The 2017 tennis season may have already gotten underway, and we’ve even already had a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup on the men’s side, but the Australian Open is when things really start to heat up.
Here’s everything you need to know about the schedule for the year’s first Grand Slam:
Australian Open 2017 Viewing Info
Dates: January 16-29, 2017
Schedule: You can click here for the daily schedule
TV Channel: ESPN/ESPN2 in the United States, Seven in Australia, and Eurospot/BBC in the United Kingdom. You can click here for a list of TV broadcasters around the world
Odds: Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are the co-favorites on the men’s side; Serena Williams is the favorite for the women. You can click here for the full list of odds
Storyline to Watch: What can Nick Kyrgios do in front of the home crowd? The controversial and often polarizing 21-year-old star is undoubtedly one of the brightest young talents in the world, but he’ll be expected to perform better at Grand Slams than he did last year, when he made it past the third round only once (Wimbledon).
He made it to the quarterfinals at Australia in 2015, but if he’s going to do so again this year, he’ll likely have to get past World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka. Of course, whether or not he makes a deep run, it’ll almost assuredly be entertaining to watch him along the way.
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