Australian Open 2020 Schedule: Where to Watch, Live Stream, TV Channel

The world's best tennis players in Melbourne, Australia, over the next two weeks, with the108th edition of the Australian Open set to get underway on Monday, January 20.

As usual, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year will take place at Melbourne Park, with the women's and men's final scheduled for February 1 and February 2, respectively.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, defending champion Novak Djokovic and 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer have scooped up the last 12 major titles between them and remain the men to beat in Melbourne.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams begins the tournament as the favorite to win a first Grand Slam title since triumphing in Melbourne in 2017, after losing the final at Wimbledon at the U.S. Open in each of the last two seasons.

The Australian Open will be exclusively broadcast in the U.S. across ESPN channels, with ESPN2 carrying the majority of the early round and ESPN broadcasting live coverage of the semifinals and finals in both the men's and women's tournaments.

Because of the 16-hour difference between Melbourne and the east coast of the U.S., in the early rounds action will normally at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. ET and carry on through the night until 7 a.m. the following morning.

ESPN will also air three-hour replays during the late morning and afternoon. Here's everything you need to know to follow the action from Melbourne over the next two weeks.

Australian Open TV coverage

The Australian Open is broadcast exclusively across ESPN channels, with ESPN2 carrying the bulk of the tournament and ESPN covering of the semifinals and the finals in both the men's and women's tournaments.

Australian Open live stream

A live stream will be available via ESPN's digital platforms, WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

Australian Open TV schedule (all times ET)

The first round of the Australian Open gets underway on Monday morning. However, because of the 16-hour difference between Melbourne and the east coast of the U.S., that means the tournament will effectively get underway late on Sunday evening for those in the Eastern Time Zone in the U.S.

First round

Sunday, January 19

7 p.m.—3 a.m. Monday, ESPN2

Monday, January 20

3 a.m.—7 a.m., ESPN2

9 p.m.—3 a.m. Tuesday, ESPN2

Tuesday, January 21

3 a.m.—7 a.m., ESPN2

2 p.m.—5 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

Second round

Tuesday, January 21

9 p.m.—3 a.m. Wednesday, ESPN2

Wednesday, January 22

3 a.m.—7 a.m., ESPN2

2 p.m.—5 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

9 p.m.—3 a.m. Thursday, ESPN2

Thursday, January 23

3 a.m.—7 a.m., ESPN2

2 p.m.—5 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

Third round

Thursday, January 23

9 p.m.—3 a.m. Friday, ESPN2

Friday, January 24

3 a.m.—7 a.m., ESPN2

1 p.m.—4 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

9 p.m.—3 a.m. Saturday, ESPN2

Saturday, January 25

3 a.m.—7 a.m., ESPN2

9 a.m.—12 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

9 p.m.—3 a.m. Sunday, ESPN2

Sunday, January 26

3 a.m.—7 a.m., ESPN2

9 a.m.—11 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

Round of 16

Sunday, January 26

9 p.m.—3 a.m. Monday, ESPN2

Monday, January 27

3 a.m.—7 a.m., ESPN2

2 p.m.—5 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

Quarterfinals

Monday, January 27

9 p.m.—2 a.m. Tuesday, ESPN2

Tuesday, January 28

3 a.m.—6 a.m., ESPN2

2 p.m.—5 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

9 p.m.—2 a.m. Wednesday, ESPN2

Wednesday, January 29

3:30 a.m.—6 a.m., ESPN2

2 p.m.—5 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

Semifinals

Wednesday, January 29

10 p.m.—2 a.m. Thursday, ESPN2

Thursday, January 30

3:30 a.m.—6 a.m., ESPN

2 p.m.—5 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

Friday, January 31

3:30 a.m.—6 a.m., ESPN

2 p.m.—5 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

Women's Final

Saturday, February 1

3:30 a.m.—5:30 a.m., ESPN

8 a.m.—11 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

Men's Final

Sunday, February 2

3:30 a.m.—6:30 a.m., ESPN

8 a.m.—12 p.m., ESPN2 (replay)

Australian Open, Rod Laver Arena
A general view of the Rod Laver Arena during the Rally for Relief Bushfire Appeal event on January 15 in Melbourne, Australia. Graham Denholm//Getty
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