2019’s last Grand Slam, US Open 2019’s main draw will start on Monday, August 26, as Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka will look to defend their singles’ titles from last year. And the US Open live streaming options for UK can be found below.
When Does the 2019 US Open Begin?
The two-week tournament will go on till Sunday, September 8 with the tournament to be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York, USA also famously known as the Flushing Meadows.
It consists of 22 courts, with the Arthur Ashe Stadium and the Louis Armstrong Stadium holding capacities of 23800 and 14000 spectators respectively. The qualifying rounds will start from this week, i.e. from Monday, August 19.
Who Will Be Some of the Prominent Players in Action?
Serbia’s Djokovic will go in this year’s US Open as the favourite. He has won four of the last five Grand Slams with Rafael Nadal’s French Open triumph earlier this year being the only exception. The ever-present duo of Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer is the other leading contender this year.
The likes of Alexander Zvernev, Stefano Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Stan Wawrinka will make it an exciting field, but it is difficult to look past the Serbian for this year’s title.
Former British number one and champion Andy Murray won’t be featuring in the singles section as he has yet not gained enough fitness to play five-set matches and has passed on an opportunity to take a wild card for the single’s main draw but we could still see him in action in the double’s category as he continues his long journey back to regain full fitness by playing in a number of doubles tournaments.
The women’s side of the draw on the hand looks hugely competitive this year as last year’s champion Naomi Osaka has suffered a dip in form post her Australian Open victory earlier this year allowing Simona Halep & Ashleigh Barty to claim the French Open and the Wimbledon respectively.
Serena Williams has had an up and down year so far and is a dark horse this year to clinch the title. British number one and world number 15 Johanna Konta will also be in the fray, but her record at US Open has been average with back to back first-round exits in 2017 & 2018 which she will be looking to improve on.
How to Watch US Open 2019 in the UK?
For viewers in the UK, Amazon Prime Videos has the exclusive broadcast rights for the tournament till 2023 for £6 million a year, and the Amazon Prime Video will be steaming the competition live this year across all of its compatible devices.
Each new user will get a free 30-day trial period (sign up here) during which they can access live coverage to all broadcast tennis matches and switch the view between various matches and courts; the matches will be available live or on-demand.
The broadcasting host team will consist popular faces like Greg Rusedski, Annabel Croft and the pundits’ panel will include Mark Petchey and Jim Courier.
The service will cost £7.99 each month after the trial period, apart from the US Open, Amazon Prime Videos will also show 39 ATP events including Indian Wells and Miami. Along with this Amazon Prime customers will get access to football matches as well (20 live Premier League games), and a lot of other video content along with same day free delivery on thousands of other products. Anyone in the UK & Ireland can sign up via this link here .
Bet365 is another option to watch the live stream and bet on it.
You can watch (and bet) on the 2019 US Open live streaming with bet365.com. These are the simple steps:
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to you account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the US Open live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
You can watch the live streaming of this final major of the season, with bet365 needing you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 or equivalent into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours.
You can also look at Tennis.TV and WTATV.com. Those are two separate subscriptions that come at $14.99 and $10 per month respectively to be able to watch the men’s and women’s draw separately.