How to Watch the Tennis US Open Live Streaming
The final Grand Slam of the year, US Open 2021, will be played from the final week of August at the Flushing Meadows. And US Open Live Streaming options will be updated below and you can also watch it live on TV depending on where you are based.
Looking to watch the US Open 2021 live streaming online?
- For tennis fans in the UK, Europe, Australia & elsewhere go to bet365 > Tennis > Live Streaming here* to watch & bet on the ATP & WTA tennis live.
- Get the match by match US Open live streaming options & preview updated here.
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The US Open tennis 2021 live stream will be for the 141st edition of the tournament, which is set to feature many prominent names in the world of tennis.
Interestingly, considering the timing of the event, many experienced players aren’t in the best of shape owing to a long and hectic season. In order to avoid severe physical injuries, many players withdraw from the season itself.
This makes US Open one of the most unpredictable Grand Slams among the four and the US Open live streaming one of the most sought after among Grand Slam competitions.
In fact, among the men’s singles, no player has been able to defend his US open crown since Roger Federer, who achieved this feat in 2008. Since then, the event has had a new champion every year, wherein, the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have won the tournament twice. Read on further for US Open 2020 tennis streaming options.
2021 US Open Tennis Schedule & Dates
We are still awaiting the final schedule of the tennis calendar but according to sources, the competition could kick-start from Monday, August 30.
The 2020 US Open tennis competition began on Monday, August 31 and went on for two weeks till Sunday, September 13 when the men’s singles final was played. Organised by the USTA, the qualifiers, which are typically held in the week before the first round of the tournament, were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
All the information on the US Open tennis live streaming options on the dates mentioned here can be found below.
2020 US Open Daily Schedule
The US Open tennis first round matches were played on August 31 and September 1, 2020 which were followed by the second, third and fourth round matches over sets of two days apiece, taking us to September 7.
Half the men’s and women’s quarter-finals were played on September 8 while the remaining were hosted on September 9, which was followed by the women’s semi-finals on September 10.
On Friday, September 11, the men’s doubles final and the men’s singles semi-finals were played, which were followed by the mixed doubles finals and women’s singles final next day. The tournament finished off with the women’s doubles final and the men’s singles final on September 13.
Here’s the US Open 2020 Singles Schedule
- August 31-September 1: Men’s and Women’s 1st Round
- September 2-3: Men’s and Women’s 2nd Round
- September 4-5: Men’s and Women’s 3rd Round
- September 6-7: Men’s and Women’s 4th Round
- September 8-9: Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Final
- September 10: Women’s Semi-Finals
- September 11: Men’s Semi-Finals, Men’s Doubles Final
- September 12: Women’s Final
- September 13: Men’s Final, Women’s Doubles Final
Player List for 2021 US Open Tennis
There’s still some time to go before we can look to find the final updated list on the participating players of the 2021 US Open. Below is how things went in 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic almost ensured this tournament, like most others didn’t through. However, it is due credit to the USTA the US Open was still played, albeit with numerous restrictions. And what that did was to force some of the top players to pull out of the competition.
Rafael Nadal opted out from the men’s singles draw while Bianca Andreescu was one of the top women’s names not to play in their singles competition. Ash Barty, Simona Halep, Kiki Bertens, Elina Svitolina and Belinda Bencic also withdrew from the tournament.
Some of the British tennis players who featured in the tournament included Johanna Konta, Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie and Kyle Edmund, who should all get a direct entry into the main draw.
Djokovic, Thiem, Zverev, Tsitsipas, Isner, Khachanov, del Potro, Fognini, Cilic, Medvedev, Coric, Raonic, Monfils, Basilashvili, Berrettini, Anderson, Wawrinka, Bautista Agut, Auger-Aliassime, de Minaur, Pella, Paire, Schwartzman, Struff, Shapovalov, Pouille, Edmund, Djere, Lajovic.
Osaka, Pliskova, Kerber, Kvitova, Stephens, Sabalenka, Serena, Sevastova, Bencic, Wozniacki, Qiang, Vondrousova, Keys, Konta, Goerges, Kontaveit, Mertens, Vekic, Garcia, Andreescu, Martic, Anisimova, Muguruza, Su-Wei, Kasatkina, Kenin, Suarez Navarro, Tsurenko.
