Watch a Medvedev vs Zverev live stream
The Medvedev vs Zverev live stream is available now 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.
|Date: Friday, January 26
|Time: Not before 8.30am GMT / 3.30am ET / 12.30am PT / 7.30pm AEDT
|FREE live stream: 9Now (AUS)
|Use ExpressVPN to watch your usual stream from abroad
Medvedev vs Zverev preview
You know a rivalry is kind of a big deal when it has its own Wikipedia page. This will be the 19th meeting between the players but the first at a major. It's not to be missed.
No-one could accuse Medvedev of making it easy for himself in reaching the last four. The 27-year-old Russian's quarter-final defeat of Hubert Hurkacz was his second five-setter of the tournament and proved the baseliner is in no mood to go home early after reaching the final in two of the past three Australian Opens. The third seed's defensive baseline game isn't for everyone – winners certainly aren't his thing – but there's no doubting his will to win. "After every match I’m in the locker room destroyed," he said. Time to go again, Daniil.
Zverev's four-set semi-final win against second seed Carlos Alcaraz felt transformative, and not only for a staggering first-serve percentage at 85%. The German was a game away from victory at 5-2 up in the third set, only to throw it away and let the Spaniard back into the contest, but he roared back in the fourth to seal it. Beating the elite has been the 26-year-old's main problem but the monkey looks to be off his back. He has 21 ATP Tour titles to his name but no slams yet.
Whoever wins will play Jannik Sinner in the final after the 22-year-old did the seemingly impossible and beat Novak Djokovic at Melbourne Park. Follow our guide as we explain how you can watch a Medvedev vs Zverev live stream and watch Australian Open 2024 from wherever you are now.
How to live stream Medvedev vs Zverev for FREE
Tennis fans in Australia are amongst the luckiest in the world, as they can watch Medvedev vs Zverev and the rest of Australian Open 2024 on 9Gem.
That means viewers can also fire up a FREE Medvedev vs Zverev live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
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 Medvedev vs Zverev 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 Medvedev vs Zverev.
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 Medvedev vs Zverev live stream from anywhere:
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How to watch Medvedev vs Zverev 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.
How to watch Medvedev vs Zverev: 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.
Medvedev vs Zverev is scheduled to start no earlier than 3.30am ET / 12.30am PT in the early hours of Friday morning.
How to watch Medvedev vs Zverev 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).
How to watch Medvedev vs Zverev: 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 Medvedev vs Zverev, which will start no earlier than 8.30am GMT 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 Medvedev vs Zverev free on Discovery+ from abroad.
How to live stream Medvedev vs Zverev and watch tennis online in Canada
In Canada, you can watch Medvedev vs Zverev on TSN, but be warned that play is scheduled for no earlier than 3.30am ET / 12.30am PT early on Friday morning.
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 Medvedev vs Zverev 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 Medvedev vs Zverev coverage wherever you are.
How to watch Medvedev vs Zverev: live stream tennis in New Zealand
In New Zealand, the Medvedev vs Zverev live stream is being provided by Sky Sport. Play is set to get underway no earlier than 9.30pm NZDT on Friday 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 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.