John McEnroe & Jim Courier To Head Nine’s Australian Open Coverage

John McEnroe & Jim Courier To Head Nine’s Australian Open Coverage
SHARE
THIS



Nine today announced an all-star lineup of commentators and hosts who will lead the inaugural year of its landmark six-year broadcast deal with Tennis Australia.

When the Australian Open begins on January 14, Nine will be the new home of tennis, with the tournament’s best matches and biggest moments broadcast across the network’s suite of channels and 9Now, to ensure Australians get the best tennis experience available, anytime, anywhere and on a device of their own choosing.

Spearheading Nine’s supercharged commentary will be Grand Slam legend and superstar, John McEnroe. One of the most in-demand broadcasters in the world, viewers can expect the International Tennis Hall of Famer to be at his outspoken best. One of the all-time greats, McEnroe won seven Grand Slam tournaments (four US Opens, three Wimbledons) among his 77 singles titles, as well as 72 doubles titles. He was ranked No. 1 in the world in both categories.

Joining him with expert analysis and unparalleled insight into the game will be the highly experienced broadcaster, Jim Courier. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 1992-93, Courier is one of the sport’s most popular characters. In his 12-year playing career, Courier won two French Opens and two Australian Opens.

A roll-call of homegrown heroes will also usher in an exciting and dynamic new era in sports broadcasting.

Versatile commentator Todd Woodbridge will join Nine’s fresh new lineup. One of the most successful and dominant doubles players in history, Woodbridge racked up 16 major men’s doubles titles, including nine Wimbledons, three US Opens, three Australian Opens and one French Open.

Alicia Molik, the current Australian Fed Cup captain, will provide unrivalled access and insight into the best female players. Molik broke into the world Top 10 in 2005, and won the doubles title at the 2005 Australian Open and the French Open in 2007.

Also joining the new-look team are Jelena Dokic, Sam Groth and Dylan Alcott.

At the age of 16, Jelena Dokic caused one of the biggest upsets in tennis history by beating world No. 1 Martina Hingis at Wimbledon. By the time she was 19, Dokic was ranked No. 4 in the world. She has also penned the best-selling autobiography Unbreakable, a book which details her career and well- documented family life.

Sam Groth won the 2015 Newcombe Medal, awarded to Australia’s most outstanding tennis player for the year, and holds the world record for the fastest serve recorded in a tournament – a bullet-like 263.4 km/h.

Please login with linkedin to comment

Australian Open Nine tennis australia

Latest News

The Misfits Partners With Business Leadership & Culture Experts To Expand Agency Offering
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Media

The Misfits Partners With Business Leadership & Culture Experts To Expand Agency Offering

Independent experience agency The Misfits has recently announced a strategic partnership with cultural change and leadership experts Nancy Hromin and Kate Chaffer. While the company has for a long time operated in the space of creative services, digital and content marketing, film production and events, The Misfits is now broadening this offering to include business […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
TripleLift Expands Into APAC, Naming The Trade Desk’s Henry Shelley As Managing Director
  • Technology

TripleLift Expands Into APAC, Naming The Trade Desk’s Henry Shelley As Managing Director

TripleLift has today announced an expansion in their Asia Pacific (APAC) operations, with Henry Shelley [featured image] appointed as Managing Director, based in Singapore. Fueling TripleLift‘s expansion in APAC is its success in Australia, where the company works with 70 per cent of the top 50 comScore publishers. “As the home to several of the worlds’ […]

Rob Highett-Smith Joins Fiftyfive5 In Newly Created Role
  • Media

Rob Highett-Smith Joins Fiftyfive5 In Newly Created Role

Rob Highett-Smith joins Fiftyfive5 in the newly created role of head of performance measurement. Performance measurement represents one of the three core offer areas at Fiftyfive5 with tracking programs running across 40 countries; representing our fastest growing capability pillar.  Rob joins to lead this capability, which encompasses brand and comms tracking, multi market monitoring, CX and customer satisfaction, as well as other longitudinal programmatic work.   

