2012 Australian Open TV Schedule
by Staff | January 12th, 2012, 3:29 pm
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Who’ll win the first Grand Slam of the 2012 tennis season? Tune in to ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel to find out. Both networks will air full coverage of the Australian Open starting Sunday night when ESPN kicks off over 100 hours at 630pm ET with a 12.5 hour live window block of tennis.

As they start a new 10-year contract with the Australian Open, ESPN2 will again be led by TV anchors Chris Fowler, Darren Cahill, Patrick McEnroe, Pam Shriver, Chris Evert, Mary Jo Fernandez, Chris McKendry, Cliff Drysdale and Tom Rinaldi.

“You never quite know what’s going to happen at the Australian Open,” Cahill said. “A lot of time in the men’s draw, you get a bolt that comes through and causes a bit of a surprise. Or you can catch a few player that’s haven’t had a great off‑season, and you catch them sleeping a little bit so you see a couple upsets. For me, it’s a great opportunity for someone to set up a great start to the year, or break into a Top 10 or a masters. Most of that is normally set up with a great Australian Open. And also, I’m Australian, so I can’t help but love the event.”

Tennis Channel will air earlier matches from Melbourne with their hosting team including Brett Haber, Justin Gimelstob, Tracy Austin and Martina Navratilova.

Live online streaming will be available on ESPN3.com throughout the fortnight with at most eight live feeds and over 600 hours of coverage.

Among the men, former champions Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and two-time runner-up Andy Murray lead the field. For the women, returning champions Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters are the favorites along with World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 2 Petra Kvitova and former winner Maria Sharapova.

The Australian contigent will be led by Lleyton Hewitt, 19-year-old Bernard Tomic and US Open champion Sam Stosur.

ESPN2 Australian Open TV Schedule (All times Eastern)
Sun, Jan 15 6:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Mon, Jan 16 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Tue, Jan 17 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Wed, Jan 18 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Thur, Jan 19 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Fri, Jan 20 9 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Sat, Jan 21 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Sun, Jan 22 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE, Round of 16
Mon, Jan 23 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Tue 3:30 – 6 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE, Quarterfinals
Tue, Jan 24 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE, Wed 3:30 – 6 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE, Quarterfinals
Wed, Jan 25 9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. Women’s Semifinals ESPN2 LIVE, Thurs 3:30 – 6 a.m. Men’s Semifinal #1 ESPN2 LIVE
Thurs, Jan 26 3:30 – 6 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE, Men’s Semifinal #2
Sat, Jan 28 3 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE, Women’s Final
Sun, Jan. 29 3 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE, Men’s Final

Tennis Channel Australian Open TV Schedule (All times Eastern)
Monday, Jan. 16, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LIVE, First Round
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7:00 – 9:00 PM PM LIVE, Second Round
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM LIVE, Second Round
Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM LIVE, Third Round
Friday, Jan. 20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LIVE, Third Round
Saturday, Jan. 21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LIVE, Round of 16
Sunday, Jan. 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LIVE, Round of 16
Monday, Jan. 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LIVE, Women’s Quarterfinals
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LIVE, Women’s Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM LIVE
Thursday, Jan. 26, 11:00 PM – 3:00 AM LIVE, Women’s Doubles Final
Saturday, Jan. 28, 5:30 AM – 7:30 AM LIVE, Men’s Doubles Final
Sunday, Jan. 29, 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM LIVE, Mixed Doubles Final

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One Comment for 2012 Australian Open TV Schedule

George luft Says:

Watching 1/4 finals on TV and listening to announcers butcher both players last names! Research cost too much? Just ask the player!

It’s Sha-raaah-pova for Maria and Ma-kaaah-rova for Katya.
C’mon Krissy Eviret!

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