When and Where to Watch Australian Open 2021?

Published 01/17/2021, 1:49 PM EST
The giant Australian Open logo is seen full of tennis balls ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


The Australian Open 2021 is just three weeks away and its craze has been reaching a fever pitch. Fans are eagerly waiting for their superstars to return to the court as soon as possible, having had to make do without tennis for most of 2020. The tournament will take place from February 8, 2021, to February 21, 2021, in Melbourne, Australia.

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Although Roger Federer has withdrawn from the tournament, there are several other key players who will attract the attention of fans. Defending champion Novak Djokovic and World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will be starting as the top two seeds. US Open 2020 winner Dominic Thiem, the in-form Daniil Medvedev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas will be other players to watch out for at the Grand Slam.

As far as WTA is concerned, World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty will be making a comeback at the Grand Slam. Naomi Osaka and defending champion Sofia Kenin are other strong contenders for the title. However, all eyes will be on the French Open 2020 winner Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka, who is on a phenomenal winning streak.

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As is often the case, one of the most anticipated questions is: will Serena Williams be able to lift her 24th Grand Slam title in Melbourne this year?

Where can fans enjoy the live-action of the Australian Open 2021?

A general view inside Rod Laver Arena at sunset during the Men’s Singles Final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain during day 14 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Nine Network is the official broadcaster of the Grand Slam in Australia after acquiring its rights in 2020 for a period of five years. Fans in Australia will be able to watch the event live on the Nine Network.

In Europe, Eurosport is the exclusive live broadcaster of the Grand Slam. Apart from that, SRG (Swiss Broadcasting Corporation) will be telecasting the tournament in Switzerland, NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting) in the Netherlands, and RTS (Radio Television of Serbia) in Serbia.

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The Tennis Channel, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3 will telecast the matches live in the United States of America.

In China, the national broadcaster CCTV along with Shanghai TV and Beijing TV will bring the live-action to fans. In India, fans will get live updates on Sony SIX network while in Japan, the Australian Open 2021 will be live on NHK and pay-TV network WOWOW.

Fans throughout the world will be able to watch their favorite players contest live.

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