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Australian Open 2020 – Who will be crowned Champion this year?

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Australian Open 2020 – Who will be crowned Champion this year?

Australian Open 2020 – Who will be crowned Champion this year?

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For the first Tennis Grand Slam of the year and decade, expectations and spirits are high.

What are we to expect from the young and hungry generation of men’s tennis? Can Djokovic be dethroned, and will the women’s cup be lifted by a newcomer or a familiar powerhouse? Many questions that will only find answers in the Melbourne heat of the action this January, live on Sky Sport and streaming on Sky Sport Now.

Will the dominant Kings and Queens of the Australian Open be dethroned in 2020?

The dominant era of men’s champions does not seem to be over yet, but there is a faction of youngsters knocking on the door. Led by Novak Djokovic with an impressive 7 wins in Australia, the Federer-Nadal-Djoko triangle of legends is still claiming its monopoly on the Oz grand slam with 13 out of 14 previous year’s titles won – only interrupted by Stan Wawrinka in 2014. However, with a shocking Nadal’s loss it’ll be a blockbuster battle between Federer and Djokovic to see who can reach the final. 

Djokovic is once again a clear favourite, in conditions that he loves and thrives in, as he likes to repeat it: hard courts, fast balls, and a little bit of Australian heat. He recently marked his territory by leading his home country to victory in Brisbane and Sydney for the ATP Cup.

So once again, expect either player to probably provide another tournament champion. Unless the young brigade coming to Melbourne with goals and dreams can shine and upset. Players like Dominic Thiem (Austria), are expected to win grand slams at some point. Thiem has made back-to-back finals at Roland-Garros, Tsitsipas made the semifinals in Australia last year, and Medvedev made the US Open final.

The women’s draw looks far more open now with Serena Williams (9) out. Local threat Ashleigh Barty (1) or dangerous regular Simona Halep (3) are serious contenders as they face tough competition in the semi-finals.

Tennis fans wanting to keep a close eye on the grand slam are in luck with exclusive coverage across all Sky Sport’s platforms.

 

How to watch: Up to three feeds available on Sky Sport and Sky Sport Now, plus all 16 court feeds available exclusively on Sky Go.