The 2023 Australian Open – the first Grand Slam of the year – will take place at Melbourne Park from January 16-29. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams will be in action, so expect some serious quality tennis! Aussies can watch every game, every field for free on 9now. Here’s how to watch a live stream of the 2023 Australian Open from anywhere.
- Watch the AO for free on 9Now (opens in new tab) – Aussies abroad can watch for free with a VPN (opens in new tab)
live stream of the Australian Open
Dates: January 16 – 27, 2023
Event location: Melbourne Park, Victoria
FREE live stream: 9Now (opens in new tab) (Australia)
Look everywhere: try it ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
UK/Europe Stream: Discovery+
US stream: ESPN+ | sling (opens in new tab)
The 111th edition of the Australian Open kicks off on January 16, when the first round matches – Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles – get underway. The quarterfinals begin on January 24, before the semifinals on January 26. The women’s and men’s singles finals are on January 28 and 29 respectively.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal will try to match Serena Williams’ Open Era record of 23 major singles titles, but it won’t be easy. Twenty-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer may have retired, but nine-time Aussie Open champion Novak Djokovic remains the bookmaker’s favorite for the men’s title. Casper Ruud is also in superb form.
British hopeful Emma Raducanu faces a race to get fit after spraining her ankle at the ASB Classic. Assuming she makes it to Melbourne Park, she will face Iga Świątek, Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula. Defending AO champion Ashleigh Barty has retired and two-time champion Naomi Osaka has retired.
Aussie fans can watch the Australian Open 2023 for free on 9Now (opens in new tab). Traveling abroad? Here’s how to get a free Australian Open live stream from anywhere…
2023 Australian Open Free Live Stream
Australian tennis fans can tune in to the 2023 Australian Open on Nine for free and stream every match for free 9Now (opens in new tab). Coverage is completely free… but only in Australia.
Traveling abroad? Ordinary use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access 9Now from anywhere. We recommend ExpressVPN because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Never used a VPN? Follow the step-by-step instructions below…
Watch the Australian Open 2023 from anywhere with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Australian Open 2023 rights holders, you will not be able to access these rights outside your home country. The service knows your location based on your IP address and automatically blocks your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so you can access local streaming services from anywhere and save money!
Using a VPN for the Australian Open 2023
Using a VPN to watch tennis is incredibly easy:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For tennis you can choose ‘Australia’ for 9now.
3. Then go to 9now (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Australian Open live stream.
If you can’t get it to work for any reason, don’t forget that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab)which also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) who provides assistance 24 hours a day.
2023 Australian Open live stream in UK/Europe
The Australian Open can be seen live on Eurosport via Discovery+ from 16 January 2023.
A subscription to Discovery+ (entertainment and sports) costs just £6.99/€6.99 per month and includes Grand Slam tennis, Grand Tour cycling, snooker and much more.
To remind: Australians can watch every game for free 9Now (opens in new tab) (Use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access 9now when traveling outside Australia).
2023 Australian Open live stream in USA
The US TV rights for the 2023 Australian Open belong to ESPN. That means matches – including singles finals – will be streamed live ESPNplusthe broadcaster’s sports app for $9.99 per month.
Do you prefer to watch on TV? Sling TV is another good option for cable cutters, as it offers streaming access to ESPN. FuboTV is also a good option and comes with a 7-day free trial.
Do not forget: Aussie nationals can lI stream every match for free 9Now (opens in new tab). Aussies abroad can access 9now with a VPN (opens in new tab).
Australian Open 2023 schedule and match times
The draw of the AO 2023 will take place on Thursday 12 January.
January 16-17 – Men’s and Women’s first round (from 00:00 GMT, night session from 08:00)
January 18-19 – second round men and women (from 00:00, night session from 08:00)
January 20-21 – third round men and women (from 00:00, night session from 08:00)
January 22-23 – men and women fourth round (from 00:00, night session from 08:00)
January 24-25 – quarterfinals men and women (from 00:00, night session from 08:00/08:30)
January 26 – semi-final ladies (from 05:00)
January 27 – semifinal men (first at 05:00, second not before 08:30)
January 28 – final ladies (08:30)
January 29 – men’s final (05:00)