Schedule, bracket, how to watch, seeds, and important first-round matches for the 2023 Australian Open


With the 2023 Australian Open beginning on Monday, Jan. 16, the first Grand Slam of the year is almost coming. The seeding and draws have been made, preparing the field for the competitors to contend for a record prize pool of $76.5 million.

In order to defend his championship, Rafael Nadal, the No. 2 player in the world, will take the court as the top seed. The Spanish star now holds the record for the most Grand Slam victories with 22, but Novak Djokovic, who has won nine times at Melbourne Park, is just one Grand Slam away from tying him.

Because the two veterans are on different sides of the bracket, the final game can feature a clash of the titans. Due to his COVID-19 status and deportation from Australia a year ago, Djokovic is now back in Melbourne.

Carlos Alcaraz, the current world No. 1, withdrew from the men’s tournament owing to a right leg injury received during training. Due to an injury, Marin Cilic, a past finalist in Melbourne Park, will also be absent.

Ashleigh Barty, the women’s singles champion for 2022 Australian Open, will not be defending her title because she gave up tennis last year. Due to an injury incurred at the ASB Classic in New Zealand, Venus Williams, who had been given a wildcard, had to withdraw from her 22nd Australian Open match. This month, Naomi Osaka, who announced her pregnancy earlier this week, will likewise refrain from competing.

Despite the absence of a few names, there will still be a ton of skill. Iga Swiatek, the world’s top player and the 2022 WTA Player of the Year, had a breakthrough season in 2018 and will try to carry that momentum into 2019. By winning the French Open in June and the US Open championship in September of last year, she became the first woman since Angelique Kerber in 2016 to win two Grand Slams in a single season.

World No. 2 Ons Jabeur and Coco Gauff, who began the year by winning all 10 sets she played in Auckland en route to winning the ASB Classic, will both be competing.

Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the International Tennis Federation developed a regulation that allows players from Russia and Belarus to compete as individuals but not under the flags or names of their respective nations.

What you need to know about the 2022 US Open is provided below:

How to View the Australian Open in 2023

Jan. 16 to Jan. 29
Where: Australia’s Melbourne Park
observe: ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+
the fuboTV stream (try for free)

Boys’ Seeding

Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
C. A. Ruud (NOR)
Tsitsipas Stefanos (GRE)
Andrey Rublev (N/A)
Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Felix Augustine (CAN)
(N/A) Daniil Medvedev
Scott Taylor (USA)
Harry Rune (DEN)
Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
Connor Norrie (GBR)
Robert Zverev (GER)
Benedetto Matteo (ITA)
Busta Pablo Carreno (ESP)
Sinner, Jannik (ITA)
Tiafoe, Frances (USA)
(CRO) Lorenzo Musetti;
Marin Cilic (ITA)
(N/A) Karen Khachanov
Nicholas Kyrgios (AUS)
Shapovalov, Denis (CAN)
Coric, Borna (CRO)
De Minaur, Alex (AUS)
Francisco Schwartzman (ARG)
Daniel Evans (GBR),
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)
Dimitri Dimitrov (BUL)
Diego Cerundolo (ARG)
Serghei Korda (USA)
Yoshihito Nishioka,
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP) (JPN)

Women’s Seeding

  1. Iga Swiatek (POL)
  2. Ons Jabeur (TUN)
  3. Jessica Pegula (USA)
  4. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
  5. Aryna Sabalenka (N/A)
  6. Maria Sakkari (GRE)
  7. Coco Gauff (USA)
  8. Daria Kasatkina (N/A)
  9. Veronika Kudermetova (N/A)
  10. Madison Keys (USA)
  11. Paula Badosa (ESP)
  12. Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  13. Danielle Collins (USA)
  14. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)
  15. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  16. Anett Kontaveit (EST)
  17. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
  18. Liudmila Samsonova (N/A)
  19. Ekaterina Alexandrova (N/A)
  20. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)
  21. Martina Trevisan (ITA)
  22. Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
  23. Shuai Zhang (CHN)
  24. Victoria Azarenka (N/A)
  25. Marie Bouzkova (CZE)
  26. Elise Mertens (BEL)
  27. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM)
  28. Amanda Anisimova (USA)
  29. Qinwen Zheng (CHN)
  30. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  31. Kaia Kanepi (EST)
  32. Jil Teichmann (SUI)

Men’s first-round matches of note

  • Roberto Carballes Baena vs. No. 4 Novak Djokovic
  • Marcos Giron vs. No. 7 Daniil Medvedev
  • Filip Krajinovic vs. No. 9 Holger Rune
  • No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Quentin Halys
  • Vasek Pospisil vs. No. 6 Felix Auger Aliassime
  • Tomas Machac vs. No. 2 Casper Ruud
  • No. 8 Taylor Fritz vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  • No. 5 Andrey Rublev vs. Dominic Thiem
  • No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. Jack Draper
  • No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz vs. Pedro Martinez

Distinguished women’s first-round contests

  • No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka vs. Tereza Martincova
  • Tamara Zidansek vs. No. 2 Ons Jabeur
  • No. 3 Jessica Pegula vs. Jaqueline Cristian
  • Maryna Zanevska vs. Veronika Kudermetava
  • Katerina Siniakova vs. No. 7 Coco Gauff
  • Katherine Sebum vs. No. 4 Carolina Garcia
  • No. 10 Madison Keys vs. Anna Blinkova
  • Yue Yuan vs. No. 6 Maria Sakkari
  • No. 8 Daria Kasatkina vs. Varvara Gracheva
  • No. 1 Iga Świątek vs. Jule Niemeier