s Grand Slam tree with 22 to his name, though Djokovic will draw level with him should it be another successful fortnight for the Serbian.

There is also the small matter of Nick Kyrgios - it’s unlikely to be boring. He has vowed to retire immediately should he win one of tennis’ biggest prizes, and has a chance of doing that on home soil having reached the Wimbledon final six months ago.

On the women’s side of the draw, much is expected one again of world number one Iga Swiatek after her sensational 2022.

It would be no surprise if she picks up a fourth Grand Slam title, but the likes of Coco Gauff, Carolina Garcia and Aryna Sabalenka all look to have strong chances themselves.

Emma Raducanu arrives in Melbourne still battling for fitness, after picking up an ankle injury in Auckland. Should she make it through the first round, it will likely be Gauff next up.

Dates and venue

The Australian Open starts on Monday, January 16, 2023, and runs for 14 straight days until Sunday, January 29.

As ever, it is being played at Melbourne Park.

How to watch the Australian Open

TV channel: The tournament will be broadcast in the UK on Eurosport.

Live stream: Viewers will be able to stream the action from the Discovery+ service.

Prize money

Men’s and women’s singles (in Australian dollars)

  • Champion - $2,975,000

  • Finalist - $1,625,000

  • Semi-finalist - $925,000

  • Quarter-finalist - $555,250

  • Fourth round - $338,250

  • Third round - $227,925

  • Second round - $158,850

  • First round - $106,250

Men’s and women’s doubles (per pair)

  • Champion - $695,000

  • Finalist - $370,000

  • Semi-finalist - $210,000

  • Quarter-finalist - $116,500

  • Third round - $67,250

  • Second round - $46,500

  • First round - $30,975

Iga Swiatek is looking to pick up from where she left off in 2022 (Getty Images)
Iga Swiatek is looking to pick up from where she left off in 2022 (Getty Images)

Full schedule

Play will begin for the day sessions at 12am GMT, with the night sessions getting underway at 8am UK time.

  • Monday, January 16– men’s and women’ singles first round

  • Tuesday, January 17 – men’s and women’s singles second round

  • Wednesday, January 18 – men’s and women’s singles second round

  • Thursday, January 19 – men’s and women’s singles second round

  • Friday, January 20 – men’s and women’s singles third round

  • Saturday, January 21 – men’s and women’s singles third round

  • Sunday, January 22 – men’s and women’s singles fourth round

  • Monday, January 23 – men’s and women’s singles fourth round

  • Tuesday, January 24 – men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals

  • Wednesday, January 25 – men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals

  • Thursday, January 26 – women’s singles semi-finals

  • Friday, January 27– men’s singles semi-finals

  • Saturday, January 28– women’s singles final

  • Sunday, January 29– men’s singles final

First-round opponents for British singles players

Monday, January 16:

Jack Draper vs Rafael Nadal

Cameron Norrie vs Luca Van Assche

Kyle Edmund vs Jannik Sinner

Emma Raducanu vs Tamara Korpatsch

Harriet Dart vs Jil Teichmann

Tuesday, January 17:

Andy Murray vs Matteo Berrettini

Dan Evans vs Facundo Bagnis

Andy Murray has lost five Australian Open finals (Getty Images)
Andy Murray has lost five Australian Open finals (Getty Images)

Latest odds for Australian Open

Men’s Singles:

Novak Djokovic 5/6

Daniil Medvedev 11/2

Stefanos Tsitsipas 13/1

Nick Kyrgios 14/1

Rafael Nadal 16/1

Women’s Singles:

Iga Swiatek 11/5

Aryna Sabalenka 13/2

Jessica Pegula 10/1

Carolina Garcia 10/1

Coco Gauff 11/1

Odds correct as of January 13. Subject to change.