Latest Australian Open 2021 Live Streaming

The 2021 Australian Open will be the 109th edition of the tournament since its inception, featuring an array of world class talented men and women tennis athletes. Some of the greatest tennis players in the world have taken part in this first major of the year and if you are looking to watch the Australian Open live streaming & on television for the 2021 edition, below you will get all the information to be able to do that.

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Being the very first Grand Slam in a calendar year, the Australian Open holds a lot of importance for the players. This time around it’s going to be even more crucial given the presence of the pandemic globally and the changing travel rules around it. According to the latest news all the tournaments in the lead-up to the Australian Open will also be played in Melbourne.

Having a good start to a tennis season can very well determine how the rest of the year will pan out, and it is as a result we see all the major names in the tennis world competing in the Melbourne Park.

It generally records very high attendances, and currently, it holds the record for the highest attendance at a Grand Slam. This time around, however, there will be a good chance the organisers will struggle to bring in a small percentage of the fans into the grounds because of the pandemic.

The 2021 Australian Open will be played from the first week of February and you can follow all the tennis action here.

The Australian Open is generally preceded by an ‘Australian Open series‘, comprising of several ATP and WTA tournaments meant to build the form of the players, along with building their place in the rankings by collecting precious points.

These tournaments are usually played in Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane, Auckland and Shenzhen, before finally leading to Melbourne. The venues will be changed to Melbourne this year.

This is where we see many young and upcoming players, showcasing their talents in a race to become the best. Last year, the Australian Open was preceded by what was the first ever edition of the ATP Cup.

Match by Match Australian Open 2021 Live Streams

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2021 Australian Open Dates & Schedule

The 2021 Australian Open kick-starts with its first round matches on February 8 and it remains to be seen if the qualifying rounds will be be played in the lead-up to this start of the tournament.

The competition will go on till Sunday, February 21 when the men’s singles final will be held, one day after the women’s singles final. More details here.

The daily order of play for the 2021 Australian Open will be updated below as well.

When will the 2021 Australian Open Qualifying Rounds be Played?

The 2021 Australian Open qualifiers were played in different cities from Melbourne and well before the start of the tournament main.

The men’s qualifying rounds was held in Doha while the women’s qualifiers was hosted by Dubai between January 10 and 13.

DateTime (Australian Time)Schedule (to be confirmed soon)
Mon, January 20Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:00 pm
Men's and Women's 1st Round
Tue, January 21Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:00 pm
Men's and Women's 1st Round
Wed, January 22Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:00 pm
Men's and Women's 2nd Round
Thu, January 23Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:00 pm
Men's and Women's 2nd Round
Fri, January 24Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:00 pm
Men's and Women's 3rd Round
Sat, January 25Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:00 pm
Men's and Women's 3rd Round
Sun, January 26Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:00 pm
Men's and Women's 4th Round
Mon, January 27Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:30 pm
Men's and Women's 4th Round
Tue, January 28Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:30 pm
Men's and Women's Quarterfinals
Wed, January 29Day: 11:00 am

Night: 7:30 pm
Men's and Women's Quarterfinals
Thu, January 30Day: 11:00 am

Afternoon: 1:30 pm

Night: 7:30 pm
TBA

Women's Semifinals 1 & 2

Men's Semifinal 1
Fri, January 31Twilight: 3:00 pm

Night: 7:30 pm
Mixed Doubles Semifinal/Women's Doubles Final

Men's Semifinal 2
Sat, February 1Day: 1:00 pm

Night: 7:30 pm
Girl's & Boy's Singles Finals

Women's Final/Men's Doubles Final
Sun, February 2Twilight: 4:30 pm

Night: 7:30 pm
Mixed Doubles Final

Men's Final

What is the Australian Open 2021 Prize Money on Offer?

More details on this will be revealed soon. The 2020 edition of the Australian Open had a total prize money of A$ 71,000,000 (71 million Australian dollars) associated with it. Here’s the detailed breakdown of who earned how much at the 2020 Australian Open. The singles winners took home A$ 4.12 million while the doubles winners won A$ 760,000. Mixed doubles winners earned A$ 190,000.

Australian Open Prize Money

How to Watch the 2021 Australian Open Live Streaming Online

There are multiple ways to be able to watch the Australian Open live streams. One of our most favourite method is using the services of bet365 to be able to do so.

