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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

Day 13: Queen Aryna reigns supreme, Tsitsipas prepared for pain (Ep 16)

1/28/2023
Aryna Sabalenka is crowned Australian Open women’s champion after a come-from-behind win over Elena Rybakina — the Belarusian chats to The AO Show about her life-changing achievement, our Round Table experts analyse the women’s final and preview the men’s final between history-chasing Novak Djokovic and battle-ready Stefanos Tsitsipas, the ‘Ice Brothers’ Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler cap a magical campaign in the men’s doubles final, plus we go behind the scenes of Rod Laver Arena with...

Duration:00:28:42

Bonus: Out in the Open with Craig Tiley

1/28/2023
When the CEO of Tennis Australia and AO Tournament Director comes to the Pride Hub for a chat, we all sit up and listen. Craig Tiley talks to Sam Koslowski about leadership, how his past has informed his perspectives on pride, diversity and inclusion, and the power of sport to shift conversations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:22

Day 12: Can Stef stop the Djokovic juggernaut? Elena and Aryna set for Saturday smackdown (Ep 15)

1/27/2023
Novak Djokovic is one win away from a historic 10th Australian Open title after eliminating Tommy Paul in the American’s first major semifinal — can Karen Khachanov’s conquerer Stefanos Tsitsipas spoil Novak’s party? Our Round Table experts dissect the Tsitsipas win and preview the women’s final: Elena Rybakina v Aryna Sabalenka and their coaches give their takes on the championships decider, and what's been the match of the tournament so far? We ask our AusOpen.com panellists and the fans...

Duration:00:31:09

Day 11: Rybakina v Sabalenka in final showdown, can Djokovic be beaten? (Ep 14)

1/26/2023
Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka book their spots in the women’s final while Victoria Azarenka and Magda Linette bow out at the second last hurdle — our Round Table experts dissect Rybakina’s win and preview Day 12 men’s semifinals action: Karen Khachanov v Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic v Tommy Paul, the ‘Ice Brothers’ Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler continue their golden run into the men’s doubles final, plus some AO legends reveal their fantasy modern-day match-ups. See...

Duration:00:29:37

Bonus: Out in the Open with Kate Jenkins

1/26/2023
Meet Kate Jenkins: Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, a member of the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Play by the Rules Co-Chair. Her mission is to advance gender equality — in politics, the corporate sphere, public service bodies like the army or police, universities or sports. This year, she is also an Ambassador for the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup. She sat down for a chat with Sam Koslowski about how to improve diversity in men's sport, whether a Pride Hub should...

Duration:00:13:13

Day 10: Djokovic too good for Rublev, Sabalenka and Linette to battle (Ep 13)

1/25/2023
Novak Djokovic moves another step closer to a 10th Australian Open title following a straight sets win over Andrey Rublev, Tommy Paul prevails in the battle of the Americans, Magda Linette claims the scalp of Karolina Pliskova to book a spot in her first major semifinal — our expert panellists analyse her upcoming opponent Aryna Sabalenka's victory over Donna Vekic and preview the other women’s semifinal: Elena Rybakina v Victoria Azarenka, plus Josh Martin meets the Aussie doubles pairing...

Duration:00:29:59

Day 9: Vika’s bitter-sweet memories, Stef into semis, Korda unravels (Ep 12)

1/24/2023
Victoria Azarenka defeats Jessica Pegula to reach the AO semifinals for the first time in a decade, evoking bitter-sweet memories of 2013, Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina moves a step closer towards a second major title with a straight-sets win over Jelena Ostapenko — our expert panellists break down the win on the Round Table and preview Day 10 quarterfinals: Karolina Pliskova v Magda Linette and Andrey Rublev v Novak Djokovic — the nine-time champion joins The AO Show to discuss his...

Duration:00:29:14

Bonus: Out in the Open with Casey Dellacqua

1/24/2023
You know Casey Dellaqua from the court and the commentary box. Behind the scenes, she's a vocal advocate for her LGBTQIA+ community, and will be front and centre at this year's AO Glam Slam and Tennis Australia's World Pride activities. TDA's Sam Koslowski sat down with her at the Australian Open for a wide-ranging chat in the Mastercard Pride Hub. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:34

Day 8: Djokovic de Molition, Rublev removes Rune, Garcia gone (Ep 11)

1/23/2023
Novak Djokovic dashes Australian hopes with a straight-sets win over Alex de Minaur, setting up a last eight clash with Andrey Rublev who survived a five-set battle with Holger Rune — the Round Table analyses the win and previews Day 9 quarterfinals action: Jessica Pegula v Victoria Azarenka and Karen Khachanov v Sebastian Korda whose coach tells us why his player can win Grand Slam titles, plus what the fans are looking forward to in Week 2, and Josh Martin takes us behind the scenes of the...

Duration:00:29:40

Day 7: Iga out! Vika advances, no mercy for Sinner, Korda into quarters (Ep 10)

1/22/2023
Stefanos Tsitsipas joins us after holding off Jannik Sinner in a five-set re-match of their 2022 quarterfinal, Sebastian Korda upstages Hubert Hurkacz to advance to the last eight, Iga Swiatek shock exit leaves the women’s and men’s quarterfinals devoid of the top two seeds for the first time in the Open Era — we dissect Elena Rybakina’s win and preview Day 8 action: Aryna Sabalenka v Belinda Bencic and Alex de Minaur v Novak Djokovic, plus which player’s attribute do the fans most wish they...

