Australian Open tennis schedules – an early look

The first Grand Slam tennis championship for 2020 will be the Australian Open, from Jan. 19-Feb. 2. Once again, ESPN Networks will broadcast the event from Melbourne, which is 16 hours ahead of New York time.
Tennis Channel will open daily coverage on most days from 7-9 p.m., followed by ESPN2. The men’s semifinals and men’s and women’s finals will be televised by ESPN.
Replays will be aired on Tennis Channel at 7 a.m. daily, and usually early afternoons on ESPN2.
Tennis Channel sets up every day of action with “Tennis Channel Live” at 6 p.m.
Australian Open Radio will provide live play-by-play coverage, and can be found on the TuneIn app.

The TV schedule:
Sunday, Jan. 19 – First round, 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Monday, ESPN2
Monday, Jan. 20 – First round, 2-5 p.m. (delayed), ESPN2; 7-9 p.m., Tennis; 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Tuesday, ESPN2
Tuesday, Jan. 21 – Second round, 7-9 p.m., Tennis; 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Wednesday, ESPN2
Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Second round, 2-5 p.m. (delayed); 7-9 p.m., Tennis; 3-7 a.m. Thursday, ESPN2
Thursday, Jan. 23 – Second round, 2-5 p.m. (delayed); Third round, 7-9 p.m., Tennis; 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, ESPN2
Friday, Jan. 24 – Third round, 1-4 p.m. (delayed); 7-9 p.m., Tennis; 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, ESPN2
Saturday, Jan. 25 – Third round, 9 a.m.-noon (delayed); Round of 16, 7-9 p.m., Tennis; 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Sunday, ESPN2
Sunday, Jan. 26 – Round of 16, 9-11 a.m. (delayed); 7-9 p.m., Tennis; 3-7 a.m. Monday, ESPN2
Monday, Jan. 27 – Round of 16, 7-9 p.m., Tennis; 9 p.m.-6 a.m., ESPN2
Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Quarterfinals, 2-4:30 p.m. (delayed); 7-9 p.m., Tennis; 3:30-6 a.m. Wednesday, ESPN2
Wednesday, Jan. 29 – Men’s quarterfinals, 2-5 p.m. (delayed); women’s semifinals, 7-10 p.m., Tennis; 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, ESPN2; men’s semifinals, 3:30-6 a.m. Thursday, ESPN
Thursday, Jan. 30 – Men’s and women’s semifinals replays, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m., Tennis; Mixed doubles semis, women’s doubles final, 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Tennis;
Friday, Jan. 31 – Men’s and women’s semifinals replays, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Tennis; Men’s semifinal replay, 5-7 p.m., Tennis; Women’s semifinals replay, 11 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Saturday, Tennis; Men’s semifinal, 3:30-6 a.m. Saturday, ESPN; Boys & girls singles finals, 7:15-11 p.m., Tennis; women’s final, 3:30-5:30 a.m., ESPN Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 1 – Mixed doubles final, 5:30-7:30 a.m. Tennis; Women’s final replay, 8-11 a.m., ESPN2, 5-7 p.m. Tennis; Men’s doubles final, 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday, Tennis; Men’s final, 3:30-6:30 a.m. Sunday, ESPN
Sunday, Feb. 2 – Men’s final replay, 8 a.m.-noon, ESPN2; 9 p.m.-midnight, Tennis

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