The US Open 2020 wildcards were as follows:
Mitchell Krueger, Sachia Vickery, Hailey Baptiste and Claire Liu, Allie Kiick, Katrina Scott, Kim Clijsters, CiCi Bellis, Robin Montgomery, Ulises Blanch, Maxime Cressy, Sebastian Korda, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Michael Mmoh, Brandon Nakashima and JJ Wolf.
How to Watch 2021 US Open Live Streaming?
There are quite a few ways to watch the US Open tennis live streaming on your device and some of the methods can be found below. Below you can find the 2021 US Open live streaming links.
First up is an option in which fans don’t need to purchase individual monthly packages to be able to watch the live tennis streaming from US Open; all that’s needed is a pre-funded account or the need to have bet at least 24 hours before the event to be able to watch the streaming. This can be achieved by signing up with bet365.com.
Being one of the world’s most trusted bookmakers, they are also known for their world-class platform and top-notch systems to live stream every single major sporting event including tennis and the US Open tennis.
A pre-funded account is an account implies you need to register with bet365 (process mentioned below) and make a one-time deposit of about $10 or more. Once you have that, you can visit the live streaming tab and select the ‘US Open’ option to catch all the tennis live streaming from this fourth major.
Here’s how you can watch the US Open 2021 live streaming with bet365:
- Go to Bet365.com here
- Register with Bet365.com (or log in to your 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 2021’ live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
Keep in mind that this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours.
Remember, geo-restrictions might apply.
Watching US Open live with Unibet
Secondly, you can use the option mentioned above using a second bookmaker that live streams the US Open; Unibet.com. The process remains the same, you will need to register with Unibet and once you have a pre-funded account or you have bet on anything using Unibet, you can watch the US Open streaming.
The third option is mentioned below.
2021 US Open Tennis Live with Amazon Prime Videos
One of the first tournaments that Amazon Prime Videos took on board to live stream to their customers was the US Open and they will continue to broadcast the US Open streaming this year as well for UK subscribers. This year again, the US Open tennis will be live streamed on the Amazon Prime Videos and if you are its subscriber, you can watch the competition live on any of your device.
And it’s not just the live streaming of the US Open tennis, you can also watch highlights and interviews, features and other cutting edge technology-driven tennis around not just this final Grand Slam of the season but also many of the other ATP competitions from around the world.
To be able to watch the US Open live streaming using Amazon, download Amazon’s Prime video App and install it on your phone or desktop. The tournament can also be watched on Smart TVs.
Launch this aforementioned app to activate it once it’s downloaded and then subscribe for the service by picking your preferred subscription plan. The best part about Amazon Prime Videos subscription is that it’s free for the first 30 days and you can use this trial period to watch one of your favourite tournaments like the Grand Slam live including the US Open tennis live stream 2021 without paying a penny.
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How to Watch 2021 US Open Tennis Live on TV?
The US Open tennis matches live in the United States will be broadcast by ESPN and Tennis Channel.
In Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Oceania, ESPN International has taken the responsibility to broadcast the games.
In Canada, fans can tune in with TSN and RDS.
Across Europe, Eurosport is the official broadcast partner for the US Open, which covers up to 54 countries in the continent.
In the UK and Ireland, the live streaming rights for the US Open have been won by Amazon Prime. Only the subscribers of the Amazon Prime service, something that costs £79 per annum can watch 2021 US Open tennis live stream in the UK unless you are looking to use the options mentioned above – i.e. the use of a bookmaker like William Hill, betway or bet365. You can obviously sign up for a free, one month long trial with Amazon Prime for free.
Australian viewers can watch the 2021 US Open live with Fox Sports, but if you do not have pay TV, then SBS is a good option to watch some of those matches.
In Japan, WOWOW has the broadcast rights, while in China, fans can tune to CCTV and iQiyi for US Open action.
In the Indian sub-continent, Star India is going to broadcast the matches, while Fox Sports will be covering Asia.
In Middle East and North Africa, beIN Sports is the partner, while in Sub-Saharan Africa, SuperSport will be broadcasting the matches.
How to Watch the 2021 US Open Live in USA?
Those interested in watching the 2021 US Open live on TV in USA can do so by tuning in to ESPN and ESPN2 with the matches starting at 11 am (or 12 noon depending on the court) each day.
Live streaming of the US Open can be accessed using WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app but for that you will need a cable subscription. If you don’t have one, there’s an option to be able to watch it using a service which provides live-TV streaming.
Some of these services include:
- Sling TV
- AT&T TV Now
- YouTube TV
None of the aforementioned options are for free but the good news is they offer a free trial which you can avail to watch the US Open.
