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How to watch the US Open online or on TV: Live stream, full schedule, key information

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro during their men's singles quarter-finals match on the ninth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP).
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The final tennis grand slam of the year is upon us, with the best players in the world set to descend on Flushing Meadows in New York for the US Open. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the tournament online and watching it on TV.

How to watch the US Open on TV

In a new TV deal which started last year, coverage of the US Open in Australia is provided by ESPN, who took over from Fox Sports.

The deal sees them broadcast every day of the tournament, using one or in some cases both of their channels to bring plenty of matches to the screen.

To watch ESPN, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription complete with the sports package.

ESPN can be found on Channel 508, while matches broadcast on ESPN2 are available on Channel 509.

How to live stream the US Open online

There are a couple of ways to stream the US Open online.

The first of those is by using one of Foxtel’s dedicated streaming applications. Both Foxtel Now and the Foxtel App allow users to stream the channels of Foxtel.

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If you already have a TV subscription, you should use the app as it’ll be free to download. Foxtel Now packages including sport start from $39 per month.

The other alternative is to you the WatchESPN application, which will give you extra courts than what will be shown on TV.

The application can be downloaded from either the App or Google Play store. From there, you will need to sign in with your Foxtel TV details (note, Foxtel now only details won’t work). Some other providers will also have access to WatchESPN, however, you should check circumstances individually.

Key information

Dates: Tuesday August 28 – Monday September 10 (AEST)
Venue: Billie Jean King Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York, USA
TV: Live, ESPN
Online: Live, Foxtel app, Foxtel now, WatchESPN

Full tournament schedule

Date Day Session Start time* (AEST) Finish time* (AEST) Matches
Tue Aug 28 1 Day 1:00 AM 8:00 AM Men’s/Women’s first round
Night 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Wed Aug 29 2 Day 1:00 AM 8:00 AM
Night 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Thu Aug 30 3 Day 1:00 AM 8:00 AM Men’s/Women’s second round
Night 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Fri Aug 31 4 Day 1:00 AM 8:00 AM
Night 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Sat Sep 1 5 Day 1:00 AM 8:00 AM Men’s/Women’s third round
Night 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Sun Sep 2 6 Day 1:00 AM 8:00 AM
Night 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Mon Sep 3 7 Day 1:00 AM 8:00 AM Men’s/Women’s fourth round
Night 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Tue Sep 4 8 Day 1:00 AM 8:00 AM
Night 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Wed Sep 5 9 Day 2:00 AM 3:30 AM Women’s QF
Day 3:30 AM 5:30 AM Men’s QF
Night 9:00 AM 10:30 AM Women’s QF
Night 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Men’s QF
Thu Sep 6 10 Day 2:00 AM 3:30 AM Women’s QF
Day 3:30 AM 5:30 AM Men’s QF
Night 9:00 AM 10:30 AM Women’s QF
Night 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Men’s QF
Fri Sep 7 11 Night 9:00 AM 10:30 AM Women’s SF
Night 10:30 AM 12:00 PM Women’s SF
Sat Sep 8 12 Twilight 6:00 AM 8:00 AM Men’s SF
Twilight 8:30 AM 10:30 AM Men’s SF
Sun Sep 9 13 Twilight 6:00 AM 8:00 AM Women’s final
Mon Sep 10 13 Twilight 6:00 AM 9:00 AM Men’s final

*All times are approximate and subject to change. Night sessions will only be played on Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Arena.

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