Roger Federer live steam for FREE at Australian Open… how to watch for FREE

Eurosport have the UK broadcasting rights for the Australian Open and will be showing all the action live.

Eurosport’s rights package for the Australian Open means they will also show the tournament live online.

Fans will need a subscription to watch Eurosport Live, with annual pass starting from £4.99 a month.

Monthly passes can be purchased for £9.99 a month… but there’s a way round it

However, fans can also live stream Australian Open tennis on a number of UK betting sites.

They possess what is dubbed a ‘watch and bet’ license, where fans may have to place a bet before being able to watch the live streams.

Not all UK betting companies have this facility but they do require customers to be over the age of 18.

It means you can simply deposit £5, leave it in the account and watch the entire two weeks of action for nothing.

Federer is the defending champion in Melbourne but is not the favourite to retain his title.

He faces a difficult opening tie against Russia’s Istomin, who knocked Novak Djokovic out of the Australian Open second round two years ago.

World No 1 Novak Djokovic is the frontrunner to win the opening Grand Slam of the season.

But Federer, in the opposite half of the draw, will is desperate to secure the 100th ATP title of his career and avoid the mistakes made by his Serbian rival.

“I know what Denis did to Novak,” Federer said.

“I watched basically the entire game a couple of years ago when he beat Novak here.

“I’ve had some tough ones against him in the past. He can play well in fast courts, and that’s what it’s going to be a little bit here as well.

“Look, I’m playing good tennis. I’m confident that I think it needs a good performance by my opponent probably to beat me. That’s always a good thought.”