Duration:00:28:59

Day 6: Andy out of gas, Djoker’s date with Demon, Sabalenka to battle Bencic (Ep 9)

1/21/2023
Andy Murray bows out on Day 6 leaving Novak Djokovic the only remaining Grand Slam champion in the men’s draw — he now faces Australia's last hope Alex de Minaur for a spot in the quarters, Aryna Sabalenka sets up a Round of 16 clash with Belinda Bencic — our expert panellists analyse the 12th seed’s win over Camila Giorgi, discuss her upcoming meeting with the Belarusian, and preview Day 7 action: Iga Swiatek v Elena Rybakina and Jannik Sinner v Stefanos Tsitsipas, Ursin Caderas gets to...

Duration:00:29:06

Bonus: Out in the Open with Al Viney

1/20/2023
At age 18, Paralympian Al Viney survived a serious car accident caused by a drunk driver, leaving her with lasting impairments to her left elbow, forearm and hand. Since the accident, Viney has gone on to represent Australia as an elite rower. Outside of the sporting arena, she is a vocal advocate for rainbow athletes, particularly those with a disability. When Sam Koslowski sat down with Viney at the Australian Open for a chat in the Mastercard Pride Hub, she was emotional, compelling and...

Duration:00:19:06

Day 5: Korda dazzles Daniil, Sakkari and Keys displaced, Murray mania! (Ep 8)

1/20/2023
The contenders continue to tumble on Day 5 of the Australian Open: Daniil Medvedev is upstaged by Sebastian Korda, Cameron Norrie is neutralised by Jiri Lehecka, Victoria Azarenka displaces Madison Keys, and Zhu Lin rings in the Chinese New Year with a surprise victory over Maria Sakkari, Andy Murray is still the talk of Melbourne Park following his phenomenal victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis — we break down the performance on the Round Table and preview Day 6 action: Aryna Sabalenka v Elise...

Duration:00:30:07

Day 4: Murray magic! Casper cast aside, Ons’ off night (Ep 7)

1/19/2023
Andy Murray pulls off one of the all-time great Grand Slam victories to reach the third round, upsets galore on a brutal Day 4 with women’s and men’s number two seeds Ons Jabeur and Casper Ruud joining the growing list of seeded casualties — our expert panel dissects Jenson Brooksby’s upset win over Ruud and previews Day 5 action: Madison Keys v Victoria Azarenka and Seb Korda v Daniil Medvedev, plus the fans share their biggest surprises from the tournament in the time it takes Jason Kubler...

Duration:00:30:21

Bonus: Out in the Open with Maria Thattil

1/18/2023
Maria Thattil is a speaker, author, creator, TV star, former Miss Universe and model. She's also one of the most influential voices in the discourse around LGBTQIA+ representation in Australian media via her newspaper columns, TV appearances and web presence. Maria sat down with co-founder of The Daily Aus, Sam Koslowski, for a chat in the Mastercard Pride Hub. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:18

Day 3: Rafa's defence derailed, Petra sent packing, Coco full of beans (Ep 6)

1/18/2023
Rafael Nadal’s title defence ends in the second round at the hands of Mackenzie McDonald, women’s seeds Petra Kvitova and Beatriz Haddad Maia are eliminated while Coco Gauff shows her class against Emma Raducanu, Felix Auger-Aliassime survives a five-set battle with Alex Molcan — our expert panellists analyse the match and preview Day 4 action: Leylah Fernandez v Caroline Garcia and Andy Murray v Thanasi Kokkinakis, plus we meet AO junior reporters Mitch and Flynn. See...

Duration:00:27:07

Day 2: Murray 'man of steel' buries Berrettini, Djokovic back to business (Ep 5)

1/17/2023
Andy Murray winds back the clock to record a famous five-set victory over Matteo Berrettini on a weather-affected Day 2 of the Australian Open — we get the reactions of the fans and the insights of our of experts on the Round Table, Novak Djokovic picks up where he left off in 2021 with a straight-sets starter, Aussie starlet Kim Birrell upstages Kaia Kanepi to record her first Grand Slam win in more than four years, plus a preview of Day 3 action, and AusOpen.com’s Matt Trollope reveals the...

Duration:00:31:01

Bonus: Out in the Open with Nick McCarvel

1/16/2023
World-renowned sports reporter Nick McCarvel has been a tennis writer for The New York Times, USA Today, ESPN the Magazine, NBC Sports and the official tournament websites of the US Open and Australian Open. His contribution as a Pride Ambassador for tennis — and world sport in general — is not to be understated. From in front of the camera to behind the keyboard, McCarvel is a force to be reckoned with. He sat down with Sam Koslowski from The Daily Aus in the Mastercard Pride Hub to talk...

Duration:00:10:21

Day 1: Kyrgios withdraws, seeds safe, Coco and Emma to battle (Ep 4)

1/16/2023
Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the Australian Open with a knee injury sending shockwaves through the tournament, all of the major seeds survive but not without challenges for Danielle Collins, Madison Keys, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Rafael Nadal — our expert panel dissects the defending champion’s win over Jack Draper and previews Day 2 action: Garbiñe Muguruza v Elise Mertens and Matteo Berrettini v Andy Murray, Emma Raducanu sets up a second round clash with Coco Gauff who shares her thoughts...

Duration:00:28:50

AO Draw analysed, Tiley’s strongest field ever, NBA icon checks in (Ep 3)

1/13/2023
The Australian Open singles draws are locked and loaded — our expert analysts Lou Pleming and Colin Fleming (aka "The Lemings") identify the key match-ups for the first round and beyond, Craig Tiley steps out of the scheduling room to give insight into the life of a tournament director, AO favourite Grigor Dimitrov opens up on his career and what he still wants to achieve, NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki realises a lifelong dream to attend the Australian Open, and Simon Rea from the Game Insight...

Duration:00:37:31