Norrie vs Ruud live stream — watch Australian Open 2024 third round from anywhere

Cameron Norrie eyes up a forehand at the AO 2024
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Watch a Norrie vs Ruud live stream

The Cameron Norrie vs Casper Ruud 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: Saturday, January 20
Expected start time: Not before 6am GMT / 1am ET / 10pm PT (Jan 19) / 5pm AEDT
FREE live streams: 9Now (AUS)
Use ExpressVPN to watch your usual stream from abroad

Norrie vs Ruud preview 

Cameron Norrie's consistency is impressive. The British number one has been around the top 20 in the world for four years. A semi-final appearance at Wimbledon in 2022 his best major run thus far.

The 28-year-old's resilience is no less instructive, coming from two sets down to beat Giulio Zeppieri 6-4 in the decider in a marathon second round match on Thursday. A baseliner who tries to take the ball on the rise, Norrie's hits his backhand very flat which has a habit of skidding quickly through opponents' defenses. Aggression is the way forward, especially against an opponent he is yet to beat in three previous attempts. 

Casper Ruud's form may have slipped slightly from his annus mirabilis 2022 high, in which which he was ranked world number two, but the Norwegian has started the new year in fine form.

Unbeaten at the United Cup warm-up tournament, the 25-year-old has started strongly at the Australian Open 2024 in dispatching Albert Ramos-Vinolas for the loss of five games in the first round before showing all his resolve in outlasting home favorite Max Purcell in a final-set tiebreak in the second. The three-time major finalist is a man of few errors, forcing his opponents to hit through him to win.

Follow our guide as we explain how you can watch a Norrie vs Ruud live stream and watch the Australian Open 2024 from wherever you are.

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How to live stream Norrie vs Ruud for FREE 


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

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

Use a VPN to watch Australian Open 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 Norrie vs Ruud 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 Norrie vs Ruud.

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 Norrie vs Ruud live stream from anywhere:

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How to watch Norrie vs Ruud 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 Norrie vs Ruud: 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 will show every AO stream.

Norrie vs Ruud is scheduled not before 1am ET Saturday / 10pm PT Friday.

How to watch Norrie vs Ruud 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 $74.99 a month after a FREE Fubo trial.

Meanwhile, ESPN Plus monthly plans cost $9.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $99.99 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 $12.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle (with ads).

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How to watch Norrie vs Ruud: 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 Norrie vs Ruud, which starts at 6am GMT. 

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 the Australian Open free on 9Now from abroad.

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How to live stream Norrie vs Ruud and watch Australian Open tennis online in Canada


In Canada, you can watch Norrie vs Ruud on TSN. Play is scheduled not before 1am ET (Saturday) / 10pm PT (Friday). 

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 Norrie vs Ruud live stream.

If you don't have cable, you can try the new TSN Plus streaming service for free for a limited time. 

Alternatively, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$19.99 a month or $199.90 each year.

If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go – just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.

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How to watch Norrie vs Ruud: live stream Australian Open tennis in New Zealand


In New Zealand, a Norrie vs Ruud live stream is being provided by Sky Sport. Play is set to get underway at 9pm. 

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.