The Australian Open is often the upbeat starting of the tennis calendar, however with Australia engulfed by bushfires this yr it is as a substitute grabbed headlines for the flawed causes thus far. Qualifying play was marred by air high quality points and participant complaints, with points set to proceed all through the fortnight.

Nonetheless, smoke or no smoke that is nonetheless a event that pulls the world’s finest gamers and there must be some nice tennis to sit up for, even when everybody must catch their breath a bit extra.

When is the Australian Open?

The Australian Open runs for 2 weeks beginning on Monday 20 January and ending on Sunday 2 February.

View the schedule right here. 

The best way to watch on TV

Within the UK you possibly can watch the Australian Open on Eurosport. When you’ve got a primary Sky leisure bundle your subscription ought to embody Eurosport 1 and a pair of – they’re on 410 and 411, whereas the HD variations are 864 and 865. You may as well watch by the Sky Go app in the event you choose.

Eurosport can also be out there by BT on 412 & 413 for the common variations, or 435 & 436 for prime definition. You will want the Leisure bundle, but when you do not have it you possibly can improve your subscription right here. The BT TV and BT Sports activities app will even allow you to watch there.

Lastly, Virgin Media subscribers want to move to channels 521, 522, 523 and 524. You will want the Greater, Greater + Motion pictures or Final Oomph bundle, however you possibly can improve your bundle if you would like.

Watch the Australian Open on-line without spending a dime

If you happen to already subscribe to Amazon Prime there’s an excellent higher deal. You may add Eurosport Participant to your Prime account, which usually prices £6.99 monthly, after which watch by your TV, laptop computer, telephone, or pill.

Nonetheless, proper now there is a 7-day free trial (and a 30-day free trial of Prime, if you do not have that but), that means you possibly can watch per week’s value of tennis with out paying a penny.

That will not cowl the complete event after all, however may internet you protection of the complete second week, which incorporates the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals of each the lads’s and girls’s tournaments – all one of the best bits anyway, barring any thrilling first week upsets.

If you wish to purchase a move from Eurosport straight you are able to do that too and watch Eurosport in your laptop, pill or smartphone. You should purchase an annual or month-to-month move right here, with costs ranging from £4.99 monthly.