Australian Open 2020

How to watch the 2023 Australian Open

The Australian Open is one of the most highly anticipated tournaments on the tennis calendar, and with very good reason.

All four Grand Slams are beloved, but Melbourne marks the end of a two month tennis off-season, so it does have that little something extra to it.

The 2023 tournament will see the start of a new era in it will be the first major since the retirements of icons Roger Federer and Serena Williams, and Novak Djokovic is back in the fold after his deportation problems last year.

So, how can you watch the 2023 Australian Open?

Australian Open key dates and times

The Australian Open is scheduled to get underway on Monday January 16, although bear in mind that Melbourne is 11 hours ahead of the UK.

There will be day and night sessions, meaning there will be some late night for UK viewers who want to watch all of it. Night sessions will begin at 8am UK time.

After nearly two weeks to tennis, it will be the women’s final that comes first, with it scheduled for Saturday January 28. The men’s final will follow on Sunday January 29.

How to watch the Australian Open in the UK

Discovery have the broadcast rights for the Australian Open in the UK, so Eurosport will be your best friend during the tournament.

Eurosport 1 – Sky channel 410, Virgin Media Channel 521, BT Channel 435

Eurosport 2 –  Sky channel 411, Virgin Media Channel 522, BT Channel 436

There are also many options available to stream the Australian Open. It will be available to Eurosport subscribers on the Eurosport App,, and via the Discovery+ service.

How to watch the Australian Open in the US

The biggest audience for the Australian Open tends to come from the US, and American fans can catch the action on ESPN.

That may not be convenient to everyone as cable and satellite television isn’t viable for all, but there are other options that come at a lower cost.

You can subscribe to the ESPN+ streaming service, which costs $9.99 a month. If you want to make a real saving you can get the ESPN+ as part of a Disney Bundle, which will also get you access to Disney+ and Hulu for $12.99 per month.

Streaming service Sling TV also has ESPN as part of its Orange Tier, which costs $40 a month.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.