Australian Open 2024 order of play: Today’s matches, full schedule and how to watch on TV

Australian Open 2024 order of play: Today’s matches, full schedule and how to watch on TV
Novak Djokovic is bidding to reach another Australian Open final - Getty Images/Daniel Pockett

Ten-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic takes on Jannik Sinner in the latest showdown between the Serbian and the Italian.

The two players met three times at the end of last year when Sinner came out on top twice. But he has yet to beat Djokovic when it counts at a grand slam. Djokovic is on a 33-match winning streak at Melbourne Park as he continues his bid for a record-extending 25th major title.

In the second semi-final, third seed Daniil Medvedev plays Alexander Zverev in the night session match. Medvedev and Zverev have played each other 18 times with the former holding an 11-7 advantage. Their most recent meeting was at the 2023 ATP Finals, where Medvedev won in straight sets but Zverev comes into the match looking back to his best after beating Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals.

What is today’s order of play?

(All times GMT)

Rod Laver Arena
1am: (3) Su-Wei Hsieh (Tpe) & Jan Zielinski (Pol) v (2) Desirae Krawczyk (USA) & Neal Skupski (Gbr), 
Not before 3.30am: (1) Novak Djokovic (Ser) v (4) Jannik Sinner (Ita)
8.30am: (3) Daniil Medvedev (Rus) v (6) Alexander Zverev (Ger)

When do the Australian Open finals take place?

The women’s final is on Saturday, January 27 at 8.30am UK time. The men’s final is on the following day: January 28, at 8.30am UK time.

How to watch the Australian Open on TV in the UK

In the UK, Eurosport has the broadcasting rights to live action from Melbourne and will be showing 260 hours of tennis. To watch on Discovery+, an Entertainment & Sport pass is £6.99/month or £59.99/year.

This year, Nick Kyrgios is part of Eurosport’s English-language commentary team, and is one of the highlights of a camera stream direct from the commentary booth. Kyrgios has been joined in Australia by presenters John McEnroe, Barbara Schett and Laura Robson, and from a London studio by new host Rachel Stringer.

How to watch the Australian Open on TV in the US

ESPN has the broadcasting rights to show the tournament.

Who are the defending champions?

Last year, Novak Djokovic claimed the men’s singles title for a record-extending 10th time after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Aryna Sabalenka claimed her first grand slam singles title in the women’s draw when she defeated Elena Rybakina in three sets.

Latest odds

To win the men’s title

  • Jannik Sinner 10/3

  • Daniil Medvedev 5/1

  • Alexander Zverev 8/1

To win the women’s title

  • Aryna Sabalenka 3/4

  • Qinwen Zheng 5/1

Which British players are involved?

In the men’s draw, Andy Murray and Dan Evans lost in the opening round while Jack Draper was knocked out the second round. Cameron Norrie was the last man standing, before losing to Alexander Zverev in a fifth-set tie-break in the fourth round.

Among the women, Emma Raducanu and Katie Boulter made it through to round two but failed to reach the third round. Jodie Burrage was knocked out in the first round.

When did the Australian Open start?

The tournament got under way on Sunday, January 14. It was the first Sunday start in the tournament’s history.

What is the Australian Open prize money?

This year’s Australian Open total prize money is a record 13 per cent increase on 2023 – £46.3 million will be shared by the field with the winners each taking home £1.68 million.

“We’ve upped prize money for every round at the Australian Open with the major increases in qualifying and the early rounds of singles and doubles,” Tiley said. “We want to ensure Australia remains the launchpad for the global tennis season and the players and their teams have everything they need to help them perform at their best and continue to enjoy the happy slam.”

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