Novak Djokovic looked in ominous form at the Australian Open going into what will be his 10th last four appearance at Melbourne Park as a heavy favorite against unseeded American Tommy Paul. The Serbian goes for Grand Slam number 22 to tie Rafael Nadal’s all-time men’s singles record. He’s dropped just one set en route to the semifinals, but won’t take anything for granted against Paul, who finds himself in uncharted Grand Slam territory. Here’s how to watch a Djokovic vs Paul live stream from anywhere today.
- Djokovic vs Paul op 9Now (opens in new tab) – Aussies abroad watch for free with a VPN (opens in new tab)
Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul live stream
Novak Djokovic plays like he has unfinished business in Australia. The Serb was banned from entering the country 12 months ago due to his vaccination status and has typically been ruthless in the pursuit of Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam record. The 35-year-old lost just seven games in just over two hours on court in a sweeping quarterfinal destruction to sixth seed Andrey Rublev in what was his 26th consecutive win at the tournament. That tied Andre Agassi’s Open-era record. Djokovic has already won this tournament nine times and his movements and mastery of the backhand show no sign of slowing down.
Tommy Paul had never progressed past the fourth round of a Grand Slam before going crazy at Melbourne Park 10 days ago, but the unseeded American has impressed with his powerful forehand and solid work around the net. The 25-year-old, former junior French Open champion, reached the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters in October, knocking out Roberto Bautista Agut (Andy Murray’s conqueror) en route to the last four in Australia.
Paul is a huge underdog, but a strong competitor who will love going broke against one of the best players to ever set foot on a tennis court. This will be the first meeting between the players and where better to face it than in the semi-finals of the Australian Open?
Djokovic vs Paul free live stream
Australians can watch the entire Australian Open 2023 – including Djokovic vs Paul – on 9Now (opens in new tab). Coverage is completely free – for those in Australia.
Traveling abroad? Ordinary use a VPN to access 9Now (opens in new tab) from anywhere. 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.
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!
How to use a VPN for Djokovic vs Paul
Using a VPN to watch Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul 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 Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul 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.
Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul live stream in UK/Europe
The Australian Open will be broadcast live on Eurosport via Discovery+.
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.
Djokovic vs Paul Live Stream in USA
The US TV rights for the 2023 Australian Open belong to ESPN. That means games — including Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul — will be streamed live on ESPN Plus, the broadcaster’s sports app that costs $9.99 a 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.