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How to watch the US Open 2022: Catch the tennis wherever you are in the world

Your guide to watching the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open 2022

The US Open is back for 2022; the annual Grand Slam opens on Monday 29 August and lasts until Sunday 11 September. All eyes will be on the inimitable Serena Williams as she competes in what will likely be her final tournament, having revealed she will “evolve away from tennis” after the US Open 2022.

Williams is one of the greatest players in the sport’s history, having amassed 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most of any player in the Open Era. She collected her first major singles title at the 1999 US Open, some 23 years ago, and has won the US Open singles title six times overall.

As for other headline players, defending champion and national sweetheart Emma Raducanu will take on Alizé Cornet, ranked number 37 in the world, in the first round of the US Open in New York. Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, is still unable to access the US, having been refused entry after choosing not to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

The schedule for the US Open 2022 is as follows: round one will take place from 29 to 30 August, with an 11am ET (4pm BST) start time. Round two will take place from 31 August to 1 September, round three 2-3 September, and round four 4-5 September – all with an 11am ET/4pm BST kick-off.

The quarter finals will take place from 6-7 September, with a 12pm ET (5pm BST) start time. Meanwhile the women’s singles semifinals will be held on 8 September at 7pm ET (midnight BST) and the men’s singles semifinals will be held the following day (9 September) at 3pm ET (8pm BST).

As for the all-important finals, the women’s singles will be taking place on 10 September at 4pm ET (9pm BST) and the mens the day after (11 September) at the same time.

If you’re looking to tune into what looks set to become a Grand Slam for the ages, read on for our guide.

How to watch the US Open 2022 in the UK: Amazon Prime Video

Brits will be able to watch the US Open 2022 on Amazon Prime; the streaming giant has the broadcast rights for the tournament in the UK, and spectators will be able to select which particular match they’d like to watch.

Existing Amazon Prime customers will be able to watch the matches at no extra cost. If you’re not signed up to Prime, you can start a free 30-day trial, after which the service will cost you £7.99/mth (or £79/yr). If you’re just after a Prime Video membership – and won’t be using Prime delivery among other benefits – you can get a stripped-back Prime Video subscription for just £5.99/mth.

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How to watch the US Open 2022 in the US: ESPN

If you’re residing in the US, the best way to catch the US Open is on ESPN, which will be airing the live streams. Viewers will be able to watch the tournament on cable sports channels ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes. There’ll even be select matches available to view on ESPN Plus, the channel’s streaming platform.

ESPN comes in many cable packages, but if you’re yet not endowed with the channels, fuboTV is a good option. The US-based streaming TV service is loaded with ESPN, Disney Channel and more, offering more than 100 live TV channels. US residents sign up to a free seven-day trial of the service (although this won’t see you all the way through the two-week US Open), after which the service is $70/mth.

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How to watch the US Open in Australia: 9Now

Australian viewers hoping to tune into the tennis can catch the US Open on the country’s free-to-air Channel Nine, which has broadcasting rights for the tournament.

If you don’t have the luxury of being able to watch the matches in real-time, you’ll also be able to watch the US Open 2022 action on demand on Channel Nine’s streaming service, 9Now.

Watch 9Now here

How to watch the US open anywhere: Use a good VPN

If you’re travelling abroad, you may find it difficult to watch the services above, with access to the platforms geo-blocked. If this is your fate, using a good VPN service might be just the trick for you: it’ll let residents watch many of the platforms and services they would usually have access to. We’ve picked out two of our favourites below.

ExpressVPN: When it comes to unblocking streaming services (particularly on a desktop browser), ExpressVPN is top of the list for us. The super-secure service has the added benefit of an easy-to-use, navigable user experience, with both the Windows and Android apps being very user-friendly. Expert Reviews readers can claim an exclusive deal on ExpressVPN: 15 months of the service for just £74.03 (£4.94/mth).

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