While it’s sweater season here in Geneva, tennis’s best and brightest stars have gathered in Melbourne to contest the Australian Open. Will last year’s winners, Novak Djokovich and Naomi Osaka, be able to defend their crowns? Or will Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki add to their Australian Open trophy collections?
This online streaming guide will help you watch the 2020 Australian Open while keeping your online activity private and secure.
When is the Australian Open?
The Australian Open began at 11 AM (local time) on Jan. 20, when Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, and Roger Federer all won their matches.
The men’s and women’s singles quarterfinals are on Jan. 28, and the semifinals will be held on Jan. 30.
The women’s singles final is at 7:30 PM local time (8:30 AM UTC) on Feb. 1, and the men’s singles final is at 7:30 PM local time (8:30 AM UTC) on Feb. 2.
Here is the full Australian Open schedule.
Who is playing in this year’s Australian Open?
This Australian Open always has 128 men and women qualify for the singles tournament (along with 64 men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles teams). The big draws this year include Caroline Wozniacki, who will retire after the tournament, and Roger Federer, who has won this tournament six times. There’s already been a big upset, as Serena Williams has been eliminated.
There will also be Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovich, the current defending Australian Open champions, and the two number one tennis players in the world at the moment, local favorite Ashleigh Barty and Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Other favorites include the French veteran Gael Monfils and the new American phenom Coco Gauff.
Stream the Australian Open live online
As the first major of the tennis season, the Australian Open is your chance to see which new stars will burst onto the scene, who is working back from injury, and who could be a contender to dominate this year. ProtonVPN lets you get around geoblocking so you can watch your favorite tennis players at the Australian Open no matter where you’re traveling. To access the online streaming sites, you will need to sign up for a ProtonVPN Plus or Visionary plan, which start at just $8/month. If you already use the Free or Basic ProtonVPN plan, click the Upgrade button to catch all the big matches.
Where to watch the Australian Open
There are several websites that are streaming the Australian Open.
If you are an ESPN subscriber, you can watch over 1,400 hours of tennis action on ESPN+ by connecting to any ProtonVPN Plus server in the US and logging in to your account. ESPN+ subscriptions cost $4.99 per month.
You can also watch all the tennis action on Australia’s Channel 9. In fact, you can catch every tennis match on every court for free using their 9Now streaming app. That means that during the open rounds, you’ll be able to choose from over a dozen different matches at the same time. You just need a Channel 9 account (it is free to set up) and to connect to any ProtonVPN Plus server in Australia.
(We will update this page if or when we become aware of changes.)
There’s nothing like watching tennis to help you get through the cold months of winter. Enjoy the matches! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ProtonVPN and let us know your predictions of who is going to win it all. The first person to tweet us the name of this year’s eventual Australian Open champion using the hashtag #ProtonTennis will win a Proton T-shirt.
There are two prizes, one for the men’s singles tournament, and one for the women’s singles tournament. You can only tweet in one name, and all guesses must be in before the quarterfinals begin. Good luck!
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