The Australian Open will start Feb. 8, three weeks later than originally scheduled, with men’s qualifying for the tournament happening in Doha, according to the ATP. The first Grand Slam tournament of the 2021 tennis season will take place in mid-February, with the Australian Open scheduled for Feb. 8-21 in … The Australian Open in Melbourne will run from 8 th to 21 st February next year, three weeks later than usual, with men’s tennis’s governing body the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) today confirming its 2021 tour schedule has confirmed.. Located on the Kent coastline, The 149 th Open will showcase the world's best players compete for the Claret Jug. “This will be an historic Australian Open on so many levels,” tournament director Tiley said in confirming the February 8-21 dates revealed by the ATP Tour last week. According to tennis.com on Wednesday, the 2021 Australian Open will start on February 8. For TV viewers in the U.S., the 2021 Australian Open runs from Sunday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 21. The reason for the change in dates is related to coronavirus. When is the 2021 Australian Open? Australian Open dates pushed back in 2021 ATP schedule originally appeared on NBCSports.com Continue Reading Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. This was three weeks later than expected, as the original dates for the tournament were January 18 to 31. Dates: January 18 - January 21, 2021 Venue: Melbourne Park, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club Australian Open is scheduled to be held from January 18, 2021 in Melbourne. In 2021 The Open will return to Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011, when an emotional Darren Clarke fulfilled his boyhood dream of becoming Champion Golfer of the Year. The first matches will begin at 7 p.m. The 2021 Australian Open is reportedly set to go ahead on February 8, three weeks after the original Melbourne Park start date, according to leaked emails from Tennis Australia. ET on Feb. 7 (11 a.m. on Feb. 8 local time) and every day through the Round of 16 will follow the same schedule. The first Grand Slam tournament of the 2021 tennis season will take place in mid-February, with the Australian Open scheduled for Feb. 8-21 in Melbourne—weeks later than the tournament's traditional end-of-January date. The Australian Open has been postponed from its expected November slot, and a new date has yet to be determined.