The 2021 U.S. Open is underway, and while the men's favorites will met in the finals, the women's side of the bracket is ending in a big surprise of a matchup. Since August 30, and going to tomorrow (September 12), the world's top players will continie play under the bright lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.
But even though the men's draw was missing several big stars, as both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are out with injuries (defending champ Dominic Thiem is also absent due to a wrist injury), we're not without a huge storyline.
No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic isn't just out to pass Nadal and Federer for the most Grand Slam titles in history. His 21st major would finish his calendar year Grand Slam, which no man has done since Rod Laver.
After beating Kei Nishikori, dispatching Matteo Berrettini, and taking all five sets to knock out Alexander Zverev in an Olympic-sized rematch, Djokovic's made it to the finals. Today's Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev live stream will show if the Serbian ace can beat his rival in another Open final, as they last met at the end of the Australian Open.
Over on the women's side of the US Open, the tournament concluded on Sunday with Emma Raducanu defeating Leylah Annie Fernandez. She won in straight sets (6-4, 6-3), and praised the field after her victory.
Here's everything you need to watch the 2021 U.S. Open live streams online.
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How to watch 2021 US Open live streams in the US
American tennis fans can watch the 2021 U.S. Open on the ESPN family of networks, as well as stream on ESPN3, ESPN Plus and the ESPN app.
Sling TV: ESPN and ESPN2 are on Sling Orange, one of the service's three packages. Right now, new customers can get it for just $10 for the first month, after which the monthly fee is $35.
Fubo.TV: If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. The channel lineup includes ESPN, as well as other top networks including Bravo, FX, MTV and USA.
ESPN+ is streaming some of the 2021 U.S. Open action. The sports streaming service costs $6.99 per month or you can save 15% with an annual subscription ($69.99). Another great option is to get it in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu for $13.99.
How to watch 2021 US Open live streams in the UK
In the U.K. and Ireland, the 2021 U.S. Open is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Match play begins Monday, August 30 at 4 p.m. BST.
How to watch 2021 US Open live streams in Canada
Canadians can tune into the 2021 U.S. Open on the TSN networks. Coverage starts Monday at 11 a.m. ET on TSN 1.
2021 US Open schedule
The 2021 U.S. Open takes place starting Monday, August 30 with first-round play and continues through the men's final on Sunday, September 12.
Through Wednesday, Sept. 8, ESPN's daily coverage will begin at 11 a.m. ET and continue through the day and evening sessions.
ESPN is airing:
- Women’s semifinals: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
- Women’s championship: Saturday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m.
- Men’s semifinals: Friday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Men’s championship: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m.
ESPN2 is airing:
- Men’s doubles championship: Friday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m.
- Women's doubles championship: Sunday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m.
ESPN3 will carry:
- Mixed Doubles championship: Saturday, Sept. 11, at noon.
And ESPN+ will present live hundreds of exclusive matches, including singles, doubles, juniors and wheelchair action with multiple court feeds each day.
2021 US Open draw
The men's draw of the 2021 U.S. Open is headlined by No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who could meet No. 4 Alexander Zverev in the semis. On the bottom half of the draw, No. 2 Daniil Medvedev and No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas are set up to clash.
The women's draw is led by No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, who may tangle with No. 4 Karolína Plíšková. On the other side, No. 2 Elina Svitolina could face off against No. 3 Naomi Osaka.