San Diego Open 2021: When and Where to watch Andy Murray vs. Kei Nishikori?

Published 09/28/2021, 7:51 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Kei Nishikori of Japan shakes hands at the net after his straight sets victory against Andy Murray during their round robin match during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray faces the former World No.4 Kei Nishikori in the opening round of the 2021 San Diego Open. To be played at the Barnes Stadium, the match is scheduled to happen on 28th September. Both players have entered the ATP-250 event as wildcards and it would be the 12th chapter in their rivalry.

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Murray leads Nishikori 9-2 in their head-to-head meetings. The duo last faced each other at the quarterfinals of the 2017 French Open, a match which Murray won in four sets.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 27: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men’s singles first round match against James Duckworth of Australia on Day One of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Where to watch Andy Murray vs. Kei Nishikori?

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In the United Kingdom, Amazon Prime Video would provide live-action of the Murray vs. Nishikori encounter. Across Europe, fans can witness the match on Eurosport, Sky Deutschland, Telefonica, Sportscast, and other channels depending upon which region they live within the continent.

In the United States of America, Tennis Channel would live broadcast the much-awaited match whereas people in the Middle East and North Africa can catch the live coverage on beIN Sports. In India, Japan, and China, the fans can watch the action live on Tennis TV, WOWOW, and iQiyi, respectively.

In Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, the fans can watch the Murray-Nishikori showdown on PCCW, Astro, and Cineplex, respectively. As for the Australian public, beIN Sports would broadcast the game. In addition, the online streaming website bet365 would also provide live coverage.

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Aug 6, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Kei Nishikori of Japan hits a forehand against Lloyd Harris of South Africa (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Ranked World No.109, Murray played at the Moselle Open last week. He defeated Ugo Humbert and Vasek Pospisil and then suffered a third-round defeat to the eventual champion, Hubert Hurkacz.

On the other side, Nishikori’s form has gradually improved since his return. The Japanese finished as the semifinalist at the Washington Open and then produced a few incredible performances at the US Open.

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The inaugural edition of the San Diego Open features some of the top-ranked players like Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, and Hubert Hurkacz.

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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