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Australian Open 2017: Dates and schedule, TV and tickets info, odds, Grand Slam predictions, seeds

Australian Open 2017: All you need to know ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year

15/01/2017 at 13:30Updated 15/01/2017 at 14:36

All the key information ahead of the Australian Open with world number one Andy Murray attempting to lift the trophy for the first time.

WHEN IS IT?

The Australian Open begins with qualifying on Wednesday, January 11.

The tournament itself gets under way on Monday, January 16 (starting Sunday night UK time), with the women's final on Saturday, January 28 and the men's final on Sunday, January 29.

HOW CAN I WATCH IT? - The whole tournament is exclusively live on Eurosport

EUROSPORT TV:

Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 will offer exhaustive coverage from Down Under; with over 200 hours of LIVE action as well as extensive highlights throughout the day. Eurosport Player subscribers can access every court LIVE via the website and apps.

Eurosport’s daily studio coverage in the UK will be presented by Rob Curling from 7.45am on Eurosport 1. He will be joined by Greg Rusedski and Annabel Croft with additional analysis from Andy Murray’s former coach, Miles Maclagan. On-site analysis will be provided by six-time Grand Slam winner and Novak Djokovic’s former coach Becker, 1995 Australian Open champion Mary Pierce, Wimbledon champion Pat Cash and Mark Petchey with Catherine Whitaker as on-site reporter.

Seven-time Grand Slam winner McEnroe will form part of Eurosport’s commentary team as well as resuming his role as the ‘Commissioner of Tennis’ in a special eight-part series. Fellow former world number one Mats Wilander will provide analysis on his daily show Game, Set, and Mats. Eurosport’s impressive list of experts also includes Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alex Corretja and Barbara Schett.

Providing commentary for UK viewers alongside the likes of McEnroe, Pierce and former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli will be former British number one Jo Durie as well as Simon Reed, Chris Bradnam and multiple Grand Slam doubles champion Frew McMillan.

(See full TV listings at the bottom of the page)

EUROSPORT PLAYER:

Eurosport Player special offer: 12 months for only £19.99

What are the subscription options?

  • Yearly subscription - Eurosport Player special offer: 12 months for only £19.99
  • Day pass – one-off, 24-hour pass for £5.99

Video - Australian Open - Exclusively live on Eurosport

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What special features are there?

The Eurosport Player allows you to enhance your enjoyment of the Australian Open with the following features:

  • Go back and watch the point you want under LIVE conditions.
  • Watch action from 16 courts as part of our multi-court service.
  • LIVE alerts: be alerted when a crucial point is being played in another match and watch it immediately.
  • Instant replay videos: re-live all the best action of the day.
  • Real-time statistics and news are displayed on your screen.

WHERE IS IT TAKING PLACE?

CAN I BUY TICKETS?

TOP PREDICTIONS

Novak Djokovic brought Andy Murray’s impressive 28-match, five-tournament winning streak to an end at the Qatar Open in an enthralling match that the Serb claimed 6-3 5-7 6-4.

The upshot? Well, the world’s two best players are in prime form coming into the first slam of the year. Six-time winner Djokovic is the marginal favourite with the bookies from Murray with 2014 Stan Wawrinka third fancied.

Video - Highlights: Djokovic topples Murray in Qatar Open final

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On the women’s side of the draw, Serena Williams chases her seventh Australian Open crown and a 23rd slam, which would move her second on the all-time list ahead of Steffi Graf and one shy of Margaret Court’s haul of 24.

Serena Williams

Serena WilliamsReuters

Williams enters the tournament as favourite, with defending champion Angelique Kerber second favourite. French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, third favourite, is in a race against time to make the first slam of the year after injury forced her to retire from the Brisbane International on Friday.

