Australian Open 2013 TV Schedule: Dates and Times for Major Tournament

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Australian Open 2013 TV Schedule: Dates and Times for Major Tournament
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Serena Williams

The 2013 Australian Open—the first Grand Slam tennis event of the year—opens Monday morning in Melbourne.

All the big names are down under with the exception of injured star Rafael Nadal, making for two weeks of high-quality tennis.

Because of the time difference, the tournament actually kicks off Sunday night on the American east coast and that leads to some great overnight television to watch.

ESPN2 is the primary place to catch the Aussie Open. They will have live daily coverage generally starting at 9 p.m. ET and going through the night until conclusion of play around 7 a.m. ET.

Chris Fowler and Patrick McEnroe will be the lead team with Cliff Drysdale, Chris Evert, Brad Gilbert, Pam Shriver and Tom Rinaldi all mixing and matching to call the action.

ESPN2 will offer replays every day during mornings and afternoons, wrapping around First Take and their other later-afternoon chat shows.

The Tennis Channel will also have live daily coverage starting Monday night in the United States.

Bill Macatee and Martina Navratilova are the lead crew with Brett Haber, Lindsay Davenport and Justin Gimelstob also calling the action.

The Tennis Channel’s live windows are early evenings here in the U.S. while ESPN2 shows college basketball. When the game ends on ESPN2, the coverage should switch from one to the other.

Canadian viewers can watch the entire tournament on TSN and TSN2. Their coverage will go through the night after their other live game programming concludes.

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Roger Federer

Watch ESPN and TSN.ca will have comprehensive coverage online and on your cellphone. Watch ESPN will offer the ESPN2 feed and the world feed from each of the television courts along with on-demand access.

Here is the live television schedule here in the United States (all times Eastern):

 

DATE NETWORK TIMES ROUND
Sunday, January 13 ESPN2 6:30 p.m.- 7:00 a.m First
Monday, January 14 Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. First
  ESPN2 9:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m  
Tuesday, January 15 Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. First and Second
  ESPN2 9:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 16 Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Second
  ESPN2 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.  
Thursday, January 17 Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Second and Third
  ESPN2 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.  
Friday, January 18 Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Third
  ESPN2 9:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m  
Saturday, January 19 Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m Fourth
  ESPN2 9:00 p.m - 2:00 a.m.  
Sunday, January 20 ESPN2 3:30 a.m - 6:00 a.m Fourth
  Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
  ESPN2 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.   
Monday, January 21 ESPN2 3:30 a.m - 6:00 a.m Fourth
  Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m Quarterfinals
  ESPN2 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 22 ESPN2 3:30 a.m. - 6:00 a.m Quarterfinals
  Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
  ESPN2 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, January 23 ESPN2 3:30 a.m. - 6:00 a.m  
  Tennis Channel 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Doubles
  ESPN2 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Women's semi
Thursday, January 24 ESPN2 3:30 a.m - 6:00 a.m. Men's semi
  Tennis Channel 11:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m Doubles
Friday, January 25 ESPN2 3:30 a.m. - 6:00 a.m  Men's semi
Saturday, January 26 ESPN2 3:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. Women's final
  Tennis Channel 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Men's doubles
Sunday, January 27 Tennis Channel 12:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Mixed doubles
  ESPN2 3:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. Men's final
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