Tennis joins a busy September sports calendar; here’s how to stream the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
- The tournament concluded Sept. 13.
- Dominic Thiem beat Alexander Zverev in a classic five-set men’s final on Sunday, Sept. 13.
- Naomi Osaka beat Victoria Azarenka in three sets on Saturday, Sept. 12 to win the women’s final.
- Some big names who were missing in the 2020 tourney: 2019 U.S. Open women’s champ Bianca Andreescu, No. 2 world-ranked Simona Halep, and all-time greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Plus, and the Tennis Channel showcased the 2020 U.S. Open.
What is the U.S. Open?
Dating back to 1881, the tournament is one of the four Grand Slam events on the circuit, and like its Australian Open cousin, it’s played on hard courts. That makes it an even faster game than what happens on Wimbledon’s on-grass play or on the French Open’s famed clay courts.
Wimbledon gave both hardcore and casual tennis fans some great tennis and intriguing storylines earlier this summer—will the U.S. Open do the same? Check out all the action at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York to find out.
What channel is the U.S. Open on?
The U.S. Open will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, with additional coverage on the Tennis Channel.
When are the men’s and women’s U.S. Open finals?
The U.S. Open women’s final is Saturday, Sept. 12 at 4pm ET. The U.S. Open men’s final is Sunday, Sept. 13 at 4pm ET.
U.S. Open tennis live stream: What streaming services carry the U.S. Open?
Here’s how to stream the U.S. Open.
ESPN+ is a subscription-based streaming service that lets you watch live sports action you won’t find anywhere else. Think of it as super-sizing your ESPN viewing, allowing you to stream more sports, including exclusive baseball games, soccer matches, and MMA fights.
ESPN+ has partnerships with Major League Baseball, a number of soccer leagues around the world (including MLS, USL, and Serie A), and UFC. It’s become increasingly essential for sports fans to add it to their streaming set-up. It’s also doing baseline-to-baseline coverage of the U.S. Open.
Plus, you’ll gain access to the entire 30 for 30 catalog of sports documentaries, plus other great ESPN programming to keep you informed and entertained.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.
Hulu Live TV’s sports coverage includes the full suite of ESPN channels (including ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, and ESPN College Extra), FS1 and FS2), NBSCN, the Olympic Channel, and the Big Ten Network. Hulu’s also got you covered for news and entertainment in its nearly 70-channel package.
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If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package.
There’s a Sports Extras option for Orange + Blue subscribers, with MLB Network, NBA TV, and NHL Network part of the plan. There’s also a Sports Extra add-on for the Sling Blue package, and another one for the Sling Orange package. All three sports add-ons include the Tennis Channel.
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FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans. It’s since evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. It starts at $54.99 a month, and depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. Fubo can entertain you with Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 at even Fubo’s most basic tier.
The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. Fubo added the ESPN suite of channels in an agreement that also brought ABC and the Disney Channel. Pretty much every sports channel you could think of is available through Fubo, including BeIN Sports, CBS Sports Network, and TUDN. Tennis Channel is part of the Sports Extra package that comes with Fubo Ultra.
AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month.
At its most basic Plus tier, you can find sports staples like ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. Tennis Channel starts at the Max level. Considering that AT&TV TV Now plans include the loaded Ultimate and Premier tiers, as well as the Spanish-language Optimo Mas package, you can find whatever sports channel you’re seeking in at least one of the AT&T TV Now plans.
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
It’s a great option for sports fans. It comes with ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBCSN at the ready. Deeper sports cuts, like Tennis Channel, NBA TV, MLB Network, CBS Sports Network, and ESPNU are also part of the YouTube TV plan.
For under $40 a month, Vidgo brings more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), NFL Network, and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. Like Fubo, it started out for streaming sports but carries a lot more now. There’s even a Social TV platform that allows you to chat with other Vidgo viewers about what you’re watching.
Vidgo has two Latino options featuring ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, and TyC sports at both levels. At the Plus level on the English side, you get NFL RedZone and all the Pac-12 Network regional options.
Match of the Day: Saturday, Sept. 12, Osaka vs. Azarenka
Naomi Osaka looks the clear favorite in this one, though Victoria Azarenka ousted Serena Williams to get here. Azarenka does have some factors in her favor, though. She’s compiled one of the best return point win percentages in the tournament. She’s also been more accurate with her first serve than Osaka. However, Osaka’s first-serve win percentage in the Open is 81 percent.
The 2020 U.S. Open men’s and women’s seeds
Some top names are missing from both sides, and yet the field looks largely similar to 2019’s tournament. Here are the top eight men’s and women’s seeds.
- Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
- Dominic Thiem (Austria)
- Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
- Alexander Zverev (Germany)
- Matteo Berrettini (Italy)
- David Goffin (Belgium)
- Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain)
- Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
- Sofia Kenin (United States)
- Serena Williams (United States)
- Naomi Osaka (Japan)
- Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
- Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
- Madison Keys (United States)
- Petra Martic (Croatia)
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