Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/10/14
(January 4, 2013)From ESPN – In January, ESPN Classic will present 80 hours of Australian Open programming – great matches, some on the day of a significant anniversary, plus tennis-themed editions of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning SportsCentury series and other interview shows.   Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 12 a.m. ET (Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. PT), ESPN Classic will air Australian Open programming virtually around the clock until Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. The marathon will climax with three memorable men’s matches from a year ago – the semifinals pitting Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal against Roger Federer, and the championship between Djokovic and Nadal. At 5 hours, 53 minutes, it stands as tennis’ longest Grand Slam final in history.   Later in the month, ESPN Classic will air a number of Australian Open matches upon a significant anniversary (5th, 10th, etc.), including Andy Roddick’s epic 21-19 fifth set vs. Younes El Aynaoui in the 2003 Australian Openquarterfinals (January 22, 9 a.m.), the Williams Sisters squaring off in the 2003 Women’s Final (January 24, 5 p.m.) and the 1993 Women’s Final between Monica Seles and Steffi Graf (January 29, 5 p.m.).   The 2013 Australian Open ESPN’s 29th consecutive Australian Open will begin Sunday, Jan. 13, with more than 100 live hours on ESPN2 HD (50+ more in afternoon reairs) and 600+ on ESPN3. Daily action continues each night with afternoon reairs through the women’s championship Saturday, Jan 26, and the men’s championship Sunday, Jan. 27, both at 3 a.m. with reairs later each day at 9 a.m. and in prime time.   Date Time (ET) Event Tues, Jan 8 12 – 2 a.m. 1993 Women’s Final: Seles vs. Graf 2 – 4 a.m. 1996 Women’s Final: Huber vs. Seles 4 – 6 a.m. 1991 Women’s Final: Seles vs. Novotna 7 – 7:30 a.m. Up Close Classics: Jimmy Connors 7:30 – 8 a.m. SportsCentury: Chris Evert 8 – 10 a.m. 2011 Women’s Round of 16: Schiavone vs. Kuznetsova 10 – 11:30 a.m. 2001 Women’s Semifinal: Capriati vs Davenport 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2001 Women’s Final: Capriati vs Hingis 1 – 3 p.m. 1988 Men’s Final: Wilander vs Cash 3 – 5 p.m. 1988 Women’s Semifinal: Evert vs Navratilova 5 – 7 p.m. 1988 Women’s Final: Graf vs Evert 7 – 10 p.m. 2005 Men’s Quarterfinal: Hewitt vs Nalbandian 10 p.m. – MID 1995 Men’s Final: Agassi vs Sampras Wed, Jan 9 12 – 2 a.m. 2011 Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Murray 2 – 4 a.m. 2000 Men’s Semifinal: Agassi vs Sampras 4 – 6 a.m. 2003 Men’s Final: Agassi vs Schuettler 7 – 8 a.m. SportsCentury: Steffi Graf 8 – 10 a.m. 2002 Women’s Final: Capriati vs Hingis 10 a.m. – Noon 2010 Women’s Final: S.Williams vs Henin Noon – 2 p.m. 1993 Women’s Final: Seles vs Graf 2 – 4 p.m. 1993 Men’s Final: Courier vs Edberg 4 – 6 p.m. 2008 Women’s Final: Sharapova vs Ivanovic 6 – 8 p.m. 2008 Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Tsonga Thur, Jan 10 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. 2005 Men’s Semifinal: Federer vs Safin 5 – 5:30 a.m. Jim Rome Classics: Andre Agassi 5:30 – 6 a.m. SportsCentury: Zina Garrison 7 – 7:30 a.m. Schaap One on One: Martina Navratilova 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. SportsCentury: Martina Navratilova 8:30 – 11 a.m. 2005 Men’s Round of 16: Hewitt vs Nadal 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1995 Men’s Quarterfinal: Sampras vs Courier 1 – 3 p.m. 2003 Women’s Final: V.Williams vs S.Williams 3 – 8 p.m. 2003 Men’s Quarterfinal: Roddick vs El Aynaoui Fri, Jan 11 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. 2009 Men’s Semifinal: Nadal vs Verdasco 5 – 5:30 a.m. Schaap One on One: Billie Jean King 5:30 – 6 a.m. Firestone Chats: Tennis Legends Ashe, King, McEnroe & Connors 7 – 8 a.m. SportsCentury: John McEnroe 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2009 Men’s Final: Nadal vs Federer 1 – 3 p.m. 2012 Men’s Semifinal: Djokovic vs Murray 3 – 5 p.m. 2012 Men’s Semifinal: Nadal vs Federer 5 – 8 p.m. 2012 Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Nadal Tue, Jan 22 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2003 Men’s Quarterfinal: Roddick vs El Aynaoui – * Thur, Jan 24 5 – 7 p.m. 2003 Women’s Final: V.Williams vs S.Williams – * Fri, Jan 25 3 – 5 p.m. 2008 Women’s Final: Sharapova vs Ivanovic – * 5 – 7 p.m. 2003 Men’s Final: Agassi vs Schuettler – * Mon, Jan 28 5 – 7 p.m. 2008 Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Tsonga – * Tue, Jan 29 5 – 7 p.m. 1993 Women’s Final: Seles vs Graf – * Wed Jan 30 6 – 8 p.m. 1993 Men’s Final: Courier vs Edberg – * * – Date of actual anniversary (5th,10th or 20th)
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