Australian Open 2019: Know all about Men's Singles seedings, Venue, Match Timings, Live Streaming
In the men's draw, defending champion Roger Federer and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic are the hot favourites to win the title whereas Serena Williams looks the best bet to win her record equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
In the men's section, Spain's No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal would be the other strong contender to watch out for. Among the promising youngsters, Germany's hard hitting Alexander Zverev looks to have the game on the surface to win his maiden Grand Slam title. Some seasoned veterans - Marin Clic, Kei Nishikori, Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic and Kevin Anderson have the arsenal to cause an upset and go the distance to win the title. Meanwhile Andy Murray, who shall be playing his last Australian Open after announcing that he would retire from the sport at Wimbledon would be hoping to win his maiden title at Melbourne. The most notable absentee in the men's singles draw in this year is World No. 5 Juan Martin Del Potro who is recoverig from a fractured right kneecap.
The Indian challenge in the men's singles draw would come in the form of Prajnesh Gunneswaran who qualified for his maiden Grand Slam. The highest ranked Indian singles player won three rounds of qualifiers to secure a berth in the main draw of the tournament.
Here is all you need to know about the seeds, venue, match timings of the 2019 Australian Open
Dates - January 14th - January 27th
Venue - Melbourne Park
Courts - The matches will be played in its three primary courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the Margaret Court Arena followed by outside courts.
Match Timings - The Australian Open is split into two sessions with the Day session beginning at 11:00 am local time or 0530 am as per Indian Standard Time (IST). The play in the night session beings at 7 pm local time or 1:30 pm (IST).
Which channel will broadcast the tournament Live in India ?
The live broadcast of the tournament in India will be on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. The LIVE telecast will begin from 5.30 AM IST.
How do I live stream Australian Open 2019?
The Australian Open 2019 will be live streamed on SonyLiv app and website.
Here are the seedings for the men's singles
- Novak Djokovic, Serbia
- Rafael Nadal, Spain
- Roger Federer, Switzerland
- Alexander Zverev, Germany
- Kevin Anderson, South Africa
- Marin Cilic, Croatia
- Dominic Thiem, Austria
- Kei Nishikori, Japan
- John Isner, United States
- Karen Khachanov, Russia
- Borna Coric, Croatia
- Fabio Fognini, Italy
- Kyle Edmund, Britain
- Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
- Daniil Medvedev, Russia
- Milos Raonic, Canada
- Marco Cecchinato, Italy
- Diego Schwartzman, Argentina
- Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia
- Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria
- David Goffin, Belgium
- Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain
- Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain
- Hyeon Chung, South Korea
- Denis Shapovalov, Canada
- Fernando Verdasco, Spain
- Alex de Minaur, Australia
- Lucas Pouille, France
- Gilles Simon, France
- Gael Monfils, France
- Steve Johnson, United States
- Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
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