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How to watch Australian Open 2021 tennis: TV channel and live stream details

Check out our comprehensive guide to the Australian Open 2021 including schedule, dates, TV and live stream details.

Australian Open 2021

Only one Singles match remains in this year’s Australian Open 2021 schedule, with the Women’s final having ended with a straight-sets victory for No.3 seed Naomi Osaka against Jennifer Brady.

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Attention will now turn to the Men’s final – and it looks set to be an incredibly close contested affair between eight times winner Novak Djokovic and rising superstar Daniil Medvedev.

Of the two, it’s the Russian Medvedev who has arguably enjoyed the more comfortable run, dropping only two sets en route to his second Grand Slam final and defeating Stefano Tsitsipas in comfortable style in his semi-final.

World No.1 Djokovic also won his semi-final in straight sets, but he had a couple of scares on his way to that stage – needing five sets to defeat Taylor Fritz in the Third Round while also dropping sets to Frances Tiafoe, Milos Raonic and Alexander Zverev.

He’s never lost an Australian Open final so far – but Medvedev will certainly pose a tricky challenge, and so this is shaping up to be a mouth-watering tie.

RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about the Australian Open 2021 tennis tournament.

When is the Australian Open 2021?

The tournament started on Monday 8th February 2021 and runs until Sunday 21st February 2021.

How to watch and live stream Australian Open in the UK

Eurosport will show exclusive live coverage of the tournament on their channels and online player.

If you want to access the Eurosport Player direct it’s £6.99 per month or £39.99 a year.

Eurosport is also available through Amazon Prime meaning there are more ways to keep track of the biggest tennis stars in the Australian Open.

Watch Australian Open in the US

ESPN+ will be showing the Australian Open live in the US, meaning fans across the pond can tune in for all the biggest matches.

As the competition progresses, later rounds will also be shown live on ESPN+.

Where is the Australian Open 2021 held?

The tournament is being held at its traditional location at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Of course, this year’s edition won’t look normal, but we’ve got all the information below on how tournament officials have enabled as many fans as possible to enjoy the action.

Australian Open 2021 schedule

We have the full Australian Open 2021 schedule and order of play right here, updated daily will all the matches you can enjoy on TV and live stream.

The tournament will be spread across a 14-day period with the Men’s and Women’s singles tournaments largely going ahead simultaneously.

  • First round (Men’s and Women’s singles) – 8th/9th February
  • Second round (Men’s and Women’s singles) – 10th/11th February
  • Third round (Men’s and Women’s singles) – 12th/13th February
  • Fourth round (Men’s and Women’s singles) – 14th/15th February
  • Quarter-finals (Men’s and Women’s singles) – 16/17th February
  • Semi-finals (Men’s and Women’s singles) – 18/19th February
  • Women’s final – 20th February
  • Men’s final – 21st February

Are fans allowed to attend Australian Open 2021?

No, not any more. The Australian Open 2021 had been played with maskless fans strewn throughout the grounds of Melbourne Park, the first Grand Slam to be played with a crowd since last year’s Australian Open.

But new five-day COVID lockdown restrictions in the Australian state of Victoria have been implemented following an unrelated 13-case outbreak at a Melbourne hotel.

The Australian Open complex had been divided between three zones to limit mixing, with fans able to book tickets for between one and six people, with seats around each group to be left empty, while entrances, exits and open spaces were carefully managed to avoid gratuitous mixing.

Players recently took part in an exhibition match in Adelaide, and maskless fans were permitted into the arenas for a much-needed slice of live sporting drama.

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