The decade's first tennis Grand Slam is upon us, but one look at the favorites for this year's Australian Open suggests the tournament is unlikely to signal a new era for the sport. Will the old guard reign supreme once more in Melbourne? You can watch all the tennis action unfold from absolutely anywhere in the world with our handy 2020 Australian Open live stream guide below.
The familiar names of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer head up the men's odds, while Serena Williams is the clear choice for the women's tournament - currently at ahead of upstarts (oh, and 2020 major winners in their own right) Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty.
The 108th edition of the Aussie Open sees the aforementioned Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka defending their titles.
Djokovic will be buoyed by recent success in Australia after he started in Serbia's win at the innugural ATP Cup Down Under earlier this month. Japanese ace Osaka meanwhile comes into the tournament off the back of a shock defeat to Karolina Pliskova in the semi-final's of the Brisbane International.
While showers are expected for the early part of the tournament, the bigger concern for players will be the air quality in Melbourne thanks to the ongoing bushfire tragedy in the east of the state.
Tennis fans will be hoping the haze won't impact on what looks set to be the most eagerly contested Australian Open for some time. Find out how you can live stream all the Australian Open 2020 tennis action from wherever you are in the world below.
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Live stream the Australian Open tennis 2020 from anywhere in the world
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Who has won the most Australian Opens?
Novak Djokovic currently stands as the most successful men’s player at Melbourne having won the Aussie Open on seven occasions (2008, 2011–2013, 2015–2016, 2019) – that’s one more than Swiss rival Roger Federer.
Serena Williams leads the pack for women’s titles during the Open era, having also been crowed champion on seven occasions (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2017).
How much do the winners get at the 2020 Australian Open?
There’s a record prize pot of AUD$71 million in prize money up for grabs in Melbourne this year. Both the Men’s and Women’s winners this year will each pocket a tidy AUD$4,120,000.
What is the format of the Australian Open tennis?
As with all Open tournaments, Men’s matches are the best-of-five sets, while Women’s and Doubles matches are best-of-three.
Which city hosts the Australian Open tennis?
The Australian Open is played at Melbourne Park, which is located in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct; the event moved to this site in 1988.
How have the bushfires affected this year's Australian Open?
Melbourne hasn't been as badly affected as Canberra or Sydney by the fires, however, thanks to changing winds air pollution shot up to "hazardous" levels in the week running up to the event.
While the tournament is set to go ahead as scheduled, umpires have been told to stop play if air monitoring shows it is too dangerous to continue.