Australian Open Winners


The Australian Open is chronologically the first of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. It takes place every January in the sports complex located in Melbourne Park, in the city of Melbourne. The tournament was created on 1905 and was named "Australasian Championship", since 1927 it was called "Australian Championship" and in 1968, the year in which the open era was implemented and professional players were allowed to participate in the tournament, it was renamed "Australian Open".


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All Australian Open Champions


Year Champion Runners-Up Score
1905 Australia icon Rodney Heath Australia icon Arthur Curtis 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
1906 New Zealand icon Anthony Wilding New Zealand icon Harry Parker 6-0 6-4 6-4
1907 Australia icon Horace Rice New Zealand icon Harry Parker 6-3 6-4 6-4
1908 United States icon Fred Alexander Australia icon Alfred Dunlop 3-6 3-6 6-0 6-2 6-3
1909 New Zealand icon Anthony Wilding Australia icon Ernie Parker 6-1 7-5 6-2
1910 Australia icon Rodney Heath Australia icon Horace Rice 6-4 6-3 6-2
1911 Australia icon Norman Brookes Australia icon Horace Rice 6-1 6-2 6-3
1912 Great Britain icon James Parke Great Britain icon Alfred Beamish 3-6 6-3 1-6 6-1 7-5
1913 Australia icon Ernie Parker New Zealand icon Harry Parker 2-6 6-1 6-3 6-2
1914 Australia icon Arthur O'Hara Wood Australia icon Gerald Patterson 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-1
1915 Great Britain icon Gordon Lowe Australia icon Horace Rice 4-6 6-1 6-1 6-4
1916 Not Held WW1
1917 Not Held WW1
1918 Not Held WW1
1919 Great Britain icon Algernon Kingscote Australia icon Eric Pockley 6-4 6-0 6-3
1920 Australia icon Pat O'Hara Wood Australia icon Ron Thomas 6-3 4-6 6-8 6-1 6-3
1921 Australia icon Rhys Gemmell Australia icon Alf Hedeman 7-5 6-1 6-4
1922 Australia icon James Anderson Australia icon Gerald Patterson 6-0 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-2
1923 Australia icon Pat O'Hara Wood Australia icon Bert St. John 6-1 6-1 6-3
1924 Australia icon James Anderson Australia icon Richard Schlesinger 6-3 6-4 3-6 5-7 6-3
1925 Australia icon James Anderson Australia icon Gerald Patterson 11-9 2-6 6-2 6-3
1926 Australia icon John Hawkes Australia icon Jim Willard 6-1 6-3 6-1
1927 Australia icon Gerald Patterson Australia icon John Hawkes 3-6 6-4 3-6 18-16 6-3
1928 France icon Jean Borotra Australia icon Jack Cummings 6-4 6-1 4-6 5-7 6-3
1929 Great Britain icon Colin Gregory Australia icon Richard Schlesinger 6-2 6-2 5-7 7-5
1930 Australia icon Gar Moon Australia icon Harry Hopman 6-3 6-1 6-3
1931 Australia icon Jack Crawford Australia icon Harry Hopman 6-4 6-2 2-6 6-1
1932 Australia icon Jack Crawford Australia icon Harry Hopman 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-1
1933 Australia icon Jack Crawford United States icon Keith Gledhill 2-6 7-5 6-3 6-2
1934 Great Britain icon Fred Perry Australia icon Jack Crawford 6-3 7-5 6-1
1935 Australia icon Jack Crawford Great Britain icon Fred Perry 2-6 6-4 6-4 6-4
1936 Australia icon Adrian Quist Australia icon Jack Crawford 6-2 6-3 4-6 3-6 9-7
1937 Australia icon Viv McGrath Australia icon John Bromwich 6-3 1-6 6-0 2-6 6-1
1938 United States icon Don Budge Australia icon John Bromwich 6-4 6-2 6-1
1939 Australia icon John Bromwich Australia icon Adrian Quist 6-4 6-1 6-3
1940 Australia icon Adrian Quist Australia icon Jack Crawford 6-3 6-1 6-2
1941 Not Held/WW2
1942 Not Held/WW2
1943 Not Held/WW2
1944 Not Held/WW2
1945 Not Held/WW2
1946 Australia icon John Bromwich Australia icon Dinny Pails 5-7 6-3 7-5 3-6 6-2
1947 Australia icon Dinny Pails Australia icon John Bromwich 4-6 6-4 3-6 7-5 8-6
1948 Australia icon Adrian Quist Australia icon John Bromwich 6-4 3-6 6-3 2-6 6-3
1949 Australia icon Frank Sedgman Australia icon John Bromwich 6-3 6-2 6-2
1950 Australia icon Frank Sedgman Australia icon Ken McGregor 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-1
1951 United States icon Dick Savitt Australia icon Ken McGregor 6-3 2-6 6-3 6-1
1952 Australia icon Ken McGregor Australia icon Frank Sedgman 7-5 12-10 2-6 6-2
1953 Australia icon Ken Rosewall Australia icon Mervyn Rose 6-0 6-3 6-4
1954 Australia icon Mervyn Rose Australia icon Rex Hartwig 6-2 0-6 6-4 6-2
1955 Australia icon Ken Rosewall Australia icon Lew Hoad 9-7 6-4 6-4
1956 Australia icon Lew Hoad Australia icon Ken Rosewall 6-4 3-6 6-4 7-5
1957 Australia icon Ashley Cooper Australia icon Neale Fraser 6-3 9-11 6-4 6-2
1958 Australia icon Ashley Cooper Australia icon Mal Anderson 7-5 6-3 6-4
1959 United States icon Alex Olmedo Australia icon Neale Fraser 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3
1960 Australia icon Rod Laver Australia icon Neale Fraser 5-7 3-6 6-3 8-6 8-6
1961 Australia icon Roy Emerson Australia icon Rod Laver 1-6 6-3 7-5 6-4
