Barcelona Open: How to Watch Rafael Nadal’s Much-Hyped Comeback Against Flavio Cobolli? Full Streaming and TV Details

Published 04/16/2024, 6:21 AM EDT

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The Barcelona Open will feature none other than the King of the Clay, Rafael Nadal, as he finally steps out of hiatus after a staggering 680 days. Being the second biggest tournament behind the Madrid Open, fans follow the tournament closely. Now, with the addition of Rafa, the viewership is surely about to go through the roof. He will play Flavio Cobolli, and naturally, tennis fans around the world want to know where they can watch him compete! 

How American fans can watch Rafael Nadal back on clay

Rafa has not been able to show significant performances so far after he played in the Brisbane International, which was followed by a series of withdrawals. He went on another hiatus after the Netflix Slam against Carlos Alcaraz. However, the time for his comeback is here and fans are eager to witness his final appearance in Barcelona.


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Returning to professional tennis after January, Nadal’s match will air at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET on April 16. Tennis Channel, which is accessible on various cable packages, such as DirecTV and Verizon Fios, will air the Barcelona Open on television. The service will show every round of the Barcelona Open (also known as the Torneo Conde de Godó), covering men’s singles and doubles.


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For users who don’t want to shell cash, DirecTV offers a five-day free trial for viewers, while Fubo and Hulu+ Live TV, giving users a chance to livestream Tennis Channel, has a seven-day free trial and three-day free trial package, respectively.


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While the channels mentioned above cover the match for American fans, audiences outside the US will have have various ways to watch Nadal’s return clash, too. 

Where can worldwide audiences watch Nadal’s much awaited return bout

Sky UK will cover the viewers in the UK, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Gibraltar, and the Isle of Man. Other variations of Sky will stream it for viewers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Italy, San Marino and Vatican City. Additionally, Balkan countries can watch the match on Sportklub, with French fans gaining access to Eurosport France. 


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In India, a live stream of the match will be available through Tennis TV. The local versions of beIN Sports will stream the tournament in Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Southeast Asian countries. Additionally, any individual who can get access to Samsung TV Plus can get access to the Tennis Channel to ensure they do not miss the bout. 

Now that, you’re all set with the ways you can catch your favorite player live, are you excited? Well, it’s high time you get that popcorn bucket ready!


Written by:

Ripunjay Gaba


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Ripunjay Gaba, a tennis enthusiast-turned-journalist at EssentiallySports, found his way from freelance sports journalism to the publishing house in ES. Here, his writing canvas encompasses the game specifics while finding poetic resonance in covering major sporting events. Ripunjay, a perpetual upgrader, uses avid reading to bring varied flavor to his Tennis reporting.
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Ariva Debnath