US OPEN Live Stream : Rafael Nadal fought hard to beat Argentinian Diego Schwatzman, setting up a semi-final tie against Matteo Berrettini to remain the tournament favourite. Were he to go all the way, it’d be Nadal’s 19th Grand Slam, bringing him within one of Roger Federer’s incredible record.
To do that, though, he will have to beat his Italian semi-final opponent and then either Grigor Dimitrov or Daniil Medvedev, who make up the rest of the last four.
There’s plenty of excitement left in the women’s tournament as well, with Serena Williams facing world number five Elina Svitolina, and Belinda Bencic and Bianca Andreescu battling to face the winner of that tie in the final.
And that’s only the singles! We’re at the same stage with the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles games, while the stars of tomorrow are in action in the US Open Juniors.
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If you’re anything like the What Hi-Fi? team, you’ll be desperate to stay on top of the action. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s all the information on when, where and how to watch the US Open tennis action, whether you want to live stream online or enjoy at home on your TV.
When and where is the US Open 2019?
The first round of the US Open began on Monday 26th August 2019 and the tournament is scheduled to conclude on Sunday 8th September 2019 with the Women’s Doubles Final and the Men’s Singles Final.
The venue for the US Open is the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, USA.
The Flushing Meadows complex is home to 22 tennis courts. Last year, the new Louis Armstrong Stadium was opened for the US Open and, with a maximum capacity of 14,000 seats, it’s the second largest venue in the complex.
If you’re planning on being in town, a few tickets for either the 11am (afternoon session) or 7pm (evening session) are still available, from US Open official ticketing partner, Ticketmaster.
For the rest of us, we’ll need our TVs, laptops, tablets or phones to get a piece of the action.
Remember: 11am in New York (EDT) means 4pm in the UK (BST) or 5pm in most of Europe (CEST).
For your diary, here’s an order of play cheat-sheet:
September 3rd-4th: Men’s & Women’s Quarter-finals
September 5th: Women’s Semi-finals
September 6th: Men’s Semi-finals
September 7th: Women’s Final
September 8th: Men’s Final
How to watch the US Open in the UK
Quick answer: Amazon Prime Video. Still have that Amazon Prime account you set up ahead of the 48-hour bargain bonanza known as Amazon Prime Day, back in July? You might want to hold onto it; your £7.99 per month guarantees exclusive live streaming of the US Open in the UK.
Amazon holds complete and total broadcasting rights to the US Open until 2023, and will even dip its toes into the Premier League market too, airing 20 games per season between 2019 and 2022.
New Amazon customers can get a 30-day free trial with full access to live US Open match coverage – as well as free one-day delivery on thousands of items across Amazon.
How to watch the US Open in the USA
Viewers in the US will be able to watch US Open coverage on ESPN. Matches can also be streamed through ESPN3 on the US Open website, and on ESPN+.
ESPN is presenting the 2019 US Open for the 11th consecutive year, and its fifth year as exclusive partner. ESPN’s networks will showcase first-to-last-ball coverage throughout the tournament, with nearly 140 hours on TV on ESPN and ESPN2, and plans to offer an additional “digital grounds pass” for tennis fans, with more than 1,300 hours of coverage from all 16 courts, streaming live across ESPN3, ESPN+ and the ESPN App.
Additionally, ESPNEWS and ESPN+ will team up to deliver exclusive coverage of this year’s qualifying tournament (from Monday 19th August to Friday 23rd August), as well as coverage of US Open Fan Week activities taking place around the grounds. ABC will also broadcast Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on Sunday 25th August.
The Tennis Channel will deliver daily US Open preview and highlight shows, too