Australian Open 2024: guide

Where to watch all the action from Melbourne Park across Nine and 9GEM.

Nine’s Wide World of Sports showcases the 2024 Australian Open Live from Sunday, January 14.

Commentary throughout the tournament will be provided by Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Jelena Dokic, Todd Woodbridge, Dylan Alcott, Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua, Sam Smith, John Millman, Alicia Molik, Brenton Speed and Peter Psaltis.

On Nine, the hosts are James Bracey, Roz Kelly and Tony Jones, while on 9Gem Emma Lawrence, Matthew Pavlich and Nick McArdle will host.

Additional off-court reporting will come from Clint Stanaway, Danika Mason, Georgie Parker and Marlee Silva.

Every morning on 9Now, The Morning Serve will give fans a comprehensive look ahead at the day’s play, as well as dissecting the biggest talking points out of Melbourne Park.

The biggest names in world tennis will join The Hundred with Andy Lee for a special Australian Open edition throughout the tournament.

Nine’s Director of Sport, Brent Williams, said: “The Australian Open is without doubt the greatest sporting event on the summer calendar.

“The very best players in the world converge on Melbourne for the most compelling and breathtaking fortnight of sport, where champions continue to write history, underdog stories defy the odds and our next generation of heroes are born.

“Whether you are a casual fan or tennis fanatic, you will not miss a single moment of this magical event across Channel 9HD, 9GemHD or to stream anywhere, anytime for free on 9Now.”

Broadcast on Channel 9HD and 9GemHD, the best matches and biggest moments will be available live and free when Nine owns January with the most comprehensive Grand Slam tennis coverage ever on free-to-air television.

9Now will stream every point of every match, at any time on the device of your choosing, in full HD, with all the best moments available in same-day match highlights.

Reigning champion and 10-time Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic is back to defend his men’s singles crown, while Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz (world No.2) is hellbent on winning his first Australian Open.

The chasing pack features two men looking to go one better in Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas after being runners-up, Italy’s Jannick Sinner and American’s Taylor Fritz and Alexander Zverev, who is fresh from leading Germany to United Cup victory.

The competition for the women’s singles crown will be led by world No.1 Iga Swiatek of Poland, defending champion Aryna Sabalenka (No.2), 2023 US Open champion American Coco Gauff (No.4) and Jess Pegula (No.5). Plus, two-time Australian Open winner Naomi Osaka is ready to make her way back to the top of the rankings.

Australia’s men’s singles hopes will ride with new world No.10 Alex de Minaur, who is the first Aussie to break into the top 10 since Lleyton Hewitt in 2006 after victories over Djokovic and Zverev in the last fortnight. For the Aussie women, Ajla Tomljanovic is out to ride a wave of home support as she continues her strong return from injury.

Our strong men’s contingent includes Alexei Popyrin (No.43), Max Purcell (No.45), Jordan Thompson (No.47), Aleksandar Vukic (No.63), Thanasi Kokkinakis (No.68), defending AO men’s doubles champion Rinky Hijikata (No.70) and Christopher O’Connell (No.71).

The confirmed Aussie wildcards for the men’s draw are Jason Kubler, James Duckworth, Marc Polmans, James McCabe and Adam Walton.

Kimberly Birrell, Olivia Gadecki, Daria Saville and Taylah Preston will play as wildcards in the women’s singles draw.

And can an Aussie duo make it a hat-trick of wins in the men’s doubles? World No.1 women’s doubles player Storm Hunter and world No.4 men’s doubles player Matt Ebden will line up across the jam-packed draws for men’s, women’s and mixed.

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  1. It’s expensive, but if you’re a tennis fan like me I really recommend getting Stan Sport for the month, as it offers 4k resolution, highlights in a choice of 25 or 5 minutes (which is a fantastic feature), and no ads or fillers. I think it’s worth it, and I’m looking forward to subscribing for the Paris Olympics as well.

    1. On Stan Sport they broadcast every court including singles, doubles and mixed. It gives you the power to watch who you want to watch and not who the network network makes you watch.

      1. As Dave mentioned in the article “9Now will stream every point of every match, at any time on the device of your choosing, in full HD”. The only thing Stan gives is no ads and 4k coverage.

  2. Aus open is lacking hype these days with Barty, Millman, Federer retired and Kyrgios and Nadal injured. We’ve seen some unseeded and wildcard players qualifying in the tournament. Looks like that it may be an ordinary summer of tennis, unless De Minaur makes it past the quarter finals.

  3. I know there’s still some good players there but since Barty has retired, Kyrgios injured and Nadal went home due to injury not sure Nine made the right choice abandoning Cricket.

    1. I’m not so sure, I reckon Seven would pounce again in a heartbeat, look at that success it lead to for the network in the 2000s and beyond. It’s about reach (viewers watching some minutes here and there – by whatever means) across summer, average audience is just cherry on top and spin, same with big players or Aussies progressing. They want as many eyeballs as possible to see a Nine promo for their 2024 shows, as well as watch their advertisers.

  4. So much info, thank you 🙂 I wish they’d return the hit ‘Guess Whom’ segments rather than The Hundred, the hilarious banter and interaction between Andy and a player or broadcaster was better, more intimate.

    1. Yes, but with heat and rain delays you often ended up with 1st round matches on at 2am, and the schedule falling behind. So now they are running the first round over 3 days (more money for Nine and TA). The only first round match I want to watch is De Minaur v Raonic, I’m not interested in seeds thrashing qualifiers and unseeded players in the sun. So looks like I will be watching Under The Dome, as that’s on Go and not disrupted by the tennis. SBS has some history docos on the first night.

    2. A quote from Forbes: “For the first time in its history, the Australian Open will run over 15 days instead of 14, and John McEnroe believes it’s a pure “money grab.”

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