You can watch (and bet) on the 2021 Australian Open live streaming with bet365.com. Bet365 is one of the highest quality bookmakers around in the world and they have the live streaming rights for many sports and tennis tournaments including the Australian Open.

You will have to log in to you account or create a new, free account but in order to access the live streaming bit you would have had to bet in the past 24 hours or deposit a small amount of $10 into your account. Here’s more on how to watch the Australian Open 2021 live streaming.

  • Go to www.bet365.com
  • Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to you account)
  • Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
  • Select the Australian Open live stream option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top

In order be able to watch the live streaming of this first Grand Slam of the year, bet365 requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 or equivalent into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours.

Remember geo-restrictions might apply.

Other Options for Australian Open Live Streaming

The other ways in which to watch the 2021 Australian Open is to use bookmakers like Unibet  depending on where you are from. Geo-restrictions might be in order, so kindly have a look at which of these bookmakers are live streaming the Australian Open in your country.

In order to be able to do so, you will need to register by clicking on either of the links above and make an account. Once you have done that, have a look at whether the tennis live streaming option is available for the Australian Open and if that’s so, you will need to load your account with a small sum of account. Either that or you will need to have bet in the past 24 hours.

Fret not, if you do not want to bet, just load your account with some money and watch the tournament till you want to. Among the above mentioned options in this segment, we would recommend Unibet  as one using which you can watch your tennis live streaming. Outside of bet365, Unibet is the most reliable option to watch (and bet) on tennis live streams including the Australian Open, especially more so because of the wide variety of tennis competitions that can be watched using this option.

There will be other live streaming options as well, which will be released closer to the start of the Australian Open in 2019.

How to Watch Australian Open 2021 Live in the UK [with Amazon]

Apart from the options mentioned above, if you are in the UK and are looking to watch the live streaming of the Australian Open in your region, then you can look to subscribe to the free trial with Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime has the live streaming rights to the Australian Open in the UK and if you are already their member, you can watch it for no extra cost.

What if you aren’t a member of Amazon Prime and want to watch the Australian Open live stream for free?

Well there’s a possibility you can do that. Amazon Prime offers a free trial for 30 days and you can cancel your subscription at any point before that. So, if you subscribe to Amazon Prime just before the Australian Open begins here, you can get a free month’s worth of live Australian Open tennis.

If you obviously want to continue using your subscription beyond the first month, then you would be charged £7.99 per month after that.

How to Watch 2021 Australian Open Live in USA?

The Australian Open can be watched around the globe but its biggest audience comes from USA where the competition can be watched in its entire fortnight using various methods. The two television channels on which the Australian Open is broadcast in the USA is Tennis Channel and ESPN2.

All the Australian Open matches can be watched in the USA on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN+, which was used to telecast it live last year for the first time. More than 100 hour of TV telecast along with 1400 hours of Australian Open streaming will be in action for the 2021 edition on the aforementioned channels.

More information on which day of the first Grand Slam tennis action will be on display on which channel will be updated as we get closer to the start of the Australian Open 2021.

How to Watch Australian Open Live in USA Without Cable?

There are multiple ways to watch the Australian Open live streaming in USA without cable. None of them come for free obviously but you can try them out individually to see what works for you the best. Here’s a list of options:

How to Watch 2021 Australian Open Live in India?

Till 2019, viewers in India were able to watch the live streaming of the Australian Open from the official website. However, this will be discontinued from the 2021 edition of the competition. Indian tennis fans will now be able to watch the Australian Open live streaming on the official SonyLIV app along with at least two English TV channels on the Sony-ESPN network.

The SonyLIV app will be a paid subscription service and the Australian Open live streaming package for the same can be bought from the official Sony ESPN website, SonyLiv.com in India.

Incidentally, Australian Open is the only Grand Slam that will be broadcast live on the Sony-ESPN bouquet of channels in India with the other three majors being live on Star Sports. This deal between Sony-ESPN and Australian Open will run till the 2022 edition of the Australian Open.

How to Watch Australian Open 2021 Live on TV?

In Australia, the broadcasting partner for the tournament is Channel Nine, after having a signed a six-year long deal till 2024. The Australian Open will be broadcast on Wide World of Sports, 9Gem and 9Now among the other Channel Nine channels in the country.

