After the controversial start to the Australian Open last year, surrounded by Novak Djokovic's exile, Rafael Nadal finally won the men's singles tournament-and he will return this year to defend his title and to win his 23rd Grand Slam title.
Here is everything you need to know about this year's Australian Open - and how to watch in the US.
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How to Watch the 2023 Australian Open
The tournament is broadcast on ESPN in the United States, originally on ESPN2, except for the first day of the game, the semifinals and finals, which will be published on ESPN. You can also watch all matches on ESPN+, ESPN's streaming platform.
Since there is a 16-hour difference between the east coast of the United States and Australia, the dates below are not consistent with the tournament dates in Australia. The live schedule for the broadcast is as follows:
Round 1 aired on ESPN on Sunday, January 15, at 7 p.m. Eastern. At 11 a.m., Eastern coverage switches to ESPN 2. On Monday, January 16, coverage begins at 11: 30 a.m. Eastern on ESPN 2.
Round 2 breaths of air Tuesdays, January 17, and Wednesdays, January 18, at 9 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2.
Round 3 breaths of air on Thursday, January 19, and Friday, January 20, at 9 a.m. Eastern on ESPN2
Round 16 is Saturday, January 21, at 8 p.m. Eastern, and Sunday, January 22, at 7 p.m. Eastern on ESPN 2.
The quarterfinals air Monday, January 23, and Tuesday, January 24, at 9 p.m. ESPN East.
Semifinals: the women's semifinals are held January 26 at 3: 30 a.m. Eastern and the men's semifinals are also held January 26, but start in the evening, at 10: 30 a.m. Eastern on ESPN.
Finals: the women's final is held on January 28 at 3: 30 a.m. Eastern and the men's final is born on January 29 at 3: 30 a.m. Eastern during ESPN.