The Australian Open 2014 live stream and televised tennis matchups continue with the quarterfinals from Melbourne. It's Day 9 of the tournament, with the finals arriving towards the end of the week. As of the weekend some of the biggest stars on the men's side advanced, while the biggest of the women's stars was upset and eliminated from competition. The latest televised and live stream Australian Open tennis matchups arrive for fans via ESPN and other sources.
According to a Jan. 20 Bleacher Report article, some of the top stars in action for Day 9 will include No. 3 men’s seed David Ferrer against No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych, and the top remaining women’s seed, No. 4 Na Li facing No. 28 Flavia Pennetta. Also, the No. 2 men’s seed, Novak Djokovic is in action against No. 8 Staislas Wawrinka. Could some more upsets be on the way after two of the top women’s stars in the game were bounced recently?
Those stars were No. 1 seed Serena Williams, who lost to Ana Ivanovic, and No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova, who was bested by Dominika Cibulkova, the 20th seed on the women’s side. That seems to leave the women’s draw wide open for a new champion in 2014 with “Queen Serena” ousted. Among the favorites now seem to be No. 4 Na Li and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka. However, one shouldn’t count out some of the lower-seed underdogs, or No. 5 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland either.
On the men's side of the tournament, the top four seeds all remain, with No. 1-overall seed Rafael Nadal next scheduled to play No. 22 Grigor Deimitrov of Bulgaria, and No. 4 Andy Murray next playing No. 6 Roger Federer for their quarterfinals matchups. The other men’s matchups will take place after 7 p.m. EST as mentioned above.
Matchups will continue to be presented for tennis fans on ESPN channels and the live streaming WatchESPN broadband sports network. The online coverage will begin at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN3, with men’s and women’s quarterfinals action from Rod Laver Arena, along with “TBA” doubles action from Show Court 2 and Margaret Court Arena. The Australian Open televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN 2 with various matchups being shown. Fans with access can also use WatchESPN starting at 9 p.m. EST, but there may be restrictions by device or region.