Russia's Danill Medvedev faces Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the second round of the 2022 Australian Open this morning. With Djokovic out, Medvedev is hot favourite for the men's singles title – provided he can overcome Kyrgios, roared on by a partisan crowd at the Rod Laver Arena. Play starts at 8am GMT on 20th January. Aussies the world over can watch every Australian Open match free on 9now. Here's how to watch a Kyrgios vs Medvedev live stream for free from anywhere with a VPN.
World no.2 Daniil Medvedev – last year's US Open champion and Australian Open runner up – looks nailed on for the men's singles title. That's assuming he can beat unpredictable hometown hero Nick Kyrgios on Thursday.
Kyrgios cruised past qualifier Liam Broady without dropping a set in the first round, although doubts remain about his fitness. The two-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist was recently bedridden with COVID-19 and has says he doesn't 'feel 100%'.
Aussie fans can watch the 2022 Australian Open free on 9Now. Follow our guide to watch a free Kyrgios vs Medvedev live stream from anywhere.
Kyrgios vs Medvedev free live stream
Every match of the 2022 Australian Open – including Nick Kyrgios vs Daniil Medvedev – will be televised on Nine and streamed live on 9now. Coverage is completely free... but only in Australia.
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Watch a Kyrgios vs Medvedev live stream from abroad with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Australian Open 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.
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Kyrgios vs Medvedev live stream in UK/Europe
Eurosport holds the rights to air the Australian Open 2022 in the UK/Europe. Every match will be live across Discovery+, the Eurosport app and Eurosport.com. Kyrgios vs Medvedev is due to start at 8am GMT on Thursday, 20th January.
Subscription to Discovery+ (Entertainment & Sport) costs just £6.99/€6.99 a month and includes: Australian Open tennis, Grand Tour cycling, snooker and much more. Amazon Prime subscribers can trial Discovery+ free for 7 days.
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Kyrgios vs Medvedev live stream in the USA
TV rights to the 2022 Australian Open are once again split between ESPN and the Tennis Channel.
ESPN has bagged the men's and women's finals – but not Thursday's second round clash between Nick Kyrgios vs Daniil Medvedev. That one's live on the Tennis Channel.
The Tennis Channel is available to Sling subscribers as an add-on (Sling Orange with Sports Extra costs $46 a month). Cable replacement service Sling offers new subscribers a 3-day free trial.
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Want to watch the first tennis Grand Slam of 2022? Hurry, and you can get your first three days of Sling completely free! It's $35 a month after but there's no contract, so you can cancel anytime you like.
Another option is to subscribe to the Tennis Channel direct, which you may be able to do as part of your cable package.
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Australian Open 2022 schedule & match times
Schedule is as follows:
17th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles first round
18th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles first round
19th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles second round
20th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles second round
21st January 2022 – Men's and women's singles third round
22nd January 2022 – Men's and women's singles third round
23rd January 2022 – Men's and women's singles fourth round
24th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles fourth round
25th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles quarter-finals
26th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles quarter-finals
27th January 2022 – Women's semi-finals
28th January 2022 – Men's semi-finals
29th January 2022 – Women's final
30th January 2022 – Men's final