Courier to Channel Nine Tennis?
Channel Nine’s Director of Sport Tom Malone joined Macquarie Sports Radio’s David Morrow and Matt Thompson to share the news of the earlier than expected deal, which will see next year’s Australian Open on Channel Nine.
Malone said Nine will look to, “put the Wide World of Sports stamp onto the Australian Open and Summer of Tennis.” They also discussed if crowd and player favourite commentator Jim Courier could be heading to Channel Nine.
The breakthrough ensures there is no longer a scheduling conflict on Seven, which was expected to use its final Australian Open to heavily promote its cricket coverage.
The deal also means Nine won’t be without a sport this summer, after Seven nabbed the cricket earlier this year in a partnership involving Foxtel.
Hear the conversation here: