Djokovic vs Sinner live stream — watch Australian Open 2024 semi-final from anywhere

Jannik Sinner stretches for a return at the Australian Open 2024
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Watch a Djokovic vs Sinner live stream

The Djokovic vs Sinner live stream will be shown for free on 9Now in Australia. In the US, you can watch the match on ESPN, while in the UK and across Europe it is on Discovery Plus. It's TSN in Canada and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Away from home? Use a VPN to unblock your usual service.

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Date: Thursday, January 26
Time: Not before 3.30am GMT / 10.30pm ET (Wed) / 2.30pm PT (Wed) / 8.30pm AEDT
FREE live streams: 9Now (AUS)
Use ExpressVPN to watch your usual stream from abroad

Djokovic vs Sinner preview 

Novak Djokovic vs Jannik Sinner is bubbling into tennis' next big rivalry. The pair have played three times in little more than six months, with the contrasting styles of gritty baseliner against big-hitting winner machine making for fascinating contests in the Wimbledon semi-final, ATP Tour final and David Cup semi-final since July 2023.

Djokovic leads that mini-record 2-1– and 4-2 overall – and emerged on top in the first two events. The 24-time grand slam champion plays in his record-extending 48th major semi-final after overcoming Taylor Fritz in four hard-won sets on Tuesday.

Sinner may be the underdog, but the Italian fourth seed has been arguably the form player this tournament. The 22-year-old is yet to drop a set in Melbourne despite a tricky draw that has seen him beat Karen Khachanov and an in-form Andrey Rublev in his two most recent matches. Sinner is serving big and his backhand ranks as one of the best on tour.

In beating Djokovic in the Davis Cup semi-final, Sinner has a gameplan to stick to, but can anyone do the impossible and beat the Serb in Melbourne? Follow our guide as we explain how you can watch a Djokovic vs Sinner live stream and watch Australian Open 2024 from wherever you are today.

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How to live stream Djokovic vs Sinner for FREE


Tennis fans in Australia are amongst the luckiest in the world, as they can watch Djokovic vs Sinner and the rest of Australian Open 2024 on 9Gem.

That means viewers can also fire up a FREE Djokovic vs Sinner live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?

Use a VPN to watch Djokovic vs Sinner on 9Now from abroad.

Die-hard tennis fans might also want to take a look at Stan Sport, which is live streaming every match on every court, ad-free.

A subscription costs $15 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub).

How to watch Djokovic vs Sinner from outside your country

For broadcast and streaming details in more tennis-mad countries like the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, just scroll down the page – everything you need to know is there, including details of who's showing Djokovic vs Sinner.

But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from anywhere outside your home country, you'll soon find a problem - geo-blocking. That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It's a common problem for sports fans all over the world. 

By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home.

Use a VPN to watch a Djokovic vs Sinner live stream from anywhere:

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How to watch Djokovic vs Sinner from outside your country

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

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 Brits abroad.

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How to watch Djokovic vs Sinner: live stream tennis in the US without cable


US TV coverage of the Australian Open 2024 is convoluted to say the least, but the important things to note are that, while selected matches, the finals and semi-finals are being shown by ESPN, the most comprehensive coverage comes from ESPN Plus, which is showing every AO stream.

Djokovic vs Sinner is scheduled to start no earlier than 10.30pm ET / 7.30am PT on Thursday evening.

How to watch Djokovic vs Sinner without cable:

OTT streaming service Sling TV is reasonably priced and includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 as part of its Sling Orange package in most major markets. The usual cost is $40 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get 50% off your first month.

Alternatively, Fubo is a much more comprehensive cable replacement, that includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC, as well as more than 100 additional channels including Fox, NBC and CBS.

Prices start at $79.99 a month after a FREE Fubo trial.

Meanwhile, ESPN Plus monthly plans cost $10.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $109.99 a year.

But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports and documentaries, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, which features Marvel movies, every Simpsons episode ever, the complete Star Wars canon, Pixar films, and much more, plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.

And the cost is super reasonable - you only have to pay $14.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle (with ads).

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How to watch Djokovic vs Sinner: live stream Australian Open in the UK


The Australian Open is no longer on free-to-air TV in the UK. Instead, tennis fans need to subscribe to Eurosport or its streaming arm Discovery+ to tune watch Djokovic vs Sinner, which will start no earlier than 3.30am GMT early on Friday morning. 

A subscription costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year, and lets you 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 watch, make sure you use a VPN to watch Djokovic vs Sinner free on Discovery+ from abroad.

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How to live stream Djokovic vs Sinner and watch tennis online in Canada


In Canada, you can watch Djokovic vs Sinner on TSN, but be warned that play is scheduled for no earlier than 10.30pm ET / 7.30pm PT on Thursday evening. 

If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a Djokovic vs Sinner live stream.

If you don't have cable, live streaming is available via TSN Plus for $8.99 per month plus tax.

If you're unable to watch the match due to geo-blocking restrictions, remember that a VPN is all you need to tune back into your preferred Djokovic vs Sinner coverage wherever you are.

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How to watch Djokovic vs Sinner live stream tennis in New Zealand


In New Zealand, the Djokovic vs Sinner live stream is being provided by Sky Sport. Play is set to get underway no earlier than 10.30pm NZDT on Wednesday night. 

You can also tune in via the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform, which costs $24.99 per week or $44.99 per month.

Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch the tennis online using the country's Sky Go service.

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Andy Murray
Freelance Writer

Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.