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 in 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 has started as originally planned on the last Monday in August. Many players have dropped out of the tournament, and there will be no raging crowds in New York as matches will be played without fans, but high-stakes tennis is finally back. Here̵7;s everything fans need to know to see 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 ends on Sunday, September 13.
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 Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka have also withdrawn from the tournament.
One player – France’s Benoit Paire – has tested positive for COVID-19. Paire was placed as the 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 No. 2, Simona Halep, No. 1. Like Nadal, he cited all three coronavirus problems.
WHO is playing?
On the men’s side, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic plays and will see to crawl closer to Federer and Nadal in the race for the most career Grand Slam titles. To claim his 18th Grand Slam singles title, Djokovic must navigate a field containing six top-10 players: No. 3 Dominic Thiem, No. 5 Daniil Medvedev, No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, No. 7 Alexander Zverev, No. 8 Matteo Berrettini and No. 10 David Goffin.
On the women’s side, only four top 10 players are expected to play: No. 3 Karolína Plíšková, No. 2 Sofia Kenin, No. 9 Serena Williams and No. 10 Naomi Osaka. Other big names playing in New York include 16-year-old Coco Gauff and 37-year-old Kim Clijsters, who last played in a 2012 Grand Slam tournament.
How can I watch the US Open on TV?
The tournament will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2. There are both day and night matches for two weeks. Coverage begins at 11 or 12 ET (8 or 9 PT) each day and lasts until 23 ET (8 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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