Tournament Name AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Location: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Dates: 14 - 27 JANUARY 2008
Prize Money: AUS$20,600,000
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 CLOSE 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE FIRST SCHEDULED MATCH ON WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY, 2008 AT TOURNAMENT CONTROL. SINGLES QUALIFYING MATCHES: WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY Ė SATURDAY 12 JANUARY. DOUBLES MAIN DRAW SIGN-IN DEADLINE: SIGN-IN CLOSES AT 4:00PM ON MONDAY 14 JANUARY, 2008 AT TOURNAMENT CONTROL. MIXED DOUBLES MAIN DRAW SIGN-IN DEADLINE: SIGN-IN CLOSES AT 4:00PM ON WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY, 2008 AT TOURNAMENT CONTROL.
 
SCHEDULE: THE SINGLES MAIN DRAW WILL BE CONDUCTED AND MADE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY 11 JANUARY 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. FROM MONDAY 14 JANUARY, MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 11:00AM ON ALL COURTS. ON FRIDAY 25 AND SUNDAY 27 JANUARY MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 3:00PM AND 4:00PM RESPECTIVELY ON ALL COURTS. ON SATURDAY 26 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 14 JANUARY TO SUNDAY 27 JANUARY, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SATURDAY 26 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 14 JANUARY TO SATURDAY 19 JANUARY (INCLUSIVE). THE FIRST NIGHT MATCH WILL COMMENCE ON MARGARET 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 MATCH EXTENDING PAST 11:00PM, A DECISION WILL BE MADE AT 11:00PM BY THE REFEREE REGARDING THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULED MATCH

 

NEW INITIATIVE IN 2008, THE MENíS SINGLES QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT WILL START ONE DAY EARLIER ON WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY.
SIGN IN FOR MENíS DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP WILL CLOSE AT 4:00PM ON MONDAY 14 JANUARY.
PLAYERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO UTILIZE A CUSTOMISED LIMITED CHALLENGE SYSTEM AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2008 ON ROD LAVER ARENA AND VODAFONE ARENA ONLY. THIS SYSTEM WILL NOW ALLOW PLAYERS A MAXIMUM OF THREE INCORRECT CHALLENGES IN A SET, WITH ONE ADDITIONAL CHALLENGE AVAILABLE FOR TIE-BREAKS.
THE COURT SURFACE IN 2008 WILL BE PLEXICUSHION.
IN 2008, THE COLOUR OF THE COURT WILL BE BLUE.
IN 2008, THE HEAT POLICY WILL BE APPLIED AT THE REFEREEíS DISCRETION. ANY MATCHES CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS WHEN THE POLICY IS IMPLEMENTED WILL NOW BE SUSPENDED AT THE COMPLETION OF THE SET.

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 Aus$ 1.370.000 685.000 342.500 171.250 85.625 50.000 30.250 19.400 - 11.440 5.710 2.860
Doubles Aus$ 446.020 223.010 110.800 55.400 31.245 17.035 9.585          
Mixed Aus$ 134.460 67.230 33.615 15.490 7.745 3.755            

2008 ENTRY DEADLINE: 03. DECEMBER 2007 / QUALYFING 17 DECEMBER 2007
2007 SINGLES QUALIFYING CUT OFF: 315
2007 DOUBLES MAIN DRAW CUT-OFF: 153