Wimbledon was canceled and the French Open was postponed until the end of September, but the US Open started as originally planned and began on the last Monday in August. Despite starting on time, this year’s tournament has been 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 tournament’s chaotic response after Benoit Paire in France tested positive for COVID-19. And the top-class Novak Djokovic was forced to cancel his fourth round after hitting a line judge with a ball.
With only three days left in the tournament, two women and four men remain in the singles competitions. Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka meet in the women̵7;s final on Saturday, but before they do, the semifinals for men will take place today.
Here’s everything you need to know to see all the action from Flushing, New York, without a cable subscription.
What is the tournament schedule?
The semifinals for the men’s single will be played today, Friday 11 September. Here are the matches:
- (20) Pablo Carreño Busta vs. (5) Alexander Zverev at 16:00 ET (13:00 PT)
- (3) Daniil Medvedev vs. (2) Dominic Thiem at 18:30 ET (15:30 PT)
The women’s final between Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka is scheduled to start at 16.00 ET (13.00 PT) on Saturday. The men’s final starts at 16.00 ET (13.00 PT) on Sunday.
Check out the US Open’s official website for daily schedules and results.
How can I watch the US Open on TV?
The remaining singles matches of the tournament will be broadcast on ESPN. 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 provided by ESPN.
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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 also skipped the tournament.
Benoit Paire, who tested positive, was placed 17th in the men’s draw and withdrew before the tournament started.
On the women’s side, defending champion Bianca Andreescu withdrew from the tournament before it began, as did world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and No. 2 Simona Halep. Like Nadal cited all three coronavirus problems.