SEEDS

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TOURNAMENT ODDS

Men's singles title

Novak Djokovic 11/8

Andy Murray 13/8

Stan Wawrinka 12/1

Rafael Nadal 12/1

Milos Raonic 16/1

Roger Federer 16/1

Kei Nishikori 25/1

Nick Kyrgios 33/1

Grigor Dimitrov 33/1

Marin Cilic 50/1

Women's singles title

Serena Williams 5/2

Angelique Kerber 10/3

Garbine Muguruza 8/1

Simona Halep 10/1

Karolina Pliskova 10/1

Dominika Cibulkova 22/1

Agnieszka Radwanska 25/1

Caroline Wozniacki 25/1

Madison Keys 28/1

Johanna Konta 33/1

FULL TV LISTINGS

Monday 16 January
0000-0745 LIVE day one on Eurosport 1

0745-1330 LIVE studio coverage of day one on Eurosport 1

1515-1545 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1
0000-1030 LIVE day one on Eurosport 2

Tuesday 17 January
0000-0745 LIVE day two on Eurosport 1

0745-1330 LIVE studio coverage of day two on Eurosport 1

1515-1545 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1
0000-1030 LIVE day two on Eurosport 2

Wednesday 18 January
0000-0745 LIVE day three on Eurosport 1

0745-1330 LIVE studio coverage of day three on Eurosport 1

1515-1545 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1
0000-1030 LIVE day three on Eurosport 2

Thursday 19 January
0000-0745 LIVE day four on Eurosport 1

0745-1330 LIVE studio coverage of day four on Eurosport 1

1530-1545 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1
0000-1030 LIVE day four on Eurosport 2

Friday 20 January
0000-0745 LIVE day five on Eurosport 1

0745-1330 LIVE studio coverage of day five on Eurosport 1

1530-1545 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1
0000-1030 LIVE day five on Eurosport 2

Saturday 21 January
0000-0745 LIVE day six on Eurosport 1

0745-1330 LIVE studio coverage of day six on Eurosport 1

1530-1545 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1
0200-0915 LIVE day six on Eurosport 2

Sunday 22 January
0000-0745 LIVE last-16 on Eurosport 1

0745-1330 LIVE studio coverage of the last-16 on Eurosport 1

1530-1600 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1
0200-0915 LIVE last-16 on Eurosport 2

Monday 23 January
0000-0745 LIVE last-16 on Eurosport 1

0745-1330 LIVE studio coverage of the last-16 on Eurosport 1

1530-1600 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1
0200-0800 LIVE last-16 on Eurosport 2

Tuesday 24 January
0000-0600 LIVE quarter-finals on Eurosport 1

0800-1130 LIVE studio coverage of the quarter-finals on Eurosport 1

1530-1600 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1

Wednesday 25 January
0000-0600 LIVE quarter-finals on Eurosport 1

0800-1130 LIVE studio coverage of quarter-finals on Eurosport 1

1100-1300 LIVE women’s doubles semi-finals on Eurosport 1

1530-1600 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1

0500-0700 LIVE women’s doubles semi-finals on Eurosport 2

Thursday 26 January
0230-0630 LIVE women’s semi-finals on Eurosport 1

0500-1130 LIVE studio coverage of the men’s semi-finals on Eurosport 1

1530-1600 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1

2300-0025 Boys and girls quarter-finals on Eurosport 1

0000-0300 LIVE men’s doubles semi-final on Eurosport 2

Friday 27 January

0800-1130 LIVE studio coverage of the men’s semi-finals on Eurosport 1

1530-1600 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1

2200-0000 LIVE boys singles semi-finals on Eurosport 1
0400-0600 LIVE mixed doubles semi-finals on Eurosport 2

0600-0815 LIVE women’s doubles final on Eurosport 2

Saturday 28 January

0000-0415 LIVE girls singles semi-final on Eurosport 1

0415-0630 LIVE boys singles final on Eurosport 1

0800-1045 LIVE studio coverage of the women’s final on Eurosport 1

1045-1300 LIVE studio coverage of the men’s doubles final on Eurosport 1

1530-1545 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1

2100-2230 Extensive highlights of the women’s final on Eurosport 1

Sunday 29 January

0500-0700 LIVE coverage of the mixed doubles final on Eurosport 1

0800-1200 LIVE studio coverage of the men’s final on Eurosport 1

1530-1545 Game, Set and Mats on Eurosport 1

2100-2300 Extensive highlights of the men’s final on Eurosport 1

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