Changes to the 2020 US Open
While the 2020 US Open went ahead as planned, it must be quickly added there were a few tweaks made to the competition in this coronavirus-hit world. Here’s a list of things which were different from a Grand Slam in a normal year – and 2020 was anything but a normal one!
- No Fans. Yep, it’s going to be become the first Grand Slam tournament ever to be played to no spectators inside the stadium.
- Players will be allowed up to three guests with them. They can book up to two rooms in a hotel shortlisted by the USTA and will be reimbursed for one of the rooms. Players will also be allowed to rent rooms outside Manhattan.
- No update has still been given on the number of members of the training team allowed by the authorities. The earlier quoted figure was one but players like Novak Djokovic had objected to it.
- Men’s and women’s singles main draw will be played as is. However, there won’t be any qualifiers. Top 120 players make the final draw, and eight players get wildcards.
- Men’s and women’s doubles main draw has been reduced to 32 teams instead of 64. Players featuring in singles won’t be allowed to play doubles
- There will be no mixed doubles competition. No juniors tennis either.
- Earlier there was an announcement that the wheelchair competition has been scrapped too but following strong voices about the same, USTA has backtracked and are looking to explore different options.
- Line judges at only the Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium. Other courts to have electronic line calling.
- Players will be tested once a week using nasal swabs including immediately after they arrive.
What Happened at the 2020 US Open Tennis?
Dominic Thiem lifted his first ever Grand Slam title when he overcame Alexander Zverev in a thrilling men’s singles final which saw the Austrian come back from two sets down to win the final.
The women’s singles crown was held by Naomi Osaka, who overcame the Victoria Azarenka challenge in the title-decider. It was a repeat of the earlier-held Western & Southern Open competition.
The 2019 edition of the US Open was won by Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu respectively. Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev in the men’s singles final after Andreescu had crushed Serena Williams in the women’s singles title-decider.
Osaka won the 2018 US Open women’s singles title by beating Serena Williams in a final that was one of the most controversial in recent times. Williams looked to have lost her nerve, and was given three code violations, which saw her lose a point and a game after that before Osaka served out to win the match in straight sets. Interestingly, Osaka had started off the competition as the 20th seed while Williams was the 17th seed in the tournament.
Among the top 16 seeded players, only previous year winner Sloane Stephens, eighth seeded Karolina Pliskova and Madison Keys made it to the last-eight stage. Williams sent Pliskova home in the quarter-finals, Anastasija Sevastova downed Stephens, while Carla Suarez Navarro and Lesia Tsurenko were the other two quarter-finalists.
The men’s singles draw saw Djokovic make it two Grand Slam wins in a row as he won in straight sets against the third seeded Juan Martin del Potro in the final. Djokovic did not have the best of starts to the US Open last year when he was stretched to four sets in both his first two round matches against Marton Fucsovics and Tennys Sandgren but from there on, there was just one occasion on which he was stretched to even a tie-breaker – in that final.
Rafael Nadal, the top seed, made it as far as the semi-final where he had to retire from the tournament against del Potro after being two sets down. Djokovic overcame Kei Nishikori in the other semi-final. In a fourth round match, Australia’s John Millman upset second seeded Roger Federer in four sets after losing the first set.
Djokovic will enter the tournament on the back of two Grand Slam titles this year already, having won the Australian Open and Wimbledon and having made the final of the French Open, while Nadal was the winner of that other Grand Slam title at Roland-Garros.
The women’s Grand Slam titles have been won by different women, with Osaka having clinched the Australian Open, Ashleigh Barty winning the French Open and Simona Halep taking home the Wimbledon title.
10 Previous US Open Title Winners
2020: Dominic Thiem
2019: Rafael Nadal
2018: Novak Djokovic
2017: Rafael Nadal
2016: Stan Wawrinka
2015: Novak Djokovic
2014: Marin Cilic
2013: Rafael Nadal
2012: Andy Murray
2011: Novak Djokovic
2010: Rafael Nadal
2009: Juan Martin del Potro
2020: Naomi Osaka
2019: Bianca Andreescu
2018: Naomi Osaka
2017: Sloane Stephens
2016: Angelique Kerber
2015: Flavia Pennetta
2014: Serena Williams
2013: Serena Williams
2012: Serena Williams
2011: Samantha Stosur
2010: Kim Clijsters
2009: Kim Clijsters