The ATP Tour is the highest-level men’s professional tennis circuit. Organised by the Association of Tennis Professionals, the world’s best players compete in tournaments held on six continents, highlighted by four Grand Slams.
With a key stretch of the 2019 season arriving, tennis fans in Australia are anxious to learn which tournaments will air live on TV, what time the matches take place, and how to stream the ATP Tour online? Take a look at the information provided for answers to these questions and much more.
2019 ATP Tour Australian TV Guide
2019 will mark the 50th anniversary season of the ATP Tour, and will feature 67 tournaments in total including the four Grand Slams, the Davis Cup, the ATP Finals, nine ATP 1000 events, thirteen ATP 500 events, and thirty-nine ATP 250 events. The schedule and format will closely mirror that of previous years, with the only major difference being the introduction of a shot clock at Masters series events. This will give players a set amount of time to come onto the court, warm-up and commence play, as well as limiting the break between points to 25 seconds. Each of these changes should enhance your tennis viewing experience, whether watching the matches at home on your big screen or mobile streaming the French Open and other key tournaments live online.
As has been customary for a number of years, viewing audiences should expect that the Big Three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will continue to dominate the ATP tour, while others in the mix will include the likes of Alexander Zverev of Germany and Austrian Dominic Thiem. The three all-time greats will be eyeing off even more titles as we head into the most important part of the season. The clay courts of Roland Garros arrive at the end of May, where Nadal is favoured to take out an extraordinary twelfth French Open tennis trophy (Paris) in the season’s second Grand Slam. The next Grand Slam on the 2019 broadcast schedule, held on the prestigious grass courts of Wimbledon in London, takes centre stage at the beginning of July. The 2019 US Open then rounds out the year of Grand Slams, with the action taking place from the end of August into early September, at historic Flushing Meadows in New York. Best of all, no matter which event you have circled on your calendar, there will be plenty of choices for watching tennis whether at home or out and about.
How to Stream ATP Tennis Live
Kayo Sports is your home of men’s tennis in 2019, with three Grand Slams available live and in High Definition, as well as nine ATP 1000 events, 13 ATP 500 events and the ATP World Tour Finals to be held in London during November. Plus, each and every one of these tournaments will be available on-demand, so if you miss your favourite players or an event you wanted to watch, you can catch up whenever it suits you. And what’s more, Kayo offers live streaming options on a wide range of devices and browsers, including – select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms soon to be added.
|Device List||Streaming Guide|
|PC/Mac||Yes, web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes, via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum).|
|Google Chromecast||Yes, Google Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p.|
|Telstra TV||Yes, Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p.|
|Android TV||Yes, via app for version 7.0 and up.|
|PS4 and Xbox One||App in development – coming soon|
A Kayo Sports subscription also includes a number of great features which even further enhance your streaming choices. For example, the SplitView function allows you to watch up to four screens on the one device. The benefit is that if several events are being broadcast at the same time, you can tune into them simultaneously. There’s also a No Spoilers feature that allows you to catch up on a match you missed without having to see the scores, which is perfect for those late night or early morning international events. There’s also a Pause function that lets you take a break from the live action and return when you’re ready to resume watching.
French Open Men’s Tennis Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
Up next is the 2019 French Open, also known as the Roland Garros (May 26 – June 9, AEST), with each day’s action available live, as well as on-demand, to offer flexible viewing options for Australian audiences.
|Day 1 LIVE||Sunday 26 May||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Day 2 LIVE||Monday 27 May||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Day 3 LIVE||Tuesday 28 May||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Day 4 LIVE||Wednesday 29 May||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Day 5 LIVE||Thursday 30 May||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Day 6 LIVE||Friday 31 May||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Day 7 LIVE||Saturday 1 June||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Day 8 LIVE||Sunday 2 June||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Day 9 LIVE||Monday 3 June||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Quarterfinals LIVE||Tuesday 4 June||7.00pm – 3.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Quarterfinals LIVE||Wednesday 5 June||7.00pm – 3.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Women’s Semis LIVE||Thursday 6 June||7.00pm – 3.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Men’s Semis LIVE||Friday 7 June||7.00pm – 4.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Women’s Finals LIVE||Saturday 8 June||7.00pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Men’s Finals LIVE||Sunday 9 June||7.30pm – 5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. ATP tennis replays available using Kayo on-demand following the day’s live action.
Stream French Open Live and Free
While SBS is the French Open free to air TV provider for Australia, the coverage does not get underway until 10.30pm, and includes ad-breaks during play. Kayo Sports however, courtesy of their arrangement with the Fox Sports channel will provide Live coverage of all the key events as the world’s best compete for bragging rights and a chance to improve their rankings as the tour progresses. This will include the three Majors outside Australia, nine ATP 1000 tournaments, thirteen ATP events and the ATP World Tour Finals.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial which offers the exact same telecasts and coverage as Foxtel. With Kayo you can stream the 2019 French Open live from start to finish using eligible mobile devices, and with their split-view feature you can catch up to four Live events at the same time. This unique as well as the others built into the platform, ensures you never miss a key moment of the exclusive broadcasts found in the Kayo TV guide.
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ATP 2019 Australian TV Fixtures List
Take a moment to review Kayo Sports plans, which come in two convenient packs so you only need to pay for the sport you wish to see, and watch your favourite ATP Tennis stars in these listed events. Per broadcast agreement, the majority of the ATP Tour is currently not available on Free to Air TV in Australia.
|Italian Open||13-20 May||Rome, Italy|
|French Open||26 May-9 June||Paris, France|
|Queen’s Club Championship||17-23 June||London, England|
|Wimbledon||1-15 July||London, England|
|Canadian Open||6-12 August||Montreal, Canada|
|Cincinnati Masters||13-19 August||Cincinnati, USA|
|US Open 2019||27 August-9 September||New York, USA|
|Shanghai Masters||7-14 October||Shanghai, China|
|Paris Masters||28 October-4 November||Paris, France|
|Next Gen ATP Finals||4-11 November||Milan, Italy|
|ATP Finals||11-18 November||London, England|
How to Watch ATP Tennis Online
Foxtel Now works with a wide variety of devices that will enable you to watch ATP including Telstra TV, Playstation 4, Chrome browsers on both PCs and Macs, and iOS or Android mobile devices (which also let you connect Chromecast to your TV if you have the capability). Older devices, such as Playstation 3, use the legacy Foxtel Play app to stream Foxtel Now. It works as smoothly as always, but those platforms cannot stream in high definition. Check out the complete list of compatible devices for Foxtel Now on the table below:
|Foxtel Now Box||Yes|
|Sony Android TV||Yes (2015 models and above)|
|iOS Mobiles/Tablets||Yes, via native app (iPhone 4s or above, iPad 2 or above – using iOS9 or above)|
|Android Mobiles/Tablets||Yes, via native app (Jellybean 4.1 or above)|
|PC/Mac||Yes, web browser only (Google Chrome and Safari)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes, via casting|
|Apple TV||Yes, via AirPlay|
|Telstra TV||Yes, all models|
|PlayStation 4||Yes, all models (Foxtel Play on PlayStation 3)|
|Xbox One||No – legacy Foxtel Play app only|
|Selected Samsung, LG Smart TVs||No – legacy Foxtel Play app only|