Mannarino vs Shelton live stream: How to watch Australian Open match online

Ben Shelton plays a backhand at the AO 2024 ahead of the Mannarino vs Shelton live stream
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The Adrian Mannarino vs Ben Shelton live stream in the third round of the Australian Open 2024 has all the hallmarks of a potential classic, with the experienced French 20th seed up against the big-hitting U.S. star, seeded 16. The Mannarino vs Shelton clash is third up on the Kia Arena on Day 6 of the tournament.

You can live stream the Australia Open for FREE on Australia's 9Now service. And don't worry if you're away from home — you can watch Mannarino vs Shelton live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

Mannarino vs Shelton live streams: TV schedule, dates

The Mannarino vs Shelton live stream takes place on Thursday, January 18.
Time (approx): 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 a.m. GMT (Jan. 19) / 2:30 p.m. AEDT (Jan. 19)
  FREE9Now (Australia)
  U.S. — ESPN via SlingTV and ESPN Plus
  U.K. — Eurosport via Sky or Discovery Plus
•  Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

French number one Mannarino may be 35 but he's ageing like the finest wine you could imagine. Currently sat at a career-high world ranking of 19, he is channelling the myriad defensive gifts that have long been a part of his all-court game and adding more counterpunch.

Winner of three ATP Tour titles in 2023 – no Frenchman had done that since 2017 – Mannarino disposed of three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka in a five-set first round classic, before going the distance against Spaniard Jaume Munar after. Don't for a second, though, doubt his fitness.

Shelton loves it in Australia. After first breaking through at Melbourne Park 12 months ago in reaching the quarter-finals, the 21-year-old went on the reach the last four at the U.S. Open and is now putting together another fine tournament Down Under after a straight sets defeat of Roberto Bautista Agut and a four-setter against home favorite Christopher O'Connell.

Shelton is a shot-maker who is also currently engaged in a war of words with world number one Novak Djokovic over his 'phone down' celebration. The kid is box office, time to back up the chat on court. Make sure you can watch Australian Open 2024 games – including the Mannarino vs Shelton live stream – with our streaming guide below.

FREE Mannarino vs Shelton live streams

How to watch Mannarino vs Shelton live streams for FREE in 2024

If you're lucky enough to live in Australia then you can look forward to FREE Mannarino vs Shelton live streams.

That's because the free-to-air Channel Nine and its 9Now streaming service have the rights to the action and will be showing wall-to-wall coverage of the tournament. 

But what if you're usually based in Australia but aren't at home for the Mannarino vs Shelton live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

Mannarino vs Shelton live streams around the world

How to watch Mannarino vs Shelton live streams from anywhere with a VPN

A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, an Australian who's currently in the U.S. could watch the Raducanu vs Wang live streams on 9Now, even though they're not in Australia. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Australian service, you'd select Australia from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to 9Now and watch the tennis.

How to watch Mannarino vs Shelton live streams in the U.S.

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Tennis fans in the U.S. will need ESPN to watch Mannarino vs Shelton live streams. The cable brand will have extensive coverage from Melbourne Park on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and the Tennis Channel.

ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as some of the best cable TV alternatives, including Sling TV, Fubo, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV. The Sling Orange package starts at just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. 

Fubo, meanwhile, costs $79.99 per month for 121 channels and includes ESPN. It offers a 7-day free trial.

And remember, if you're usually based in the U.S. but aren't there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.


ESPN Plus costs $10.99 per month for the basic package, but you can save over 15% by signing up for a year for $109.99. That brings access to major tennis, boxing, the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour golf, FA Cup soccer and even the UFC if you're happy to add the occasional PPV fee.


Sling TV includes ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 in its Orange package, which starts at $40 a month (or less with a Sling TV promo code). 


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. It's got dozens of sports channels, including ESPN and the Tennis Channel, and offers a 7-day free trial. You can also save on fees with our Fubo promo codes.

How to watch the Mannarino vs Shelton live streams in the U.K.

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British tennis lovers will be able to watch the Mannarino vs Shelton live streams on Eurosport, which is available through Sky TV or Discovery Plus.

Eurosport comes with a Sky TV package, starting at £26 per month. Subscribers can also stream online via the Eurosport website and Eurosport app.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.98 or month-long access for £34.99. 

If your cable TV comes from Virgin Media, meanwhile, Eurosport is included in your regular subscription.

Or you can get Eurosport coverage via Discovery Plus for £5.99 per month.

Going on holiday? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the Mannarino vs Shelton live streams in Canada

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Canadians can catch all the Australian Open action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If you've cut the cord, a streaming subscription to TSN Plus starts at CA$8 per month.

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.

How to watch the Mannarino vs Shelton live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Australian Open unfold on Channel Nine and 9Gem. Their schedules are very fluid, so if big matches like Mannarino vs Shelton don't air on TV, you'll be able to live stream them on the on-demand service 9Now. That's great news because 9Now is available for free; all you need is an Australian postcode. 

Those lucky tennis fans Down Under also have a pay-TV option to watch comprehensive coverage of every court at the tournament, plus a number of other sports, ad-free on Stan Sport.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $15 Stan sub), after a 30-day Stan Sport FREE trial.

Remember, Aussies who aren't in the country right now will simply need to sign up to a VPN such as ExpressVPN in order to watch all the action as if they were back home.

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Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.