Although Roger Federer has won the men’s singles title twice in a row, the Australian Open might end up focussing on the end of Andy Murray’s career. A tearful Murray announced before the tournament that chronic hip pain is stopping him from returning to his best.
The three-time Grand Slam champion, who has lost five Australian Open finals, says he will try and compete in this year’s Wimbledon but may not make it that far such is his discomfort.
Serena Williams remains favourite to win down under in the women’s singles tournament. You can watch Nadal, Djokovic, Kerber and Sabalenka try to disrupt the bookies’ odds by signing up to stream the Australian Open in the UK. Here’s how.
When is the Australian Open?
The Australian Open runs for two weeks starting on Monday 14 January and ending on Sunday 27 January.
View the schedule here.
How to watch the Australian Open on TV
In the UK you can watch the Australian Open on Eurosport. If you have a Sky package your subscription might include the channels – they are on 410 and 411.
If you want to buy a pass you can do that too and watch Eurosport on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
If you already subscribe to Amazon Prime there’s an even better deal. You can add Eurosport Player to your Prime account for just 1p (yes, 1p) per month for up to six months.
You can take advantage of this mad offer from 8 to 27 January. If you get the six months (for 6p!) you’ll also be covered for Eurosport’s French Open coverage from 26 May to 9 June.
Amazon Prime is also the home of the US Open.