1962 Australia icon Rod Laver Australia icon Roy Emerson 8-6 0-6 6-4 6-4
1963 Australia icon Roy Emerson Australia icon Ken Fletcher 6-3 6-3 6-1
1964 Australia icon Roy Emerson Australia icon Fred Stolle 6-3 6-4 6-2
1965 Australia icon Roy Emerson Australia icon Fred Stolle 7-9 2-6 6-4 7-5 6-1
1966 Australia icon Roy Emerson United States icon Arthur Ashe 6-4 6-8 6-2 6-3
1967 Australia icon Roy Emerson United States icon Arthur Ashe 6-4 6-1 6-4
1968 Australia icon William Bowrey Spain icon Juan Gisbert 7-5 2-6 9-7 6-4
1969 Australia icon Rod Laver Spain icon Andrés Gimeno 6-3 6-4 7-5
1970 United States icon Arthur Ashe Australia icon Dick Crealy 6-4 9-7 6-2
1971 Australia icon Ken Rosewall United States icon Arthur Ashe 6-1 7-5 6-3
1972 Australia icon Ken Rosewall Australia icon Mal Anderson 7-6 6-3 7-5
1973 Australia icon John Newcombe New Zealand icon Onny Parun 6-3 6-7 7-5 6-1
1974 United States icon Jimmy Connors Australia icon Phil Dent 7-6 6-4 4-6 6-3
1975 Australia icon John Newcombe United States icon Jimmy Connors 7-5 3-6 6-4 7-5
1976 Australia icon Mark Edmondson Australia icon John Newcombe 6-7 6-3 7-6 6-1
1977 United States icon Roscoe Tanner Argentina  icon Guillermo Vilas 6-3 6-3 6-3
1977 United States icon Vitas Gerulaitis Great Britain icon John Lloyd 6-3 7-6 5-7 3-6 6-2
1978 Argentina  icon Guillermo Vilas Australia icon John Marks 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-3
1979 Argentina  icon Guillermo Vilas United States icon John Sadri 7-6 6-3 6-2
1980 United States icon Brian Teacher Australia icon Kim Warwick 7-5 7-6 6-3
1981  South Africa icon Johan Kriek United States icon Steve Denton 6-2 7-6 6-7 6-4
1982 United States icon Johan Kriek United States icon Steve Denton 6-3 6-3 6-2
1983 Sweden icon Mats Wilander Czech Republic icon Ivan Lendl 6-1 6-4 6-4
1984 Sweden icon Mats Wilander  South Africa icon Kevin Curren 6-7 6-4 7-6 6-2
1985 Sweden icon Stefan Edberg Sweden icon Mats Wilander 6-4 6-3 6-3
1986 Not Held
1987 Sweden icon Stefan Edberg Australia icon Pat Cash 6-3 6-4 3-6 5-7 6-3
1988 Sweden icon Mats Wilander Australia icon Pat Cash 6-3 6-7 3-6 6-1 8-6
1989 Czech Republic icon Ivan Lendl Czech Republic icon Miloslav Mečíř 6-2 6-2 6-2
1990 Czech Republic icon Ivan Lendl Sweden icon Stefan Edberg 4-6 7-6 5-2 Ret.
1991 Germany icon Boris Becker Czech Republic icon Ivan Lendl 1-6 6-4 6-4 6-4
1992 United States icon Jim Courier Sweden icon Stefan Edberg 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-2
1993 United States icon Jim Courier Sweden icon Stefan Edberg 6-2 6-1 2-6 7-5
1994 United States icon Pete Sampras United States icon Todd Martin 7-6 6-4 6-4
1995 United States icon Andre Agassi United States icon Pete Sampras 4-6 6-1 7-6 6-4
1996 Germany icon Boris Becker United States icon Michael Chang 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-2
1997 United States icon Pete Sampras Spain icon Carlos Moyá 6-2 6-3 6-3
1998 Czech Republic icon Petr Korda Chile icon Marcelo Ríos 6-2 6-2 6-2
1999 Russia icon Yevgeny Kafelnikov Sweden icon Thomas Enqvist 4-6 6-0 6-3 7-6
2000 United States icon Andre Agassi Russia icon Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-4
2001 United States icon Andre Agassi France icon Arnaud Clément 6-4 6-2 6-2
2002 Sweden icon Thomas Johansson Russia icon Marat Safin 3-6 6-4 6-4 7-6(4)
2003 United States icon Andre Agassi Germany icon Rainer Schüttler 6-2 6-2 6-1
2004 Switzerland  icon Roger Federer Russia icon Marat Safin 7-6(3) 6-4 6-2
2005 Russia icon Marat Safin Australia icon Lleyton Hewitt 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
2006 Switzerland  icon Roger Federer Cyprus icon Marcos Baghdatis 5-7 7-5 6-0 6-2
2007 Switzerland  icon Roger Federer Chile icon Fernando González 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4
2008 Serbia icon Novak Djokovic France icon Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(2)
2009 Spain icon Rafael Nadal Switzerland  icon Roger Federer 7-5 3-6 7-6(3) 3-6 6-2
2010 Switzerland  icon Roger Federer Great Britain icon Andy Murray 6-3/ 6-4/ 7-6(11)
2011 Serbia icon Novak Djokovic Great Britain icon Andy Murray 6-4/ 6-2/ 6-3
2012 Serbia icon Novak Djokovic Spain icon Rafael Nadal 5-7/ 6-4/ 6-2/ 6-7(5)/ 7-5
2013 Serbia icon Novak Djokovic Great Britain icon Andy Murray 6-7(2)/ 7-6(3)/ 6-3/ 6-2
2014 Switzerland  icon Stanislas Wawrinka Spain icon Rafael Nadal 6-3/ 6-2/ 3-6/ 6-3
2015 Serbia icon Novak Djokovic Great Britain icon Andy Murray 7-6(5)/ 6-7(4)/ 6-3/ 6-0
2016 Serbia icon Novak Djokovic Great Britain icon Andy Murray 6-1/ 7-5/ 7-6(3)
2017 Switzerland  icon Roger Federer Spain icon Rafael Nadal 6-4/3-6/ 6-1/ 3-6/ 6-3
2018 Switzerland  icon Roger Federer Croatia icon Marin Čilić 6-2/ 6-7(5)/ 6-3/ 3-6/ 6-1
2019 Serbia icon Novak Djokovic Spain icon Rafael Nadal 6-3/ 6-2/ 6-3
2020 Serbia icon Novak Djokovic Austria icon Dominic Thiem 6-4/ 4-6/ 2-6/ 6-3/6-4

