Week 17 (w/c 22 April): Barcelona, Budapest, Stuttgart, Istanbul

We’ve a full programme of clay court tennis with four tournaments in Europe all available to watch in the UK.

Cameron Norrie reached his first ATP 500 semi-final last month in Acapulco.

Barcelona

ATP 500, Amazon Prime Video

The Barcelona Open is the bigger of the two ATP tournaments this week.

Rafael Nadal is the top seed and defending champion playing on the centre court named after him.

Cameron Norrie is competing here, and Dan Evans entered qualifying but lost in the first round.

In the doubles draw you can find Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares, and Joe Salisbury with Raven Klaasen.

Coverage from Barcelona is on Amazon Prime Video all week, with multi-court coverage.

Mon 22 Apr 10:00 Amazon Prime Video
Tue 23 Apr 10:00 Amazon Prime Video
Wed 24 Apr 10:00 Amazon Prime Video
Thu 25 Apr 10:00 Amazon Prime Video
Fri 26 Apr 11:30 Amazon Prime Video
Sat 27 Apr 12:30 Amazon Prime Video
Sun 28 Apr 15:00 Amazon Prime Video

Budapest

ATP 250, Amazon Prime Video

Also taking place this week is the Hungarian Open in Budapest.

There is no British representation in singles,

Last year Dominic Inglot took the doubles title with Franko Skugor and this time round he partners Rohan Bopanna. Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara, and Ken and Neal Skupski are also playing here.

Centre court singles matches will be shown on Amazon Prime Video. These times may change, marked by a * if they have; check our Twitter or Facebook page for the latest updates.

Mon 22 Apr 10:00* Amazon Prime Video
Tue 23 Apr 10:00* Amazon Prime Video
Wed 24 Apr 10:00* Amazon Prime Video
Thu 25 Apr 10:00* Amazon Prime Video
Fri 26 Apr 10:00* Amazon Prime Video
Sat 27 Apr 13:00* Amazon Prime Video
Sun 28 Apr 14:00 Amazon Prime Video

Stuttgart

WTA Premier, BT Sport

There are no British women competing at WTA level this week but there’s no shortage of action on the telly.

The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart was won last year by Karolina Pliskova, who returns this year. Naomi Osaka is the top seed.

BT Sport has live coverage every day from Tuesday*.

Tue 23 Apr 10:30
17:30
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Wed 24 Apr 10:30
17:30
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Thu 25 Apr 10:30
17:30
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Fri 26 Apr 12:30
17:30
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 2
Sat 27 Apr 14:30*
16:30
BT Sport Extra 3
BT Sport ESPN
Sun 28 Apr 15:00 BT Sport 2*

Istanbul

WTA International, BT Sport

Over at the Istanbul Cup, Carla Suarez Navarro is the top seed and Pauline Parmentier will try to defend her 2018 title.

This one’s also on BT Sport all week.

Mon 22 Apr 12:00
15:00
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 2
Tue 23 Apr 09:00 BT Sport 2
Wed 24 Apr 09:00*
15:00
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 2
Thu 25 Apr 10:30
15:00
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 2
Fri 26 Apr 10:30
15:00
BT Sport ESPN
BT Sport ESPN
Sat 27 Apr 12:30
15:00
BT Sport ESPN
BT Sport Extra 4
Sun 28 Apr 15:00 BT Sport Extra 6

Challengers

Jay Clarke will hope to continue his success in China, after his win in Anning last week he competes in Nanchang.

James Ward and Liam Broady are playing in Leon, Mexico.

There is a WTA 125 event in Anning this week available on WTA TV.

This time last year there was an ATP Challenger in Glasgow, which has been moved to September for this year.


Rights news

Stuart Fraser of The Times reported last week that Amazon Prime Video are close to signing a deal with WTA which would see them take over the broadcast rights from BT Sport after the current season.

Should it come to fruition, the deal would mean that from 2020, the majority of ATP and WTA tour events would be available in the same place for fans at a much cheaper price than over-the-top providers Tennis TV and WTA TV offer.

It’s my understanding that BT Sport however have not given up on the possibility of renewing the rights they have.


Read more about how to watch tennis on telly in 2019.

Any late changes to these schedules, where I am able to, will be included on the homepage of the website and tweeted at @tennisontelly. They will be marked with a * above if details have changed since this article was published.

You can also find daily updates on the Tennis on telly page on Facebook. You can find details of all live coverage, re-runs and highlights over the next 7 days on the Calendar.

Check Tennis TV and WTA TV for details of  the matches they are covering, at https://www.tennistv.com/live/schedule and http://www.wtatv.com/schedule

ATP Challenger events have official live free streaming at http://livestream.com/ATP. You can get links to all the matches by following @ATPChallLive on twitter which will tweet them out in advance.

Some ITF events are streamed free at http://live.itftennis.com/en/ and on the ITF Pro Circuit Scores app on Apple and Android. Check out the @ITFLive twitter account which will automatically tweet details of streamed matches a few hours ahead.