Australian Open 2024: Preview, Prediction, Prize Money And Live Streaming Details

The first round of the 2024 Australian Open starts on January 14 and the final will be played on January 28. The competition in both the men’s singles and women’s singles events will be at an all-time high, with all the top seeds ready to take on their rivals to win the first Grand Slam of the year. Needless to say, a total of four Grand Slams are played annually in tennis and the Australian Open is the first of them. 

Australian Open 2024
Australian Open 2024 Image Source: AO

A total of 128 players will participate in both the men’s singles and women’s singles events, which means that there will be a total of 7 rounds in the tournament, including the final. The Round of 16 is the fourth round and obviously, it’s a knockout tournament from the very beginning. Thus, even the slightest mistake can lead to the elimination of a good player. 

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Australian Open 2024: Tournament Details 

Tournament: 2024 Australian Open

Total participants in singles events: 128

Rounds: 7

Date: 14 January 2024 – 28 January 2024

Venue: Melbourne Park, Australia

Surface: Hard

Prize Money: $3.15 Million AUD

Australian Open 2024: Prediction 

Men’s Singles 

Top 10 seeds: 

  1. Novak Djokovic 
  2. Carlos Alcaraz
  3. Daniil Medvedev
  4. Jannik Sinner
  5. Andrey Rublev
  6. Alexander Zverev
  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  8. Holger Rune
  9. Hubert Hurkacz
  10. Alex de Minaur 

Prediction: 

The defending champion, Novak Djokovic, remains the favorite to win the tournament this season. He had an exceptional campaign in 2023, where he won three of the four Grand Slams and made it to the final of the other. However, he will receive tough competition from players like Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, and Jannik Sinner, who are also in top form, will also look to win the trophies, and are equally capable of doing the same 

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Novak Djokovic (Source: Britannica)

Women’s singles 

Top seeds: 

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Elena Rybakina
  4. Coco Gauff
  5. Jessica Pegula
  6. Ons Jabeur
  7. Marketa Vondrousova
  8. Maria Sakkari
  9. Barbora Krejcikova
  10. Beatriz Haddad Maia

Prediction: 

Top seed Iga Swiatek is the favorite to win the 2024 Australian Open. Aryna Sabalenka won the tournament in 2023 but her form has dropped significantly in the past few months. The World No. 1 will thus look to win her fifth career Grand Slam in the upcoming tournament. Naomi Osaka and Elena Rybakina, who recently won some top matches, will also be in contention for the trophy. 

Australian Open 2024: Prize Money 

The total prize pool for the 2024 Australian Open is AUD 86.5 million (Australian dollars). There has been a 13.07% increase in the prize pool from last year, which is a positive. The men’s and women’s singles winners will get a prize money of AUD 3,150,000 and the runners-up will get $1,725,000. The doubles winners will get $730,000 and the doubles runners-up will get $400,000. 

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Australian Open 2024: Live Stream 

Fans will be able to watch the matches of the Australian Open on different channels in different countries. Here is a list of all those channels: 

  • Europe: Eurosport, SRG SSR
  • India and subcontinent: Sony Sports Network
  • Middle East: beIN Sports, Eurosport
  • North America: ESPN, TSN, Tennis Channel
  • Africa: beIN Sports, Super Sport
  • Asia Pacific and Oceania: beIN Sports, Tennis Channel, CCTV
  • Central Asia: Eurosport, Sony Sports Network