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Murray vs Bautista-Agut: match preview
You really should watch Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista-Agut. It's live on the Margaret Court Arena right now. Every now and then, sport has the power to suspend logic and make you believe that anything is possible. What Andy Murray has achieved so far in Melbourne has been stirring and utterly extraordinary. He thought his career was over when he faced Roberto Bautista-Agut here four years ago, and once again the Spaniard has the misfortune of being handed the villain's role. Read on to find out how to watch a Murray vs Bautista-Agut live stream from anywhere – and ways to watch Australian Open tennis absolutely FREE.
Murray looks like he can barely walk when he steps out onto the court, but as soon as that ball enters plays, he becomes the embodiment of everything we love about sport. Every single point is an ordeal and, even though he’s always worn his heart on his sleeve, now, perhaps more than ever, you can see how much it means to him just to be competing at this level again.
Though the majority of the crowd is likely to be in Murray's corner, Bautista-Agut is used to being overlooked. The world No.26 is the only seed still standing in this quarter of the draw, and he enters this clash with the confidence of knowing that he's beaten Murray in each of their past three meetings, all of which were on hard courts.
What's more, Murray spent almost an hour longer on court during his comeback victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis than Bautista-Agut has over the course of the entire tournament. RBA also got the better of Kokkinakis during an impressive run to the final of the Adelaide International earlier this month, and with all of his more feted compatriots already eliminated, this is his time to shine. Follow our guide as we explain how you can watch a Murray vs Bautista-Agut live stream and watch the Australian Open 2023 from wherever you are.
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Tennis fans in Australia can watch the 2023 Australian Open for FREE on Channel 9 and 9Gem.
Murray vs Bautista-Agut will start no earlier than 7pm AEDT (3am ET) on Saturday.
That means viewers can also fire up a free Murray vs Bautista-Agut live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
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Watch a Murray vs Bautista-Agut live stream from outside your country
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2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'Australia' for 9Now.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - 9Now for Aussie citizens abroad.
How to watch Murray vs Bautista-Agut: live stream tennis in the US without cable
Tennis fans in the US can watch Murray vs Bautista-Agut on ESPN Plus, but be warned that the match will start no earlier than 3am ET / 12am PT in the very early hours of Saturday morning.
The 2023 Australian Open is being shown across ESPN's suite of TV channels and its ESPN Plus streaming service.
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How to watch Murray vs Bautista-Agut: live stream Australian Open 2023 tennis in the UK
Tennis fans in the UK can watch the 2023 Australian Open on Eurosport and its streaming arm Discovery Plus, with Murray vs Bautista-Agut set to start no earlier than 8am GMT on Saturday morning.
Discovery+ subscriptions costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year, and allows you to tune in on a wide range of devices, as well as the Eurosport TV channels.
If you’re out of the UK but still want to tune in, make sure you install a VPN so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere.
How to watch Murray vs Bautista-Agut: live stream Australian Open tennis in Canada
In Canada, you can watch Australian Open 2023 on TSN, but be warned that Murray vs Bautista-Agut is set to start no earlier than 3am ET / 12am PT on Friday night/Saturday morning.
If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a Murray vs Bautista-Agut live stream.
If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$19.99 a month or $199.90 each year.
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How to watch Murray vs Bautista-Agut: live stream tennis in New Zealand
Tennis fans can watch Murray vs Bautista-Agut on Sky Sport in New Zealand, with the match set to start at 9pm NZDT on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch the tennis online using the country's Sky Go service.
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