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 was 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 2 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 2 is of the ATP 250 and WTA 500 tour category, with 2023 marking the 4th WTA and 3rd ATP 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 2 Results
Just before Australian Open 2023, Adelaide International week 2 final played between Roberto Bautista Agut and Kwon Soon-woo. In final, Korean star Kwon Soon-woo defeated Spanish star Roberto in final set (6-4, 3-6, 7-6). This is the 2nd title of his career. What a way to start the 2023 season. Winning a title is one thing, but coming back against RBA in a final is a serious test. Soon-woo Kwon won the singles title entering the draw as a lucky loser (there are only 9 precedents in the entire history of the ATP)
In doubles championship, Marcelo Arévalo / Jean-Julien Rojer became a doubles champion of Adelaide International week 2 after walkover of Austin Krajicek / Ivan Dodig in final. Ivan Dodig withdrew prior to the match due to a back injury. Marcelo and Rojer was lucky enough that in semi-final opponents withdrew too. So they became a champion after just won 2 matches in whole event.
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||Kwon Soon-woo||Marcelo Arévalo / Jean-Julien Rojer|
|2022||Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)||Wesley Koolhof / Neal Skupski|
|2020||Andrey Rublev||Maximo Gonzalez/Fabrice Martin|
ATP Adelaide International 2 Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment and prize money for the ATP 250 Adelaide International is $642,735. Most likely, both events will have somewhat similar prize money. similar to the 2022 session. The $642,735 could also be split 1:1 but it is speculation. The 2023 prize money distributions would be the same.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||ATP Points|
ATP Adelaide International 2 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 2 Dates
The main draw for Adelaide 2 will be played across 6 days from 9-14 January with a qualifying round that will most likely be played on the final days of Adelaide 1, on the 8th of January.
ATP Adelaide International 2 Schedule
The schedule for Adelaide 2 is as follows:
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|9th January||Round 1||Round 1|
|10th January||Round 1 and Round 2||Round 1 and Quarter Final|
|11th January||Round 2||Quarter Final|
|12th January||Quarter Final||Semi-Final|
Keep in mind the schedule above is not official and may be subject to change.
ATP Adelaide International 2 Players List
The ATP Adelaide player’s list is the most star-studded of any previous editions. Former ATP Finals Champion Andy Murray, 2022 Next Gen ATP Finals Champion Brandon Nakashima, and last year’s Adelaide 1 runner-up Karen Kachanov was also be participating. The 2020 Adelaide International champion Andrey Rublev made his return to Adelaide with the reigning champion Thanasi Kokkinakis 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
|2||Pablo Carreno Busta||6|
|4||Roberto Bautista Agut||8|
|Alejandro Davidovich Fokina||21|
Adelaide International 2 wildcard Entries
- Thanasi Kokkinakis
- Jason Kubler
- Alexei Popyrin
- Kyle Edmund
ATP Adelaide International 2 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.