2017 Australian Open
As originally written by marack99
American TV Coverage
Usual expected ESPN Tennis team: Darren Cahill, Cliff Drysdale, Chrissie Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Chris Fowler, Brad Gilbert, Jason Goodall, John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Chris McKendry, and Pam Shriver
Most coverage will be on ESPN2, usually airing from 9pm ET each evening, with ESPN picking up coverage later in the tournament.
ESPN Deportes+ (WatchESPN) will provide over 140 hours of Spanish-language coverage, with the men's singles semis and both singles finals on ESPN Deportes.
WatchESPN will air live coverage of up to 16 courts.
ESPN Interactive TV will present a six-screen mosaic on DIRECTV featuring the ESPN/Tennis Channel linear feed and five TV courts, during the first seven days of the tournament. Allen Bestwick will serve as the studio host and is joined by announcers Chanda Rubin, Jeff Tarango, Leif Shiras, Elise Burgin, Doug Adler, Nick Lester, Christen Bartelt, Sam Gore, Mark Donaldson and Brian Webber.
Tennis Channel will have live coverage prior to ESPN going on air each day with Live at the Australian Open leading things off from 6-7pm ET. (encore coverage will fill the daytime schedule)
Tennis Channel's on-air talent in Melbourne: Mary Carillo, Brett Haber, Jim Courier, Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport, Justin Gimelstob, Paul Annacone, Bill Macatee, Jon Wertheim
Tennis Channel's LA studio: Steve Weissman, Tracy Austin, Leif Shiras, and Mark Knowles
Tennis Channel live schedule:
Monday, Jan. 16 7 p.m.-9 p.m. First-Round Action
Tuesday, Jan. 17 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Second-Round Action
Wednesday, Jan. 18 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Second-Round Action
Thursday, Jan. 19 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Third-Round Action
Friday, Jan. 20 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Third-Round Action
Saturday, Jan. 21 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Round-of-16 Action
Sunday, Jan. 22 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Round-of-16 Action
Monday, Jan. 23 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Quarterfinals
Tuesday, Jan. 24 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Jan. 25 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. TBA
Thursday, Jan. 26 11 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Mixed-Doubles Semifinal and
Women’s Doubles Final
Saturday, Jan. 28 5:30 a.m.-8a.m. Mixed-Doubles Final