The Australian Open 2016 live stream and televised coverage brings the men’s quarterfinals late on Tuesday night as Andy Murray vs. David Ferrer will be featured. The two top 10 competitors will meet up for their 19th time with Murray currently holding the advantage in the head-to-head matchups. The winner of this match between the men’s No. 8 and No. 2 will move on to the semifinals. They could possibly face Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic to determine this year’s tournament winner in Melbourne, Australia. The 2016 Murray vs. Ferrer Australian Open live streaming and TV coverage will come via ESPN networks late on Tuesday.
According to USA Today in their Jan. 26 report, Great Britain’s Murray and Spaniard superstar Ferrer will collide for their 19th time, with Murray holding the 12-6 advantage in head-to-head play. The No. 2 overall player for the men’s side hasn’t lost to Ferrer in over a year now with the last time coming at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Shanghai. Since then, Murray’s won five-straight matches over his Spanish rival, including the 2015 French Open quarterfinals and most recently, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. In that latest meeting, Murray made quick work of his opponent, 6-4, 6-4.
So how’d they get to this point at the tournament? Ferrer is coming off a 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 win over United States player John Isner, while Murray took out Australian Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(7-4). Murray may be the more shaky player here due to the fact his wife is expecting a baby in London in February, while her father was recently hospitalized due to a collapse this past weekend. Ferrer has also been on top of his game and didn’t drop a set in his first four matches, but does he have enough to snap Murray’s win streak? The winner of this classic matchup takes on the winner of the No. 13 Milos Raonic vs. No. 23 Gale Monfils match set for an early morning TV time Wednesday in the states.
Odds for this matchup have Murray priced at -500 as the favorite on the moneyline. Ferrer is currently priced as a +375 underdog at Bovada online sports books. There are also a variety of prop bets including an over/under on total games played with over 16-1/2 games at -110 and under 16-1/2 games at -120. Other bets feature trying to successfully predict who wins the first set as well as the score of any individual set. The game spread at Bovada has Ferrer +6-1/2 games over Murray priced at -140, while Murray -6-1/2 is priced at +105. Of note, Murray (5 to 1) was listed second to Novak Djokovic on the future odds to win this tournament earlier this month, with Federer at 7 to 1 odds in third.
Tuesday night’s Australian Open 2016 quarterfinals match featuring Murray vs. Ferrer has a scheduled start time of 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage of this match is available to United States viewers on ESPN2 or Tennis Channel, where available. To watch Murray vs. Ferrer live streaming online, cable and satellite subscribers with access to either WatchESPN or Tennis Channel live online feeds can log in to see tournament coverage. Live audio commentary from the tournament in Melbourne continues on channel 145 for Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers throughout the day.