Seven’s summer of Tennis: guide

By David Knox on December 22, 2012 / Filed Under Programming, Top Stories 27

2012-12-21_2347Seven has revealed its schedule for its summer tennis broadcasts. beginning with the Brisbane International and ending with the Australian Open.

For the first time, the Brisbane International, APIA International and AAMI Kooyong Classic will all air live on 7TWO.

The Australian Open is on Seven and 7TWO Live on almost every broadcast in every city.

Four new faces join Seven’s broadcast team for the Open this year, led by new host, Sunrise sport presenter Mark Beretta, and former Olympic champion Giaan Rooney who will report on all the action from out-and-about at Melbourne Park.

The team will be led once again by the incomparable Bruce McAvaney, as well as former world number one and four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier and Australian tennis legends Lleyton Hewitt and John Newcombe.

Others to feature include Todd Woodbridge, Henri Leconte, Hamish McLachlan, Roger Rasheed, Sam Smith, Rennae Stubbs, John Fitzgerald, Basil Zempilas, Sandy Roberts and a host of the biggest names in Australian tennis and sports broadcasting.

The new additions also include Seven News sports reporter Nathan Templeton and Coxy’s Big Break and Spring Racing presenter Scherri-Lee Biggs.

Channel Seven will commence continuous coverage of the Australian Open from 10.30am AEDT on Monday January 14 until the tournament concludes on Sunday January 27.

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
WHEN: December 30 – January 6, 2013
WHERE: Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane
HOSTS: Basil Zempilas and Todd Woodbridge
COMMENTATORS: John Fitzgerald, Sam Smith, Geoff Masters and Rennae Stubbs
World No.3 Andy Murray and Aussie stalwart Lleyton Hewitt will face a stellar line up at the Brisbane International, including five top 20 players, crowd favourite Marcos Baghdatis and new Australian No. 1 Marinko Matosevic.
The strongest ever women’s field includes eight of the top 10, including Victoria Azarenka (1), Maria Sharapova (2), Serena Williams (3) and Sam Stosur (9).

Brisbane International Dates and Telecast Times on 7TWO
SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER
Melbourne 12.30pm – 5pm Live
Sydney 12.30pm – 5pm Live
Brisbane 11.30am – 4pm Live
Adelaide 12.00pm – 4.30pm Live
Perth 9.30am – 2pm Live
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER
Melbourne 12.30pm – 6pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live
Sydney 12.30pm – 6pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live
Brisbane 11.30am – 5pm, 7pm – 10.30pm Live
Adelaide 12pm – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live
Perth 9.30am – 3.00pm, 5.00pm – 8.30pm Live
TUESDAY 1 JANUARY
Melbourne 12.30pm – 6pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live
Sydney 12.30pm – 6pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live
Brisbane 11.30am – 5pm, 7pm – 10.30pm Live
Adelaide 12pm – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live
Perth 9.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 8.30pm Live
WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY
Melbourne 12.30pm – 6.00pm, 8.00pm – 11.30pm Live
Sydney 12.30pm – 6.00pm, 8.00pm – 11.30pm Live
Brisbane 11.30am – 5.00pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Adelaide 12.00pm – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Perth 9.30am – 3.00pm, 5.00pm – 8.30pm Live
THURSDAY 3 JANUARY
Melbourne 12.30pm – 6.00pm, 8.00pm – 11.30pm Live
Sydney 12.30pm – 6.00pm, 8.00pm – 11.30pm Live
Brisbane 11.30am – 5.00pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Adelaide 12.00pm – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Perth 9.30am – 3.00pm, 5.00pm – 8.30pm Live
FRIDAY 4 JANUARY
Melbourne 12.30pm – 6.00pm, 8.00pm – 11.30pm Live
Sydney 12.30pm – 6.00pm, 8.00pm – 11.30pm Live
Brisbane 11.30am – 5.00pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Adelaide 12.00pm – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Perth 9.30am – 3.00pm, 5.00pm – 8.30pm Live
SATURDAY 5 JANUARY
Melbourne 2.00pm – 6.30pm, 8.00pm – 11.30pm Live
Sydney 2.00pm – 6.30pm, 8.00pm – 11.30pm Live
Brisbane 1.00pm – 5.30pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Adelaide 1.30pm – 6.00pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Perth 11.00am – 3.30pm, 5.00pm – 8.30pm Live
SUNDAY 6 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 6.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 6.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 5.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 5.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 3.00pm Live

