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Djokovic vs Karatsev live stream: how to watch Australian Open 2021 tennis anywhere

Novak Djokovic will take on Russia’s Aslan Karatsev in the first semifinal match of the Australian Open 2021 on Thursday, February 18. The match will be played at the Melbourne Park’s showpiece Rod Laver Arena with Djokovic starting as a favourite against his No. 114 ranked opponent. The action is scheduled to commence from 2:00 […]

Novak Djokovic will take on Russia’s Aslan Karatsev in the first semifinal match of the Australian Open 2021 on Thursday, February 18. The match will be played at the Melbourne Park’s showpiece Rod Laver Arena with Djokovic starting as a favourite against his No. 114 ranked opponent. The action is scheduled to commence from 2:00 PM IST onwards. Here’s a look at Australian Open 2021 live stream details, Djokovic vs Karatsev head to head record and where to watch Australian Open live


2021 Australian Open live stream: Djokovic vs Karatsev

Date: Thursday, February 18

Time: No earlier than 7.30pm AEDT / 8.30am GMT / 3.30am ET / 12.30am PT

Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne

FREE live stream: 9Now (Australia)

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Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic vs Aslan Karatsev preview

Both Novak Djokovic and Aslan Karatsev began their Australian Open 2021 campaign on an emphatic note. The World No. 1 ranked Djokovic recently defeated Alexander Zverev 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 in the quarterfinal. On the other hand, Karatsev pipped Grigor Dimitrov 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to become the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Vladimir Voltchkov at the 2000 Wimbledon.

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic vs Aslan Karatsev head to head

Novak Djokovic and Aslan Karatsev are yet to play a singles match against each other. The upcoming Australian Open 2021 semifinal marks their first head-to-head occasion.

How to watch a FREE Australian Open live stream: Djokovic vs Karatsev in the country

Once again, Aussie tennis fans can watch all of the Australian Open action without paying a penny thanks to Channel 9, which is completely FREE to watch.

Better still, every match on every court will be available to stream – for FREE on the 9Now streaming service. All you need to do to stream the tennis is register with your email address and provide your local, Australian ZIP code (such as 3000 for Melbourne).

If you’re currently out of the country but want to catch that free Australian Open coverage on Channel 9, you’ll need to get yourself a VPN. Here’s how that works.

Djokovic vs Karatsev live streaming: Where to watch Australian Open live?

The 2021 Australian Open live matches will be telecasted on the Sony Six channels. The Sony Sports Network is the official broadcaster of the ongoing Australian Open 2021 event. All Australian Open 2021 matches, including the upcoming Djokovic vs Karatsev live streaming will also be available on the SonyLIV app as well as on its website. The Djokovic vs Karatsev match is scheduled to commence from 2:00 PM IST onwards.

Djokovic vs Karatsev prediction

As per our Djokovic vs Karatsev prediction, Novak Djokovic will emerge as the winner of the match.

How to watch an Australian Open live stream from outside your country

For broadcast and streaming details in tennis-mad countries like the UK, Australia, US, Canada and New Zealand, just scroll down the page – everything you need to know is there, including details of who is showing the tennis.

But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from somewhere outside your home country, you’ll soon find a problem – geo-blocking. That’s where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It’s a common problem for sports fans all over the world. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution.

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Once you’ve chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service’s corresponding app, hit ‘choose location’, select the appropriate country and you’ll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.

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How to watch Australian Open 2021: live stream Djokovic vs Karatsev online in the US

In the US, Australian Open coverage comes courtesy of ESPN and the Tennis Channel, which also has rights to the tournament but will only be showing it on linear TV.

Both of these are cable-based services, though, so in order to watch the Australian Open online you’ll need to be a paying customer. Or have a good over-the-top streaming service that gives you access to the same channels for a fraction of the price!

Of the many and varied options, the best for tennis fans wanting to watch an Australian Open live stream is Sling TV, whose Sling Orange package features ESPN channels for just $35 a month – check out a FREE Sling TV trial or save $10 on your first month, the choice is yours.

Throw in its Sports Extra add-on for an extra $15 a month to get the Tennis Channel and more – and you’re done for just $50 a month. That’s much less than the competition and WAY less than cable!

Alternatively, fuboTV is an even more complete end-to-end cable replacement services, which offers both ESPN and the Tennis Channel as well on plans starting from $64.99 a month for over 120 channels.

New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad, too – all you need is the help of a good

2021 Australian Open live stream: how to watch Djokovic vs Karatsev tennis online in Canada

In Canada, you can watch the Australian Open on English-language TSN or French-language RDS – but they’re premium channels that typically come with a pay TV package.

If you get them as part of your cable deal, then you’ll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to an Aussie Open live stream.

If you don’t have cable, then you can subscribe to TSN or RDS on a streaming-only basis from just CA$4.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.

Play gets started at 7pm ET/4pm PT each day, but you’ll have to be up well into the early hours to catch the evening sessions, which start at 3am ET/12am PT.

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How to live stream Djokovic vs Karatsev: watch Australian Open 2021 tennis in the UK

Tennis fans based in the UK can watch the Australian Open action via Eurosport, which means you need to have a subscription to tune in.

Eurosport is available with basic Sky TV packages or via a Eurosport Player pass, which costs either £9.99 per month or £39.99 if you’re ready to commit to a whole year.

You’ll have to be up late to tune into the day sessions, which begin at midnight UK time, though the evening sessions get underway at the much friendlier time of 8am GMT.

Not in the UK this fortnight? Don’t panic, as downloading and installing a VPN as described above will let you tune in just as you would if you were back at home in Blighty.

How to watch Australian Open 2021 online: live stream Djokovic vs Karatsev in New Zealand

Live Australian Open coverage in New Zealand comes courtesy of Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages.

Subscribers can watch online using the country’s Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform – where a weekly pass costs just $19.99.

Play gets underway at 1pm NZDT each day, and the evening sessions begin at 9pm.

Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use the VPN route outlined earlier to access their preferred coverage just like they would at home.