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Stay up to date with the Australian Open in less than 30 minutes a day! And follow the tours through the year, with coverage of all the majors and the Laver Cup.

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Stay up to date with the Australian Open in less than 30 minutes a day! And follow the tours through the year, with coverage of all the majors and the Laver Cup.

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English


Episodes

AO 2024 Week 2 Rewind: crowd-pleasers, comebacks and champions

2/21/2024
Week 2 of the main draw was one for the history books: from Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff’s US Open Final rematch to Jannik Sinner’s semifinal dethroning of Novak Djokovic, from Zheng Qinwen’s run to the women's final on the 10th anniversary of Li Na’s 2014 title to Sinner and Daniil Medvedev gripping men's finale — the last seven days of AO 2024 were unforgettable, so let’s relive some of the highlights! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:33:57

Bonus: Andre Agassi on finding peace on the court and purpose in life

2/14/2024
For the first nine years of his career, Andre Agassi avoided coming to the Australian Open. So, it was with some trepidation that the two-time major champion arrived in Melbourne in 1995 eager to add a third Grand Slam title to his collection. Much to his surprise, not only was he embraced by the public, but he was spurred on all the way to the championship. In 2024, Agassi returned to Melbourne Park, where his love affair with the AO began almost three decades ago. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:32

AO 2024 Week 1 Rewind: narrow escapes, nail-biters and new stars

2/7/2024
Week 1 of AO 2024 produced some remarkable moments: from Novak Djokovic’s first-round survival of dynamite qualifier Dino Prizmic to Anna Blinkova’s extraordinary record-breaking tiebreak against Elena Rybakina, from the seed-slaying heroics of Mirra Andreeva and Linda Noskova to Andrey Rublev’s “Scary Movie” marathon against Alex de Minaur — the first eight days had something for everyone, so let’s revisit some of the highlights! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:58

AO 2024 Awards: The 'Oscars' of the Australian Open

1/31/2024
What was the match of the tournament? Who delivered the best performance? Who produced the best comeback? Tournament director Craig Tiley joins Australian Tennis Magazine’s Viv Christie and AusOpen.com’s Matt Trollope to recognise the people and the moments that made Australian Open 2024 one of the most memorable yet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:06

Day 15: Sinner coronation complete in classic comeback, Sabalenka still smiling

1/28/2024
Jannik Sinner has captured the Australian Open men’s crown and his maiden Grand Slam title in an astonishing five-set comeback against Daniil Medvedev — our experts Peter Marcato and Simon Rea discuss where and how the final was won and lost, Aryna Sabalenka is revelling in the glory of her title defence after a night of celebrations with her team — Hot Shots Tennis player Ava Yalmanchili gets to meet the 2024 women’s champion, four-time men’s champion Andre Agassi reflects on his successes and regrets, and British dance giants Groove Armada light up the AO Finals Festival. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:13

Day 14: Sabalenka still supreme! Sinner or Medvedev: who will ascend the AO throne?

1/27/2024
Aryna Sabalenka has secured back-to-back Australian Open titles with a straight-sets win over Zheng Qinwen — our experts Chanda Rubin and Simon Rea analyse the women's final and preview the men’s championship decider between Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev, we hear from both finalists and their coaches as they prepare to battle for the men’s crown, 43-year-old Rohan Bopanna has won his first Grand Slam men's doubles titles alongside Matt Ebden, 2014 women’s champion Li Na reflects on her memories at Melbourne Park on the 10th anniversary of her title, and we chat to Aussie pop star Ruel before he takes to the stage at the AO Finals Festival. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:49

Day 13: Sinner topples top dog, Medvedev back from the dead, all set for ‘Queen-wen’ v Queen Aryna

1/26/2024
Daniil Medvedev has overturned a two-sets-to-love deficit against Alex Zverev to advance the men’s final against Jannik Sinner who dealt defending champion Novak Djokovic his first loss in Melbourne since 2018 — our experts Candy Reid and Simon Reid break down the key moments of their four-set semifinal and preview the women’s final between Zheng Qinwen and Aryna Sabalenka, we hear from the finalists’ coaches Pere Riba, Anton Dubrov and Jason Stacy, plus we re-visit the December interview with Jannik Sinner’s Australian coach Darren Cahill. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:44

