Here are some of the key details you need to know ahead of the 2021 Murray River Open in Melbourne, including dates, live TV details, schedule and favourites.
Players faced the “strongest and strictest” quarantine rules when they arrived in Melbourne for the first Slam of the year – and could face deportation if they break the rules.
We review the more routine aspects of the tournament ahead the Australian Open later in February.
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How to watch the Murray River Open
You can watch the 2021 Murray River Open live on Eurosport, eurosport.co.uk and the Eurosport app. You can subscribe here.
What are the key dates?
With the Murray River Open set to get underway on February 1, Tennis Australia announced a full blockbuster 'summer of tennis' calendar to kick off 2021. Murray River is planned as a warm-up event.
"During our many months of planning for the Australian Open it’s been a priority to provide as many competition opportunities for the playing group as possible,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.
“It’s been an incredibly difficult year for everyone and the players have had limited opportunity to compete throughout 2020. These additional events will be vital to their Australian Open preparation.”
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Murray River Open schedule
- 1 February - 7 February: Main draw
- 7 February: Singles final
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Here are the top five seeds for the tournament.
- Stan Wawrinka
- Grigor Dimitrov
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Borna Coric
- Casper Ruud
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