For the remaining Asia-Pacific and South East Asia, the TV partner is Fox Sports. For New Zealand and Oceania-Pacific, the broadcast partners are Sky and Fiji TV respectively.

In Japan, one can switch to Wowow and NHK, while in China, the Australian Open is broadcast by CCTV, Shanghai TV and iQiyi.

For India and rest of the sub-continent, Sony Six/ESPN has the broadcasting rights, which was extended by three years starting from the 2021 edition of the Australian Open.

In Europe, the tournament broadcast rights lie with Eurosport. In order to be able to watch the Australian Open live by using the Eurosport Player direct, you will need to shell out £6.99 a month or £39.99 each year.

For fans in Switzerland, they can switch to SRG channel as well to enjoy flawless Australian Open live streaming.

In the United States, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Tennis Channel broadcast the action live from Melbourne, while in Central and Latin America, ESPN International has the rights.

In Canada, TSN is the channel to watch for Australian Open.

Lastly, in the Middle East and Northern Africa, one can tune to beIN Sports, while in Sub-Sahara Africa, SuperSport is the broadcast partner.

You can also check out our guide on the best hotels to stay in Melbourne during the Australian Open here.

Australian Open 2021 Highlights

In the UK, BBC broadcast the Australian Open highlights for the 2019 edition of the tournament. More information about 2021 will be out soon. We will also soon update you with how to watch the Australian Open highlights in your country here.

How to Listen to Australian Open 2021 Live Commentary on Radio

More details on how to listen to the 2021 edition of Australian Open are yet to be released but here’s what happened in the 2020 season. Ball to ball commentary of tennis action from the Rod Laver Arena and other courts was available throughout the tournament. Action started at 10.45 am daily in Australia.

The radio channels from around the world carrying the live commentary of the 2019 Australian Open included 99.7FM, Vision Australia, Macquarie Sports Radio, TuneIn BBC, TalkSport, ESPN Sirius and ATP Tennis Radio.

What’s the Player List for 2021 Australian Open

Around the top 100 ranked players on the ATP and WTA charts get a direct entry into the main singles draw while there are others who qualify for the event. There are also a few wild-cards reserved for previous champions or Australian players to go with some possible protected ranking players.

Here’s a list of the seeded singles players participating in the tournament. Some of the players who have withdrawn from the tournament include Roger Federer, John Isner, Cristian Garin, Dayana Yastremska and Kiki Bertens.

Women’s Singles Seeded Players Expected to Play

  1. Ashleigh Barty
  2. Simona Halep
  3. Naomi Osaka
  4. Sofia Kenin
  5. Elina Svitolina
  6. Karolína Plíšková
  7. Aryna Sabalenka
  8. Bianca Andreescu
  9. Petra Kvitová
  10. Serena Williams
  11. Belinda Bencic
  12. Victoria Azarenka
  13. Johanna Konta
  14. Garbiñe Muguruza
  15. Madison Keys
  16. Iga Świątek
  17. Petra Martić
  18. Elena Rybakina
  19. Elise Mertens
  20. Markéta Vondroušová
  21. Maria Sakkari
  22. Anett Kontaveit
  23. Jennifer Brady
  24. Angelique Kerber
  25. Alison Riske
  26. Karolína Muchová
  27. Yulia Putintseva
  28. Ons Jabeur
  29. Amanda Anisimova
  30. Donna Vekić
  31. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  32. Wang Qiang

Men’s Singles Seeded Players Expected to Play

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Dominic Thiem
  4. Daniil Medvedev
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  6. Alexander Zverev
  7. Andrey Rublev
  8. Diego Schwartzman
  9. Matteo Berrettini
  10. Gaël Monfils
  11. Denis Shapovalov
  12. Roberto Bautista Agut
  13. David Goffin
  14. Milos Raonic
  15. Pablo Carreño Busta
  16. Fabio Fognini
  17. Stan Wawrinka
  18. Grigor Dimitrov
  19. Karen Khachanov
  20. Félix Auger-Aliassime
  21. Alex de Minaur
  22. Borna Ćorić
  23. Dušan Lajović
  24. Casper Ruud
  25. Benoît Paire
  26. Hubert Hurkacz
  27. Taylor Fritz
  28. Filip Krajinović
  29. Ugo Humbert
  30. Dan Evans
  31. Lorenzo Sonego
  32. Adrian Mannarino

Who Were the 2021 Australian Open Qualifiers?

