The first grand slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open, ended with Aryna Sabalenka and Novak Djokovic winning. Aside from being highly successful for the players, the tournament also recorded the highest attendance of more than 900.000 viewers.
Despite the absence of some of the best players on the ATP list and interruptions of the matches due to the rain, 902.312 visitors attended matches at Melbourne Park.
The main tournament, which lasted from January 16th to January 29th, was attended by record-breaking 839.192 fans, which beat the numbers from 2020 (812,174). Counting the qualification matches, the total number of fans raised up to 902,312.
These numbers also outdid attendance at the last year’s grand slam tournaments – 515.164 at Wimbledon, 613.500 at the French Open, and 776.120 at the US Open.