Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia and Australian Open directoradvertisement a change of format for the 2024 edition of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season.
The Australian Open will last 15 days and will begin on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Getty
According to the South African leader, he major oceanic will last 15 days, instead of 14. “We have listened to feedback from players and fans and are excited to offer a solution to minimize late finishes while continuing to offer a fair and equitable schedule on stadium fields. The additional day will accomplish this, benefiting programming for both fans and players.” Tiley said.
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In this way, the Australian Open adds to what has already been done by Roland Garros, which is the other Grand Slam tournament that lasts 15 days. The action will begin on Sunday, January 14 and the number of sessions on the three main courts (Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court and John Cain) will increase from 47 to 52.
This is how Tiley explained it: “The first round will now be played over three days instead of two, which will also give fans an extra day of incredible tennis, entertainment, food and family fun. “This is another opportunity to grow what is already the world’s largest annual sporting event in January.”
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