APIA INTERNATIONAL
WHEN: January 6 – 12, 2013
WHERE: Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
HOSTS: Hamish McLachlan, Todd Woodbridge
COMMENTATORS: Sam Smith, Kerryn Pratt, Geoff Masters, Rennae Stubbs, John Newcombe, Roger Rasheed, Allan Stone
Seven of the top 10 women in the world will compete at Apia International 2013. Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska (4) will be the top seed in a stellar line up including Angelique Kerber (5), Sara Errani (6), Li Na (7), Petra Kvitova (8), Sam Stosur (9) and Caroline Wozniacki (10).
The men’s draw boasts two top 10 stars in French pair Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (8) and Richard Gasquet (10). The cut-off for the men’s draw is inside the world’s top 50 and includes big-serving American John Isner (14), as well as popular Spaniard Fernando Verdasco and new Australian No.1 and world No.49 Marinko Matosevic.

Apia International Sydney Dates and Telecast Times on 7TWO
SUNDAY 6 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 6.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 6.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 5.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 5.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 3.00pm Live
MONDAY 7 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 5.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 5.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 4.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 4.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 2.00pm Live
TUESDAY 8 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 5.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 5.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 4.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 4.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 2.00pm Live
WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 4.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 5.00pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – 8.00pm Live
THURSDAY 10 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 4.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 5.00pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – 8.00pm Live
FRIDAY 11 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 4.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 5.00pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – 8.00pm Live
SATURDAY 12 JANUARY
Melbourne 1.00pm – 5.00pm, 7.30pm – 10.30pm Live
Sydney 1.00pm – 5.00pm, 7.30pm – 10.30pm Live
Brisbane 12.00pm – 4.00pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Live
Adelaide 12.30pm – 4.30pm, 7.00pm – 10.00pm Live
Perth 10.00am – 2.00pm, 4.30pm – 7.30pm Live

AAMI KOOYONG CLASSIC
WHEN: January 9 – 12, 2013
WHERE: Kooyong, Melbourne
HOSTS: Pete Donegan, Dave Culbert
COMMENTATORS: John Fitzgerald, Alan Stone
This fan-friendly “round robin” event featuring eight of the world’s best tennis players will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2013. Played over four days, just before the Open, it’s traditionally a hard-fought competition with a high calibre of players including 2011 AAMI Classic champion Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Martin Del Potro (7), No. 1 Japanese Kei Nishikori (19), Marcos Baghdatis, Janko Tipsarevic (9), Juan Monaco (12) and Milos Raonic (13).

AAMI Kooyong Classic dates and telecast times on 7TWO
WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 4.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 5.00pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – 8.00pm Live
THURSDAY 10 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 4.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 5.00pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – 8.00pm Live
FRIDAY 11 JANUARY
Melbourne 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Sydney 11.00am – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 11.00pm Live
Brisbane 10.00am – 4.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.00pm Live
Adelaide 10.30am – 5.00pm, 7.00pm – 10.30pm Live
Perth 8.00am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – 8.00pm Live
SATURDAY 12 JANUARY
Melbourne 1.00pm – 5.00pm, 7.30pm – 10.30pm Live
Sydney 1.00pm – 5.00pm, 7.30pm – 10.30pm Live
Brisbane 12.00pm – 4.00pm, 6.30pm– 9.30pm Live
Adelaide 12.30pm – 4.30pm, 7.00pm – 10.00pm Live
Perth 10.00am – 2.00pm, 4.30pm – 7.30pm Live

