Tournament Name AUSTRALIAN OPEN   
Location: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Dates: 16 - 29 JANUARY 2006
Prize Money: AUS$19,300,000
Draw / ID:  128 DRAW / # 06-580
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
SITE: MELBOURNE PARK
BATMAN AVENUE, MELBOURNE
VICTORIA 3000 AUSTRALIA
SURFACE: REBOUND ACE
BALL: WILSON AUSTRALIAN OPEN BALL
PRIZE MONEY: AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
WEB SITE:  www.AustralianOpen.com
 
SIGN-IN: SINGLES QUALIFYING SIGN-IN DEADLINE: SIGN-IN FOR ALTERNATES WILL BE BETWEEN 8:00AM 9:30AM ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 2006 AT TOURNAMENT CONTROL. SINGLES QUALIFYING MATCHES: THURSDAY JANUARY 12 SATURDAY JANUARY 14. DOUBLES MAIN DRAW SIGN-IN DEADLINE: SIGN-IN CLOSES AT 5:00PM ON TUESDAY JANUARY 17 2006 AT TOURNAMENT CONTROL. MIXED DOUBLES MAIN DRAW SIGN-IN DEADLINE: SIGN-IN CLOSES AT 4:00PM ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 2006 AT TOURNAMENT CONTROL
 
SCHEDULE: THE SINGLES MAIN DRAWS WILL BE CONDUCTED AND MADE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY JANUARY 13 AT MELBOURNE PARK. COMPETITORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. THE SCHEDULE IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO ALTERATION WITHOUT NOTICE IF NECESSARY DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR OTHER REASONS. FOR EXAMPLE, THE STARTING TIME MAY BE 10:00AM IF EXTREME HEAT IS FORECAST OR THE TOURNAMENT IS BEHIND SCHEDULE. FROM MONDAY 16 JANUARY, MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 11:00AM ON ALL COURTS. ON FRIDAY 27 AND SUNDAY 29 JANUARY MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 3:00PM AND 4:00PM RESPECTIVELY ON ALL COURTS. ON SATURDAY 28 JANUARY, MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 12:00PM ON OUTSIDE COURTS AND AT 1:30PM ON ROD LAVER ARENA. NIGHT MATCHES HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED ON ROD LAVER ARENA EACH NIGHT FROM MONDAY 16 SUNDAY 29 JANUARY, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SATURDAY 28 JANUARY WHEN THERE IS A DAY SESSION ONLY. NIGHT MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 7:30PM. NIGHT MATCHES HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED ON MARGARET COURT ARENA EACH NIGHT FROM MONDAY 16 SATURDAY 21 JANUARY (INCLUSIVE). THE FIRST NIGHT MATCH WILL COMMENCE ON MARGARDET COURT ARENA NOT BEFORE 7:30PM (THIS MATCH MAY BE MOVED TO VODAFONE ARENA AT THE DISCRETION OF THE REFEREE, EITHER PRIOR TO MATCH STARTING OR DURING MATCH IF INTERRUPTED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS). IN THE EVENT OF A FIRST EVENING MATCH EXTENDING PAST 11:30PM, A DECISION WILL BE MADE AT 11:30PM BY THE REFEREE REGARDING THE PLAYING OR RE-SCHEDULEING OF A FOLLOWING MATCH.

 

ATP POINTS & PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN

 
Winner 
Finalist 
SF 
QF 
R/16 
R/32 
R/64 
R/128 Q Q3 Q2
Q1 
Race Points 200 140 90 50 30 15 7 1 3      
Entry Points 1000 700 450 250 150 75 35 5 15 8 4  
Singles $ 1,220,000 610,000 305,000 152,500 76,250 46,760 28,465 18,300   11,400 5,690 2,850
Doubles $ 444,500 222,250 110,420 55,210 31,140 16,980  9,550          

2005 ENTRY DEADLINE: 05. DECEMBER 2005 / QUALYFING 19 DECEMBER 2005
2005 SINGLES QUALIFYING CUT OFF: 434
2004 DOUBLES MAIN DRAW CUT-OFF: 198