Wimbledon was canceled and the French Open was postponed until the end of September, making the US Open the second Grand Slam tournament on the tennis calendar during this most unusual and horrible year. What is usually the fourth Grand Slam, the Australian Open, was actually played in January, which seems like eight years rather than eight months ago.
The US Open started as originally planned, starting on the last Monday in August, but otherwise it is anything but normal. There are no cruel New York crowds as matches are played without fans, many players have lost voluntarily and some who remained complained about the tournament̵7;s chaotic response after Benoit Paire in France tested positive for COVID-19.
At this point, most players have been eliminated but many big names, including Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, are still playing. Here’s everything fans need to know to watch all the action from Flushing, New York, without a cable subscription.
What is the tournament schedule?
The US Open is a two-week tournament that began on Monday, August 31 and includes day and night matches every day for two weeks.
The semifinal for women’s singles is scheduled for Thursday, September 10 at 19:00 and the semifinal for men will take place the following day. The final is on Sunday 13 September.
Check out the US Open’s official website for daily schedules and results.
How can I watch the US Open on TV?
The tournament will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2. Coverage begins at 11 or 12 ET (8 or 9 PT) each day and runs until 23 ET (8 PM PT) or later.
You can stream the tournament live on WatchESPN.com or via the ESPN app, but you must prove that you have a TV subscription that includes ESPN. If you do not have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can use a live TV streaming service to watch the matches live; all services listed here are offered by ESPN and ESPN2.
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Who does not play?
On the men’s side, two big names are missing in this year’s tournament. They have 39 Grand Slam singles titles between them, including a total of nine US Open titles. Defending champion Rafael Nadal dropped out, citing COVID-19 concerns, while Roger Federer is on the shelf for the rest of the year after undergoing two operations on his right knee. Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka have also withdrawn from the tournament.
Benoit Paire, who tested positive, was placed 17th in the men’s draw and is now out of the tournament.
On the women’s side, defending champion Bianca Andreescu withdrew from the tournament, as did Ashleigh Barty and world No. 1 Simona Halep. Like Nadal cited all three coronavirus problems.