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013
Australian Open Dates and Telecast Times on Channel 7 and 7TWO
WEEK ONE
MONDAY 14 JANUARY – THURSDAY 17 JANUARY
Melbourne 10.30am – 6.00pm, 7.00pm – 12.30am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.00pm Live on 7TWO
Sydney 10.30am – 6.00pm, 7.00pm – 12.30am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.00pm Live on 7TWO
Brisbane 9.30am – 6.00pm, 7.00pm – 11.30pm Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.00pm Live on 7TWO
Adelaide 10.00am – 6.00pm, 7.00pm – 12.00am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.00pm Live on 7TWO
Perth 7.30am – 8.00am, 6.00pm – 9.30pm Live on 7TWO
8.00am – 6.00pm Live on Channel 7
FRIDAY 18 JANUARY
Melbourne 10.30am – 6.00pm, 7.00pm – 12.30am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.00pm Live on 7TWO
Sydney 10.30am – 6.00pm, 7.00pm – 12.30am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.00pm Live on 7TWO
Brisbane 9.30am – 6.00pm, 7.00pm – 11.30pm Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.00pm Live on 7TWO
Adelaide 10.00am – 6.00pm, 7.00pm – 12.00am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.00pm Live on 7TWO
Perth 7.30am – 8.00am, 6.00pm – 9.30pm Live on 7TWO
8.00am – 6.00pm Live on Channel 7
SATURDAY 19 JANUARY – SUNDAY 20 JANUARY
Melbourne 10.30am – 6.00pm, 6.30pm – 12.30am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 6.30pm Live on 7TWO
Sydney 10.30am – 6.00pm, 6.30pm – 12.30am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 6.30pm Live on 7TWO
Brisbane 9.30am – 6.00pm, 6.30pm – 11.30pm Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 6.30pm Live on 7TWO
Adelaide 10.00am – 6.00pm, 6.30pm – 12.00am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 6.30pm Live on 7TWO
Perth 7.30am – 8.00am, 6.00pm – 9.30pm Live on 7TWO
8.00am – 6.00pm Live on Channel 7

WEEK TWO
MONDAY 21 JANUARY – THURSDAY 24 JANUARY
Melbourne 10.30am – 6.00pm, 7.30pm – 12.30am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.30pm Live on 7TWO
Sydney 10.30am – 6.00pm, 7.30pm – 12.30am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.30pm Live on 7TWO
Brisbane 9.30am – 6.00pm, 7.30pm – 11.30pm Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.30pm Live on 7TWO
Adelaide 10.00am – 6.00pm, 7.30pm – 12.00am Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 7.30pm Live on 7TWO
Perth 7.30am – 8.00am, 6.00pm – 9.30pm Live on 7TWO
8.00am – 6.00pm Live on Channel 7
FRIDAY 25 JANUARY
Melbourne 3.00pm – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 10.30am Live on Channel 7
5.30pm – 7.30pm Live on 7TWO
Sydney 3.00pm – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 10.30am Live on Channel 7
5.30pm – 7.30pm Live on 7TWO
Brisbane 2.00pm – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 9.30pm Live on Channel 7
5.30pm – 7.30pm Live on 7TWO
Adelaide 2.30pm – 5.30pm, 7.30pm – 10.00pm Live on Channel 7
5.30pm – 7.30pm Live on 7TWO
Perth 12.00pm – 5.30pm Live on Channel 7
5.30pm – 7.30pm Live on 7TWO
SATURDAY 26 JANUARY – WOMEN’S FINAL
Melbourne 6.30pm – 10.30pm Live on Channel 7
Sydney 6.30pm – 10.30pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 5.30pm – 6.00pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 6.30pm Live on 7TWO
Adelaide 6.00pm – 6.30pm Live on 7TWO
6.30pm – 10.00pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 3.30pm – 7.30pm Live on Channel 7
SUNDAY 27 JANUARY – MEN’S FINAL
Melbourne 3.00pm – 5.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm Live on Channel 7
Sydney 3.00pm – 5.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 2.00pm – 4.30pm, 5.30pm – 6.00pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm on Channel 7
6.00pm – 6.30pm Live on 7TWO
Adelaide 2.30pm – 5.00pm, 6.30pm – 10.00pm Live on Channel 7
6.00pm – 6.30pm Live 7TWO
Perth 12.00pm – 2.30pm, 3.30pm –7.30pm Live on Channel 7

27 Comments »

  1. BigVic January 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm -

    Glad to see 7 offering a choice in the evening of either a movie on its main channel or the tennis on 7Two. Looking forward to the Australian Open!

  2. mistaken December 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm -

    So the night session of the Australian Open are being broadcast live in QLD? High time!

  3. Craig December 25, 2012 at 11:22 pm -

    Not surprised this is not in HD after how the FTA networks have treated just about every other sport from the Melbourne Cup and Cricket to the V8s, like the Sydney Hobart. There is 90 minutes coverage tomorrow on the main channel in SD and nothing listed for the rest of the week. Yes I know they can’t accurately predict the end time but still why not nightly updates/highlights outside the news. It’s almost 2013 and we’re living in the TV stone age!

  4. David Knox December 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm -

    In Sydney and Melbourne yes, not elsewhere. I will post it tomorrow.

  5. ryan December 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm -

    Any new on Tens coverage david? Will it all be live?

