Nine Tennis Coverage


#799

According to guides to tonight’s telecast starts half an hour early with a shortened News in Sydney and Melbourne, would this be due to Djokovic semi final scheduled to start 15min earlier than last night, so Nine can get adequate pre time in? It also gets the jump on Seven’s cricket but could also backfire for those wanting the full hour news. Nine News in Sydney also lost last night for the (first time?) this tournament


#800

There are many things to like about this year’s coverage.

But one that hasn’t been mentioned is the lack of that stupid “Live and Free” watermark clutter that sticks out like dogs on Seven. The difference was so obvious when flicking between the cricket and tennis yesterday. Thanks Nine for not giving us that pointless watermark.


#801

The lack of live and free and after the tennis is a huge positive as well as all matches streamed at no charged at 9Now and the availability to Chromecast matches


#802

It is also shortened news in Adelaide so it gets 30 minute pre-show into Djokovic’s semi-final (starts 7.30pm AEDT).


#803

According to the AO website, the Djokovic match won’t begin before 7:30pm AEDT (like last night) so don’t know why they would have an 1 hour pre-game for that.

The only thing I can think of is if the women’s doubles final (featuring Sam Stosur) goes three sets, Nine might want to be able to show the conclusion of that on the main channel?


#804

Last night started at 7:46pm, as did previous night, tonight apparently 7:30pm?


#805

Changes to tennis coverage on Sat 26 Jan

In short - starting and finishing one hour earlier than original guides suggest.

TCN and GTV:

1300 AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS PRE SHOW
1400 AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS AFTERNOON
1600 DESTINATION WA
1630 CUSTOM
1700 NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVE

Check local guides.


#806

The wording is not before 7:30pm - it doesn’t mean it will (or have to) start at exactly 7:30pm


#807

Some of my mates are saying that AO moving to Ch9 is working like a charm, so many Aussies advancing much further and even winning just like Stosur winning Ladies Doublés.


#808

You can watch the full match replays from Quarter finals on 9Now with no ads during the game.


#809

According to AO website, the junior boys singles final is scheduled at Rod Laver Arena not before 2.30pm AEDT. Is Nine planning to show this match?

EDIT: with the early end to tonight’s men’s semi-final in which Djokovic dispatched Pouille in straight sets, Nine is now replaying this afternoon’s women’s doubles final.


#810

Think it’s because they’re going to show the Quad Wheelchair Final featuring Dylan Alcott


#811

Seven didn’t showed the wheelchair final last year with Alcott which caused a stir on social media


#812

Seeing Alcott is aiming to win his 5th AO in-a-row, it’s something that should be broadcast so glad Nine are doing so


#813

Having “earlier” on a replay looks worse than “live” on a current match IMO.


#814

AUSTRALIAN OPEN BROADCAST SCHEDULE - Saturday 25 January

NAOMI OSAKA & PETRA KVITOVA SET FOR BATTLE IN TONIGHT’S WOMEN’S FINAL

On Nine tonight from 6.30pm, the 2019 Australian Open Women’s Final will see an exciting duel between two grand slam champions – the veteran Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic, and the rising star from Japan, Naomi Osaka .

The two players have experienced contrasting runs to tonight’s big clash. For Kvitova, the journey has been fairly smooth, with the 28-year-old not having lost a set.

Osaka, on the other hand, has been taken to three sets in three out of her six matches , including her semi-final clash against Karolina Pliskova.

Both women will be in search of a maiden Australian Open win, with the victor taking home a $4.1 million pay cheque.

In this afternoon’s coverage on Nine, Australia’s own Dylan Alcott will be on the hunt for a fifth straight AO title when he takes on American David Wagner in the Final of the Men’s Quad Wheelchair Singles

DAY SESSION

Starts 1.00pm AEDT

DYLAN ALCOTT v DAVID WAGNER

NIGHT SESSION

Starts 6.30pm AEDT

NAOMI OSAKA v PETRA KVITOVA


#815

The Davis cup between Australia and Bosnia Herzegovina will be aired on Saturday 2 February at 4:30pm (AEDT) on Gem as I’ve looked on TV guide


#816

Well this is going to rate well tonight for 9.


#817

You don’t say


#818

According to Ticketek website, both days of Australia v Bosnia and Herzegovina will be twilight sessions. Friday session starts at 4.30pm AEDT with 2 x Best-of-3 Set Singles. Saturday session starts at 3.30pm with 1 x Best-of-3 Set Doubles and 2 x Best-of-3 Set Reverse Singles.