Norwegian tennis sensation Casper Ruud kicks off his assault on the first Slam of the year with a first-round match against No. 110 Tomas Machac. Ruud reached two of last year’s major finals, but the Australian Open isn’t his favorite of all hunting grounds. In addition, Machac rather likes Melbourne Park’s hard courts. Is this maybe upset? Read on to find out how to watch a live stream of Machac vs Ruud for free, anywhere.
- Machac vs Ruud free on 9Now (opens in new tab) – Aussies abroad can watch for free with a VPN (opens in new tab)
Machac vs Ruud live stream
Date: January 17, 2023
Time: 9:30pm ET / 2:30am GMT / 1:30pm AEDT
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)
Casper Ruud didn’t have the best warm-up for the Australian Open with a Round of 16 exit in the ASB Classic in Adelaide. Moreover, Machac is an unknown to the 24-year-old. The two have never played against each other at ATP Tour level. Still, Ruud expects a deep run on the AO and should have too much class and experience for the Czech now.
Machac is two years younger than Ruud and is the same height at 1.80 meters. He has seven of nine wins on hard courts and should feel at home on the Melbourne Park surface. Plus, Machac has made it to the second round two years in a row and won’t be ready to go home the first time he asks no matter who he goes up against.
Aussie fans can watch a live stream of the Australian Open for free on 9Now. Traveling abroad? Here’s how to use a VPN to watch a Machac vs Ruud live stream from anywhere…
Machac vs Ruud free live stream
Australians can watch the full Australian Open 2023 – including Machac vs Ruud – on 9Now (opens in new tab). Coverage is completely free – for those in Australia.
Traveling abroad? Ordinary use a VPN to access 9Now from anywhere (opens in new tab). We recommend ExpressVPN because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Sign up for 12 months and you can watch all four Grand Slams on 9Now.
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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!
How to use a VPN for Machac vs Ruud
Using a VPN to watch Tomas Machac vs Casper Ruud 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 live stream Tomas Machac vs Casper Ruud.
If for any reason you can’t get it to work, 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.
Machac vs Ruud 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 match for free on 9Now (opens in new tab) (Use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access 9now when traveling outside Australia).
Machac vs Ruud live stream in the US
The US TV rights for the 2023 Australian Open belong to ESPN. That means matches – including Machac vs Ruud – 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
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)