Heading down to the Australian Open today? Here's everything you need to know!
Australian Open 2022 is almost done. Finals and the last day of semi finals are here, before a huge final weekend sees us bid farewell to the Australian Open for another year. Day 12 arrives with another packed schedule of must-see finals matches – sure to feature nail-biters, upsets, and more – and an exciting doubles competition gets underway.
Rod Laver Arena
The day session on Rod Laver Arena opens with the Mixed Doubles final, with Aussie wildcards Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler hoping to be the first Australians for 2022 holding up a Championship cup. They’ll face fifth seeds France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Croatia Ivan Dodig. Both teams have faced some tough opponents to get here, but we’re crossing out fingers for an Aussie win.
Then, the day session on Rod Laver Arena finishes with our first Men’s singles finalist through to the big show. Today, Italy’s Matteo Berrettini takes on Spain’s Rafael Nadal. Both men had very tough five-set quarterfinal battles in the heat, so they are entering today’s match on even ground in that respect. Nadal has the crowd and his looming Grand Slams record in his favour, but Berrettini is in fine form. This could easily be another five setter for the pair.
The RLA night session sees our final Men’s Final contender chosen – this time, either crowd favourite Stefanos Tsitsipas or world number two Daniil Medvedev. The world number four grabbed his first straight sets win last round, looking like he is back to his best – form that he has been building to with every match this AO. His opponent came exceptionally close to losing his quarterfinals match but fought back from a match point down to clinch the win, so he’ll be full of confidence today. This will be another RLA epic, so get comfy.
Margaret Court Arena
Over on Margaret Court, the future Australian Open doubles champions are ready to be crowned, with the junior girls’ and boys’ doubles finals taking place this afternoon.
Kicking off the day are the junior boys’ and girls’ singles semifinals – preparing for a big weekend of championship finals.
Around the Park
Alongside the Junior competition singles action, your Ground Pass gets you access to all the food, fun, and festivities Melbourne Park has to offer.
And believe us when we tell you, there is a lot.
From the sandy shores of The Beach House, to Grand Slam Oval’s food and drink delights, the AO Ballpark filled with rides and activities for kids of all ages, or even Garden Square’s big screen hang out.
There is so much to see and do with an AO Ground Pass, you best make sure you make the most of it. Find out everything you need to know about the AO Ground Pass right here.
AO Finals Fest is coming to the Australian Open 2022
On Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January, you can experience the AO Finals weekend like never before at the biggest weekend festival tennis has ever seen.
You don’t want to miss this party! Alongside the tennis there will also be live music and DJs to ramp up the atmosphere – because this year there is more to finals weekend than just the tennis.
Head to the shores of the AO Beach House for your Finals Festival fix of tunes and sunshine at the AO Beach House Weekender. With a cocktail in hand, enjoy DJ sets from CC: Disco (Saturday 29 January), and the UK’s Bradley Zero (Sunday 30 January) – and the best part is, tickets also include an AO2022 Ground Pass. Tickets for the AO Beach House Weekender are on sale now —> get your tickets.
Also on Sunday 30 January, don’t miss the AO Glam Slam. Celebrating inclusion and diversity at the Australian Open, for the first time ever the finals of the event will take place at its new home Kia Arena. Promising to be bigger and brighter this year – expect some fun tennis, big hair, fabulous costumes, celebrity matches, guest speakers, performances from the likes of Client Liaison, Courtney Act, and YO!Mafia, and maybe a sha-blam or two. Kick off the final day of the Australian Open while wearing your colours with pride. Tickets for the AO Gla Slam (which also include an an AO2022 Ground Pass) are on sale now —> get your tickets.
Heading to the AO22 in the evening? Check out the AO Night Ground Pass!
Whether you’re planning to head down after work or you want to make the most of your evening, don’t miss the AO Night Ground Pass. Enter after 5pm, and for just $19 you can enjoy all the Australian Open atmosphere – head out to Garden Square and watch all the main court action from the lawn, explore all the sites, sounds and tastes available on Grand Slam Oval – and that’s only the beginning.
Be there are history is made with the AO Finals Ground Pass!
For the tennis lovers, don’t miss the high-energy finals atmosphere over the weekend as the world’s best battle it out for grand slam glory. Grab a drink, a bite, and buddy and experience the men’s and women’s finals right. Pick your big screen, grab a lounge or some grass space, and be amongst the action in Melbourne Park. Find out more about your AO2022 Ground Pass here.
All this action and more is waiting for you at the Australian Open 2022.
The Australian Open 2022 will transform Melbourne Park from Monday 17 January until Sunday 30 January. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.