Nine Tennis Coverage


#719

Adelaide sports presenter Tom Rehn and Alicia Molik commentating the Osaka v Hsieh match this morning for Nine.


#720

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 .

DAY SESSION

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

NIGHT SESSION

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


#721

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.)


#722

How tired did she seem when she told viewers?


#723

She was in her Nightie and was holding a teddy at the time, so your guess is as good as mine… :rofl:


#724

But maybe in her pyjamas? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#725


Many spectators have left the Rod Laver Arena after the match finished.


#726

They’re being respectful to all the network presenters who sleep in their sleeping bags on the court.


#727

WHAT REALLY??? :astonished:


#728

We’re a fussy lot down here in Melbourne. We actually leave at the conclusion of a match!


#729

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.

DAY SESSION

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

NIGHT SESSION

Starts 7.00pm AEDT

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS v ROGER FEDERER

SLOANE STEPHENS v ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA


#730

Pull your head in mate - no need for that sort of commentary.


#731

GEM coverage with Erin Molan, Seb Costello and Cam Williams is now finished. All remaining matches will be on Nine or Nine Now.


#732

They were tired too


#733

At the AO today. Got pics of James Bracey and Julie Snook earlier!
Both didn’t look very tired.


#734

No shoes!


#735

Maybe they just got out of bed?


#736

HD watermark only recently appeared on have I just not noticed yet?


#737

It’s only popped up in the last half hour.
Now seems to be gone.


#738

He hates everyone and everything on Seven so nothing new :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: