2020 Australian Open Commences This Weekend

Tennis lovers can look forward to world-class tennis action on DStv Premium from 20 January to 2 February when the 2020 Australian Open starts. SuperSport viewers will have two...
epa08107824 Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action against Gael Monfils of France during day 4 of the ATP Cup tennis tournament at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia, 06 January 2020. EPA/DARREN ENGLAND AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Tennis lovers can look forward to world-class tennis action on DStv Premium from 20 January to 2 February when the 2020 Australian Open starts. SuperSport viewers will have two feeds to choose from at the Australian Open, with coverage of both the Day and Night Sessions for the busy opening week of the tournament, before more specific coverage begins with the Men’s Quarterfinals from Tuesday 28 January.

The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year and a major event on both the ATP Tour (Men’s) and WTA Tour (Women’s). It will be held at Melbourne Park and features all the best players in the world of tennis, including defending singles’ champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka.

The massive and tragic bush fires in Australia in recent weeks have cast a shadow over the tournament, with organisers worried about the potential of poor air quality. Yet Melbourne Park has the facilities to play all or most of the games indoor, quelling the danger of delays or cancellations.

On the Men’s side, defending champion and seven-time winner of the Australian Open Novak Djokovic starts as one of the key players to watch, though he insists there are no favourites for the 2020 edition.

“I think it’s really open, the Australian Open or any other slam,” explained Djokovic.“I don’t think there are really clear favourites. You have obviously (Roger) Federer, (Rafael) Nadal, myself because of the experience and everything and the rankings that we get to be probably named the top three favourites. But then you have (Daniil) Medvedev, (Stefanos) Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem that are really showing some amazing tennis.”

Australian fans will be hoping that local favourite Ashleigh Barty can triumph in Melbourne, with the 23-year-old entering the Australian Open as the top-ranked Women’s player in the world.

“Having a number next to your name doesn’t guarantee anything. You have to go and do the work and try to do best in every match,” explained Barty. “That’s how I want to approach rest of my career. I won’t change anything no matter what my ranking. I won’t be more or less hungry to be the best that I can be. I pride myself on my fighting qualities.”

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2020 Australian Open, broadcast details (All Times in GMT)

Monday 20 January

12am: Day 1, Day Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

8am: Day 1, Night Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Tuesday 21 January

12am: Day 2, Day Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 2 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

8am: Day 2, Night Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Wednesday 22 January

12am: Day 3, Day Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

8am: Day 3, Night Session  – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Thursday 23 January

12am: Day 4, Day Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 4 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

8am: Day 4, Night Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Friday 24 January

12am: Day 5, Day Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 5 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

8am: Day 5, Night Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Saturday 25 January

12am: Day 6, Day Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 6 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

8am: Day 6, Night Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Sunday 26 January

12am: Day 7, Day Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 7 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

8am: Day 7, Night Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Monday 27 January

12am: Day 8, Day Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 8 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

8am: Day 8, Night Session – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Tuesday 28 January

12am: Men’s Doubles Quarterfinal 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am0: 2nd Feed, Day 9 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

2am: Women’s Quarterfinal 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

3:30am: Men’s Quarterfinal 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

8am: Women’s Quarterfinal 2 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

10am: Men’s Quarterfinal 2 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Wednesday 29 January

12am: Women’s Quarterfinal 3 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 10 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

2am: Women’s Quarterfinal 4 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

5:30am: Men’s Quarterfinal 3 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

8:30am: Men’s Quarterfinal 4 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

11am: Women’s Doubles Semifinal 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Thursday 30 January

12am: Men’s Doubles Semifinal 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

12am: 2nd Feed, Day 11 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

3am0: Women’s Semifinal 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

5:30am: Women’s Semifinal 2 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

8:30am: Men’s Semifinal 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

11am: Mixed Doubles Semifinal 1 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Friday 31 January

4am: Men’s Legends Doubles – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

4am: 2nd Feed, Day 12 – LIVE on SuperSport 12

5am: Women’s Doubles Final – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

8:30am: Men’s Semifinal 2 – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Saturday 1 February

8:30am: Women’s Final – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

11:30am: Mixed Doubles Final – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

Sunday 2 February

4am: Men’s Doubles Final – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

8:30am: Men’s Final – LIVE on SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6

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