Australian Open 2014 TV Schedule: Start Time and Channel For Aussie Match Coverage

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Jan 21, 2014 01:13 AM EST
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning the second set of his men's singles match against Kei Nishikori of Japan at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 20, 2014. "

The Australian Open TV schedule starts up again on ESPN and the Tennis Channel and the Aussie match coverage comes after Rafael Nadal was able to get into the quarterfinals while Roger Federer advanced as well and now those three and Novak Djokovic are looking to make deep runs and both won in three sets to advance.

The tournament is missing some stars on the women's side, with Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams losing and now the big names are on the men's draw. Victoria Azarenka is looking to win again and so is Djokovic and now coverage is back.

Check here for the ESPN schedule.

Here is more from Reuters.com: Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open when she upset former world number one Ana Ivanovic 5-7 7-5 6-2 on Tuesday.

Ivanovic had stunned world number one Serena Williams in the previous round but hampered by a left hip injury, she was worn down by Bouchard, who showed no signs of nerves in her first grand-slam quarter-final.

The only time Bouchard lost her poise was when she was asked in her on-court interview who she would most like to date, looking slightly embarrassed before announcing: "Justin Bieber".

On court, she was calm throughout, even after losing the first set and then, when she was leading 4-3 in the second, having to wait for several minutes while Ivanovic took a medical timeout for treatment to her left hip.

"I'm glad I looked (calm)," she said, when asked how she dealt with the delay. "We'd just had a tough game. I tried to keep fighting and play aggressive and I think I stepped it up in the third set."

Having upset Williams, Ivanovic went into the match as favorite but looked to be feeling the pressure as she tried to reach her first grand slam semi-final since she won the French Open in 2008.

A missed smash by Bouchard handed Ivanovic the break for 4-3 and though they then traded two more breaks apiece, Ivanovic clinched her fourth set point to go ahead.

But Bouchard bounced back quickly, breaking to lead 3-1 in the second set and after the timeout at 4-3, hold her nerve to break to level the match when Ivanovic double-faulted.

Cheered on by the "Genie Army", a band of Australians wearing the letters of her first name, Bouchard missed three chances to break in the second game of the decider, but earned the breakthrough two games later.

Ivanovic tried to get back into the match with some heavy hitting but Bouchard was a match for everything she could throw at her and broke again to seal victory.

In the semi-finals Bouchard will play China's Li Na, who beat her in their only previous meeting, in Montreal in 2012.

"We had a tough battle last time," Bouchard said. "I didn't have much experience back then so I feel this time I'll be better.

"I'm just going to have to go for it and take my chances when I get them." (Reuters)

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