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Australian Open schedule 2021: TV coverage, channels & more to watch every match in tennis Grand Slam



It’s a new year and the first official Grand Slam has arrived. While there was much uncertainty regarding whether this event would happen, things are officially a go beginning on Sunday, Feb. 7.

World No. 1’s Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic have the top seeds. Djokovic is the reigning champ on the men’s side while American Sofia Kenin took the trophy home last year for the women. Kenin is seeded fourth this year and 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, after 15 months away, is set to make her return

Roger Federer opted to skip this year’s tournament but Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal are scheduled to participate, for now. Williams withdrew from a tune-up tournament on Friday citing a shoulder injury but is confident she’ll be ok. Nadal did not play in the ATP Cup for Spain due to back issues. 

The tournament is also filled with youngsters that will be looking to make 2021 their year. One rising star will be out when the first round concludes as No. 11 Dennis Shapovalov and Jannik Sinner meet in a clash of young guns. 

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

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Australian Open 2021 schedule

The 2021 Australian Open begins Sunday, Feb.7 in North America (Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of the East Coast) and concludes the weekend of Feb. 20-21 with the women’s final at midnight on Feb. 20 and the men’s final at midnight on Feb. 21.

Below is the round-by-round breakdown of the schedule for both the men’s and women’s draws.

Australian Open TV channels, live coverage

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

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Date* Round Time (ET) TV Channel
Sunday, Feb. 7 First Round 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN, ESPN2
Monday, Feb. 8 First Round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPN2
Tuesday, Feb. 9 Second Round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPN2
Wednesday, Feb. 10 Second Round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, ESPN2
Thursday, Feb. 11 Third Round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPN2
Friday, Feb. 12 Third Round 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPN2
Saturday, Feb. 13 Round of 16 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPN2
Sunday, Feb. 14 Round of 16 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPN2
Monday, Feb. 15 Quarterfinals 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.  Tennis Channel, ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPN2
Tuesday, Feb. 16 Quarterfinals 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPN2
Wednesday, Feb. 17 Men’s doubles final, Women’s semifinals 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN2
Thursday, Feb. 18 Men’s semifinals 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. ESPN
  Women’s doubles final 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tennis Channel
Friday, Feb. 19 Mixed doubles semis, Women’s doubles final 12 a.m.  ESPN+
  Men’s semifinals 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. ESPN
Saturday, Feb. 20 Women’s final 3:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. ESPN, Tennis Channel, ESPN+
  Men’s doubles final 11 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Tennis Channel, ESPN+
Sunday, Feb. 21 Men’s final 3:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.  ESPN

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