Australian Open 2022: UK TV Times, Live Stream, Schedule, Location and Draw
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Ready to kick start the 2022 tennis season in style – here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Australian Open.
When is the Australian Open 2022?
Qualifying for the Australian Open will take place between Monday 10 January through to Friday 14 January.
The main draw for this year’s event starts on Monday 17 January and will run for two weeks, until Sunday 30 January.
The Australian Open wheelchair tennis competitions begin on Sunday 23 January, coming to a close on Thursday 27 January.
Where is the Australian Open 2022 being held?
The Australian Open returns once again to Melbourne Park in Melbourne for 2022. The legendary venue has played host to some of the greatest moments in tennis history and the Rod Laver Arena, remains one of the most iconic courts in the world.
With a capacity of just under 15,000 seated fans, the stadium is just one of the incredible show courts at the Australian Open, including the John Cain Arena and the Margret Court Arena.
Which British players will be competing in the Australian Open 2022?
World No.12 Cam Norrie comes into the Australian Open as the top ranked British singles player in Melbourne this year. During a standout season in 2021 – which saw him lift the title at Indian Wells – Norrie reached the third round of the Australian Open for the first time in his career.
Dan Evans has continued his brilliant record down under this year, having gone undefeated at the ATP Cup to start the season – including wins over Denis Shapovalov and John Isner. The British No.2 is well placed to better his fourth-round result in 2017.
Andy Murray returns to Melbourne Park for the first time since 2019 to compete in his 14th Australian Open main draw. Murray – who reached finished runner-up five times in seven years between 2010 and 2016 – received a wildcard to this year’s event and will be a dangerous opponent for any of the top ranked players in the early rounds.
Liam Broady rounds off the British men’s singles players for the 2022 Australian Open but will have to come through qualifying to reach the main draw next week.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu is the highest ranked British woman in this year’s competition. In 2021, the 19-year-old wrote her name in the history books by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title but will be playing at the Australian Open for only the first time in her career.
Joining her in the main draw will be Heather Watson. The British No.2 has had a good start to the year with a series of wins to qualify for the event in Adelaide this week, before eventually losing out in three sets to fourth seed Tamara Zidansek.
The last Brit left in qualifying for the women’s singles draw is Harriet Dart, who is one win a away from the main draw.
On the doubles side, 2020 Australian Open and 2021 US Open champion Joe Salisbury heads up a deep British contingency, alongside American partner Rajeev Ram. Here’s a rundown of all the Brits to have entered the doubles draw this year:
- Joe Salisbury
- Jamie Murray
- Neal Skupski
- Jonny O'Mara
- Dom Inglot
- Ken Skupski
- Lloyd Glasspool
In the wheelchair draws, Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid once again headline the singles and doubles events. Hewett – who reached the Australian Open singles final for the first time last year – will go in pursuit of his sixth Grand Slam title, while Reid will be hoping he can repeat his 2016 winning campaign.
The two will then join forces in the doubles as they aim for a nineth successive Grand Slam trophy.
Lucy Shuker will compete in the women's singles draw this year. The Paralympic silver medallist will be looking to improve on her semi-final performances in Melbourne back in 2013 and 2017.
Andy Lapthorne is the only Brit in the quad draw. The five-time doubles champion will be hoping to build on his strong record in Melbourne and will have his focus set on claiming his first singles title at the Australian Open.
The Australian Open 2022 draw
Cam Norrie (12) vs Sebastian Korda
Dan Evans (24) vs David Goffin
Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili (21)
Liam Broady still yet to play final qualifying match.
Emma Raducanu (17) vs Sloane Stephens
Heather Watson vs Mayar Sherif
Harriet Dart still yet to play final qualifying match.
When will the first matches of the Australian Open 2022 start?
The first main draw matches will take place on Monday 17 January. With Melbourne being 11 hours ahead of UK time, day session matches will start around midnight with the night sessions taking place around 8:00am GMT.
How to watch and live stream the Australian Open 2022 in the UK
UK coverage of the Australian Open 2022 will be broadcast live exclusively on Eurosport, eurosport.co.uk and the Discovery+ app via smart devices.