Week 41 (w/c 6 October): Shanghai, Tianjin, Linz

Tennis this week comes from China and Austria.

Shanghai

ATP Masters 1000, Amazon Prime Video

Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund are in the main draw of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, and hope to be joined by Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie who play their final qualifying round matches on Sunday alongside some early main draw singles and doubles matches.

The top seed and defending champion is Novak Djokovic.

In the doubles, Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski are unseeded, as are Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram.

Full coverage of this Masters 1000 event is available on Amazon Prime Video from Sunday.


Tianjin

WTA International, BT Sport

Staying in China, Harriet Dart and Heather Watson are competing in the Tianjin Open which last year was won by Caroline Garcia. Sofia Kenin is the top seed this time round. Emily Webley-Smith lost in the first qualifying round here on Saturday.

You can watch centre court matches and hopefully those involving the Brits on BT Sport.

Mon 7 Oct 04:00 BT Sport 3
Tue 8 Oct 04:00 BT Sport 3
Wed 9 Oct 04:00 BT Sport 3
Thu 10 Oct 04:00 BT Sport 3
Fri 11 Oct 03:30 BT Sport 3
Sat 12 Oct 04:00 BT Sport 3
Sun 13 Oct 06:30 BT Sport 3

 

Linz

WTA International, BT Sport

The tournament in Linz is in its 33rd year, and the draw is headed up by Kiki Bertens. Camilla Giorgi won here last year but is out injured this time round.

Eurosport has coverage of the Upper Austria Ladies Linz from Wednesday, and this is one of the few WTA tournaments in the calendar which is not available on WTA TV.

Wed 9 Oct 10:55
17:30
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
Thu 10 Oct 12:55
17:30
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
Fri 11 Oct 12:55
17:30
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
Sat 12 Oct 12:55 Eurosport 1
Sun 13 Oct 12:55 Eurosport 1

The tournament that was due to take place in Hong Kong this week has been cancelled.


Challengers

Jack Draper and Ryan Peniston are competing in the Challenger in Fairfield, California.

James Ward has just got into the draw in Mouilleron-le-Captif, France.

There are no ITF W60 or above events taking place this week.


Head to the details listings page for day to day updates on coverage and entries as far ahead as known.

Read more about how to watch tennis on telly in 2019. The 2020 article is coming after the US Open.

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.

Tournaments that are part of the USTA Pro-Circuit series may be streamed at http://livestream.com/procircuit as well as or instead of the ITF website. If I am aware of other streams for any other tournaments I will share them on twitter.