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The Australian summer of tennis continues to heat up, with the Brisbane International getting underway on Sunday, December 31. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to streaming the tournament online and watching it on TV.
The tournament will conclude on Sunday, January 7 with the men’s final and is being played at the Queensland Tennis Centre with the main matches on its centre court – the Pat Rafter Arena.
The Brisbane International is the first ATP and WTA tournament of the year, attracting some of the best players from around the world as they ramp up preparations for the Australian Open.
The tournament will be broadcast exclusively by the Seven Network. They will have coverage of all eight competition days on 7TWO.
7TWO can be found on Channel 72 for digital users or 127 for Foxtel users.
Their coverage will include the biggest matches of each day. These would normally be matches played on Pat Rafter Arena, but could also include Australians on outside courts.
The tournament can be live streamed through any of Seven’s stremaing apps. If you are looking to watch it on a desktop or laptop, then you will need to use the 7tennis website. This is free to use and allows you to stream every match which is on a court with TV coverage facilities equipped.
If you are looking to stream from a mobile or tablet device, you will need to download an app in the same name from either the apple or google play store, depending on your device. Again, this is free to use.
Unfortunately, world No.1 Rafael Nadal had to pull out of the tournament, but former world No.1 Andy Murray will play. They are joined by Australian Nick Kyrgios and defending champion Grigor Dimitrov on the men’s side.
|Andy Murray||Great Britain||3|
|Damir Dzumhur||Bosnia and Herzegovina||30|
|Kyle Edmund||Great Britain||50|
|Hyeon Chung||South Korea||59|
|Jordan Thompson (WC)||Australia||94|
|John Millman (WC)||Australia||128|
|Alex De Minaur (WC)||Australia||208|
Note – rank as of December 20
Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova headline the field, while Australians Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur will look to get their seasons off to strong starts.
|Karolina Pliskova||Czech Republic||4|
|Johanna Konta||Great Britain||9|
|Petra Kvitova||Czech Republic||29|
|Carla Suarez Navarro||Spain||40|
|Destanee Aiava (WC)||Australia||154|
|Ajla Tomljanovic (WC)||Australia||118|
Note – rank as of December 20
|Day||Session||Start time (AEDT)||Matches|
|1 – Sunday Dec 31||Day||2:00 PM||First round|
|2 – Monday Jan 1||Day||12:00 PM||First round|
|2 – Monday Jan 1||Night||8:00 PM||First round|
|3 – Tuesday Jan 2||Day||12:00 PM||First round|
|3 – Tuesday Jan 2||Night||8:00 PM||First round|
|4 – Wednesday Jan 3||Day||12:00 PM||Second round|
|4 – Wednesday Jan 3||Night||8:00 PM||Second round|
|5 – Thursday Jan 4||Day||12:00 PM||Men’s second round, women’s quarter-finals|
|5 – Thursday Jan 4||Night||8:00 PM||Men’s second round, women’s quarter-finals|
|6 – Friday Jan 5||Day||12:00 PM||Men’s quarter-finals, Women’s semi-finals|
|6 – Friday Jan 5||Night||8:00 PM||Men’s quarter-finals, Women’s semi-finals|
|7 – Saturday Jan 6||Day||12:30 PM||Men’s semi-finals|
|7 – Saturday Jan 6||Night||8:00 PM||Women’s final|
|8 – Sunday Jan 7||Night||7:30 PM||Men’s final|