The final Grand Slam on the Tennis circuit, The US Open 2021, takes place at Flushing Meadows in New York. The likes of Ashleigh Barty, Novak Djokovic and Alex de Minaur will all be heading to the States to put their name in the history books and finish the Grand Slam season in style. With so much to play for, you’ll want to know how you can watch all the action live or later on-demand. Find that all out and more right here.
2021 US Open Tennis Preview
The US Open is the fourth and final major on the tennis calendar, and the 2021 edition will prove to be must-see TV. Played outdoors at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, the tournament offers over $57.5 million USD in prize money. A number of Aussie’s are in the hunt on both sides of the draw, looking to emulate the deeds of Lleyton Hewitt (2001) and Sam Stosur (2011), who are the only two Australian’s to have won the event this century.
Women’s world number Ashleigh Barty will be hoping to do us proud by going all the way, but the venue has proved difficult for her in the past. She will be helped by the fact that the Williams sisters will not take part in the tournament due to injuries.
The men’s draw will be missing other big names in the shape of Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer. The Spaniard has pulled out due to Coronavirus concerns whilst Federer has a knee injury. This leaves the likes of Danil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and our very own Ales de Minaur in with a real shot at going all the way to the Final.
US Open Tennis Schedule (Sydney Time)
Find out when each day’s play gets underway with our US Open Tennis Schedule. Every round including the Finals are available to watch and stream with Foxtel and Kayo. Games from the quarter-finals onwards are also available to watch on SBS.
|Tue 7th September||Day 9 (Men/Women)|| LIVE: 1.00am – 9.00am || ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo) |
|Wed 8th September||Day 10 (Men/Women)||LIVE: 2.00am – 9.00am||ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo)|
|Thu 9th September||Quarter Finals (Men/Women)||LIVE: 2.00am|| ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo) / SBS|
|Fri 10th September||Women’s Semi-Finals (Men/Women)|| LIVE: 9.00am || ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo) / SBS|
|Sat 11th September||Men’s Semi-Finals (Men/Women)||LIVE: 5.00am|| ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo) / SBS|
|Sun 12th September||Women’s Final (Men/Women)||LIVE: 6.00am|| ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo) / SBS|
|Mon 13th September||Men’s Final||LIVE: 5.00am||ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo) / SBS|
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. US Open replays are available following the conclusion of the live action, daily on ESPN (Foxtel).
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Which providers will show US Open Tennis?
Here is a list of TV and sports streaming providers that will show live Tennis from the US Open in Australia.
|Foxtel from Telstra||Yes|
|SBS||Yes (Finals Only)|
Where to stream US Open Tennis live
ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) and SBS are the official broadcast partners in Australia for 2021 US Open Tennis. Whereas SBS will only show games from the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals, ESPN will show live games from every day of the tournament, perfect for those who love their live Tennis.
Watch the 2021 US Open Tennis with Kayo Sports
You may want to look into the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial for watching the US Open. With Kayo you will have access to the same ESPN broadcasts as Foxtel and can stream US Open matches using eligible devices and browsers. Tennis matches on ESPN will have a matching time on Kayo Sports, where they will also be available to watch On Demand should you wish to catch up.
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Stream 2021 US Open with Foxtel Now
The Foxtel Now streaming service also offer access to ESPN via their Sports Pack. That means that you get access to all 2021 US Open Tennis matches live as well as everything else Fox Sports has to offer, including ATP Tour and WTA Tour events. The Foxtel Now free trial offer is available to new customers. To get the Sports Pack ($29/month) you must first subscribe to the Essential Pack option ($25/month). This means that watching sport after your trial will cost a total of $53 per month.
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Watch the 2021 US Open Tennis with Telstra
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Watch US Open on SBS
SBS is the official free to air broadcaster for the US Open. They will show games from the quarter-finals onwards. These games will also be available to stream live via SBS On Demand, their free streaming platform. Replays of each day’s play are exclusive to Foxtel and Kayo customers.
How to Stream US Open Highlights
The only place you will be stream highlights and replays of all the US Open action is via Foxtel and Kayo Sports in Australia. As many games take place in the early hours of the morning, Foxtel and Kayo are the ideal options for catching up on demand.
Kayo sports also comes with the ‘No Spoilers’ feature, which hides results before you have had a chance to watch at a more appropriate time. This is perfect if you want to watch all the action as if it were live. Kayo minis are also available and offer shortened replays so you can watch all the action even if you’re pressed for time.
US Open Favourites
There are several players to look out for during the 2021 US Open in both the men’s and women’s games. Check out some of the top seeds for the US Open draw here.
Novak Djokovic has been rapidly adding to his trophy cabinet over the past decade, and is now the holder of a huge 20 men’s Grand Slam titles, putting him on par with Nadal and Federer as the games greatest players. He has won three times at the US Open, and his consistency at Flushing Meadows has been incredible. If he wins here this year he will become the most successful men’s player ever seen in the game, and the fact that Rafa and Roger will be absent will make the job a lot easier.
Australia’s very own Ashleigh Barty is currently sitting at the top of the women’s rankings. She has won two Grand Slams so far in her career at both the French Open (2019) and Wimbledon (2021). She is the in-form player going into this tournament and will be the favourite to go all the way. She has endured difficult runs previously at the New York venue and will be hoping for a lot better than her current fourth-round best finish
Danil Medvedev is the young pretender to the thrown which Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have shared for so long. He is currently ranked number two on the men’s tour and loves the hardcourt. He has reached Grand Slam finals at the US Open (2019) and the Australian Open (2021) and it’s only a matter of time before he takes his first title. This year is as good a chance as he has had yet, and a strong performance should see him make the Final.
Young Belorussian, Anya Sabalenka has made big strides in 2021. She currently sits second in the women’s world rankings and reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon, the most recent Grand Slam this year. She has also tasted plenty of doubles success, winning both the US Open (2019) and Australian Open (2021), so she is used to the biggest stages. Can she go all the way this year now that Serena Williams is out injured and Naomi Osaka is still a doubt for the tournament?
Streaming devices for watching US Open
Here is a comprehensive list of devices for streaming US Open games on your home TV or mobile.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Gaming Consoles: Yes – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)