Watch Djokovic vs Popyrin — live stream Australian Open 2024 second round from anywhere

Novak plays a shot at the AO 2024 ahead of the Djokovic vs Popyrin live stream
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Watch a Djokovic vs Popyrin live stream

The Djokovic vs Popyrin 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: Wednesday, January 17
Expected start time: 9:15am BST / 4:15am ET / 1:15am PT / 8:15pm AEDT
FREE live streams: 9Now (AUS)
Use ExpressVPN to watch your usual stream from abroad

Djokovic vs Popyrin preview 

World number one Novak Djokovic got a huge scare on Sunday before eventually coming through the longest first-round Grand Slam match of his career. The Serbian, who is chasing a record-extending 11th men's title in Melbourne, needed four hours and one minute to beat the 18-year-old Dino Prizmic on Rod Laver Arena.

Having been handed a severe test against last year’s French Open boys' champion, Djokovic will now battle home favorite Alexei Popyrin. The 24-year-old Australian thundered 20 aces against Marc Polmans in his first-round win and certainly has the firepower to test the top seed.

One year ago the Aussie produced a huge shock in the second round as he beat then-world number nine Taylor Fritz in five sets and sounded confident of causing another upset when asked about facing Djokovic. “I have big weapons in my game that I believe can do some damage.”

Popyrin has played Djokovic once before but it was back in 2019 when he was just starting out on the tour and fell to a straight sets defeat. He will hope to put up more of a fight in front of his home supporters but it will be a tough ask as the 24-time Grand Slam champion last exited a Slam in the second round back in 2017 — though that was in Melbourne when he lost to Denis Istomin.

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

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How to live stream Djokovic vs Popyrin for FREE 


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

That means viewers can also fire up a FREE Djokovic vs Popyrin 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 Djokovic vs Popyrin 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 Popyrin.

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 Popyrin live stream from anywhere:

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How to use a VPN to Djokovic vs Popyrin

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 Popyrin: 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.

Djokovic vs Popyrin is scheduled to get underway at 4:15am ET / 1:15am PT.

How to watch Djokovic vs Popyrin 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 Djokovic vs Popyrin: 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 Popyrin, which starts at 9:15am 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 Djokovic vs Popyrin and watch Australian Open tennis online in Canada


In Canada, you can watch Djokovic vs Popyrin on TSN. Play is set to get underway at 4:15am PT and 1:15am PT. 

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 Popyrin 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 Djokovic vs Popyrin: live stream Australian Open tennis in New Zealand


In New Zealand, a Djokovic vs Popyrin live stream is being provided by Sky Sport. Play is set to get underway at 10:15pm. 

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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Adrian Back

Adrian is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about sport for a vast range of publications including World Soccer Magazine, Newsweek, Yahoo, FourFourTwo and Red Bull. Although he has covered everything from the NBA Finals and French Open, to the London Olympics and Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi, his great passion remains football – a sport he could write and talk about all day long.