Nine Tennis Coverage


This morning the Today news presenter said “truer”… she means it couldn’t be “more true”.


Far out, she couldn’t have been more wronger could she!


Never a more true word spoken.


That’s the truest


This is a guide to the tennis matches being televised on 9/Gem. It’s a whole new era of tennis on Nine.


No, he is dreadful, so I’m sorry to hear it. He is far too earnest and tries to sound profound all the time. Everything that happens is dramatic, even when it isn’t. He seems unable to speak normally and soberly. He is good at athletics but lousy at tennis.

P.S. Does Nine have a dedicated website for streaming tennis like Seven had? I can’t find one.


It’s from The West Australian which is owned by Seven West Media. At least it has the courtesy telling readers the tournament will be on Nine/9Gem, unlike the Herald Sun which will not even say the AFL Grand Final is broadcast on Seven.


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Actually it’s from Sunday times


Was thinking about Seven’s cricket and how we haven’t seen any in-call ‘cross promotion’ (e.g.) between overs, with pop-up promos, we haven’t heard Tim Lane or Alison Mitchell asking their colleagues “looking forward to Home and Away” or “what do you think about MKR”.

So I really hope Nine won’t follow Seven’s old lead with the tennis, by getting Jim Courier (which he actually used to get asked cringe-worthily by Sandy Roberts or whoever) or John McEnroe about “so have you seen Married at first sigh?” :tired_face:


Hope McEnroe, Courier and Woodbridge don’t promote MAFS during the tennis with endless cross-promotion


Courier wouldn’t have a clue about Aussie trashy reality shows, was always so cringe when they tried to evoke a response and he (sportingly) attempted to play along.

The whole “quiet please” animated pop-ups on the courts I’m sure will continue in some fashion however, just don’t want the follow-up talk about it!


Surely Nine are almost certain to constantly pump out “After The Tennis” promotion for Married At First Sight during the Australian Open coverage? At the very least, Nine would be aiming for Q1 2019 to be their most successful in the ratings since 2004!


They’ve already said they won’t be using the “after the tennis” promotion.

I just can’t remember where I read it! :joy:


Since Nine have announced the premiere date for MAFS they can use that in the promos instead of ‘after the tennis’.


Probably can’t use it? Legal issues maybe?


I saw a MKR cross-promotion during the last test - remember hearing Michael Slater talk about how his signature dish was ‘Tuna Surprise’ :roll_eyes:


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I spoke too soon :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


Sydney International

From Sunday 6 January

Eight Grand Slam champions, eight of the world’s top 10 female players, the top-ranked Australians and the cream of the ATP Tour’s Next Gen will compete in the 2019 Sydney International tennis tournament to be broadcast on 9Gem from Sunday, January 6 to January 12.

James Bracey and Clint Stanaway will host live coverage of the star-studded event – which is one of the oldest tournaments in the world – from the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre.

Commentary will be provided by Jelena Dokic, Sam Groth, Sam Smith, Mark Petchey, John Fitzgerald, Josh Eagle, Casey Dellacqua, Roger Rasheed, Louise Pleming, Peter Donegan and Geoff Masters.

In one of the most exciting lineups in the 134-year history of the Sydney tournament first played in 1885, world No.1 and reigning French Open champion Simona Halep will headline the women’s field, along with defending Sydney and Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber, and reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka.

They will be joined by 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, fellow top 10 players Karolina Pliskova, Kiki Bertens and Daria Kasatkina, Australian No.1 and Sydney 2018 runner-up Ash Barty, 2011 US Open champion Sam Stosur, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, and 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza.

Reigning men’s champion Daniil Medvedev will return to defend his Sydney International crown against top seed Kyle Edmund and 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas. They will be joined by Australian No.1 and Sydney International 2018 runner-up Alex de Minaur, fellow rising star Frances Tiafoe, and familiar faces including the Australian Open 2008 runner-up, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Aussie favourites Matt Ebden and John Millman.

The official draw for the 2019 Australian Open will be broadcast during the Sydney International on 9Gem at 6.00pm on Thursday, January 10.

Broadcast Schedule

All matches will be broadcast on 9Gem in all markets.

Sun, Jan 6 12:00-15:00 11:00-14:00 11:30-14:30 09:00-12:00
Mon, Jan 7 12:00-18:00 11:00-17:00 11:30-17:30 09:00-15:00
Tue, Jan 8 13:00-18:00 12:00-17:00 12:30-17:30 10:00-15:00
19:00-22:00 18:00-21:00 18:30-21:30 16:00-19:00
Wed, Jan 9 13:00-18:00 12:00-17:00 12:30-17:30 10:00-15:00
19:00-22:00 18:00-21:00 18:30-21:30 16:00-19:00
Thur, Jan 10 13:00-18:00 12:00-17:00 12:30-17:30 10:00-15:00
Aus Open Draw Show 18:00-19:00 17:00-18:00 17:30-18:30 15:00-16:00
19:00-22:00 18:00-21:00 18:30-21:30 16:00-19:00
Fri, Jan 11 14:00-18:00 13:00-17:00 13:30-17:30 11:00-15:00
19:00-22:00 18:00-21:00 18:30-21:30 16:00-19:00
Sat, Jan 12 15:00-18:00 14:00-17:00 14:30-17:30 12:00-15:00
18:00-22:00 17:00-21:00 17:30-21:30 15:00-19:00