The 2022 Australian Open has been making headlines around the world before it even started – now is the time to find out if the action on the court can match the ensuing controversy.
The furor surrounding Novak Djokovic has ensured the first tennis slam of the year has been a major talking point over the past week, with the men’s No. days of will-he-won’t. he speculation. Djokovic is now back in Serbia after being deported from Australia after his visa was canceled for public health reasons. There is also now some doubt over his participation in the French Open later this year.
Australian Open 2022 Dates, Times
The whole saga has completely overshadowed every other player and every other tennis-related storyline entering the Australian Open 2022. Of course, many top players are absent from the tournament, including Roger Federer and Serena Williams. However, Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty, Daniil Medvedev and Garbine Muguruza are still in the hunt for the Grand Slam trophy.
Indeed, women’s world No. 1 Barty is already through to the second round after a 54-minute win over Lesia Tsurenko 6-0 6-1, while sixth-seeded Nadal knocked out Marcos Giron 6-1 6-4 6-2. Other first-round winners include men’s third seed Alexander Zverev and seventh seed Matteo Berrettini, as well as women’s fifth seed Maria Sakkari and eighth seed Paula Badosa.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 18 January) the action continues with Muguruza, Medvedev, Aryna Sabalenka and Stefanos Tsitsipas all playing at the Rod Laver Arena, while British US Open champion Emma Raducanu begins her campaign against the experienced American Sloane Stephens.
Here’s everything you need to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams online.
- How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in the US
- How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in the UK
- How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in Canada
- How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in Australia
- How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in New Zealand
- 2022 Australian Open Schedule
- Australian Open 2022 Draw
How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in the US
US tennis fans can watch the Australian Open 2022 on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Plus.
Coverage of the first rounds begins Sunday, January 16 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
ESPN Networks are available on most cable plans, but if you’ve cut the cord, you can get them with two of the best streaming services: Sling TV and FuboTV.
How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in the UK
UK tennis fans can watch the Australian Open 2022 exclusively on Eurosport.
Live coverage begins at midnight GMT on Monday, January 17.
Eurosport comes with a Sky TV package, from £26 per month. Subscribers can also stream online via the Eurosport website and the Eurosport app.
Or you can get Eurosport coverage through Discovery Plus for £6 a month.
How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in Canada
Canadians can tune into the Australian Open 2022 on TSN, the TSN website or the TSN app.
Coverage begins Sunday, January 16 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in Australia
Channel 9, as usual, is the Australian destination for Australian Open live streams. That means you have the option to watch it on your TV or with their app.
How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in New Zealand
2022 Australian Open Schedule
The 2022 Australian Open runs from Monday January 17 to Sunday January 30, 2022 local time.
First-round match play begins at 11 a.m. AEDT.
Here is the tournament schedule:
- Monday January 17: First round men and women
- Tuesday, January 18: First round men and women
- Wednesday January 19: Men’s and women’s second round
- Thursday, January 20: Men’s and women’s second round
- Friday January 21: Third round men and women
- Saturday January 22: Third round men and women
- Sunday January 23: Fourth round men and women
- Monday January 24: Fourth round men and women
- Tuesday, January 25: Men’s and women’s quarter-finals
- Wednesday January 26: Men’s and women’s quarter-finals
- Thursday January 27: Ladies’ singles semi-finals
- Friday: January 28: Men’s singles semi-finals, mixed doubles final
- Saturday January 29: Ladies’ singles final, men’s doubles final
- Sunday January 30: Men’s singles final, women’s doubles final
Australian Open 2022 Draw
Here are the top 8 seeds in the Australian Open 2022 draw for men’s singles:
Novak Djokovic, Serbia
- Daniil Medvedev, Russia
- Alexander Zverev, Germany
- Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
- Andrei Rublev, Russia
- Rafael Nadal, Spain
- Matteo Berrettini, Italy
- Casper Ruud, Norway
And the first 8 seeds in women’s singles:
- Ashleigh Barty, Australia
- Aryna Sabalenka, Bulgaria
- Garbine Muguruza, Spain
- Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic
- Maria Sakkari, Greece
- Anett Kontaveit, Estonia
- Iga Swiatek, Poland
- Paula Badosa, Spain
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