Australian Open 2019: your essential guide

The first grand slam of 2019 is just around the corner and here’s how you can watch it all with Eurosport.

This year’s Australian Open sees no less than eight Brits in the main draw.

Kyle Edmund reached the semi finals of last year's Australian Open.

Kyle Edmund reached the semi finals of last year’s Australian Open.

Kyle Edmund is the only seeded Brit. Defending semi final points from last year, he has drawn Tomas Berdych in the first round. Cameron Norrie will play Taylor Fritz, who he beat last week in Auckland.

Andy Murray may play the final match of his career with Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday, after announcing his retirement plans. Murray hopes to retire at Wimbledon but admits he may not make it that far.

Dan Evans came through qualifying and plays fellow qualifier Tatsuma Ito in the first round, likely to face Roger Federer in the second.

Johanna Konta  is the only Brit not playing on Monday, she will face Ajla Tomljanovic – who beat her in Brisbane – on Tuesday.

Heather Watson  will open against 31st seed Petra Martic, and Katie Boulter will play Ekaterina Makarova.

Harriet Dart qualified and has drawn Maria Sharapova, they will begin proceedings on Rod Laver Arena on Monday.

How to watch the “AO” on telly.

Live coverage of the Australian Open is exclusive to Eurosport in the UK and Ireland.

For the first time Eurosport will host their coverage entirely from Melbourne.

Matt Smith joins the team as a new presenter alongside Catherine Whitaker and Annabel Croft. Mats Wilander and Barbara Schett will also present coverage and host their daily roundup Game Schett and Mats. John McEnroe will return as the Commissioner of Tennis.

Commentators will include Chris Bradnam, Simon Reed, Frew McMillan, Guy McCrea, Jo Durie and Sam Smith as well as most of those already mentioned above. There will also be appearances by Boris Becker, Marion Bartoli and Patrick Mouratoglou.

The live coverage starts at midnight every day with coverage on Eurosport 1 and 2, plus every court covered live on Eurosport Player.

You can currently get Eurosport Player via Amazon Prime Video Channels for just 1p/month for 6 months.

Mon 14 Jan 00:00
00:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
first round
Tue 15 Jan 00:00
00:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
first round
Wed 16 Jan 00:00
00:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
second round
Thu 17 Jan 00:00
00:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
second round
Fri 18 Jan 00:00
00:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
third round
Sat 19 Jan 00:00
00:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
third round
Sun 20 Jan 00:00
00:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
fourth round
Mon 21 Jan 00:00
00:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
fourth round
Tue 22 Jan 00:00
07:30
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
quarter finals
Wed 23 Jan 00:00
08:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
quarter finals
Thu 24 Jan 00:00
03:00
05:15
08:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
men’s doubles semi
women’s singles semis
women’s doubles final
men’s singles semi
Fri 25 Jan 04:00
08:00
Eurosport 2
Eurosport 1
junior semis
men’s singles semi
Sat 26 Jan 02:00
08:15
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
junior finals
women’s singles final
mixed doubles final
Sun 27 Jan 05:00
08:15
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
men’s doubles final
men’s singles final

Following the live coverage every day Eurosport 1 will show replays and highlights for the rest of the day. Game Schett and Mats will be at 15:30, repeated at 19:30 and 23:30.

Matches will also be available on demand on Eurosport Player.

BBC Two will have daily highlights from the third round onwards, from Saturday 19 January.

📻 BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra will have commentary every day throughout the Australian Open. Tennis Breakfast will be on Sports Extra daily from 7:00, and there will be selected commentary of day session matches also.