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australian open logoGet ready for the start of another Grand Slam season in 2024 -- as the Australian Open kicks off in Melbourne -- on Monday, January 15, continuing through to the men's final on Sunday, January 28, 2024 (see the full US TV schedule, below).

Watch all the action as defending women's champ Aryna Sabalenka, along with the men's champ, Novak Djokovic, do battle with more top names in tennis at the Margaret Court and Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park.

And it all happens during a hot Australian summer — making the 'The Open Down Under' a true test of speed, strength, and professional cool. As always, the 2024 Australian Open promises more than its fair share of excitement and drama.

Just up ahead, check out the US TV schedule on ESPN along with fun facts, trivia, and related information on the Web about the tennis year's first Grand Slam tournament that happens in Melbourne.


2024 Australian Open TV schedule in the US

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+ and ABC will cover most of the action, with ESPN picking up coverage of the women's and men's finals.

Due to the time difference between the US and Australia, most matches will be televised live in the US in the wee hours of the morning with encore broadcasts scheduled for later in the day or following morning.

Because the schedule changes little year by year, just up ahead check out the TENTATIVE broadcast schedule of dates, times and TV channels for this year's first Grand Slam tournament, including official updates as they are announced in January:

Tennis fans in Canada can watch complete coverage of the 2024 Australian Open live on TSN and RDS.

Date Round Time (ET) TV
       
Mon, January 15, 2024 1st Round 7PM - 7AM ESPN+
    7PM - 11PM ESPN
    11PM - 2AM ESPN2
    3AM - 7AM ESPN+
Tues, January 16, 2024 1st Round 12PM - 3PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+
    11:30PM - 3AM ESPN2
    3AM - 7AM ESPN+
Wed, Jan 17, 2024 2nd Round 2PM - 5 PM ESPN2
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+, ESPN 3
    9PM - 2AM ESPN2
    3AM - 7AM ESPN+
Thurs, Jan 18, 2024 2nd Round 3PM - 6PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+, ESPN 3
    9PM - 2AM ESPN2
    3AM - 7AM ESPN+
Fri, Jan 19, 2024 3rd Round 2PM - 5 PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+, ESPN 3
    9PM - 2AM ESPN2
    3AM - 7AM ESPN+
Sat, Jan 20, 2024 3rd Round 11AM - 2 PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+, ESPN 3
    9PM - 2AM ESPN2
    3AM - 7AM ESPN+
Sun, Jan 21, 2024 Round of 16 7AM - 10AM ESPN2 (Replay)
    8PM - 2AM ESPN2
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+
Mon, Jan 22, 2024 Round of 16 10AM - 1PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    3PM - 4PM ABC (highlights)
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+, ESPN 3
    7PM - 2AM ESPN2
    3AM - 7AM ESPN+
Tue, Jan 23, 2024 Quarterfinals 2PM - 5PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+, ESPN 3
    9PM - 2AM ESPN2
    3AM - 7AM ESPN+
Wed, Jan 24, 2024 Quarterfinals 2 - 5PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    7 - 9PM ESPN+
    9PM - 2AM ESPN2
    3AM - 7AM ESPN+
Thurs, Jan 25, 2024 Semifinals 2 - 5PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+, ESPN 3
    9PM - 2AM ESPN2
  Women's semifinals 3:30AM - 7:30AM ESPN, ESPN+
Fri, Jan 26, 2024   2PM - 5PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+, ESPN 3
  Mixed Doubles
8PM - 10PM ESPN+
  Men's Semifinals 10:30PM – 1AM ESPN, ESPN+
  Men's Semifinals 3:30AM - 6AM ESPN, ESPN+
Sat, Jan 27, 2024 Singles Finals 2PM - 5PM ESPN2 (Replay)
    7PM - 7AM ESPN+, ESPN 3
  Women's Singles Final 3:30AM - 5:30AM ESPN, ESPN+
       
Sun, Jan 28, 2024 Men's Doubles 5:30AM - 7:30AM ESPN+
  Women's Singles Final replay 9AM - 12PM ESPN2
  Women's Doubles 11PM - 1AM ESPN+
  Men's Singles Final 3AM - 6:30AM ESPN, ESPN+


DID YOU KNOW? Australian Open fun facts

• The Australian Open is covered by more than 1,000 broadcasters worldwide reaching 45 TV channels and up to 900 million households on each day of the tournament.

• The longest tennis match happened during the Australian Open men’s final in 2012.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the two greatest men's players of the era, did battle on the court for an unbelieable five hours and 53 minutes – including an exhausting 31-shot rally - in what is considered the greatest tennis match of all time. The winner? It was Djokovic for his third straight Grand Slam title.

• Melbourne Park has three courts with retractable roofs. The special feature means that the Rod Laver Arena, the Hisense Arena and the Margaret Court Arena are immune to bad weather and play rarely falls behind schedule.

• Ken Rosewall is both the youngest and oldest man to win the Australian Open men’s championship. He won in 1953 at the age of 18 and took the title again 19 years later in 1972 at 37 years old.

• The Australian Open is the only Grand Slam to have taken place in different cities and countries. It was held in New Zealand in both 1906 and 1912, and later held in all five major Australian cities before Melbourne became its permanent home in 1972.


Margaret Court Arena (Australian Open 2017)

The Rod Laver arena, with retractable roof, guards against the sometimes-debilitating heat
and strong rain storms that accompany an Australian summer during the two-week long Open.


More about the Australian Open around the Web:

Around the Web, watch all the hot action in news reports & pictures, video clips, history, player profiles and assorted Australian Open history and trivia...


Australia Open 2024 - Here's the official site, jam-packed with news, photos and video clips of the premier tennis event including daily summary of scores, complete schedule, player profiles and interviews, history & trivia.

Slam! Sports Tennis - Australian Open - All the news that fits. Keep up to date with the latest headlines and daily feature stories on who's in and who's out.

Australian Open - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia with historical color commentary and info on the men's and women's singles championship, Margaret Court Arena photos and information.

 

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