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Australian Open 2016 - exclusively live on Eurosport in the UK

Australian Open 2016 - exclusively live on Eurosport in the UK

10/12/2015 at 09:29Updated 10/12/2015 at 10:45

Eurosport will broadcast the 2016 Australian Open exclusively live in the UK as Andy Murray targets a first title at Melbourne Park.

The first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open gets underway on January 18 with Murray hoping to take his winning form from Britain’s historic Davis Cup triumph into a tournament in which he’s reached four out of the last six finals.

“Eurosport offers more Grand Slam tennis coverage than any other broadcaster in the UK and we are proud to be adding this tournament exclusively live to our strong line-up, which already includes full coverage of the French Open, the LTA grass court season and the Davis Cup,” said Susanna Dinnage, Managing Director of Discovery Networks UK & Ireland.

“We look forward to what promises to be a very exciting event for British tennis fans next month.”

Eurosport UK Managing Director David Kerr added: “Securing the entire Australian Open exclusively LIVE on Eurosport is a fantastic way to start 2016.

“Our enhanced production around the Grand Slams and an unparalleled team of analysts including Annabel Croft and Greg Rusedski and joining us this year for the first time at The French Open, John McEnroe and Chris Evert, shows the breadth of our ambition.

“The icing on the cake has been Great Britain’s first Davis Cup victory for 79 years and we have been privileged to have shown every rubber live since that first tie against the USA in Glasgow back in March.”

Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia holds up his trophy next to runner-up Andy Murray of Britain after winning their men's singles final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne

Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia holds up his trophy next to runner-up Andy Murray of Britain after winning their men's singles final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in MelbourneReuters

Eurosport’s coverage of the Australian Open will start at midnight on Sunday 17th January and feature LIVE coverage across Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, with Eurosport 1 dedicated solely to the Australian Open for the duration of the tournament.

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