Thursday January 9th, 2014

ESPN and the Tennis Channel will provide in-depth coverage of the Australian Open. (Lucas Dawson/Getty Images) ESPN and the Tennis Channel will provide in-depth coverage of the Australian Open. (Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

In the tennis world, January means it's time to stock your pantry with midnight snacks, program the coffee maker and give your boss a heads up that you might be a little red-eyed during morning meetings. It's no secret that the Australian Open is the toughest Grand Slam for Americans to follow, given that Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of the East Coast. However, ESPN and Tennis Channel have tennis fans covered.

ESPN2 and ESPN will feature more than 100 hours of live tennis. For those who don't like having to rely on ESPN's programming decisions, the network's online arm, ESPN3, will carry the action on all seven televised courts -- Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Courts 2, 3, 6 and 8 -- for the first 11 days of the tournament. ESPN2 will also re-air some of its coverage during normal waking hours in the United States.

Meanwhile, Tennis Channel will supplement ESPN with its own live coverage. It will also run its highlight-and-encore show, Australian Open Today, in the morning daily from Jan. 13 through Jan. 22.

Here's ESPN's live programming schedule for the Australian Open. Coverage begins Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.

Date Time (ET) Event Network --
Sun, Jan. 12 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. Early Round Action ESPN2 Live
Mon, Jan. 13 9 p.m. - 7 a.m. Early Round Action ESPN2 Live
Tue, Jan. 14 9 p.m. - 7 a.m. Early Round Action ESPN2 Live
Wed, Jan. 15 9 p.m. - 7 a.m. Early Round Action ESPN2 Live
Thurs, Jan. 16 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. Early Round Action ESPN2 Live
Fri, Jan. 17 9 p.m. - 7 a.m. Early Round Action ESPN2 Live
Sat, Jan. 18 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Round of 16 ESPN2 Live
Sun, Jan. 19 3 a.m - 6 a.m. Round of 16 ESPN2 Live
9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Round of 16 ESPN2 Live
Mon, Jan. 20 3 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. Round of 16 ESPN2 Live
9 p.m - 2 a.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2 Live
Tue, Jan. 21 3 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2 Live
9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2 Live
Wed, Jan. 22 3:30 a.m. - 6 a.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2 Live
9:30 p.m - 2 a.m. Women's Semifinals ESPN2 Live
Thurs, Jan. 23 3:30 a.m. - 6 a.m. Men's Semifinal No. 1 ESPN Live
Fri, Jan. 24 3:30 a.m. - 6 a.m. Men's Semifinal No. 2 ESPN Live
Sat, Jan. 25 3 a.m. - 5:30 a.m Women's Final ESPN Live
Sun, Jan. 26 3 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. Men's Final ESPN Live

And here's Tennis Channel's live programming schedule for the Australian Open. Coverage begins Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

Date Time (ET) Event Network --
Mon, Jan. 13 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. First-round play Tennis Channel Live
Tues, Jan. 14 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Second-round play Tennis Channel Live
Weds, Jan. 15 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Second-round play Tennis Channel Live
Thurs, Jan. 16 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Third-round play Tennis Channel Live
Fri, Jan. 17 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Third-round play Tennis Channel Live
Sat, Jan. 18 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Round of 16 Tennis Channel Live
Sun, Jan. 19 7 p.m - 9 p.m. Round of 16 Tennis Channel Live
Mon, Jan. 20 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Round of 16/Quarterfinals Tennis Channel Live
Tues, Jan. 21 3 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. Quarterfinals Tennis Channel Live
Weds, Jan. 22 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Quarterfinals/Men's doubles semis Tennis Channel Live
Thurs, Jan. 23 11 p.m. - 3 a.m. Mixed doubles semis/Women's doubles final Tennis Channel Live
Sat, Jan. 25 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m Men's doubles final Tennis Channel Live
Sun, Jan. 26 12 a.m. - 2 a.m. Mixed doubles final Tennis Channel Live

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