US Open 2021: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time, How and When to Watch

Published 08/26/2021, 5:59 AM EDT
A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium is seen as Alexander Zverev of Germany serves the ball in the third set during his Men’s Singles final match against and Dominic Thiem of Austria on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


For its 141st edition, the US Open 2021 will raise curtains on August 30, 2021. It will transpire at its traditional venue, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, New York.

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Last year, the event had taken place behind closed doors due to the active pandemic outbreak. Fortunately, the American Grand Slam will welcome a 100% crowd capacity this year. And since it’s the fourth and final annual major tournament, no tennis fan would want to miss this one.

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Besides, millions of fans worldwide will enjoy the US Open from the comforts of their home. If you are one of them, here’s the complete guide to the TV schedule for the upcoming US Open 2021.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 01: A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium with the roof closed during the second round Men’s Singles match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Marcel Granollers of Spain on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

TV coverage for US Open 2021

For local fans, ESPN will exclusively cover the US Open for a sixth consecutive year. Also, it would provide live streaming of all courts on ESPN3, ESPN+, and the ESPN App. Fans can catch previews and off-court programming of the event on the Tennis Channel.

Furthermore, Eurosport will exclusively broadcast the major tournament in 52 countries in continental Europe. In Japan, WOWOW has solely covered the US Open since 1992 and will continue to in 2021.

Additionally, fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland can watch live matches on Prime Video, whereas Star India will cover the event in the Indian subcontinent. For live streaming, Indian fans can tune into Star India’s Hotstar App.

ESPN International will telecast US Open in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Oceania. In addition, beIN Sports will cover the event for the Middle East and North African fans.

And, while Fox Sports will broadcast in Southeast Asia, TSN, and RDS in Canada, SuperSport will show to the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Importantly, all the main draw rounds will begin at 11:00 am local time. And, all matches played at the Arthur Ashe Stadium (centre court) will start at noon local time.

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Favorites for US Open 2021 title

Unsurprisingly, the top seeds of their respective circuits, Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty are most favorable to win. Considering their consistent performances in major tournaments, the US Open will be no different.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 04: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a win during his Men’s Singles third round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany on Day Five of the 2020 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 04, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

However, players such as Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, defending champion Naomi Osaka and Aryna Sabalenka could deny the top seeds. Only time will tell now who will lift the US Open trophy this year.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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