How to watch 2019 Laver Cup tennis live in Australia
Watch the Laver Cup live as Team Europe and Team World face off in the 2019 tennis tournament.
The 2019 Laver Cup, which golf fans can think of as the Ryder Cup of the tennis world, is scheduled to take place between 20-22 September. Team Europe and Team World will once again battle it out in a unique display of skill and stamina. The Laver Cup competition features some of the best players to have ever graced the court.
Even better, Aussie fans can tune in to see all the action live, either on TV or via the Internet. Below you will find a comparison of all your Laver Cup TV options.
What is the Laver Cup tennis tournament?
Established in 2017, the Laver Cup tennis tournament is an annual, international indoor hard court men's tennis competition featuring two teams, Team Europe and Team World. As you might have already guessed, the latter is composed of players from non-European countries.
Each team consists of six top tennis players. The tournament includes 12 matches over the course of 3 days, 9 singles and 3 doubles. Every victory gives the winning team a number of points equal to the day the match was played on. The first team to claim 13 points wins the tournament. So far, Team Europe has come out on top in both previous editions of the Laver Cup.
Who is playing in the Laver Cup?
This is the third consecutive year when Björn Borg will act as captain for Team Europe. Thomas Enqvist will be vice-captain, while Roberto Bautista Agut will be an alternate. As for the team itself, it consists of:
Team Europe Laver Cup
- Rafael Nadal
- Roger Federer
- Dominic Thiem
- Alexander Zverev
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Fabio Fognini
Meanwhile, Team World's captain is John McEnroe, with Patrick McEnroe acting as vice-captain and Jordan Thompson as an alternate. The team includes:
Team World Laver Cup
- John Isner
- Milos Raonic
- Nick Kyrgios
- Taylor Fritz
- Denis Shapovalov
- Jack Sock
When does the 2019 Laver Cup start?
The 2019 Laver Cup begins on 20 September. Each day of the tournament will include three singles matches and one double. Fans can tune in from 9:00 pm (AEST) on Friday and Saturday for live coverage on part one of the festivities. And then from 3:00 am (AEST) on Saturday and Sunday for coverage of part 2. On the final day, Sunday, live coverage starts at 8pm. Replays will be available on Kayo Sports.
- Laver Cup Day 1, Part 1 – 20 September from 9pm AEST
- Laver Cup Day 1, Part 2 – 21 September from 3am AEST
- Laver Cup Day 2, Part 1 – 21 September from 9pm AEST
- Laver Cup Day 2, Part 2 – 22 September from 3am AEST
- Laver Cup Day 3 – 22 September from 8pm AEST
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How to watch the 2019 Laver Cup live
The 2019 Laver Cup will be broadcast live into Australia on ESPN2. The Nine Network will provide only highlights once the matches conclude. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to watch ESPN2 in Australia. Whether that's with a traditional pay TV subscription or via a live stream. Here are all the options available to tennis fans.
Live stream the 2019 Laver Cup with Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports offers extensive coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world, including live coverage of the 2019 Laver Cup. Replays will also be available on demand. A Basic Kayo Sports subscription costs $25 a month and allows you to watch on 2 screens at the same time, while a Premium subscription supports 3 simultaneous streams for $35 a month.
Besides a generous content library, Kayo Sports also comes with a user-friendly interface and some interesting features designed with sports streaming in mind. Subscribers can watch up to four videos at once on the same screen with SplitView, use Interactive Stats to dive into a fascinating world of statistics, or take advantage of the No Spoiler setting to hide scores when you're running late.
For those short on time, Key Moments takes you right to the action that matters in selected matchups, while Kayo Minis delivers all the highlights of important games in less than 20 minutes. You can read more about the platform in our detailed Kayo Sports review.
The service is available via the web on PCs and Macs, or you can download the app to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Kayo Sports is also compatible with Android TV, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Chromecast. However, the best bit is the 14-day free trial which is enough time to easily watch the Laver Cup for free.
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Watch the 2019 Laver Cup with Foxtel IQ
ESPN2 is included in Foxtel IQ subscriptions with the Sport channel pack. If you've added the Sport pack, you can watch the 2019 Laver Cup on TV through your set-top box, or stream the action to your laptop or mobile device using Foxtel Go or WatchESPN. Both apps are free for Foxtel Sport subscribers.
The Sport channel pack from Foxtel IQ is generally priced at $29 a month, on top of the base cost for the Entertainment package ($29 a month). Besides access to all of Foxtel's sports channels, subscribers also get the iQ4, the telco's most advanced set-top box. You can use it to record live TV or enjoy content in 4K. However, you'll need to pay an extra $10 a month for the Foxtel HD experience. Luckily, Foxtel IQ deals are always available, so you can save on fees or installation costs.
Live stream the 2019 Laver Cup with Foxtel Now
Alternatively, you can stream the 2019 Laver Cup with Foxtel Now, the service that lets you watch Foxtel channels live or enjoy content on demand. You will need the Sport channel pack for ESPN2, which costs $29 a month. This is on top of the base Essentials pack, which comes with a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels for $25 a month. A 10-day free trial is available for new customers.
Foxtel Now is compatible with Sony Android TVs, Telstra TV, Chromecast/Airplay, PS4, and the Foxtel Now Box. Additionally, you can watch on smartphones and tablets with the Foxtel Go app. Simply download the app for free and log in with your Foxtel Now credentials. You can also watch via the web with Foxtel Go.
Watch the 2019 Laver Cup with Fetch TV
ESPN2 is included in the Fetch TV Vibe pack, which costs only $6 a month. The total price of your subscription will depend on whether you bought your Fetch TV box outright or through a broadband provider.
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