Australian Open 2017 Tournament Format And Schedule

After a chaotic start to the season, where players compete in multiple tournaments spread out across Australia, New Zealand, China, India and the Middle East, the best tennis players in the world descend on Melbourne for a two-week tennis extravaganza where only one man and woman will leave ‘Down Under’ with one of the biggest prizes tennis has to offer.

Australian Open 2017 Tournament Format And Schedule


The qualifying tournaments marks the official start of the Australian Open, with 128 men and women - normally an intriguing mix of rising stars, established veterans and battling journeymen/women - squaring off for a coveted spot in the main draw. Over three rounds only 16 players can remain and cement their spot in the Australian Open proper, beginning the next week. 

Date
Event
Schedule
Monday 16 January
Men’s and women’s R1 matches
Starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7pm local/8am GMT



Tuesday 17 January
Men’s and women’s R1 matches
Play starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7pm local/8am GMT



Wednesday 18 January
Men’s and women’s R2 matches
Play starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7pm local/8am GMT



Thursday 19 January
Men’s and women’s R2 matches
Play starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7pm local/8am GMT



Friday 20 January
Men’s and women’s R3 matches
Play starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7pm local/8am GMT



Saturday 21 January
Men’s and women’s R3 matches
Play starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7pm local/8am GMT



Sunday 22 January
Men’s and women’s R16 matches
Play starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7pm local/8am GMT



Monday 23 January
Men’s and women’s R16 matches
Play starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7pm local/8am GMT



Tuesday 24 January
Men’s and women’s quarterfinals
Play starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7pm local/8am GMT



Wednesday 25 January
Men’s and women’s quarterfinals
Starts at 11am local/12am GMT; night session begins 7.30pm local/8.30am GMT



Thursday 26 January
Women’s semifinals (Day)
Men’s semifinal #1 (Night)
Day session (women's semifinals) begins 1.30pm local/2.30am GMT; night session (men's semifinals) begins 7.30pm local/8.30am GMT



Friday 27 January
Men’s semifinal #2
Night session (men's semifinal #2)



Saturday 28 January
Women’s final
Women's final begins 7.30pm local/8.30am GMT



Sunday 29 January
Men’s final
Men's final begins 7.30am local/8.30am GMT


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