  6. alvar December 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm -

    @Johnson

    Thanks. I just thought it was weird that they weren’t going to switch coverage back to Seven after the news (they don’t seem to like using multichannels to play premium content). I thought the reason might be to show a delayed telecast on Seven for the primetime matches which air in the afternoon WST.

  7. Johnson December 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm -

    @alvar: From what I understand, the evening session of the Australian Open will be shown in Perth initially on Seven in late afternoon WA time, before switching to 7TWO at 6pm until end of telecast. The 7TWO telecast will also be live.

  8. alvar December 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm -

    are they going to show the evening telecasts of the Aus Open entirely on 7two in Perth?

    or will they be doing a live on 7two/delayed on Seven for the evening sessions?

  9. oztvheritage December 23, 2012 at 11:35 am -

    Sevens use of broadcasting sport in HD is just terrible. There is no point them having a HD channel. Give some commitment to HD seven and then you can claim. “sport lives here”.

  10. harrypotter1994 December 23, 2012 at 2:31 am -

    Looks epic!!

    As someone else mentioned Joh’s gonna be missed for sure never seen a Aussie Open not hosted by her.

    Very pleased to have Sam Smith back on commentary she is hilarious even though she tries not to be and Lleyton for having the best insights seeing as though he’s played most of the guys on tour.

    Seven really have been increasing Baretta’s appearances recently which to me says he was thinking of leaving his role or is that totally overstepping it

  11. Cassie December 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm -

    @ matt_897 Me too. Newk was a great tennis player, but I find his commentary to be quite smarmy and very patronising towards the viewer.

    On the flip-side, love Henri Leconte’s dead-pan style. Seriously funny.

  12. Marius December 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm -

    “The team will be led once again by the incomparable Bruce McAvaney”

    LOL.

    Good coverage though, will be tuning in definitely. As mentioned, great use of the multi channels!

  13. ryan December 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm -

    I’m more looking forward to the hopman cup @ the new Perth Arena! Looks totally amazing and shits all over Rod laver arena

  14. Guy December 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm -

    This is how multichanneling works and this is fantastic from Seven, except for the fact i would love it on 7mate and in HD!

    Another thing to note, what about Matt White? I thought he would have headlined this coverage. Joh is going to be missed big time if you ask me. I can’t stand Beretts or Hamish. Seven you need Kylie Gilles or even Bec Maddern because these 2? Seriously?

  15. BG December 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm -

    So with the coverage on both channels, will they find room to show some tennis between the shameless cross promotion?

  16. loppy December 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm -

    Once again great use of the multi channel.

  17. matt_897 December 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm -

    And I actually prefer the use of 7Two over 7Mate, 7Mate still isn’t on Foxtel IQ satelite viewers so it makes it easier for me.

  18. matt_897 December 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm -

    Yeah, David is right, for some reason they showed that final delayed for other states apart from the eastern states. But everything else was live and in full on 7Two, they had great coverage last summer and I’m looking forward to the same kind of coverage again, but I’m hoping for as little of John Newcombe as possible.

  19. David Knox December 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm -

    Not quite. The final night of the APIA was delayed on 7TWO last year, hence the phrasing of the sentence by Seven this year.

  20. William December 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm -

    @andrew1 is correct, this is the 2nd time it has aired live, all of the other years it aired on 7.

    Next year we should start seeing the networks bid aggressively for the tennis rights as next year will be the 2nd last time to air on 7 when they will negotiate later in the year for the 2015-2019 TV rights. TEN Networks contract of the Hopman Cup comes up for renewal after 2014 season.

  21. David Knox December 22, 2012 at 11:27 am -

    Andrew1: They weren’t always live. The line comes direct from Seven.

  22. BigVic December 22, 2012 at 10:45 am -

    It’s 2013 and it’s in glorious standard defnition, watching it on Fox Sports.

  23. JB December 22, 2012 at 10:18 am -

    Great coverage there with it being live and all. But Roger Rasheed, Hamish McLachlan and Mark Beretta hell no!!!

  24. andrew1 December 22, 2012 at 10:06 am -

    “For the first time, the Brisbane International, APIA International and AAMI Kooyong Classic will all air live on 7TWO.”

    David, 2012 was the first time that those tournaments aired on 7TWO rather than 7 main. So its not the first time.

  25. pm1989 December 22, 2012 at 9:01 am -

    Cannot get much better than that. Being it on!!

  26. Dave December 22, 2012 at 8:50 am -

    they always use 7two for sport. why not 7mate in HD?

  27. tvf December 22, 2012 at 8:39 am -

    Looking forward to the summer of tennis.

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