How to watch US Open tennis online in the UK – live and on-demand
James R | On 30, Aug 2021
The US Open returns to our screens this week for another fortnight of top-flight tennis action. The question on tennis fans’ 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 snapped up the UK TV rights back in 2018, and will be once again streaming the action in 2021 straight from Flushing Meadows, New York, both live and on-demand. 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:
When is the US Open 2021 on?
The main tournament runs from 30th August to 12th September 2021.
Novak Djokovic takes centre-stage, with no Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal playing due to injury. Djokovic’s stakes are high, though, as he tries to complete a calendar sweep of the Grand Slams and surpass Federer and Nadal’s total of major victories. He’ll have competition from Andy Murray, who continues his comeback with a first round clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas. (You can see that match at about 6.15pm on Monday 30th August – click here to stream it live or on-demand.)
In the women’s singles draw, Ashleigh Barty is the top ranking player to beat, although defending champion Naomi Osaka will be eyeing up the chance to take home the title for the third time in four years. Serena Williams will not be playing due to injury. You can see Johanna Konta in action against Kristina Mladenovic at 7.15pm on Monday 30th August (click here to stream it live or on-demand.)
As BT Sport and ITV Sport viewers will know, sport on telly is only as good as the people in front of the camera. Catherine Whitaker and Marcus Buckland will present from the studio, with tennis experts Greg Rusedski, Daniela Hantuchova, Tim Henman, Annabel Croft, Anne Keothavong and former World Number 1’s and Grand Slam singles winners Martina Navratilova and Jim Courier all providing commentary and analysis.
Experienced broadcasters Sam Smith, Mark Petchey, Robbie Koenig and Pete Odgers will also feature in the lead commentary line-up. Broadcaster and TV presenter Karthi Gnanasegaram will be with the team at Flushing Meadows and keep customers updated on all the action throughout the tournament.
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 UK time and finish at approximately 4.00am.
Replays will be available up to 15 minutes after the match has ended, with daily highlights also available throughout the tournament. There are also highlights available of the highlights from the qualifying matches, which ran from 24th August to 27th August.
Which matches are being shown?
The coverage will broadcast all televised courts, including expanded coverage of Wheelchair and Junior matches.
Will there be commentary on all matches?
Prime Video will offer commentary in English language on up to five courts – Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, Court #17, and in the first week two additional courts. The daily “Coverage & Highlights” will always have commentary. There will not be an ambient court sound without commentary.
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 get unlimited streaming access to 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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