What time is the US Open final? Everything you need to know
James R | On 11, Sep 2021
The 2021 US Open reaches its thrilling climax this weekend, as young British contender Emma Raducanu continues her thrilling winning run at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows, New York – and Novak Djokovic chases history to win a record 21st Grand Slam tournament.
Where can I stream the US Open online?
After years of Sky Sports broadcasting the event, Amazon Prime Video has snapped up the exclusive UK TV rights for the tournament, which means that the question of how to watch the US Open is easily answered. There’s a 30-day free trial available for new Amazon Prime members or Amazon Prime Video subscribers.
Women’s singles final
Who is Raducanu – and who is she playing?
Raducanu is the first qualifier in the Open Era of tennis to reach a Grand Slam final and, if she wins, will be the first British woman to win a major singles final in more than 40 years. The 18-year-old, who who was ranked 179th after Wimbledon has not dropped a set in the nine matches she’s played this tournament, be playing another surprise young contender in the form of Canadian Leylah Fernandez. The 19-year-old, ranked 73rd, beat second seed Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-final, while Raducanu knocked out 17th seed Maria Sakkari, making this the second US Open final ever contested between two unseeded players.
How can I catch up with the women’s final?
The women’s singles final was at 9pm UK time on Saturday 11th September, with Amazon Prime Video inking a deal with Channel 4 to stream and broadcast the match live simultaneously.
When it comes to highlights, though, Amazon Prime Video is where you need to head to watch the match in full.
The BBC, meanwhile, will broadcast an hour-long highlights programme on Sunday 12th September at 1.45pm.
Men’s singles final
When is the US Open men’s final on?
The men’s singles final will begin at 9pm UK time on Sunday 12th September.
Who’s in the final?
Novak Djokovic will be playing Daniil Medvedev – a clash that, unlike the unseeded showdown in the women’s final, marks the top two seeds competing against each other. Djokovic will be aiming to clinch a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam singles title, and become the first man since 1969 to win a calendar Grand Slam (all Grand Slam titles within a calendar year).
When does the broadcast start?
Amazon Prime Video’s coverage will begin at 8pm on Sunday 12th September.
Catherine Whitaker and Marcus Buckland will present from the studio, with tennis experts providing commentary and analysis – Amazon’s team for the tournament has included Greg Rusedski, Daniela Hantuchova, Tim Henman, Annabel Croft, Anne Keothavong and former World No 1’s and Grand Slam singles winners Martina Navratilova and Jim Courier. The commentary will come from Amazon’s team of experienced broadcasters, such as Sam Smith, Mark Petchey, Robbie Koenig and Pete Odgers. Broadcaster and TV presenter Karthi Gnanasegaram has also been with the team at Flushing Meadows to keep audiences updated on all the action throughout the tournament.
US Open: Catch-up:
Can’t stream the tennis live? Amazon Prime Video has a daily highlights show and a replay of the top Day Session match streaming throughout the tournament.
Replays will be available on Amazon Prime Video up to 15 minutes after the match has ended, with daily highlights also available throughout the tournament. Click here to watch daily highlights
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 lengthy annual contract, £7.99 a month.