Australian Open semifinals: time, TV channels, live stream, how to watch Djokovic, Tsitsipas and more

Are Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas destined to face off in the Australian Open final? First, four men and four women will compete against each other in the semifinals starting on Thursday, January 26 (January 26, 2023).

The semi-final round begins at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN. It can be streamed live on fuboTV (free trial), ESPN+ and other live TV streaming services. Additional replays and coverage can be found on the Tennis Channel.

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus is the highest-seeded remaining player in 5th place. She meets Poland’s Magda Linette in the semifinals. Victoria Azarenka, also from Belarus, meets Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan. Azarenka, the 24th seed, ended American Jessica Pegula’s run in the quarterfinals.

Only one American remains on the men’s side of the tournament and it is unseeded Tommy Paul who will face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Stefanos Tsitsipas meets Russia’s Karen Khachanov in the other men’s semifinals.

What is the TV schedule for the 2023 Australian Open semifinals?

All times ET.

Thursday, January 26th.

  • Elena Rybakina vs. Victoria Azarenka, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN. Stream on fuboTV, ESPN+, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV.
  • Magda Linette vs. Aryna Sabalenka, 4:45 p.m. on ESPN. Stream on fuboTV, ESPN+, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV.
  • Men’s Semifinals 1, 10:30 p.m. on ESPN. Stream on fuboTV, ESPN+, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV.

Friday January 27th

  • Men’s Semifinals 2, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN. Stream on fuboTV, ESPN+, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV.
  • Women’s semi-final replay, 6am on Tennis Channel. Stream to fuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream.

Looking for a different matchup? Check the full schedule at AusOpen.com.

How can I stream the Australian Open for FREE?

Cable cutters can sign up for fuboTV (free trial) or DirecTV Stream (free trial) to enjoy free shows from ESPN for a limited time.

Cable subscribers can sign up on ESPN.com to stream the channel for free.

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Story from The Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — THURSDAY PREVIEW

Victoria Azarenka continues her quest for a third Australian Open title a decade after her last championship at Melbourne Park when she plays Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in one of two women’s semifinals at night. No. 5 seeded Aryna Sabalenka plays unseeded Magda Linette in the other. Now 33, Azarenka won the titles in Australia in 2012 and 2013 but has not finished in the last four since. Azarenka has beaten three Americans – 2020 Australian champion Sofia Kenin, Madison Keys and No. 3 Jessica Pegula – en route to her first semifinal appearance at a Grand Slam tournament since the 2020 US Open. Rybakina’s path included wins over 2022 runner-up Danielle Collins and No. 1 Iga Swiatek. Rybakina defeated Azarenka in straight sets in their only previous meeting. Sabalenka is 9-0 so far in 2023 and has won both previous competitions against Linette, including at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

WEDNESDAY’S KEY RESULTS

Women’s Quarterfinals: No.5 Aryna Sabalenka def. Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2; Magda Linette defeated No. 30 Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5.

Men’s Quarterfinals: No.4 Novak Djokovic beat No.5 Andrey Rublev. 6-1, 6-2, 6-4; Tommy Paul beat Ben Shelton 7-6 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

FORECAST FOR THURSDAY

Partly cloudy with a high of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius).

STATISTICS OF THE DAY

0-7 – Rublev’s career record in the Grand Slam quarterfinals following his loss to Djokovic.

29 – Number of singles Grand Slam appearances for Linette so far without progressing past the third round.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“All my life I’ve taken mistakes and losses very personally, so I had to separate those two things. It was really difficult because I often felt like the misses, the mistakes, defined me.” – Linette on her ongoing “emotion management”.

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