Tennis Channel’s Australian Open Broadcast Schedule
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2020 – Tennis Channel will return to the Australian Open for its 13th consecutive year Jan. 19 to Feb. 2. Tennis Channel’s two-week Australian Open telecast begins Sunday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. ET.
Tennis Channel will again offer 13 consecutive days of live matches in Melbourne, with more than 30 live hours in all (complete schedule follows). Including daily encore matches and lead-in shows, the network will provide nearly 150 hours from the year’s first major. Monday, Jan. 20, will see the first of 10 days of live, primetime match play, staring at 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage runs through the mixed-doubles final on Saturday, Feb. 1, and features singles play through the men’s and women’s quarterfinals along with the men’s and women’s doubles finals.
Tennis Channel has shown all five of the event’s finals – men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles – since its first Australian Open in 2008. In addition to the greatest players in the world, the network will carry the boys’ and girls’ singles finals live.
Lead-in show Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open begins Sunday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. ET (evening in the United States – morning in Australia). The program will break down the previous day’s results and examine the upcoming action. Emmy Award-winning announcer Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) is back as host, joined by analysts and Hall of Famers Martina Navratilova (@Martina) and Jim Courier. Tennis reporter and author Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) will also return to the show this year, and again provide tournament stories and analysis. Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open is scheduled nightly from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 29, with the final edition from 10 p.m.-11 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.
Tennis Channel’s digital subscription service, Tennis Channel Plus, will have live coverage of the Australian Open qualifiers ahead of the main draw. Matches begin Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. ET. The network will also produce exclusive digital content for www.tennis.com, www.baseline.tennis.com and www.tennischannel.com. Fans will have access to news, video highlights, real-time scoring, interviews, round-the-clock editorial coverage and the network’s Racket Bracket tournament prediction game, throughout the event.
The network’s social media platforms – Facebook (www.facebook.com/tennischannel), Twitter (www.twitter.com/tennischannel) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/tennischannel) – along with Tennis Magazine‘s Twitter (www.twitter.com/tennis) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/tennismedia) channels will feature daily updates from Melbourne.
Tennis Channel’s Live 2020 Australian Open Match Schedule
(Men’s/Women’s Singles Unless Otherwise Specified)
Date Time (ET) Event
Monday, Jan. 20 7 p.m.-9 p.m. First Round
Tuesday, Jan. 21 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Second Round
Wednesday, Jan. 22 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Second Round
Thursday, Jan. 23 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Third Round
Friday, Jan. 24 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Third Round
Saturday, Jan. 25 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Round of 16
Sunday, Jan. 26 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Round of 16
Monday, Jan. 27 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Quarterfinals
Tuesday, Jan. 28 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Jan. 29 7 p.m.-10 p.m. TBA Doubles Match
Thursday, Jan. 30 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Mixed-Doubles Semifinal and Women’s Double Final
Friday, Jan. 31 7:15 p.m.-11 p.m. Boys’ and Girls’ Singles Finals
Saturday, Feb. 1 5:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.; Mixed-Doubles Final;
11 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Men’s Doubles Final
Tennis Channel will provide same-day replays each day of the Australian Open. The network’s encore schedule of the men’s and women’s singles semifinals and finals is as follows (ET):
Date Time (ET) Event
Thursday, Jan. 30 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Men’s and women’s semifinals;
5 p.m.-10 p.m. Men’s and women’s semifinals
Friday, Jan. 31 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Men’s and women’s semifinals;
5 p.m.- 7 p.m.; Men’s semifinal;
11 p.m.-3:30 a.m Women’s semifinal
Saturday, Feb. 1 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Women’s final
Sunday, Feb. 2 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Men’s final