The Australian Open 2014 live stream and television schedule reveals Round 3 matchups for United States fans to enjoy from the latest tennis tournament. The live online and TV times can be a bit tricky to figure out for some, due to the fact Australia is ahead of the U.S. by a half day. Luckily, the latest schedule reveals televised and live online Australian Open tennis can be enjoyed as early as 7 p.m. EST Friday night, and then in the wee hours of the morning on Saturday. Several top players from the men's and women's sides have already moved to the fourth round, setting personal or historic records in the process.
According to a Jan. 17 report via ESPN.com, Novak Djokovic will play on in the fourth round of the tournament, after extended his winning streak to 27 straight matches as of Friday. Djokovic recently defeated 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 over Denis Istomin. Djokovic is a reigning three-time champion at the Australian Open, and could become the first to win the tournament four times in a row in the “Open Era.”
Djokovic, who will next play Fabio Fognini of Italy in the fourth round, told the media of his performance at the tournament:
"I have to be satisfied ... as the tournament progresses I'm playing better and better. It's important not to underestimate any opponent. Having the right approach to the court, having the right intensity, starting from the first point to try to show to your opponent that you're there to win."
As for the women, Serena Williams is also continuing to advance as the top seed for the women. She has now set a new all-time Australian Open record with a 61st victory at Melbourne Park. According to AusOpen.com, that mark surpassed the record held by Margaret Court in the history books. Serena now awaits a fourth round opponent who will arrive from the Samantha Stosur and Ana Ivanovic match in the third.
The Australian Open site reveals matchups for Round 3 will include No. 3 women’s seed Maria Sharapova taking on Alize Cornet of France during the 7 p.m. EST time slot, and No. 8 seed Jalena Jankovic playing Kurumi Nara of Japan.. Some of the intriguing 3 a.m. Saturday morning matchups will have Angieszka Radwanska of Poland taking on Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova as well as No. 2 Victoria Azarenka taking on Yvonne Meusburger of Austria.
For the men, scheduled matchups during the 7 p.m. time slot include No. 4 Andy Murray of Great Britain taking on Feliciano Lopez of Spain and No. 6 seed Roger Federer going against Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvill. The top seed Rafael Nadal will be playing against No. 25 Gael Monfils of France during the early hours Saturday morning beginning at 3 a.m. EST.
Australian Open action on Friday will be shown live streaming online starting at 7 p.m. EST on the ESPN3 live stream feeds. Among the courts that will be on display for match ups are Show Court 2 and 3, as well as Hisense, Margaret Court and Rod Laver arenas. Fans can switch between these live feeds to see various matchups as they take place. For TV coverage, ESPN2 is advertising coverage at 9 p.m. EST for cable and satellite viewers to enjoy. One final option is to check out the AusOpen website for live online coverage of scores and video feeds as the tournament moves forward.