General Information


The tournament was first held in Melbourne in 1905 and was called "The Australasian Championships". It was attended by 17 athletes, and the final match was attended by 5 thousand spectators. In 1927 the tournament was renamed the "Australian Championships". In 1969 it was opened to professionals and got its present name. Since 1905, the championship was held in six different places:

Melbourne (54 times),
Sydney (17 times),
Adelaide (14 times),
Brisbane (seven times),
Perth (3 times),
New Zealand (2 times, in 1906 and 1912).

In 1972, it was decided to hold the tournament in the same city every year. The venue was the grass courts of the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, a suburb of Melbourne. Over time, the Kooyong Club became cramped for a much larger tournament. In time for the 1988 championships, the new Melbourne Park Tennis Complex (formerly Flinders Park) was completed and the tournament was moved there that year. The move was a considerable success - attendance at matches increased immediately, and the 1988 tournament was attended by 90% more spectators (266,436) than the previous year at Quyong (140,000).

Apart from problems with the stadium in Cuyong (where, among other things, there was a sloping ground that forced players on one side of the main court to literally climb uphill when they reached the net), the popularity of the Australian Open in the late 1970s and early 1980s was adversely affected by the professionalization of tennis. Leading players at this time were already earning so much money that they could afford to skip even a Grand Slam tournament because going to it meant skipping the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Chris Evert missed this tournament six times in a row at the height of her career, Martina Navratilova four times; Bjorn Borg never took part in the Australian Open after 1974, and Jimmy Connors after 1975. As a result, the winners of the Australian Open were players who would not qualify for any other Grand Slam tournament: women's singles was won by Chris O'Neil in 1978 and Barbara Jordan in 1979; men's singles was won by Brian Teacher in 1980. With plans for a two-week supertournament in Florida, there was a threat that it might oust the Melbourne event from the list of Grand Slam tournaments. Therefore, to make it easier to attract elite players to the Australian Open, it was decided after the tournament in January 1977 to move the timing to late November and early December. Therefore, in 1977, the championship was held a second time, in December. It continued to be held in this month in subsequent years. Since 1987 the tournament was moved to January again, so it was not held in 1986.






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