How to watch the ATP Finals online

The ATP World Tour Finals 2019 will take place November 10–17 in London. There’ll be four matches each day until November 17, when only one game is scheduled. Luckily, you don’t have to travel all the way to London to see what happens; in fact, the events will be broadcast live and free of charge in several countries. Read on to find out how to live stream the Nitto ATP Finals online from abroad.

It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. Although third-party streams will almost certainly be available, these are often very laggy, with low-resolution video: not exactly what you need for a fast-paced sport like tennis. Also, unofficial sources are often taken down for copyright violations, so you might not get to see who wins. With so many legitimate ways to watch the ATP Finals online, there’s no need to use unlicensed streams.

These matches will only be shown on region-locked services. This means that if there’s no official broadcaster in your country, you’ll need a VPN to watch.

How to watch the ATP Finals live from abroad with a VPN

Streaming services often check the user’s IP address to see if they’re in a supported country or not. The thing is that when you connect to a VPN, you’re given a new, region-specific IP address for whichever country your chosen server is in. This tricks sites and services into thinking you’re actually somewhere else and lets you access them from abroad. It’s easier than it sounds; just follow the steps below to unblock the ATP finals from anywhere.

Here’s how to watch the ATP Finals 2019 from abroad free:

  1. Start by signing up for a VPN if you haven’t already. We particularly recommend ExpressVPN, although CyberGhost and NordVPN are both excellent low-cost options.
  2. Next, download and install the VPN app. Note that there are often several different versions to choose from, so make sure to get the right one. When you’re done, log in.
  3. Choose one of the official ATP broadcasters from the list below. Then, connect to a server in the appropriate country. This means that you’ll need a British server to unblock BBC iPlayer, for instance, or a Canadian server to use TSN.
  4. Create an account if one is needed. Note that some streaming platforms will check to see if your payment method is linked to an address in the required country.
  5. Now try playing a video. If everything has worked, it should load instantly. If not, try clearing your cookies and refreshing the page.

The ATP World Tour Finals will be broadcast live, which is why it’s so important to test your VPN ahead of time. This way, you’ll know of any problems well in advance, giving you the opportunity to seek help from your VPN’s customer support team. Of course, this also ensures that you won’t miss the start of a match due to unforeseen technical trouble.

How to live stream the ATP Finals for free on UK TV

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British fans can stream all of the action from The O2 courts live on Amazon Prime Video. This service is included as part of your Amazon Prime subscription, so you may already have access to it. If not, Amazon Prime costs £7.99 per month and comes with a 30-day free trial. This means you can sign up, watch every ATP Finals match online, then simply cancel your account to avoid being charged.

Each day’s morning sessions will also be available on BBC2, which you can watch for free online via BBC iPlayer. However, the BBC will not have video coverage of the evening sessions. Instead, you can listen to running commentary on BBC Radio 5 (now available via BBC Sounds) from 6 PM GMT.

Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer are both region-locked. This means that you’ll need a VPN to access them from abroad. ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to try the service out risk-free. If you’re not impressed, just cancel to claim a full refund.

Where else can I watch the Nitto ATP Finals online?

Want to watch the ATP Finals 2019 from outside of the UK? No problem; below, we’ll let you know which networks are showing the Nitto ATP Finals in your country:

Canada

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TSN has exclusive rights to show the ATP Finals in Canada. Coverage will run from 9–11 AM and 3–5 PM EST every day. If your cable TV package already includes TSN, you can sign in and start streaming immediately at no extra cost.

If you don’t have cable, you can sign up for TSN Direct instead. Daily passes start at $4.99 CAD, but since this event will run for eight days, it’s actually less expensive to choose the $19.99 monthly pass. Unfortunately, there’s no free trial period included.

TSN is only available in Canada. Despite this, you can access the service from abroad by connecting to a Canadian VPN server.

US

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You have two options for watching the ATP Finals in the US: ESPN or the Tennis Channel. If your cable TV package includes either of these channels, you can just sign in to the respective website and start watching right away. Both platforms are showing every match, so it really doesn’t matter which you use.

Luckily, it’s easy enough to stream the ATP Finals online without cable. ESPN allows you to sign in with your Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, or PlayStation Vue account. Each of these services offers a free trial (usually one week) so if you switch between them, it’s possible to watch every ATP Finals match for free. If this sounds like too much trouble, we’d recommend using Sling TV since it’s the least expensive option at $15 USD per month.

All of the services above are region-locked. As such, you’ll have to either be in the US or connected to an American VPN server to use them.

Other locations

Don’t worry if we haven’t mentioned your country above; the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals will air in dozens of countries all around the world. You can start by checking the full list of international ATP broadcasters but it’s worth remembering that not every network will allow you to watch online.

Who is competing in the 2019 ATP Finals?

This year’s ATP Finals will see 24 of the world’s best tennis players go head-to-head. Eight of these will compete in the singles tournament, while the remaining 16 will be trying to take home the Doubles trophy. Below, we’ve listed every participant and their current world ranking:

Singles

  • Rafael Nadal (world #1)
  • Novak Djokovic (world #2)
  • Roger Federer (world #3)
  • Daniil Medvedev (world #4)
  • Dominic Thiem (world #5)
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (world #6)
  • Alexander Zverev (world #7)
  • Matteo Berrettini (world #8)

Doubles

  • Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah (tied world #1)
  • Łukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo (world #5 and #6)
  • Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies (world #7 and #8)
  • Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury (world #24 and #23)
  • Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus (world #11 and #18)
  • Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău (world #22 and #21)
  • Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut (world #14 and #3)
  • Ivan Dodig and Filip Polášek (world #9 and #10)

2019 ATP Finals full schedule

DateFixtureTime (GMT)
November 10Ram & Salisbury vs. Klaasen & Venus12 PM
Djokovic vs. Berrettini2 PM
Kubot & Melo vs. Dodig & Polasek6 PM
Federer vs. Thiem8 PM
November 11Krawietz & Mies vs. Rojer & Tecau12 PM
Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas2 PM
Cabal & Farah vs. Herbert & Mahut6 PM
Nadal vs. Zverev8 PM
November 12TBA12 PM
TBA2 PM
TBA6 PM
TBA8 PM
November 13TBA12 PM
TBA2 PM
TBA6 PM
TBA8 PM
November 14TBA12 PM
TBA2 PM
TBA6 PM
TBA8 PM
November 15TBA12 PM
TBA2 PM
TBA6 PM
TBA8 PM
November 16TBA12 PM
TBA2 PM
TBA6 PM
TBA8 PM
November 17TBA3:30 PM
6 PM