Australian Open 2024: Nine unveils broadcast lineup for iconic tournament

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Nine has announced a comprehensive content package across Nine, 9Now and 9Gem.

Nine has announced the lineup for the 2024 Australian Open, which is due to air “live and free” across Nine’s Channel 9HD and 9GemHD with streaming on 9Now

Nine’s Wide World of Sports will cover all the action from the first round of matches on Sunday, January 14 with hosts James Bracey, Roz Kelly and Tony Jones, on 9Gem Emma Lawrence, Matthew Pavlich and Nick McArdle will host the content. 

Nine’s coverage will feature expert commentating from Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Jelena Dokic, Todd Woodbridge, Dylan Alcott, Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua, Sam Smith, John Millman, Alicia Molik, Brenton Speed and Peter Psaltis.

With additional off-court reporting from Clint Stanaway, Danika Mason, Georgie Parker and Marlee Silva.

A dedicated daily program The Morning Serve on 9Now will provide a comprehensive look at each day’s action from Melbourne Park. A special Australian Open edition of The Hundred with Andy Lee will see feature the tournament’s biggest stars. 

Nine’s director of sport, Brent Williams, said: “The Australian Open is without doubt the greatest sporting event on the summer calendar.
“The very best players in the world converge on Melbourne for the most compelling and breathtaking fortnight of sport, where champions continue to write history, underdog stories defy the odds and our next generation of heroes are born.

“Whether you are a casual fan or tennis fanatic, you will not miss a single moment of this magical event across Channel 9HD, 9GemHD or to stream anywhere, anytime for free on 9Now.”

Australia’s Alex de Minaur and Wimbledon champion and world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz will headline the charity match-ups in the Australian Open’s Opening Week.

With each exhibition charity match being streamed live and free on 9Now, Alex de Minaur’s final stop in his red-hot run up to the first Grand Slam of 2024 sees him meeting world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz on Rod Laver Arena. 

A Night with Novak and Friends will air Channel 9HD, featuring reigning champion and 10-time Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic, as the king of Melbourne Park as he continues his pursuit of an 11th Australian Open title, alongside a cast of the biggest names in tennis.

On Friday night rounds, Alcaraz will return to face world No.11 Casper Ruud in another charity match. Money raised from these matches will go to the Australian Tennis Foundation.

The Australian Open tournament will also feature Women’s world No.1 Iga Swiatek of Poland, defending champion Aryna Sabalenka (No.2), 2023 US Open champion American Coco Gauff (No.4) and Jess Pegula (No.5) and two-time Australian Open winner Naomi Osaka as she prepares to make her way back to the top of the rankings.

Australia’s men’s singles hopes will ride with new world No.10 Alex de Minaur, Ajla Tomljanovic, Alexei Popyrin (No.43), Max Purcell (No.45), Jordan Thompson (No.47), Aleksandar Vukic (No.63), Thanasi Kokkinakis (No.68), and men’s doubles champion Rinky Hijikata (No.70) and Christopher O’Connell (No.71).

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