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ESPN 2013 Australian Open Programming Schedule on ESPN Classic

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(January 4, 2013)From ESPN – In January, ESPN Classic will present 80 hours of Australian Open programming – great matches, some on the day of a significant anniversary, plus tennis-themed editions of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning SportsCentury series and other interview shows.

 

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 12 a.m. ET (Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. PT), ESPN Classic will air Australian Open programming virtually around the clock until Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. The marathon will climax with three memorable men’s matches from a year ago – the semifinals pitting Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal against Roger Federer, and the championship between Djokovic and Nadal. At 5 hours, 53 minutes, it stands as tennis’ longest Grand Slam final in history.

 

Later in the month, ESPN Classic will air a number of Australian Open matches upon a significant anniversary (5th, 10th, etc.), including Andy Roddick’s epic 21-19 fifth set vs. Younes El Aynaoui in the 2003 Australian Openquarterfinals (January 22, 9 a.m.), the Williams Sisters squaring off in the 2003 Women’s Final (January 24, 5 p.m.) and the 1993 Women’s Final between Monica Seles and Steffi Graf (January 29, 5 p.m.).

 

The 2013 Australian Open

ESPN’s 29th consecutive Australian Open will begin Sunday, Jan. 13, with more than 100 live hours on ESPN2 HD (50+ more in afternoon reairs) and 600+ on ESPN3. Daily action continues each night with afternoon reairs through the women’s championship Saturday, Jan 26, and the men’s championship Sunday, Jan. 27, both at 3 a.m. with reairs later each day at 9 a.m. and in prime time.

 

Date Time (ET) Event
Tues, Jan 8 12 – 2 a.m. 1993 Women’s Final: Seles vs. Graf
2 – 4 a.m. 1996 Women’s Final: Huber vs. Seles
4 – 6 a.m. 1991 Women’s Final: Seles vs. Novotna
7 – 7:30 a.m. Up Close Classics: Jimmy Connors
7:30 – 8 a.m. SportsCentury: Chris Evert
8 – 10 a.m. 2011 Women’s Round of 16: Schiavone vs. Kuznetsova
10 – 11:30 a.m. 2001 Women’s Semifinal: Capriati vs Davenport
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2001 Women’s Final: Capriati vs Hingis
1 – 3 p.m. 1988 Men’s Final: Wilander vs Cash
3 – 5 p.m. 1988 Women’s Semifinal: Evert vs Navratilova
5 – 7 p.m. 1988 Women’s Final: Graf vs Evert
7 – 10 p.m. 2005 Men’s Quarterfinal: Hewitt vs Nalbandian
10 p.m. – MID 1995 Men’s Final: Agassi vs Sampras
Wed, Jan 9 12 – 2 a.m. 2011 Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Murray
2 – 4 a.m. 2000 Men’s Semifinal: Agassi vs Sampras
4 – 6 a.m. 2003 Men’s Final: Agassi vs Schuettler
7 – 8 a.m. SportsCentury: Steffi Graf
8 – 10 a.m. 2002 Women’s Final: Capriati vs Hingis
10 a.m. – Noon 2010 Women’s Final: S.Williams vs Henin
Noon – 2 p.m. 1993 Women’s Final: Seles vs Graf
2 – 4 p.m. 1993 Men’s Final: Courier vs Edberg
4 – 6 p.m. 2008 Women’s Final: Sharapova vs Ivanovic
6 – 8 p.m. 2008 Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Tsonga
Thur, Jan 10 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. 2005 Men’s Semifinal: Federer vs Safin
5 – 5:30 a.m. Jim Rome Classics: Andre Agassi
5:30 – 6 a.m. SportsCentury: Zina Garrison
7 – 7:30 a.m. Schaap One on One: Martina Navratilova
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. SportsCentury: Martina Navratilova
8:30 – 11 a.m. 2005 Men’s Round of 16: Hewitt vs Nadal
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1995 Men’s Quarterfinal: Sampras vs Courier
1 – 3 p.m. 2003 Women’s Final: V.Williams vs S.Williams
3 – 8 p.m. 2003 Men’s Quarterfinal: Roddick vs El Aynaoui
Fri, Jan 11 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. 2009 Men’s Semifinal: Nadal vs Verdasco
5 – 5:30 a.m. Schaap One on One: Billie Jean King
5:30 – 6 a.m. Firestone Chats: Tennis Legends Ashe, King, McEnroe & Connors
7 – 8 a.m. SportsCentury: John McEnroe
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2009 Men’s Final: Nadal vs Federer
1 – 3 p.m. 2012 Men’s Semifinal: Djokovic vs Murray
3 – 5 p.m. 2012 Men’s Semifinal: Nadal vs Federer
5 – 8 p.m. 2012 Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Nadal
Tue, Jan 22 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2003 Men’s Quarterfinal: Roddick vs El Aynaoui – *
Thur, Jan 24 5 – 7 p.m. 2003 Women’s Final: V.Williams vs S.Williams – *
Fri, Jan 25 3 – 5 p.m. 2008 Women’s Final: Sharapova vs Ivanovic – *
5 – 7 p.m. 2003 Men’s Final: Agassi vs Schuettler – *
Mon, Jan 28 5 – 7 p.m. 2008 Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Tsonga – *
Tue, Jan 29 5 – 7 p.m. 1993 Women’s Final: Seles vs Graf – *
Wed Jan 30 6 – 8 p.m. 1993 Men’s Final: Courier vs Edberg – *

* – Date of actual anniversary (5th,10th or 20th)

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