Adelaide sports presenter Tom Rehn and Alicia Molik commentating the Osaka v Hsieh match this morning for Nine.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN BROADCAST SCHEDULE - Saturday 19 January
BOLT SET FOR PRIMETIME CLASH WITH ZVEREV ON NINE TONIGHT
Three years after walking away from tennis, wild-haired Australian Open wildcard Alex Bolt will step onto Rod Laver Arena for a third-round Saturday night clash against world No.4 Alexander Zverev .
The 26-year-old captured the imagination in a rousing five-set win over former world No.6 Gilles Simon that followed a maiden grand slam victory in round one.
Bolt and fellow wildcard Alex Popyrin , who meets world No.31 Lucas Pouille tonight on Margaret Court Arena, are the two remaining Aussies in the men’s draw after Alex de Minaur fell to Rafael Nadal on Friday night.
Bolt’s centre court appearance is a far cry from working as a labourer and building fences at South Australia’s Murray Bridge in 2016 after falling out of love with tennis.
In other matches, men’s top seed Novak Djokovic faces exciting Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov , while world No.1 Simona Halep plays former Open finalist Venus Williams . Her sister Serena will take on Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska .
Starts 11.00am AEDT
NAOMI OSAKA v SU-WEI HSIEH
SHUAI ZHANG v ELINA SVITOLINA
DAYANA YASTREMSKA v SERENA WILLIAMS
JOAO SOUSA v KEI NISHIKORI
NOVAK DJOKOVIC v DENIS SHAPOVALOV
DAVID GOFFEN v DANIIL MEDVEDEV
PIERRE-HUGHES HERBERT v MILOS RAONIC
ELISE MERTENS v MADISON KEYS
BORNA CORIC v FILIP KRAJINOVIC
FABIO FOGNINI v PABLO CARRENO BUSTA
Starts 7.00pm AEDT
ALEXANDER ZVEREV v ALEX BOLT (Aus)
SIMONA HALEP v VENUS WILLIAMS
LUCAS POUILLE v ALEXEI POPYRIN (Aus)
CAMILA GIORGI v KAROLINA PLISKOVA
Erin Molan telling viewers to continue watching the pouille v popyrin game, switch from Gem to Nine. (Wa had switched to 9Go due to news.)
How tired did she seem when she told viewers?
She was in her Nightie and was holding a teddy at the time, so your guess is as good as mine…
But maybe in her pyjamas?
They’re being respectful to all the network presenters who sleep in their sleeping bags on the court.
We’re a fussy lot down here in Melbourne. We actually leave at the conclusion of a match!
AUSTRALIAN OPEN BROADCAST SCHEDULE - Sunday 20 January
ASH BARTY CARRIES THE HOPES OF A NATION ON NINE TODAY
FEDERER FACES TSITSIPAS TONIGHT
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty today plays Maria Sharapova in the biggest match of her career.
The players have contrasting styles and experience, yet the match-up is expected to be one of the most hotly contested duels of the tournament so far.
While Sharapova has the superior power and five major titles under her belt, Barty, currently ranked 15 in the world, has started 2019 as one of the most dangerous players in women’s tennis.
Nine commentator John McEnroe has described her volley as the best in the game.
If 22 year-old Barty wins today, it will mark a personal grand slam best.
And tonight on Nine, World No. 3 Roger Federer meets World No. 15 Stefanos Tsitsipas in their fourth round clash on Rod Laver Arena.
Starts 11.00am AEDT
PETRA KVITOVA v AMANDA ANISIMOVA
ASH BARTY (Aus) v MARIA SHARAPOVA
FRANCES TIAFOE v GRIGOR DIMITROV
TOMAS BERDYCH v RAFAEL NADAL
DANIELLE COLLINS v ANGELIQUE KERBER
MARIN CILIC v ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT
Starts 7.00pm AEDT
STEFANOS TSITSIPAS v ROGER FEDERER
SLOANE STEPHENS v ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA
Pull your head in mate - no need for that sort of commentary.
GEM coverage with Erin Molan, Seb Costello and Cam Williams is now finished. All remaining matches will be on Nine or Nine Now.
They were tired too
Maybe they just got out of bed?
HD watermark only recently appeared on have I just not noticed yet?
It’s only popped up in the last half hour.
Now seems to be gone.
He hates everyone and everything on Seven so nothing new