This year’s Indian Wells Open will stream live on Amazon Prime this March for tennis fans in the UK.
Amazon snapped up the rights to ATP Tour tennis last year, making it the exclusive streaming home of tournaments throughout the year, as the top male tennis players battle it out for ATP ranking points and titles across the globe. Amazon Prime offers both replays and highlights from London’s Fever-Tree Championships in June to the Hamburg Open in July, not to mention the Nitto ATP Finals in London every November.
This week, the BNP Paribas Open in California’s Indian Wells kicks off on 7th March and runs until 17th March, with Amazon Prime streaming the whole thing. The men’s singles draw including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Match of the Day
Saturday 16th March 2019 sees Nadal and Federer face each other in the semi-finals – the first time the pair have played competitively since 2017. Federer, seeded fourth, will play Nadal, the second seed, after they respectively beat Hubert Hurkacz and Karen Khachanov in the quarter-finals. The last time they faced off was the Shanghai Masters, when Federer won in straight sets.
The other semi-final will see seventh seed Dominic Thiem face the 13th seed, Milos Raonic.
When to watch
Amazon’s broadcast coverage starts at 5.30pm GMT, building up to the matches proper. The live coverage straight from the court begins at 6pm, with the two singles semi-finals. Other matches on Saturday include the doubles final, featuring Nikola Mektic and Horacio Zeballos vs Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.
How to watch
There are three ways to stream Amazon Prime Video: a monthly subscription of £5.99, no contract, which only includes video streaming; a monthly Prime membership of £7.99, which also includes free next-day delivery on Amazon orders and additional perks (such as Amazon Prime Music); or an annual Prime membership of £79, which is the equivalent of £6.58 a month. Hit the button to start streaming.
Amazon Prime Video is available on web browsers, as well as iOS and Android devices, Fire TV, games consoles, Roku boxes and selected Smart TVs and Blu-ray players.