Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut live stream: how to watch the Australian Open for free today

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Former world number one Andy Murray has looked like a player reborn in Melbourne this week, but can the veteran Scot continue his comeback run in this Australian Open third round clash against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut? Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut is underway on the Margaret Court Arena now. Here's how to watch an Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut live stream in 2023 from anywhere today.

  • Murray vs Bautista Agut on 9Now (opens in new tab) – Aussies abroad watch free with a VPN (opens in new tab)
Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut live stream

Date: 21st January 2023

Time (est.): 3am ET / 8am GMT / 7pm AEDT

FREE live stream: 9Now (opens in new tab) (Australia)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

UK/Europe stream: Discovery+

US stream: ESPN+ | Sling (opens in new tab)

Veteran star Murray has shown there's plenty left in the tank after coming through two five-set marathons to reach this stage. The 35-year-old's latest heroic showing saw him come back from two sets down to win in his second round clash against Thanasi Kokkinakis, an encounter which proved to be the longest match of Murray's almost two decades-long career. 

Murray now faces the World number 25 Bautista Agut, who also had to overcome a two-set deficit to set up this tie after seeing off qualifier Brandon Holt on Thursday. Just a year younger than Murray, Bautista Agut reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon last year, and finished runner-up to Soonwoo Kwon at Adelaide 2 last week in the build up to this tournament.

The two players have face each other on six previous occasions, with honours even at three wins a piece, the most recent encounter ending in a straight sets victory for Bautista Agut during last October's Swiss Indoors tournament.

Murray vs Bautista Agut free live stream

Aussies can watch the entire 2023 Australian Open – including Murray vs Bautista Agut – on 9Now (opens in new tab). The coverage is completely free – for those in Australia.

Travelling abroad? Simply use a VPN to access 9Now (opens in new tab) from anywhere. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Sign up for 12 months and you can watch all four Grand Slams on 9Now.

Never used a VPN? Follow the step-by-step instructions below...

Watch the 2023 Australian Open from anywhere with a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Australian Open 2023 rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so you can access local streaming services from anywhere and save money!

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Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it today for the tennis.

How to use a VPN for Murray vs Bautista Agut

Using a VPN to watch Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut is incredibly simple:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the tennis, you may wish to choose 'Australia' for 9now.

3. Then head over to 9now (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut live stream in UK/Europe

2023 Australian Open live stream: Melbourne Park

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The Australian Open is being shown live on Eurosport via Discovery+.

Subscription to Discovery+ (Entertainment & Sport) costs just £6.99/€6.99 a month and includes the Grand Slam tennis, Grand Tour cycling, snooker and much more besides.

Remember: Aussies can watch every match free on 9Now (opens in new tab) (Use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access 9now when travelling outside of Australia).

Murray vs Bautista Agut live stream in the USA

US TV rights to the 2023 Australian Open belong to ESPN. That means games – including Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut – will be streamed live on ESPN Plus, the broadcaster's $9.99-per-month sports app.

Prefer to watch on TV? Sling TV is another good option for cable-cutters, as it provides streaming access to ESPN. FuboTV is also an good option and comes with a 7-day free trial.

Don't forget: Aussie nationals can live stream every match free of charge on 9Now (opens in new tab). Aussies abroad can access 9now with a VPN (opens in new tab).

Australian Open 2023 | Sling 50 percent off deal (opens in new tab)

Australian Open 2023 | Sling 50 percent off deal (opens in new tab)
Sling provides instant streaming access to ESPN on your computer, smart TV, tablet or mobile device. The Sling Orange package (featuring ESPN) is just $40 a month, and new subscribers get 50 percent off their first month. No contract, cancel anytime.

AO live stream on ESPN with Fubo TV 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab)

AO live stream on ESPN with Fubo TV 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab)
This top-notch streaming service carries ESPN and most of the best cable channels, so you can watch the Australian Open, NFL, College Football and more without a pricey cable subscription. New subscribers get a 7-day free trial. Prices start at $69.99 per month thereafter. Cancel anytime.

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