Australian Open 2021 schedule: TV protection, channels, and extra to observe each tennis Grand Slam recreation

It’s a new year and the first official Grand Slam is here. Although there was great uncertainty as to whether this event would occur, it will officially start on Sunday, February 7th.

Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic from number 1 in the world have the best seeds. Djokovic is the reigning men’s champion, while American Sofia Kenin took home the women’s trophy last year. Kenin is fourth this year and 2019 US Open Champion Bianca Andreescu will return after 15 months.

Roger Federer has chosen to skip this year’s tournament, but Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal will attend for the time being. Williams retired from a tuning tournament on Friday with a shoulder injury but is confident she will be fine. Nadal did not play in the ATP Cup for Spain due to previous problems.

The tournament is also filled with teens who will try to make 2021 their year. A rising star will fail when the first round ends when Dennis Shapovalov and Jannik Sinner (# 11) meet in a young gun battle.

Here is the full Australian Open 2021 schedule, including the TV coverage breakdown and the order of the games for each round.

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Australian Open 2021 schedule

The 2021 Australian Open starts on Sunday, February 7th in North America (Melbourne is 16 hours off the east coast) and ends on the weekend of February 20th to 21st with the women’s final on February 20th at midnight and the men’s final at midnight on February 21st.

Below is a rounded breakdown of the schedule for the men’s and women’s draws.

Australian Open TV channels, live coverage

Australian Open games can be viewed on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN + and Tennis Channel with streaming on ESPN.com or on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. Sporting News also updates a live Australian Open scoreboard. In Canada, TSN is home to the Australian Open, with access also through the TSN App and TSN Direct.

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Date* Round Time (ET) TV channel
Sunday February 7th First round 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN, ESPN2
Monday February 8th First round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN +, ESPN3, ESPN2
Tuesday February 9th Second round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN +, ESPN3, ESPN2
Wednesday February 10th Second round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN +, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, ESPN2
Thursday February 11th Third round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN +, ESPN3, ESPN2
Friday February 12th Third round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN +, ESPN3, ESPN2
Saturday February 13th Round of 16 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN +, ESPN3, ESPN2
Sunday February 14th Round of 16 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN +, ESPN3, ESPN2
Monday February 15th Quarter finals 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN +, ESPN3, ESPN2
Tuesday February 16 Quarter finals 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN +, ESPN3, ESPN2
Wednesday February 17th Men’s doubles, women’s semi-finals 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tennis channel, ESPN2
Thursday February 18th Men’s semi-finals 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. ESPN
Women’s doubles final 11pm – 2am Tennis channel
Friday February 19th Mixed Double Semis, Women’s Doubles Final 12 o’clock ESPN +
Men’s semi-finals 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. ESPN
Saturday February 20th Women’s finals 3:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. ESPN, tennis channel, ESPN +
Men’s doubles final 11pm – 12.30pm Tennis channel, ESPN +
Sunday February 21 Men’s finals 3:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. ESPN

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