The Australian Open 2021 qualifying rounds were held in Doha and Dubai and the following players made it to the main draw.

Women’s Singles Qualifiers

Greet Minnen (BEL)
Chloe Paquet (FRA)
Whitney Osuigwe (USA)
Timea Babos (HUN)
Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA)
Mayo Hibi (JPN)
Kaja Juvan (SLO)
Sara Errani (ITA)
Valeria Savinykh (RUS)
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)
Francesca Jones (GBR)
Clara Burel (FRA)
Liudmila Samsonova (RUS)
Rebecca Marino (CAN)
Olga Danilovic (SRB)
Mayar Sherif (EGY)

Men’s Singles Qualifiers

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
Michael Mmoh (USA)
Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Roman Safiullin (RUS)
Mario Vilella Martinez (ESP)
Henri Laaksonen (SUI)
Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)
Elias Ymer (SWE)
Maxime Cressy (USA)
Kimmer Coppejans (BEL)
Tomas Machac (CZE)
Aslan Karatsev (RUS)
Botic Van de Zandschulp (NED)
Quentin Halys (FRA)
Bernard Tomic (AUS)
Frederico Ferreira Silva (POR)

What Happened at the 2020 Australian Open?

Winners List

  • Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic
  • Women’s Singles: Sofia Kenin
  • Men’s Doubles: Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury
  • Women’s Doubles: Timea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic
  • Mixed Doubles: Barbora Krejcikova/Nikola Mektic
  • Boys’ Singles: Harold Mayot
  • Girls’ Singles: Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva
  • Boys’ Doubles: Nicholas David Ionel/Leandro Riedi
  • Girls’ Doubles: Alexandra Eala/Priska Madelyn Nugroho

Sofia Kenin and Novak Djokovic were the women’s and men’s singles winners at the 2020 edition of the Australian Open. Kenin, who had walked into the competition with some excellent form from the previous season, defeated the much-favoured Garbine Muguruza in the title decider, while Djokovic got past Dominic Thiem to carve out his 17th Grand Slam win.

Thiem had earlier gotten past Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinal, before overcoming Alexander Zverev in the semifinal – he would later beat Zverev in the final of the US Open as well – while Djokovic overcame Roger Federer in the last four.

Kenin’s title win consisted of a shock victory over the top seeded Ash Barty, while Muguruza defeated Simona Halep in the semifinal.

Naomi Osaka won her second successive Grand Slam title by clinching the 2019 Australian Open women’s singles title. She defeated Petra Kvitova in the final to retain her position at the top of the WTA Rankings.

The men’s singles title was won by Novak Djokovic, making it three Grand Slam titles in a row. It was not just his win but the manner of win that would have put a feeling of fear against him, with Djokovic taming Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the final.

The Osaka-Kvitova encounter was a closer, top notch match. Osaka needed a first set tie-breaker to win it before Kvitova came back to level the match at a set apiece. In the final set, there were plenty of close battles and tight rallies but Osaka came through 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to lift the trophy.

Serena Williams was one of the quarter-finalist and blew a 5-1 lead in the final set to go down to Karolina Pliskova. Pliskova later lost her semi-final to Osaka. Kvitova make it to the final by cruising past Ash Barty in the quarter-final and then having no trouble beating Danielle Collins in the semi-final.

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki fell in the third round, while the runner-up from previous season, Simona Halep and the second seeded Angelique Kerber were both sent packing in the fourth.

Djokovic’s path to the final was easier despite dropping a set apiece to Denis Shapovalov and Daniil Medvedev en route the quarter-final. There on, he achieved different levels of pedigree. He was leading Kei Nishikori 6-1, 4-1 in the quarter-final before the Japanese player retired because of any injury while while Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to enter the final.

Nadal didn’t drop a set till he reached the final, even defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas en route in straight sets. Tsitsipas had earlier shown his awesome quality to overturn a set deficit against Roger Federer in the fourth round.

Earlier, in the 2018 Australian Open, Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer won the women’s and men’s singles titles apiece at the previous Australian Open, after winning hard-fought finals respectively.

