Aussie Open on TSN Schedule

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

Day 1

Sun, Jan 15        First Round    7ET/4PT                    TSN2

Mon, Jan 16      First Round    3am/Midnight         TSN 1/3/4

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

Day 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

Day 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

Day 6

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

Day 7

Sat, Jan 21           Round of 16         7ET/4PT                  TSN 1/3/4/5

Sun, Jan 22          Round of 16         3am/Midnight      TSN Network

Day 8

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

Day 9

Mon, Jan 23         Quarterfinals       7ET/4PT                    TSN 1/5 (TSN 3/4 JIP)

Tue, Jan 24           Quarterfinals       3am/Midnight        TSN Network

Day 10

Tue, Jan 24          Quarterfinals        7ET/4PT                     TSN 1/4 (TSN 1/5 JIP)

Wed, Jan 25         Quarterfinals        3am/Midnight          TSN Network

Day 11

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

Day 12

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

Day 13

Sat, Jan 28           Women’s Final        3am/Midnight          TSN Network

Men’s Dbls Final      5:30am/2:30am       TSN Network

Day 14

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!