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What time does Nick Kyrgios play at the Australian Open and how can you watch it

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18th January, 2022
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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will face one of his biggest tests when he takes on Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday night.


Kyrgios managed a straight-sets win over Britain’s Liam Broady in Round 1 but this will be a completely different challenge.

Medvedev is the no.2 seed and technically no.1 seed after Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia after the draw.

As favourite to win the tournament, Medvedev will have a fair bit of pressure on his shoulders and he’ll have to beat Kyrgios and the vocal Australian crowd in Rod Laver Arena.

What time is Nick Kyrgios playing?
Kyrgios-Medvedev is the first match on Rod Laver Arena in Thursday’s night session.

Fellow Aussie Alex De Minaur is in action before Kyrgios’ match but he is on a good four hours before the night session. As long as that match doesn’t go deep into a fifth set, Kyrgios should be on court by 7pm AEDT with the match to start soon after.

If you’re in Queensland you’ll need to tune in from 6pm AEST, 6:30pm if you’re in South Australia and 4pm if you’re in Western Australia on AWST.

How to watch Nick Kyrgios’ match
Channel 9 and Stan Sport own the rights to the Australian Open in Australia.


If you want to watch the match on normal free to air television you’ll need to tune into either Channel 9’s main channel (Channel 90 in metro areas) or 9GEM (channel 92 in metro areas) depending on where you are.

If you’d prefer to watch the match on a live stream you have two options with the free 9Now service or the paid subscription service Stan Sport which is ad-free. You can get a 7-day free trial with Stan Sport before you are charged a monthly minimum depending on which package you want.

The Roar will also be covering all things Kyrgios with a live blog of the match against the 2021 US Open winner.