The first of the years grand slams begins what should be a very intriguing year for Canadian tennis fans. Milos Raonic, third in the ATP world rankings, looks to continue the momentum from a successful end to the 2016 tour. He has made consecutive trips to the semifinals at the Paris World Tour Masters 1000 and Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, losing to world number one Andy Murray both times.
The 2017 season started with a semifinal appearance at the Brisbane International where Grigor Dimitrov defeated Raonic 7-6, 6-2.
Raonic has had success at the Australian Open on the hard court in the last two years. The 2015 tournament saw Raonic lose in the quarterfinals to Novak Djokovic in three sets and last year Raonic went a step further losing to Andy Murray in a five set semifinal defeat.
Raonic will open the tournament against number 70 in the world, Dustin Brown of Germany. Raonic’s draw pits him in a potential matchup with 25 ranked Gilles Simon in the 3rd round and a potential quarterfinal versus Gael Monfils, 6 rank, or Rafael Nadal, 9 rank.
Roger Federer also makes his return after taking 6 months off the rest his left knee. He is in a draw with Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori.
On the women’s side Eugenie Bouchard looks to start the 2017 tour off on the right note after a 2016 season mired with frustration and disarray. She looks to recapture the play that saw her make the quarterfinals in the 2015 tournament as she begins play against Louisa Chirico of the USA.
Here is your 2017 Australian Open Broadcast Schedule
Sun, Jan 15 First Round 7ET/4PT TSN2
Mon, Jan 16 First Round 3am/Midnight TSN 1/3/4
Mon, Jan 16 First Round 7ET/4PT TSN 3
First Round 10:30ET/7:30PT TSN 5
Tue, Jan 17 First Round 3am/Midnight TSN 3/5
Tue, Jan 17 Second Round 7ET/4PT TSN 2
Second Round 10ET/7PT TSN 3
Second Round 11ET/8PT TSN 1/4
Wed, Jan 18 Second Round 3am/Midnight TSN 1/3/4
Wed, Jan 18 Second Round 7ET/4PT TSN 3
Second Round 10:30ET/7:3oPT TSN 1/5
Thu, Jan 19 Second Round 3am/Midnight TSN 1/3/5
Thu, Jan 19 Third Round 7ET/4PT TSN 1/3
Third Round 11ET/8PT TSN 4
Fri, Jan 20 Third Round 3am/Midnight TSN 1/3/4
Fri, Jan 20 Third Round 7ET/4PT TSN 2
Third Round 11ET/8PT TSN 1/3/4/5
Sat, Jan 21 Third Round 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Sat, Jan 21 Round of 16 7ET/4PT TSN 1/3/4/5
Sun, Jan 22 Round of 16 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Sun, Jan 22 Round of 16 7ET/4PT TSN 2
Round of 16 7:30ET/4:30PT TSN 5
Round of 16 9ET/6PT TSN 1/3/4
Mon, Jan 23 Round of 16 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Mon, Jan 23 Quarterfinals 7ET/4PT TSN 1/5 (TSN 3/4 JIP)
Tue, Jan 24 Quarterfinals 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Tue, Jan 24 Quarterfinals 7ET/4PT TSN 1/4 (TSN 1/5 JIP)
Wed, Jan 25 Quarterfinals 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Wed, Jan 25 Women’s SF #1 9:30ET/6:30PT TSN 1/3
Women’s SF #2 11:30ET/8:30PT TSN Network
Thu, Jan 26 Men’s SF #1 3:30am/12:30am TSN Network
Thu, Jan 26 Mixed Doubles SF 11ET/8PT TSN 1
Women’s Dbls F 11ET/8PT TSN 1
Fri, Jan 27 Men’s SF #2 3:30am/12:30am TSN Network
Sat, Jan 28 Women’s Final 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Men’s Dbls Final 5:30am/2:30am TSN Network
Sun, Jan 29 Mixed Doubles Final Midnight/9PT TSN 1/3
Men’s Final 3am/Midnight TSN Network
For those who wish not to stay up/wake up in the middle of the night to watch the biggest matches daily encores will be at 1ET/1oPT during the weeks. On the first weekend the encores are at 2ET/11PT on Saturday and a half hour later on Sunday.
At the end of the tournament Thu, Jan 26 and Fri, Jan 27 encores are at 1:30ET/10:30PT. The Women’s Final encore is at Noon/9am Saturday morning and the Men’s encore will be at 3pm/Noon on Sunday.
Enjoy the tennis!