Danish Wozniacki, who had achieved the world number one ranking some years ago, won her first ever Grand Slam title after being pushed to three sets by Simona Halep. Halep would later go on to win a title of her own at the French Open in 2018. Wozniacki won 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.

In the semi-finals, the Australian Open winner defeated Elise Mertens while Halep overcame Angelique Kerber to make it to the title-decider.

The others to make it to quarter-finals included fourth seeded Elina Svitolina, sixth seeded Karolina Pliskova, Madison Keys and Carla Suarez Navarro, all of whom went out in that round. Serena Williams had opted out of the competition after having only recently delivered her first child.

Federer, who was the men’s singles defending champion, did not have Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in the competition because of their earlier ousters. He was, however, stretched to five sets by Marin Cilic before he lifted his 20th Grand Slam title.

It was Cilic who had sent out top seeded Rafael Nadal in the last-eight thanks to the latter’s injury issues, that would come back to haunt him throughout the year. Djokovic was sent crashing in the fourth round.

The other quarter-finalists included third seeded Grigor Dimitrov, Kyle Edmund, Tennys Sandgren and Chung Hyeon.

Previous Australian Open Title Winners

Women’s Singles

2020: Sofia Kenin
2019: Naomi Osaka
2018: Caroline Wozniacki
2017: Serena Williams
2016: Angelique Kerber
2015: Serena Williams
2014: Li Na
2013: Victoria Azarenka
2012: Victoria Azarenka
2011: Kim Clijsters
2010: Serena Williams

Men’s Singles

2020: Novak Djokovic
2019: Novak Djokovic
2018: Roger Federer
2017: Roger Federer
2016: Novak Djokovic
2015: Novak Djokovic
2014: Stan Wawrinka
2013: Novak Djokovic
2012: Novak Djokovic
2011: Novak Djokovic
2010: Roger Federer
2009: Rafael Nadal

About the Australian Open Tennis Tournament

The Australian Open, also called the Happy Slam, is the first Grand Slam tennis tournament to be played in the calendar year and is hosted by the Melbourne Park in Melbourne. The competition was first held in 1905 and has seen the use of grass courts before shifting to the hard court surfaces.

In 1988, the first ever Australian Open was played on a hard court surface, with the green-coloured Rebound Ace used up to 2007. It then changed the surface to blue Plexicushion in 2007.

It’s three main courts are called the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the Margaret Court Arena and all three of them possess a retractable roof, which allows the Australian Open to be played indoors during rains and extreme heat as well.

Earlier known as the Australasian Open and the Australian Championship, it acquired its current name in 1969 and is managed and organised by Tennis Australia or the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia, as it was earlier named.

Interestingly, the Australian Open has been hosted at seven different venues, including two in New Zealand. These are Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Christchurch and Hastings.

It’s current venue, the Melbourne Park, first hosted the tournament in 1988.

More recently, the state of New South Wales had stated they were looking to host the Australian Open after Melbourne’s rights expired in 2016 but this was met with a stinging criticism by Melbourne.

In the end, a revamp of the Melbourne Park meant that the Australian Open will continue to be played in the city till 2036 at the very least.

In 1998, the Australian Open organisers introduced a heat policy that allowed play to be stopped when the temperatures reached a certain levels. However, this was allowed only for matches played at the quarter-final stage or beyond.

Initially this was set at 39 degree centigrade or at the match referee’s discretion beyond 35 degrees centigrade, and the rule was first used in 1997.

This rule was tweaked in 1998 to allow all matches to stop once the temperatures touched 40 degree centigrade, and this threshold was brought down to 38 degree centigrade in 2002.

At different times since then, the policy has been changed and the threshold temperatures have been tweaked to adjust to the changing global weather.

The total prize money given out at the Australian Open is AUS $50 million with the singles winners taking home a whopping $3.7 million apiece. Doubles winning teams take home $650,000 while the mixed doubles winners pocket $165,000 for the team during the tournament.

Other competitions include the wheelchair, legends and exhibition matches along with the junior boys and girls competitions.

Novak Djokovic has won the men’s singles title seven times at the Australian Open in the Open Arena, while Serena Williams’ seven titles makes her the recipient of the most women’s singles titles at the competition.

The Bryan brothers have won the men’s doubles title thrice, while Martina Navratilova, partnering with different players, has triumphed on eight separate occasions in the Australian Open Women’s Doubles competition.