In one of the more unlikely Australian Open quarterfinal matchups, American Tennys Sandgren is set to take on 21-year-old South Korean Hyeon Chung. Sandgren, ranked 97th in the world, had never been past the first round at a Grand Slam before this week, while the World No. 58 Chung entered Melbourne had won just five career Grand Slam matches leading up to this. It’s been a wild run for both men, and it’s going to continue into the semis for one of them.
If you live in the United States, here’s everything you need to know to watch a live stream of the compelling quarterfinal match:
Live Stream Info
In the US, the match will start around 9 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN 2. That means you can watch a live stream via WatchESPN if you have a cable log-in, but if you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch the match online, on your phone or on another streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services. They cost a monthly fee but all come with a free trial:
DirecTV Now: There are four main channel packages, and ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 are included in all of them. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, and once signed up, you can watch ESPN 2 coverage on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app
Sling TV: ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 are all included in the “Sling Orange” base package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and then you can watch ESPN 2 on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app
PlayStation Vue: There are four main channel packages, and ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 are included in all of them. You can sign up for a free 5-day trial right here, and then you can watch ESPN 2 on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the PlayStation Vue app
ESPN 3 Coverage: In addition to the daily the ESPN 2 broadcast, ESPN 3 will also show daily action on individual courts. In some cases, you can watch ESPN 3 by simply signing into your internet service provider, but if that doesn’t work, you can also watch ESPN 3 by using your DirecTV Now, Sling TV or PS Vue credentials to sign in. You can watch ESPN 3 on your computer via the WatchESPN website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the WatchESPN app.
No one expected Sandgren or Chung to still be playing at this point in the tournament, but it’s not like they’ve just been benefactors of a lucky draw. Sandgren’s road to the quarters included a straight-set victory over No. 9 seed Stan Wawrinka in the second round and a five-set victory over No. 5 Dominic Thiem in the fourth round, while Chung’s last two matchups have seen him take down No. 4 Alexander Zverev in five sets and six-time Australian Open champ Novak Djokovic in straight sets.
“Amazing performance,” said Djokovic after the loss. “He was a better player on the court tonight. He deserved to win, no question about it. Whenever he was in trouble, he came up with some unbelievable shots.”
Combined, the three wins over Top 10 players (two for Sandgren, one for Chung) are the first three such accomplishments for these two, which is fairly amazing on such a massive stage. And just to add to the intrigue, this will be the second matchup between them already this year, as Chung took down Sandgren in straight sets in Auckland a couple of weeks ago.
So maybe it’s not quite Federer vs Nadal, but it’s still a really intriguing and fun matchup between the two biggest surprises of the tournament.
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