The Rio Olympics will bring together some of the most skilled & talented tennis stars from around the world to compete for the gold. After the USA’s dominance in tennis at the 2012 Olympic Gameswinning the Singles Women, Doubles Men, and Doubles Women disciplines this year is going to be epic, but there is sad news.
Zika virus fears have caused big names like Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova to back out of the games already. Nonetheless, we are hoping for a great tennis event at Rio 2016.
Watch Live Tennis Streaming in Rio Olympics 2016
To watch the Rio Olympics tennis live, you can choose from a long line of broadcasters streaming the Rio Olympics 2016 tennis matches live. With an official broadcaster for every participating nation you will be able to watch tennis live on all your smart devices. Here is a list of official Rio Olympics tennis broadcasters:
- USA – NBC Universal
- United Kingdom – BBC
- Australia – Seven Network
- Canada – CBC
- European Countries – SportFive
Each broadcaster listed above has the official rights to broadcast live tennis streaming on their online platforms and on their mobile apps as well. However they are all geo-restricted to streaming outside their official regions. To bypass thegeo-blocks, you will require a Virtual Private Network (VPN). To help you watch Rio Olympics tennis live streaming, we have listed the 5 fastest streamingVPN:
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How to Watch Tennis Online Live on BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer is the standaloneonline video streaming service of BBC in the UKand the official broadcaster oftennis live streaming plus other Rio Olympics events. BBC iPlayer is geo-restricted outside UK and does not allow streamingoutside the region.
Here is a step by step guide on how to unblock BBC iPlayer outside UK to watch tennis live at the Rio Olympics.
Tennis Favorites in Rio Olympics 2016
In Rio 2016, Tennis matches are scheduled from August 5-21 and include five categories including
- Single Men,
- Single Women,
- Double Men,
- Double Women, and
- Mixed Doubles
As per the latest Association of Tennis Professionals’ (ATP) rankings Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Raphael Nadal can all compete for the gold. At London 2012, Andy Murray won the Single Men’ gold event.
According to Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) USA’s Serena Williams is the favorite to win (she won the Single Women’ gold in London 2012) and is ranked 1st, followed by Germany’s Angelique Kerber, and Romania’s Simona Halep.
In a Nutshell
As the Rio Olympics hit center stage we are hoping for a massively entertaining tennis event. Our money is on Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. Who are you cheering for? Let us know in the comments section below.