According to a Jan. 22, 2014 (ESPN) report, the first men’s (singles) semi-finals match on the Australian Open 2014 slate features a live stream battle between Stanislas Wawrinka and Tomas Berdych. The winner of this match advances to the Aussie Open 2014 finals to take on either Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer.
Will it be the seventh-seeded Czech, or the eighth-ranked Swiss that advances to Sunday’s championship match Down Under? ESPN2’s national TV broadcast gets underway Thursday morning at 3:30 a.m. EST (2:30 a.m. CST/1:30 a.m. MST/12:30 a.m. PST/7:30 p.m. Melbourne Time) from Rod Laver Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Watch-ESPN’s live stream has the same TV start time, and much like the Li Na vs. Eugenie Bouchard match, will be available with English or Spanish commentary.
For more information on how to view the live streaming action on a desktop or a series of (Internet) mobile devices please visit ESPN3, or click here to verify access.
Stanislas Wawrinka, 28, is coming off the biggest win of his career, defeating three-time defending Australian Open champion, Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals (2-6, 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7). Playing in his second Grand Slam semifinal, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist comes in as a -130 ML favorite.
Tomas Berdych, 28, also comes in feeling confident after upsetting third-ranked Spaniard David Ferrer (6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4) in the quarters. Trailing Wawrinka 5-8 in their head-to-head series, the 2-time Davis Cup winner will have to defy the odds, as he’s a +114 ML underdog in this matchup.
The OVER/UNDER for this men's semi-finals schedule live stream is set at a combined total of 42 games, and alternate match spreads list Stanislas Wawrinka at -1½ [-102] and Tomas Berdych at +1½ [-114].
Who will rise to the challenge and earn a date against either Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer in Sunday’s men’s singles Aussie Open finals?
Enjoy your early morning coffee with some world-class tennis action between Wawrinka vs Berdych in the semifinals. Tune to ESPN2 at 3:30 a.m. EST to watch the national TV scheduled broadcast, or click on the Watch-ESPN link provided above to view the online live stream feed.