Day 12: Zheng the final test in Sabalenka title defence, all set for men’s semis

1/25/2024
Zheng Qinwen is a step away from replicating Li Na’s history-making feat of 2014 following her straight-sets win over qualifier Dayana Yastremka, standing in her way is defending champion Aryna Sabalenka who ended the run of Coco Gauff at the second last hurdle — our experts Josh Eagle and Simon Rea dissect the match, and preview the men’s semifinal between ATP Finals rivals Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner, we look back at the career of Evonne Goolagong Cawley on the 50th anniversary of her maiden Australian Open title, and Billie Jean King reveals how the “changing of the guard” is an important concept in the evolution of tennis at the AO Inspirational Series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:05

Day 11: Zverev escapes Alcaraz, Medvedev awaits, Zheng to face Yastremska

1/24/2024
Alex Zverev has subdued Carlos Alcaraz and booked a last four date with Daniil Medevedev who won a tug-of-war against Hubert Hurkacz en route to his third semifinal in Melbourne — experts Pippa Horn and Simon Rea discuss how he did it and preview the women’s semifinal between US Open champion Coco Gauff and AO defending champion Aryna Sabalenka, Zheng Qinwen and qualifier Dayana Yastremska extend their best previous Grand Slam results by winning their quarterfinals, and have we seen the last of Nick Kyrgios the player? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:29

Day 10: Djokovic sets up Sinner semi, Gauff and Sabalenka to meet again

1/23/2024
Novak Djokovic has battled through four sets with Taylor Fritz to set up a semifinal showdown with his ATP Finals nemesis Jannik Sinner who defated Andrey Rublev, Aryna Sabalenka has ousted Barbora Krejcikova in straight sets to book in a US Open Final rematch against Coco Gauff who held off Marta Kostyuk — ­our experts Robbie Koenig and Simon Rea dissect the result and preview the men’s quarterfinal between Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev on Day 11, and Australian Open cult figure Marcos Baghdatis shares his five-setter survival guide. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:34

Day 9: Sascha back in last eight, Zheng channels Li Na, Svitolina’s teary exit

1/22/2024
Alex Zverev has continued his incredible five-set form to dispatch Cameron Norrie and reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2021 — our experts Abigail Johnson and Simon Rea deconstruct the match and preview the Day 10 quarterfinal between young guns Marta Kostyuk and Coco Gauff, Zheng Qinwen is one of five women debutantes in the last eight following her straight-sets defeat of Oceane Dodin on a disappointing day for the French brigade which also lost livewire Arthur Cazaux in a brave three-setter to Hubert Hurkacz, plus Casey Dellacqua recalls some of her favourite moments from Australian Opens past. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:39

Day 8: Rublev downs Demon, Fritz blitzes into last eight, Djokovic clicks into gear

1/21/2024
Australia’s last Alex de Minaur has been knocked out by Andrey Rublev in a pulsating five-set battle on Rod Laver Arena — the 5th seed spoke to The AO Show about his “Scary Movie” moment, Taylor Fritz is into the quarterfinals in Melbourne for the first time after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas — our experts Josh Eagle and Dylan Wood analyse the match, and preview the Day 8 match between Iga Swiatek’s conquerer Linda Noskova and Elina Svitolina, and American sports journeyman Mason Cox takes over The AO Show to speak to American quarterfinalists Coco Gauff and Taylor Fritz. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:47

Day 7: Swiatek shock, Dimitrov & Ruud exit, it’s the Cazaux Show!

1/20/2024
Czech teenager Linda Noskova has produced the upset of the tournament toppling world No.1 Iga Swiatek — the earliest loss by a women’s top seed at the Australian Open since 1979, men’s seeds Casper Ruud and Grigor Dimitrov have come unstuck in the third round, Victoria Azarenka has outgunned Jelena Ostapenko in the battle of the Grand Slam champions to book her spot in the Round of 16 for the 11th time — experts Chris Bowers and Simon Rea pick apart the key moments in the match and preview Alex de Minaur’s fourth round clash with Andrey Rublev, Ursin Caderas gets to know French showman Arthur Cazaux, and the fans tell us their favourite players of yesteryear. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:10

