Aussie livewire Nick Kyrgios and 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer headline a cracking Australian Open night one line-up on Channel 7, 7TWO and the 7Tennis app.
Kyrgios heads out to his successful hunting ground Hisense Arena to take on Portgual’s Gastao Elias from 6.30pm AEDT, while Federer is up against Austrian Jurgen Melzer second up on Rod Laver Arena. Also on Monday night, defending Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber faces Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, while Canadian Eugenie Bouchard takes on American Louisa Chirico.
During the day it’s a feast of Aussie tennis talent as Bernard Tomic battles Brazilian Thomaz Belluci second up on Margaret Court Arena, while Destanee Aiava faces German Mona Barthel first up on court at 11am.
Late afternoon Aussies James Duckworth and Sam Groth will start their singles campaign against Italian Paolo Lorenzi and Belgium’s Steve Darcis respectively.
Starting day one action on 7TWO will be Aussie Alex De Minaur taking on Austrian Gerald Melzer, followed by Queenslander Ash Barty up against German Annika Beck.
World no. 1 Andy Murray and French crowd favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will also be in action on day one.
Seven will serve up the tennis on all platforms again allowing viewers to watch live anywhere, anytime, on any device.
In addition to live and exclusive match coverage on Channel 7, 7TWO and 7mate, fans will be able to watch more tennis than ever before with every tournament during the Summer of Tennis streamed live via the 7TENNIS app.
This exclusive coverage through the 7TENNIS app allows fans to:
· live stream all of Seven’s coverage of the Summer of Tennis from Channel 7, 7TWO and 7mate.
· the choice of up to 16 courts at the Australian Open.
· relive the best moments and highlights with curated video on demand.
So whether it’s on free-to-air TV, or 7Tennis, Seven will deliver the most comprehensive and compelling coverage of the Australian tennis summer ever seen.
MONDAY 16 JANUARY
NIGHT televised feature matches to include:
Nick Kyrgios (AUS)  v Gastao Elias (POR) – starts 6.30pm AEDT
Roger Federer (SUI)  v Jurgen Melzer (AUT) - second up on court
Angelique Kerber and Eugenie Bouchard also in action.
DAY televised feature matches to include:
Bernard Tomic (AUS)  v Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) - second up on court
Andy Murray (GBR)  vs Illya Marchenko (UKR – third up on court
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs Annika Beck (GER) – second up on court
Destanee Aiava (AUS) vs Mona Barthel (GER) – first up on court
James Duckworth (AUS) vs Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) - third up on court
Steve Darcis (BEL) vs Sam Groth (AUS)- fourth up on court
BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Australian Open - Day 1
Sydney 11am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7TWO, 6pm LIVE on 7mate
Melbourne 11am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7TWO, 6pm LIVE on 7mate
Brisbane 10am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7TWO, 6pm LIVE on 7mate
Adelaide 10.30am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7TWO, 6pm LIVE on 7mate
Perth 8am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7TWO
Australian Open - Night 1
Sydney 7pm LIVE on Channel 7, 6pm LIVE on 7TWO
Melbourne 7pm LIVE on Channel 7, 6pm LIVE on 7TWO
Brisbane 7pm LIVE on Channel 7, 6pm LIVE on 7TWO
Adelaide 7pm LIVE on Channel 7, 6pm LIVE on 7TWO
Perth 7pm LIVE on Channel 7, 6pm LIVE on 7TWO, 6pm LIVE on 7mate
Australian Open – Preview Show & The Season So Far
Sydney 10am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7TWO
Melbourne 10am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7TWO
Brisbane 9am LIVE on 7TWO
Adelaide 9.30am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7TWO
Perth 7am LIVE on 7TW