Customer Messaging Platform Podium Launches In Australia
  • Technology

Customer Messaging Platform Podium Launches In Australia

Podium has continued its international expansion today announcing its launch in Australia. Podium serves more than 90,000 local businesses in the United States, Canada and Australia, and has seen its customer base in Australia almost quadruple to over 3,000 local businesses since the start of the pandemic. Through its SMS-based platform, Podium helps local businesses receive […]

THE EDGE Welcomes New General Manager Emily Copeland
  • Media

THE EDGE Welcomes New General Manager Emily Copeland

Commercial DAB+ hip hop and RnB station, THE EDGE has appointed Emily Copeland, to the newly created role of General Manager. Copeland brings an awesome mix of skills and experience to THE EDGE, including cross-platform media content experience, partnerships and events (including music festivals – remember those?). Copeland also has a stack of achievements to […]

Sustainability 101 With Brianne West, CEO Of Plastic-Free, Eco-Focused Beauty Brand Ethique
  • Marketing

Sustainability 101 With Brianne West, CEO Of Plastic-Free, Eco-Focused Beauty Brand Ethique

Brianne West is the founder and CEO of Ethique, a New Zealand-based sustainable, plastic free and cruelty free skin and hair care range. West sat down with B&T to explore what genuine environmental sustainability looks like, and how brands can better respond to eco-conscious consumers. B&T: Why are we seeing a rise in eco-conscious consumption?    BW: […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Cities connected with lines on a blue globe.
  • Technology

Blis Unveils New Interactive Dashboard That Tracks Consumer Movement In Australia

Blis has today revealed its new Consumer Confidence Pulse — the most comprehensive tracker of its kind — this interactive dashboard builds on its existing trend data around consumer mood to analyse behaviour during the COVID pandemic. The dashboard also now tracks consumer movement over a rolling 13-month period, across 18 retail and lifestyle sectors […]

Australian Seniors Releases ‘Dare To Date’, Second Series Of ‘Life’s Booming’ Podcast
  • Media

Australian Seniors Releases ‘Dare To Date’, Second Series Of ‘Life’s Booming’ Podcast

Following the success of Series One: Grey Nomads, Australian Seniors has launched the second series of the Life’s Booming podcast – Dare to Date.  Hosted by James Valentine (pictured with guests Liz and Barry), Life’s Booming explores the incredible stories and addresses topics important to Australians over 50. Series two titled Dare to Date is a six-part series that covers real-life love, […]

VERSA Announces Two Senior Appointments As Demand For Conversational AI Gains Further Traction
  • Marketing

VERSA Announces Two Senior Appointments As Demand For Conversational AI Gains Further Traction

World-leading conversational agency VERSA has bolstered its team with two senior appointments in response to growing uptake in conversational AI technology across various sectors. Vanessa Tout has been appointed global head of client partnerships and growth, while Michael Oso-Hughes comes on board as design director. Tout joins VERSA CEO Kath Blackham and managing director Michael […]

Patrick Rutkowski Joins Banter
  • Marketing

Patrick Rutkowski Joins Banter

Engagement marketing agency, Banter, has hired Patrick Rutkowski as Creative Technologist, to further bolster the digital and innovation side of the business. Rutkowski joins Banter after having spent the last five and a half years at independent creative agency, The Hallway where he was most recently creative technologist working with the likes of Rheem, Tourism […]

person using mobile application on smartphone, abstract close up of hands
  • Technology

Mobile Advertising Company Kargo Announces New Hires Following H1 Growth In APAC

Kargo has today announced several major growth milestones across the APAC region for the first half of 2021, more than doubling H1 revenue year-over-year with 115 per cent growth. Kargo also ran 41 per cent more campaigns in the region than in H1 2020 and the average campaign size increased by 32 per cent over […]