The script of the 2016 ATP Final could not have been any more epic two of the best athletes competed both for the ATP title and the World No. 1 ranking. Andy Murray dethroned Novak Djokovic from his 223 week No. 1 ranking streak and became Number 1 in the world.

The 2017 season begins with the Australian Open kicking off on Monday 16th January and ending on January 29, 2017. You can watch Australian Open 2017 Grand Slam online when it begins with the official broadcasters listed as follows:

 

Region Broadcaster
Australia7 Network
New ZealandSky NZ
AsiaSony Six
France and SpainEuroSport 1 & 2
United KingdomEuroSport
USAESPN & ESPN 2
Middle EastbeINSports
AfricaSuper Sport
CanadaTSN & RDS

The all-time fan favorite Roger ‘Magic’ Federer is finally making a comeback from his 6-month injury break and while the Rafael ‘King of Clay’ Nadal intends to makes 2017 his year. There is electrifying excitement as the ‘big four’ of tennis battle for the Australian Open crown.

The tennis world men’s division did crown a new No. 1, but the question remains if he will be able to retain his title in the first Grand Slam of the year?

 

Australian Open Live Streaming

Live streaming fans can watch the Australian Open live from anywhere in the world using the listed official broadcasters. Do remember at this point that all official broadcasters are geo-restricted to their regions. This means you cannot watch India’s premier sports channel Sony Six in Malaysia or the Australian 7 Network live stream outside Australia.

While most official broadcasters in the table require a premium subscription, you can watch the Australia Open 2017 free on India’s Sony Six and Australia’s SevenNetwork. All you will require is a VPN service that offers either

  1. A VPN server in India to watch Sony Six
  2. A VPN server in Australia to watch SevenNetwork

How to Watch Australian Open 2017 Online

Getting access to the Australia Open 2017 live stream is not much of a hassle once you have a VPN ready to go. I tested my VPN service with both Sony Six & SevenNetwork, here is how to unblock & watch the Australian Open 2017 from anywhere in the world.

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Unblock Australia Open 2017 on Sony Six

Sony Six is India’s premier sports streaming website providing both PC & mobile device streaming to users with an Indian IP address. Since the service is blocked to access from outside India you can use an Indian VPN server to watch the Australian Open 2017 live on Sony Six.

Follow our step by step guide to unblock the Sony Six live streaming service:

  • Sign up to a VPN Service
  • Configure VPN manually (recommended for live streaming) or download the relevant VPN service app for your device

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  • Connect to a VPN server in India, my IP address & location now appears in India as you can see

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  • Open a browser window and go to Sony Six

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  • You should now be able to access the Sony Six website and all its features, enjoy the live streaming!

Unblock Australian Open 2017 on Seven Network

SevenNetwork is the official broadcaster for the Australian Open Grand Slam 2017 for the Oceania region and is only available to Australian & New Zealand audiences. To unblock SevenNetwork here is what to do:

  • Sign up to a VPN service
  • Configure VPN manually (recommended for live streaming) or download the VPN provider’s app
  • Connect to an Australian VPN server

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  • Open up a browser webpage and go to SevenNetwork
  • Accept the Location Request message that comes up, click Allow

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  • Enjoy the Australian Open 2017 live!

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Our Predictions

The current form of the new World No. 1 Andy Murray with his match winning streak of 24, it’s difficult to predict a player who can stop him. At the same time, it would be silly to rule out Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic from setting up one of the most competitive Australian Open Grand Slams of the decade.

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Men ATP Rankings Top 10 (January 6 2017)

The interesting statistic obviously is that Andy Murray has never won at Melbourne. This should give Djokovic a positive vibe to reclaim his World No 1 title in the tournament. Federer and Nadal will bring their A-game as both look to make a massive impact in 2017.

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Women’s WTA Rankings Top 10 (January 6 2017)

Our prediction for the winner of the 2017 Australian Open Grand Slam is reigning champion Novak Djokovic.

Conclusion

The Australian Open 2017 is all set as the ATP curtain raiser of 2017 so get ready as top tennis athletes arrive in Melbourne for a clash of the ages to remember. Choose a provider from our table above, unblock with our recommended solutions and watch the Australian open live online from anywhere in the world.

Ameer Abbas

Ameer Abbas is a senior editor and a most viewed writer on Quora in Internet Privacy, Cyber Security, VPN and Torrents. He has continued work as a privacy advocate with Best VPN Provider and is working towards becoming an established privacy & security author online. Ameer takes a keen interest in technology, geo-political affairs and international cyber laws. Ameer loves outdoor sports including cricket, swimming, athletics, and football.
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