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How to watch Australian Open 2022 live steams: Dates, draw, schedule and more

Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a return against Russia's Karen Khachanov during their men's singles match on day five of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2022.
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More exciting tennis action is coming when you watch Australian Open 2022 live streams. 

Some truly excellent play has marked the initial rounds Australian Open. Day 4 saw Rafael Nadal and Ashleigh Barty win but Naomi Osaka get bounced by Amanda Anisimova.

Australian Open 2022 dates, times

The 2022 Australian Open runs Monday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on Eurosport via Sky or Discovery Plus

This year's Australian Open ignited a furor that caused headlines around the world. Novak Djokovic, the number one men's player, hoped to notch his 21st major and break the record he holds with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. However, Djokovic was deported after his visa was cancelled on public health grounds. The Serbian star remains unvaccinated. There is also now doubt over his participation in the French Open later this year. 

But as Djokovic himself noted, the Australian Open is much more than one player. Tennis action continues into the weekend with matches featuring Daniil Medvedev, Stefano Tsitsipas, Aryna Sabalenka and Simona Halep.

Here's everything you need to watch the Australian Open 2022 live streams online.

How to watch Australian Open 2022 from anywhere on Earth

The 2022 Australian Open will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.

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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.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling, Eurosport or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in the US

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American tennis fans can watch the 2022 Australian Open on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Plus. Coverage continues daily through January 30.

The ESPN networks are available on most cable packages, but if you've cut the cord, you can get them with two of the best streaming services: Sling TV and FuboTV.

Sling TV

Sling TV: ESPN and ESPN2 are on Sling Orange, which is $35 per month and comes with a few dozen other top channels. Right now, you can check out everything Sling has to offer with a 3-day free trial.

Fubo.TV

Fubo.TV: If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. The channel lineup includes ESPN, as well as other top networks. 

How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in the UK

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British tennis fans can watch the 2022 Australian Open exclusively on Eurosport.

Live coverage begins at midnight GMT on Monday, January 17. 

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

Or you can get Eurosport coverage via Discovery Plus for £6 per month.

How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in Canada

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Canadians can tune into the Australian Open 2022 on TSN, the TSN website or TSN app. 

Coverage starts Sunday, January 16 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in Australia

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Channel 9, as usual, is Australia's destination for Australian Open live streams. That means you've got the option to watch it on your TV or with their app.

How to watch Australian Open 2022 live streams in New Zealand

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Kiwis can watch Australian Open action on Sky NZ, which includes access on mobile devices in the Sky Go app.

Australian Open 2022 schedule

The Australian Open 2022 takes place starting Monday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022 local time. 

First round match play begins at 11 a.m. AEDT. 

Here is the tournament's schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 17: Men's and Women's First Round
  • Tuesday, Jan. 18: Men's and Women's First Round
  • Wednesday, Jan. 19: Men's and Women's Second Round
  • Thursday, Jan. 20: Men's and Women's Second Round
  • Friday, Jan. 21: Men's and Women's Third Round
  • Saturday, Jan. 22: Men's and Women's Third Round
  • Sunday, Jan. 23: Men's and Women's Fourth Round
  • Monday, Jan. 24: Men's and Women's Fourth Round
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25: Men's and Women's Quarterfinals
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26: Men's and Women's Quarterfinals
  • Thursday, Jan. 27: Women’s Singles Semifinals
  • Friday: Jan. 28: Men’s Singles Semifinals, Mixed Doubles Final
  • Saturday, Jan. 29: Women's Singles Final, Men's Doubles Final
  • Sunday, Jan. 30: Men's Singles Final, Women's Doubles Final

Australian Open 2022 draw

Here are the top 8 seeds in the 2022 Australian Open draw for men's singles:

  1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
  2. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
  3. Alexander Zverev, Germany
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
  5. Andrey Rublev, Russia
  6. Rafael Nadal, Spain
  7. Matteo Berrettini, Italy
  8. Casper Ruud, Norway

And the top 8 seeds in women's singles:

  1. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
  2. Aryna Sabalenka, Bulgaria
  3. Garbine Muguruza, Spain
  4. Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic
  5. Maria Sakkari, Greece
  6. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia
  7. Iga Swiatek, Poland
  8. Paula Badosa, Spain

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Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.