Tennis’ first major is on the horizon and the Tennis Channel will provide 30 hours of live match telecasts during the two-week tournament again this year, with more than 180 hours of dedicated tournament coverage overall.
Among the programming will be a daily highlight and encore-match show called Australian Open Today. This year’s version will feature two daily editions, one dedicated to the tournament’s most recent day session and one to the most recent night session.
Bill Macatee and Martina Navratilova will serve as the main play-by-play and analyst team. Brett Haber and commentator Justin Gimelstob will also call live action
Lindsay Davenport will lend her championship perspective to Tennis Channel’s booth while Rennae Stubbs will handle specials reports and vignettes. Sports Illustrated reporter Jon Wertheim will also appear on the network in Melbourne this year.
Here is the Australian Open schedule on Tennis Channel beginning January 14th:
Date Time Event
Monday, Jan. 14 7 p.m.-9 p.m. First Round
Tuesday, Jan. 15 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Second Round
Wednesday, Jan. 16 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Second Round
Thursday, Jan. 17 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Third Round
Friday, Jan. 18 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Third Round
Saturday, Jan. 19 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Round of 16
Sunday, Jan. 20 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Round of 16
Monday, Jan. 21 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals
Tuesday, Jan. 22 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Jan. 23 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. TBA
Thursday, Jan. 24 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Mixed Doubles Semifinal
and Women’s Doubles Final
Saturday, Jan. 26 5:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Men’s Doubles Final
Sunday, Jan. 27 12:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Mixed Doubles Final