This is the 104th edition of the Australian Championships, which began in 1905, as well as being the 48th Australian Open and the 192nd Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era.

Melbourne Park hosts the tournament for the 29th year. It was first played here in 1988, when the venue was known as Flinders Park.

 POINTS AND PRIZE MONEY… Total prize money for the men’s singles at the 2016 Australian Open is AUD$15,000,000. Individual prize money and ATP Ranking points are:

Prize Money


ATP Ranking Points
Champion 3,800,000 2000  
Finalist 1,900,000 1200  
Semifinalist 800,000 720  
Quarterfinalist 400,000 360  
Round of 16 200,000 180  
Third Round 97,500 90  
Second Round 60,000 45  
First Round 34,500 10