Day 6: Krejcikova weathers Storm, Demon and Djoker advance, Millman’s last dance

1/19/2024
Barbora Krejcikova has surmounted a big challenge from Australia’s Storm Hunter to keep alive her title dream, onwards and upwards for the men's big seeds including Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex de Minaur and Jannik Sinner who’s still yet to drop a set en route to the Round of 16 — experts Lou Pleming and Simon Rea unpack the Italian’s formidable weapons and preview the third round match between former Grand Slam champions Jelena Ostapenko and Victoria Azarenka, John Millman bids farewell to professional tennis after the curtains close on his doubles campaign, and what are the fans’ favourite moments from the first six days of competition? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:13

Day 5: Blinkova & Rybakina raise roof in RLA thriller! Rune gone, Swiatek survives

1/18/2024
Anna Blinkova has outlasted 2023 finalist Elena Rybakina in an all-time classic under lights on Rod Laver Arena that broke the record for longest tie-break in Grand Slam history, Holger Rune has become the highest men’s seed to exit after being blown off the court by Frenchman Arthur Cazaux, Iga Swiatek has overcome a second set scare against Danielle Collins to keep alive her Australian Open dream — our experts Candy Reid and Simon Rea discuss how she managed to steal victory from the jaws of defeat and preview tomorrow’s round three clash between 2023 quarterfinalists Sebi Korda and Andrey Rublev, plus the fans reveal who they’d most like to share a court or a meal with! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:44

Day 4: Novak stops the Pop, Jabeur & Sakkari undone by young guns

1/17/2024
Defending champion Novak Djokovic has withstood another four-set test to reach the third round for the 16th time, more women's seeds have scattered on another turbulent day of competition including Maria Sakkari and Ons Jabeur — our experts Kate Burton and Simon Rea deconstruct teenage sensation Mirra Andreeva’s thumping of her Tunisian idol and preview the upcoming battle between Thanasi Kokkinakis and men’s 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov, Duncan McKenzie-McHarg helps preview some of the Day 5 match-ups, and who are the fans predicting to win the women’s and men’s singles titles? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:39

Day 3: Aussies light up the night, Kerber joins major-winning casualties

1/16/2024
Thanasi Kokkinakis and Ajla Tomljanovic have delivered an Aussie double-header for the ages—each staring down demons to win memorable epics on ‘The People’s Court’, 2016 champion Angelique Kerber has become the latest Grand Slam winner bundled out in the first round — experts Chris Bowers and Simon Rea analyse Danielle Collins’ win, and preview Alexei Popyrin’s second round showdown with defending champion Novak Djokovic on Night 4. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:32

Day 2: Osaka ousted! Felix fends off Domi in five-hour epic

1/15/2024
Naomi Osaka’s hyped return to Melbourne Park has been cut short by Caroline Garcia in the first round on a day that saw no fewer than four Grand Slam champions knocked out, Nicolas Jarry becomes the first seeded casualty of the men’s draw losing to Italian qualifier Flavio Cobolli — our experts Nick Lester and Simon Rea analyse how he upstaged the Chilean 18th seed and preview tomorrow’s big-serving battle between 2023 finalist Elena Rybakina and Karolina Pliskova, plus party rocker Redfoo is in the house with his unique takes on tennis and the Australian Open fan experience. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:55

Day 1: Djoker tested, Rublev hangs on, Anisimova scores Samsonova scalp

1/14/2024
Novak Djokovic has taken four hours to overcome Croatian teenager Dino Prizmic in the 10-time champ's longest first round match in Melbourne, Amanda Anisimova has produced the biggest Day 1 upset dispatching 13th seed Liudmila Samsonova, Andrey Rublev has survived a thriller against Brazilian fireball Thiago Seyboth Wild — our experts analyse just how he managed to keep his campaign alive in a dramatic five-setter, and preview Naomi Osaka’s AO comeback match against Caroline Garcia, plus Aussie stage legend Tim Minchin takes a look at tennis through the lens of showbiz. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:32

Bonus: Mason Cox: A sports odyssey, from Dallas to Melbourne

1/12/2024
After playing high school soccer and college basketball, 6'11" Texan Mason Cox was invited to join a US Combine for a sport he'd never heard of: Australian football. 10 years and more than 100 senior games later, the 32-year-old recently became the first American-born-and-raised AFL premiership player. And, as luck would have it, his workplace, the Collingwood Football Club, is right across the road from Melbourne Park — great news for this self-confessed tennis fanatic! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:39