An All-Australian men’s doubles final completes a massive Saturday of tennis at the Australian Open with the pairing of Nick Kyrgios/Thanasi Kokkinakis taking on Matt Ebden and Max Purcell on Rod Laver Arena.
Whatever you think about the way Kyrgios goes about his tennis you have to appreciate just how much interest he and Kokkinakis have created for the tournament and doubles in general.
Throughout the tournament there have been packed arenas for all their doubles encounters and people who have never watched the format before are suddenly invested.
Ebden and Purcell have quietly gone about their business and they also managed to upset the no.2 seeds in the semi-finals.
That means between the two pairs they’ve collectively knocked out the 1, 2 and 3 seeds to reach the final.
What time does is the men’s doubles final?
The all-Australian men’s doubles final will be on after the conclusion and presentation of the women’s singles final featuring Australia’s Ash Barty and America’s Danielle Collins.
The women’s final is scheduled to start at approximately 7:40pm AEDT. If it’s under a two hour match then expect the men’s doubles to start by 10pm AEDT.
The earliest possible start would be 9:30pm AEDT as the presentation of the women’s singles usually takes 20 minutes.
If you’re in Queensland you’ll need to tune in from around 8:30pm AEST, 9pm if you’re in South Australia and 6:30pm if you’re in Western Australia on AWST.
How to watch the men’s doubles final
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.