Australian Open Tennis is once again ushering in a new year of tennis. The traditional season curtain raiser begins on January 15. Unfortunately Australian Open Tennis is not necessarily available where you are. You may be outside your country of origin, and seeking familiar coverage of this massive global event. Watch the coverage of the sport you want, where you are, with Liberty Shield. Watch Australian Open Tennis Anywhere with Liberty Shield.
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1. Rafael Nadal
Rafa’s face after he lost to Roger in the final said it all. Sore knee or not, the world No.1 will be out for revenge.
2. Roger Federer
Roger’s the GOAT. We know that. But by how much is he better than Nadal and Nole? A 20th major would make the gap insurmountable.
3. Grigor Dimitrov
A maiden Masters trophy and ATP finals crown in 2017 would suggest Dimitrov is on the precipice of a Grand Slam. Will he take the final step?
4. Alexander Zverev
It’s not a question of ‘if’ Sascha wins a Grand Slam, it’s ‘when’. Needs to improve stamina and maturity for two weeks of best-of-fives.
5. Dominic Thiem
Thiem’s win percentage on clay: 83%. And on hard: 52%. He’ll need to adapt to quicker surfaces if he wants to go deeper in Melbourne.
6. Marin Cilic
Since 2011, Cilic has failed to make it past the 4th round of the AO. With Bjorkman out, perhaps a new coach will do the trick?
7. David Goffin
1st round in 2013. 2nd round in 2014. 4th round in 2016. Quarterfinals in 2017. Semis in 2018?
8. Jack Sock
After struggling at all four majors, Sock caught fire at the end of the year. Will the flame continue to burn in Melbourne?
9. Stan Wawrinka
Stan almost called it quits after hurting his knee this year. He’s now back to full health but match fitness may be a worry.
10. Pablo Carreno Busta
Quarters in France and semis in New York, Pablo enjoyed Slam success in 2017 – but will that continue with increased competition?
11. Juan Martin del Potro
Ended 2017 in scary-good form and he’s capable of beating anyone on his day. Despite no real success in Melbourne, he’s definitely a smokey.
12. Novak Djokovic
Milos Raonic said Roger proved a lot of people wrong when he took a chunk of 2016 off to get ripe for the AO – can Novak do the same?
13. Sam Querrey
Maybe it’s just not Sam’s Slam? Since 2007, Querrey has failed to make it past the third round of the Australian Open – will 2018 be any different? Here’s hoping.
14. Kevin Anderson
After three straight 4th rounds from ’13-’15, KA has fallen off an Australian Open cliff. Will the recent US Open final get him back on track?
15. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga
After a down year, can Tsonga use the Australian Open to bounce back? Always good for the 2nd week in Melbourne. You can watch Australian Open Tennis Anywhere with Liberty Shield.
Australian Open 2018 TV Channels Broadcasting Worldwide – Watch Australian Open Tennis Anywhere
- United Kingdom – British EuroSport (extensive live coverage) BBC (Only highlights)
- USA – ESPN & ESPN2 (selected matches throughout the day), TennisChannel (dedicated tennis channel)
- Germany – ARD, ZDF (free to air channels), Sky (subscription based), EuroSport
- Holland – EuroSport & NOS
- Spain – EuroSport 1 & 2 (in spanish commentary)
- France – EuroSport 1 & 2 (French coverage)
- Canada – TSN (English), RDS (French)
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Your Schedule to watch Australian Open Tennis Anywhere
|Mon 15||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||11.00am||11.00am||First Round|
|Tue 16||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||11.00am||11.00am||First Round|
|Wed 17||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||11.00am||11.00am||Second Round|
|Thu 18||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||11.00am||11.00am||Second Round|
|Fri 19||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||11.00am||11.00am||Third Round|
|Sat 20||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||11.00am||11.00am||Third Round|
|Sun 21||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||11.00am||11.00am||Fourth Round|
|Mon 22||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||11.00am||11.00am||Fourth Round|
|Tue 23||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||no play||11.00am||Quarterfinals|
|Wed 24||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11:00am||no play||11.00am||Quarterfinals|
|Thu 25||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||no play||11.00am||(Match – TBA)|
|Not before 1.30pm||Quad Doubles Final
Women’s Singles Semifinal
|Followed by||Women’s Singles Semifinal|
|Night||5.00pm||7.30pm||Men’s Singles Semifinal|
|Followed by||*”Magic Moments” Exhibition Match|
|Fri 26||Twilight||2.00pm||3.00pm||3.00pm||no play||3.00pm||Women’s Wheelchair Doubles Final
Men’s Wheelchair Doubles Final
Mixed Doubles Semifinal
|not before4.00pm||Women’s Doubles Final|
|not before7.30pm||Men’s Singles Semifinal|
|Sat 27||Twilight||12.00pm||1.00pm||no play||no play||1.00pm||Girls’ singles final
Boys’ singles final
Quad singles final
Women’s wheelchair final
Men’s wheelchair final
|7.30pm||Women’s Singles Final|
|followed by||Men’s Doubles Final|
|Sun 28||Twilight||3.00pm||4.00pm||no play||no play||no play||Mixed Doubles Final|
|7.30pm||Men’s Singles Final|