One of the first tournaments of the 2023 season, Adelaide International is set to return in early January. With multiple top 10 players in attendance, the event will headline the 2023 season, acting as a warm-up for the Australian Open set in mid-January. Keep reading to learn more about one of the first big tournaments of 2023.
ATP Adelaide International 1 Tennis Tournament
The Adelaide International is an annual hard-court outdoor tennis tournament held in the city of Adelaide, Australia. The tournament has been split into 2 events, Adelaide 1 and Adelaide 2 held one after another over 2 weeks’ time. The Adelaide International is part of the ATP and WTA Tours with both sessions held simultaneously at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre. Adelaide 1 is of the ATP 250 and WTA 500 tour category, with 2023 marking the 3rd ATP and 4TH WTA Adelaide International edition. The main sponsors for the event are the Government of South Australia and Adelaide South Australia.
|Venue||Memorial Drive Tennis Centre|
|Tour category||ATP 250|
|Draw||32 S, 24 D|
Adelaide International 2023 winners
In finals, none other than Novak Djokovic defeated American star Sebastian Kurda. After 1 set down, djokovic wins remaining 2 sets and claimed a 1st title of 2023. Djokovic defeated Kurda by 6-7, 7-6, 6-4. By winning Adelaide International week 1 title, Djokovic extends his win streak in Australia to 34 matches.
While in doubles championship, Harri Heliövaara & Lloyd Glasspool take out the trophy after their win over Jamie Murray & Michael Venus on Centre Court by 6-3, 7-6. British doubles player Lloyd Glasspool has won his third ATP title at the Adelaide International.
Adelaide International History and Previous Winners
The Adelaide International tournament was first established in 2020. There had been no event at Adelaide from both tours that led up to the Grand Slam since 2009. But after the tour was streamlined and condensed in 2019, a vacancy was created that Adelaide could fulfill. Thus, in 2019, the South Australian Government announced plans to construct a new large-scale tennis center and secured a deal with Tennis Australia. Soon after the facility’s construction, the inaugural edition of the Adelaide International was held. The tournament began as an ATP 250 and WTA 250 event but with one single session. In 2021, the tournament became a WTA-only event and was held after the Australian Open. Then, in 2022, as a response to the multiple events that were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Adelaide International was split into 2 events, with the first upgrade to a WTA 500 event.
As there was no ATP version of the event held in 2021, there have been only 2 singles and 4 doubles champions.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Novak Djokovic||Harri Heliövaara / Lloyd Glasspool|
|2022||Gael Monfils||Rohan Bopanna/Ramkumar Ramanathan|
|2020||Andrey Rublev||Maximo Gonzalez/Fabrice Martin|
ATP Adelaide International 1 Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment and prize money for the ATP 250 Adelaide International is $642,735. Most likely, both events had somewhat similar prize money. similar to the 2022 session. The $642,735 was also split 1:1 but it is speculation. The 2023 prize money distributions would be the same as Adelaide 2.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||ATP Points|
ATP Adelaide International 1 Draws
The tournament will have 32 singles and 24 doubles draws that will be released on the official website as the tournament progresses.
ATP Adelaide International 1 Dates
The first Adelaide event will take place across 8 days from the 1st-8th January. The main draw will probably be conducted in a week from the 2nd-6th, with a qualifying round on the 1st of January. The official schedule has not yet been released.
ATP Adelaide International 1 Schedule
As the official schedule has not been announced, we will look at the 2022 ATP Adelaide International 1’s schedule as there shouldn’t be any major changes.
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|2nd January||Round 1||Round 1|
|3rd January||Round 1||Round 1|
|4th January||Round 2||Round 2|
|5th January||Round 2||Quarter Final|
|6th January||Quarter Final||Semi Final|
|7th January||Semi Final||——|
Keep in mind the schedule above is not official and may be subject to change.
ATP Adelaide International 1 Players List
The ATP Adelaide player’s list is the most star-studded of any previous editions. 4 of the Top 10 will be present at the event with some notable big names being ATP Finals and 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokic, Felix Auger-Aliassame, Daniil Medvedev, and many others. Former ATP Finals Champion Andy Murray, 2022 Next Gen ATP Finals Champion Brandon Nakashima, and last year’s Adelaide 1 runner-up Karen Kachanov will also be participating. The 2020 Adelaide International champion Andrey Rublev will make his return to Adelaide but the reigning champion Gael Monfils will not return to defend his title. Russian nationals have been allowed to participate in the event. The full player’s list is as follows:
Singles top Seeds
|Roberto Bautista Agut||21|
|Kyle Edmund (WC)||48|
|Daniel Elahi Galan||67|
Singles Wild Card Entries
- Kyle Edmund
- Thanasi Kokkinakis
- Chris O’Connell
- Jordan Thompson
They have received entry via secured ranking due to their prior absence from the tour.
Note, the player’s list may be subject to change.
Doubles Top Seeds
|1||Wesley Koolhof / Neal Skupski||2|
|2||Marcelo Arevalo / Jean-Julien Rojer||12|
|3||Ivan Dodig / Austin Krajicek||19|
|4||Lloyd Glasspool / Harri Heliovaara||23|
ATP Adelaide International 1 Tickets
Tickets for the event went on pre-sale on November 9th and have been on sale since 10th November. Tickets apply for 1 day or night session except for the 1st and 8th, possibly the qualifying round and the Final. They are available for purchase on Ticketmaster starting from $20. To purchase tickets, click on the link mentioned below.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2023 Adelaide International!
- This year there will be two separate tournaments played over two weeks.
- Week 1 will commence Sunday 1 January and finals will be on Sunday 8 January
- Week 2 will commence Monday 9 January and finals will be on Saturday 14 January.
- Both tournaments will be WTA 500 and ATP 250 events
- GA Ground Passes start at just $20 for selected sessions and provide an all-access pass to the event.
- There are more activities than just tennis – with live music, a family zone, entertainment, bars, food trucks, and new premium experiences at The Drive’s new facilities.