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Last night, Australian Open officials opted to close the Rod Laver Arena's roof so that the men's singles final could be played in cooler conditions. The decision caused some controversy, with many wondering why the roof wasn't closed during prior matches when temperatures were even hotter.

It turns out there's a very good reason why most Australian Open matches are played sans roof - and not just because it takes ages to close the damn thing. We spoke to Australian tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt who gave us a simple explanation.

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On Monday (January 15), one of the world's biggest tennis events - the Australian Open - returns to the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. If you're stuck at work when it's all happening or don't have access to free-to-air TV for whatever reason, we have you covered! Here's how to watch the 2018 Australian Open from your desk or on your mobile phone for free.

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The Australian Open 2018 (or as we seem to be calling it now AO18), begins on Monday, January 15 and will again be broadcast live on Channel 7 and 7's tennis app. We've put together a schedule of Australian Open matches, first draw schedule and information on how you can watch the Australian Open at work, so you don't have to miss a minute of the world's biggest Grand Slam.

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AI is probably the most interesting field of tech that is emerging. Now that computing power is almost limitless (subject to budget) with access to massive amounts of compute through cloud services, there are all sorts of interesting applications possible. So, naturally, AI and whatever flavour of sports-ball you are into is a candidate for the AI treatment. IBM is putting Watson on the court at Wimbledon, to find the best matches.

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Today's Australian Open schedule is headlined by the Women's Singles final between the Williams sisters. Australia also has a chance at glory in John Peers who is playing in the Men's Doubles final. Here are the times for today's matches.

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Today's Australian Open schedule includes the Mixed Doubles semi (featuring Australia's Sam Groth and Samantha Stosur), the Women's Doubles final and the legendary Rafael Nadal's semi-final against Grigor Dimitrov. Here are the times for today's matches.

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This year's Australian Open sure has been a roller coaster ride with shock defeats, unlikely rookie victories and triumphant returns to form from some of the biggest legends in the game. Here's today's matches.