From January 20 to February 2, the Australian Open 2020 will be held in Melbourne: here's how to watch the tournament on TV and live streaming
Not even time to start the season that it's already time for great tennis. From January 20 to February 2, the Australian Open 2020, the first Grand Slam tournament, will be held in Melbourne. There is great expectation among Italian fans, especially after the 2019 season that consecrated Berrettini (who reached the number eight position in the ATP rankings) and that made everyone know Jannik Sinner, class 2001, able to win as an outsider the ATP NextGen, the year-end Masters reserved for the best Under 21 of the season.
In total there are twelve Italian tennis players qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open 2020: eight men and four women. The draw has been quite lenient with Berrettini and Sinner, while Fognini has been unlucky, catching Opelka, an American giant with an excellent service. Sonego will have to deal with Krygios, while Cecchinato drew Zverev. Unlucky also Caruso who will have to face Tsitsipas.
The TV rights of the Australian Open 2020 have been bought by Eurosport. The tournament can be seen on TV on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 channels available on Sky, while for streaming you need to be a subscriber to Eurosport Player or DAZN. Streaming of the Australian Open also available on SkyGo.
When does the 2020 Australian Open begin
The 2020 Australian Open begins on Monday, January 20 and ends on February 2 with the men's singles final. Like all Grand Slam tournaments, they last two weeks.
Australian Open 2020 match schedule
Due to the time difference, it will not be easy for tennis fans to watch live matches of Italian tennis players. In the first rounds the appointment is for 1:00 am, with the last match usually starting around 8 am. For the men's singles final the appointment is for 9:00 am.
The Italians competing at the Australian Open 2020
Eight men and four women. Good Italian representation at the Australian Open 2020. The eight men are: Matteo Berrettini, Fabio Fognini, Lorenzo Sonego, Marco Cecchinato, Stafano Travaglio, Jannik Sinner, Andreas Seppi and Salvatore Caruso. The four women are: Jasmine Paolini, Camila Giorgi and the two qualifiers Trevisan and Cocciaretto.
Needless to say, there is great anticipation for the start of the 2020 Australian Open. Matteo Berrettini has not played any match so far due to physical problems he suffered during the preparation. He arrives at the Australian tournament as number eight in the ATP rankings and has the chance to improve his ranking, as last year he went out in the first round. The other player to keep in great consideration is Jannik Sinner. The new phenomenon of Italian tennis starts from his best ranking (number 79 in the world) and seeks the conquest of the top 50. In this beginning of the season he appeared a bit slow, but the fault could be the loads during the winter preparation. Fognini, on the other hand, had a start with many ups and downs and will have a rather complicated draw, starting from the first round where he will meet the American giant Opelka.
The favorites for the Australian Open 2020 victory
For a decade now, the favorites for the victory of the first Grand Slam tournament 2020 have been the usual three: Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The Serbian tennis player is slightly more favored than the other two, but the differences are really small. The new decade, however, can be the year when a tennis player of the new generation can finally win a major tournament. The Greek Tsitsipas is called to make the ultimate leap after winning the major at the end of the season and Medvedev too, after winning the final at the US Open 2019, can hope for a positive result. Among the possible surprises, great attention should be paid to our Matteo Berrettini.
How to watch the Australian Open 2020 on TV
The TV rights of the Australian Open 2020 have been purchased by Eurosport, which exclusively broadcasts the competitions on the channels Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, both available for Sky satellite. To watch the Australian Open 2020 on TV you can also use the DAZN app: however, you need to have a smart TV compatible with the TV platform.
How to watch the Australian Open 2020 in streaming
To watch the Australian Open 2020 in streaming users have several options. The best one is definitely Eurosport Player, a Eurosport platform that broadcasts live and exclusively all the matches of the first tournament of the Australian Open 2020. To see the matches in streaming just launch the application, enter your credentials (you must pay a monthly or annual subscription), click on "All Sports" and then "Tennis". A new page will open with all the matches broadcast live by the platform: just click on the match you want to see to start streaming.
A viable alternative to follow streaming the Australian Open 2020 is the DAZN app. Since the summer of 2019, the Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 channels are available on the platform and can be watched in streaming from any device, the important thing is to be subscribed to the platform.
Finally, you can also watch the Australian Open 2020 in streaming on SkyGo. Sky's on-demand platform also streams the Eurosport 1 channel, which from Monday, January 20 will broadcast all the most important matches of the Italians.