ESPN Classic Looks Back At Historic Australian Opens

Beginning next week ESPN Classic will be televising 80 hours of programming involving the Australian Open, leading up to ESPN’s coverage of tennis’ first major later in the month.

Here is the ESPN Classic schedule:

Date Time (ET) Event
Tues, Jan 8 12 – 2 a.m. 1993 Women’s Final:  Seles vs. Graf
  2 – 4 a.m. 1996 Women’s Final:  Huber vs. Seles
  4 – 6 a.m. 1991 Women’s Final:  Seles vs. Novotna
  7 – 7:30 a.m. Up Close Classics:  Jimmy Connors
  7:30 – 8 a.m. SportsCentury:  Chris Evert
  8 – 10 a.m. 2011 Women’s Round of 16:  Schiavone vs. Kuznetsova
  10 – 11:30 a.m. 2001 Women’s Semifinal:  Capriati vs Davenport
  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2001 Women’s Final:  Capriati vs Hingis
  1 – 3 p.m. 1988 Men’s Final:  Wilander vs Cash
  3 – 5 p.m. 1988 Women’s Semifinal:  Evert vs Navratilova
  5 – 7 p.m. 1988 Women’s Final:  Graf vs Evert
  7 – 10 p.m. 2005 Men’s Quarterfinal:  Hewitt vs Nalbandian
  10 p.m. – MID 1995 Men’s Final:  Agassi vs Sampras
Wed, Jan 9 12 – 2 a.m. 2011 Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Murray
  2 – 4 a.m. 2000 Men’s Semifinal:  Agassi vs Sampras
  4 – 6 a.m. 2003 Men’s Final:  Agassi vs Schuettler
  7 – 8 a.m. SportsCentury:  Steffi Graf
  8 – 10 a.m. 2002 Women’s Final:  Capriati vs Hingis
  10 a.m. – Noon 2010 Women’s Final:  S.Williams vs Henin
  Noon – 2 p.m. 1993 Women’s Final:  Seles vs Graf
  2 – 4 p.m. 1993 Men’s Final:  Courier vs Edberg
  4 – 6 p.m. 2008 Women’s Final:  Sharapova vs Ivanovic
  6 – 8 p.m. 2008 Men’s Final:  Djokovic vs Tsonga
Thur, Jan 10 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. 2005 Men’s Semifinal:  Federer vs Safin
  5 – 5:30 a.m. Jim Rome Classics:  Andre Agassi
  5:30 – 6 a.m. SportsCentury:  Zina Garrison
  7 – 7:30 a.m. Schaap One on One:  Martina Navratilova
  7:30 – 8:30 a.m. SportsCentury:  Martina Navratilova
  8:30 – 11 a.m. 2005 Men’s Round of 16:  Hewitt vs Nadal
  11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1995 Men’s Quarterfinal:  Sampras vs Courier
  1 – 3 p.m. 2003 Women’s Final:  V.Williams vs S.Williams
  3 – 8 p.m. 2003 Men’s Quarterfinal:  Roddick vs El Aynaoui
Fri, Jan 11 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. 2009 Men’s Semifinal:  Nadal vs Verdasco
  5 – 5:30 a.m. Schaap One on One:  Billie Jean King
  5:30 – 6 a.m. Firestone Chats:  Tennis Legends Ashe, King, McEnroe & Connors
  7 – 8 a.m. SportsCentury:  John McEnroe
  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2009 Men’s Final:  Nadal vs Federer
  1 – 3 p.m. 2012 Men’s Semifinal:  Djokovic vs Murray
  3 – 5 p.m. 2012 Men’s Semifinal:  Nadal vs Federer
  5 – 8 p.m. 2012 Men’s Final:  Djokovic vs Nadal
Tue, Jan 22 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2003 Men’s Quarterfinal:  Roddick vs El Aynaoui – *
Thur, Jan 24 5 – 7 p.m. 2003 Women’s Final:  V.Williams vs S.Williams – *
Fri, Jan 25 3 – 5 p.m. 2008 Women’s Final:  Sharapova vs Ivanovic – *
  5 – 7 p.m. 2003 Men’s Final:  Agassi vs Schuettler – *
Mon, Jan 28 5 – 7 p.m. 2008 Men’s Final:  Djokovic vs Tsonga – *
Tue, Jan 29 5 – 7 p.m. 1993 Women’s Final:  Seles vs Graf – *
Wed Jan 30 6 – 8 p.m. 1993 Men’s Final:  Courier vs Edberg – *

* – Date of actual anniversary (5th,10th or 20th)