Australian Open Schedule












The great names and rivalries of an oft-cited Golden Era in tennis will return to the court at the sport’s first major of 2014, the Australian Open, starting Sunday, Jan. 12, and ESPN will again provide U.S. tennis fans with plenty of live, late-night and overnight action with 100+ live hours on TV and 500 live hours from the seven TV courts on ESPN3. Most of play will be on ESPN2, but for ESPN’s 30th consecutive Australian Open the men’s semifinals and both finals will air on ESPN. Here is everything you need to know about the Australian Open on TV followed by a recipe for Smoked Tri Tip Roast.


Daily action continues each night and into the morning, plus encore presentations the following afternoon, through the women’s championship Saturday, Jan 25, and the men’s championship Sunday, Jan. 26, both at 3 a.m. ET with reairs at 9 a.m. All telecasts are also available through WatchESPN online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Apple TV and Roku.


ESPN3’s live presentation allows fans to choose among action on up to seven TV courts with all matches available on-demand after completion. ESPN3’s coverage starts at 7 p.m. over the first 11 days of the tournament with the first ball each day of all TV court matches. Additionally, ESPN3 will offer live the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles championships and the finals of the boys and girls divisions.


Tennis Channel and ESPN’s ongoing Grand Slam alliance includes the Australian Open and gives viewers near round-the-clock tournament enjoyment from Melbourne. ESPN produces the Australian Open for both networks, with each utilizing its own commentators and cross-promoting their combined television offerings.


ESPN Interactive TV, seen on DIRECTV and ESPN3, will again present the Australian Open in a six-screen “mix channel” format.  For eight hours each evening during the first eight days of the tournament, viewers will be able to watch the ESPN2 feed or select from five other courts, all with commentary and customized graphics.   Interactive data features include the tournament draw, up-to-date scores, daily order of play, and social media interaction.  SportsCenter’s Steve Weissman will anchor the coverage, providing studio updates and news from around the tournament. Joining the announce team are former players Chanda Rubin, Jeff Tarango, Leif Shiras, Elise Burgin, Doug Adler, Nick Lester, and Christen Bartelt, along with play by play announcers Mark Donaldson and Brian Webber. New for 2014, viewers will enjoy advanced interactive features providing player bios, as well as match-specific Twitter Feeds and “bottom line” information.



WatchESPN will deliver ESPN2’s and ESPN’s live coverage of the Australian Open online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Apple TV and Roku. Additionally, ESPN3 will once again provide coverage of up to eight live feeds from the TV courts – 500 hours. For the first 11 days (Sun., Jan. 12 – Wed., Jan. 22), coverage will commence at 7 p.m. (11 a.m. in Melbourne, when play begins) and continue for at least seven hours. The courts to be included are the “TV courts,” the ones most likely to have top matches: Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, Margaret Court Arena, plus Courts 2, 3, 6 and 8. For the remainder of the tournament, ESPN3 will continue with select live coverage from ESPN2, including the women’s (Jan. 25) and men’s (Jan. 26) finals, plus exclusive coverage of select men’s, women’s and mixed doubles play and the boys’ and girls’ finals. Fans can also access ESPN3 feeds from Each window will be available for on-demand replay following completion. With ESPN3’s dynamic interface, fans will be able to fast-forward, rewind and pause action – during on-demand replay and live action.


About ESPN3

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a 24/7 destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually via WatchESPN. It is available to 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.


ESPN3 carries thousands of hours of tennis annually, including all four Grand Slam events, plus ATP 1000 and 500 tournaments and WTA Premier Events, and the season-ending championships for both tours.


ESPN On Demand (TV & Mobile) Will offer highlights from past years tournaments as well as a highlight from this year’s men’s and women’s matches. will once again feature Courtcast, a cutting-edge application presented by IBM, featuring official IBM tournament and real-time statistics, Hawk-Eye technology, a rolling Twitter feed, Cover It Live analysis and interactive poll questions. Slam Central, an aggregation of all the day’s top news, analysis, blogs and video, as well as a daily Digital Serve and At This Minute video segments with commentators in Melbourne discussing the results, will be a daily staple. News and analysis from contributors Melissa Isaacson and writers will add to the depth of coverage. During the second week of play, the staff will interact with fans via live blogging.



(For these charts, all times are Eastern, and each day “begins” at 6 a.m. ET.

Therefore, the listing Sun., Jan. 20 at 3 a.m. ET is actually very late on Sunday night.)


DateTime (ET)EventNetwork
Sun, Jan 127 p.m. – 7 a.m.Early round playESPN2LIVE
Mon, Jan 133 – 6 p.m.ESPN2Same-day
9 p.m. – 7 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
Tue, Jan 143 – 6 p.m.ESPN2Same-day
9 p.m. – 7 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
Wed, Jan 153 – 6 p.m.ESPN2Same-day
9 p.m. – 7 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
Thur, Jan 163 – 6 p.m.ESPN2Same-day
11 p.m. – 7 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
Fri, Jan 173 – 6 p.m.ESPN2Same-day
9 p.m. – 7 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
Sat, Jan 189 – NoonESPN2Same-day
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.Round of 16ESPN2LIVE
3 – 7 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
Sun, Jan 1911 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN2Same-day
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
3 – 6:30 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
Mon, Jan 209 p.m. – 2 a.m.QuarterfinalsESPN2LIVE
3 – 5:30 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
Tue, Jan 213 – 6 p.m.ESPN2Same-day
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
3:30 – 6 a.m.ESPN2LIVE
Wed, Jan 223 – 6 p.m.ESPN2Same-day
9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.Women’s SemifinalsESPN2LIVE
3:30 – 6 a.m.Men’s Semifinal #1ESPNLIVE
Thurs, Jan 232 – 6 p.m.Men’s Semifinal #1ESPN2reair
3:30 – 6 a.m.Men’s Semifinal #2ESPNLIVE
Fri, Jan 242 – 6 p.m.Men’s Semifinal #2ESPN2reair
3 – 5:30 a.m.Women’s ChampionshipESPNLIVE
Sat, Jan. 259 – 11 a.m.Women’s ChampionshipESPN2reair
3 – 6:30 a.m.Men’s ChampionshipESPNLIVE
Sun, Jan 269 a.m. – 2 p.m.Men’s ChampionshipESPN2



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Smoked Tri Tip Roast
This is the smoker version of a traditional Santa Maria Tri-Tip or Santa Maria Barbecue. Usually this Tri Tip Roast is cooked over a live fire on a grill, but works great for the smoker. Using the smoker is going to give you a better smoke flavor but won’t give you a seared surface.

2 to 3 pound beef tri-tip roast
2 tablespoons light cooking oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper




Brush tri tip roast with oil.
Combine salt, sugar, garlic and black pepper and sprinkle evenly over the surface of the meat. Set aside.
Prepare smoker for a cooking temperature around 225 to 250 degrees F. for 2 to 3 hours.
After allowing beef to sit with the seasoning for around 30 minutes, place in heated smoker.
A good wood for this is red oak.
Smoke until meat is tender and has reached an internal temperature around 170 degrees F.
Remove from smoker and allow to rest, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes before carving.



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