Guide to the Australian Open 2022: dates, tennis players who will be there, absences, where to watch

The first Grand Slam of the year is here. One more year, the big rackets meet in Melbourne, for the dispute of the first big tournament of 2022. A Open de Australia That arrives marked by controversy and by the coronavirus, after everything that happened in the previous days with Novak Djokovic. Controversy aside and focused on tennis, the tournament will take place from January 17 to 30, at Melbourne Park.

The draw for the male and female teams will be held next Thursday, January 13 at 9 in the morning –Spanish time– and the first rivals of the Spanish tennis players will be known, as well as their hypothetical paths to the final. The Navy arrives in full, without casualties, counting on Reef Nadal Y Garbiñe Muguruza as main assets. The two start as two of the favorites to lift the title, the one from Manacor looking for its twenty-first big, while the Master of 2021 wants the third.

They will not be alone, as Spain will have up to 15 tennis players during this Australian Open. We must not lose sight of the other Spanish representatives who will be in Melbourne during the next two weeks, highlighting the presence of Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño, Paula Badosa or the young Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image Y Alejandro Davidovich, among others.

The tournament will be marked one more year by the coronavirus pandemic and, in this edition, by the omicron variant. Therefore, casualties may occur as the day for this Australian Open approaches and even once it has started. At the moment, only three absences are known for various physical problems, but what three. Neither Roger Federer, ni Dominic Thiem they will be the great absences of the masculine picture; while Serena Williams he will not be able to fight for his eighth title in Melbourne.

Two weeks of competition

The Open de Australia 2022 It will begin on January 17. The first three rounds in both tables will be played throughout the first week, until Saturday 22. The second and last week will begin with the round of 16 in both tables, until reaching the semifinals, which will end on Friday, January 28 .

The finals will be played on January 29 and 30. The first will be the female, which as usual will be played on Saturday. It will be then when in the Rod Laver Arena –Central court of the complex– will be known the successor of Naomi Osaka, champion of last year. A day later, on Sunday 30, the men’s final will be played on the same stage, then the greatest equality in the history of sport will be broken.

The tournament can be followed on television in its entirety through Eurosport, on the different platforms on which it is broadcast. In addition, in OKDIARY We will keep you informed of the results of each day, giving you special interest in the matches of the Spanish tennis players.

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