The US Open returns to our screens this week for another fortnight of top-flight tennis action. With Andy Murray back on the court at a Grand Slam for the first time since Wimbledon 2017, the question on everyone’s lips is simple: how do I watch the US Open tennis online in the UK?
After years of Sky Sports broadcasting the tournament exclusively, Amazon Prime Video has snapped up the UK TV rights for the first time this year, and will be streaming the action straight from Flushing Meadows, New York, both live and on-demand. The first time a major tennis tournament has been available exclusively on a streaming service, Amazon’s coverage will include multiple streams from several courts, catch up highlights and full-match replays.
Here’s the full details on how to watch the US Open on Amazon Prime Video UK:
The men’s singles tournament will see all the big hitters competing for the top prize, including Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Contenders kicking off the action on Day 1 include Milos Raonic, Jack Sock, Kyle Edmund, Greg Dimitrov, Fernando Verdasco, John Isner, Dominic Thiem and rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Andy Murray will also be kicking off his return to the Grand Slam circuit against Australia’s James Duckworth. Andy Murray’s match is expected to begin at 5.15pm.
In the women’s singles tournament, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens, Garbine Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina are all odds-on favourites to compete for the title. Kicking off the action on day one are also Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Venus Williams and Karolína Plíšková.
As BT Sport and ITV Sport viewers will know, sport on telly is only as good as the people in front of the camera. So who’s presenting Amazon Prime Video’s US Open coverage? Greg Rusedski and Daniela Hantuchova will return as Amazon Prime Video’s in-studio experts, with Catherine Whitaker hosting coverage alongside BBC Radio 4’s sports correspondent Karthi Gnanasegaram, a new addition to the team. Rusedski and Hantuchova will now be joined by former world number one, four-time Grand Slam winner and US Open finalist Jim Courier along with former player and established analyst and commentator Mark Petchey and former British number one Annabel Croft.
Further commentary will be provided by Robbie Koenig, Nick Lester, Sam Smith, Arvind Parmar, Barry Cowan and Susan Thearle, alongside Anna Whiteley, who will act as as on-site reporter in New York. Finally, with the tournament celebrating its 50th Anniversary, former world number one, eight-time Grand Slam winner and five-time US Open champion Jimmy Connors will complete the expanded Prime Video line-up, providing in-studio analysis as well as commentary.
When is the US Open tennis on?
With all the action unfolding on US time, the most important question for British tennis fans is what time the US Open is on Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service’s live multi-stream coverage of the US Open will begin daily at 4.00pm BST and finish at approximately 4.00am BST. Cover of day one of the tournament will begin at 3.30pm BST.
Amazon Prime Video will also have a daily highlights show and a replay of the top Day Session match at approximately 9.00pm BST. Full-day highlights will be available on-demand from approximately 7.00am, starting from Tuesday 28th August, showing the previous day’s highlights. One ‘match of the day’ will also be available on-demand, as well as replays of all quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals for men’s and women’s singles matches.
How much does Amazon Prime Video cost?
A subscription to Amazon Prime Video costs £5.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial. You can also stream Amazon Prime Video as part of a full Amazon Prime membership, which costs £79 a year or, to avoid a length annual contract, £7.99 a month.
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