It’s a slightly cooler day at Flushing Meadows thanks to thunderstorms hitting New York so the heat and humidity shouldn’t be a factor in today’s semi-final. The players are about to take the court so it’s time to find out whether Ben Shelton can continue his remarkable run and overcome all-time great Novak Djokovic to reach a maiden Grand Slam Final.
The US Open is airing for FREE in some countries. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on — because you can watch Djokovic vs Shelton live streams from anywhere with a VPN.
At the start of the tournament it would have been almost inconceivable that Shelton could progress to the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows. The youngster had struggled during the American hard court season, failing to make it past the second round in three events and was appearing at the U.S. Open for just the second time.
These struggles were soon forgotten as Shelton used his extremely powerful serve and huge forehand to knock out fellow American Tommy Paul in the last 16 and compatriot Frances Tiafoe in the quarter-finals. Now he is just one win away from the final, but standing in his way is Djokovic, who will be competing in a record-breaking 47th major semi-final.
The Serbian had an early wobble against compatriot Laslo Djere but was back to his very best in the quarter-final win over Taylor Fritz. Djokovic dropped just nine games in three sets as he continues his quest for a 10th U.S. Open final, looking to add to his record haul of 23 Grand Slam titles.
Can Djokovic neutralize his opponent’s power game and silence the crowd before Shelton feeds of the home support's energy? Make sure you catch all the action at the 2023 U.S. Open action by tuning into a Djokovic vs Shelton live stream. Scroll down for details.
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How to watch Djokovic vs Shelton live streams for FREE in 2023
If you're lucky enough to live in Australia then you can look forward to FREE U.S. Open live streams, including Djokovic vs Shelton, in 2023.
That's because the free-to-air Channel Nine and its 9Now streaming service have the rights to the action and will be showing wall-to-wall coverage of the tournament.
But what if you're usually based in Australia but aren't at home for the Djokovic vs Shelton livestream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?
Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.
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How to watch Djokovic vs Shelton live streams from anywhere with a VPN
A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.
For instance, an Australian who's currently in the U.S. could watch the Djokovic vs Shelton live streams on 9Now, even though they're not in Australia.
They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Australian service, you'd select Australia from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to 9Now and watch Djokovic vs Shelton.
How to watch Djokovic vs Shelton live streams in the U.S.
Tennis fans in the U.S. will need ESPN Plus to watch Djokovic vs Shelton live streams.
The streaming service is showing the bulk of the action from Flushing Meadows, though some matches will also be shown on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
Our pick of these would be Sling TV. The Sling Orange package starts at just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN.
Fubo, meanwhile, costs $75 per month for 121 channels and includes ESPN. It offers a 7-day free trial.
And remember, if you're usually based in the U.S. but aren't there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Wimbledon live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN.
How to watch Djokovic vs Shelton live streams in the UK
British tennis lovers can watch Djokovic vs Shelton and all of the action from the 2023 US Open on Sky Sports and via the Sky Go app.
If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels.
Whatever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar without the need for a dish. Prices start at £14/month for the TV, plus a sky sub on top of that.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.98 or month-long access for £34.99.
Going on holiday this week or next? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.
How to watch Djokovic vs Shelton live streams in Canada
Canadians can get all the US Open action, including the Djokovic vs Shelton match, on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $19.99/month or $199/year.
Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to watch your regular coverage from anywhere.
How to watch Djokovic vs Shelton live streams in Australia
Aussies can watch the 2023 US Open live streams on Channel Nine, and even if the big matches like Djokovic vs Shelton don't air on TV, you'll be able to live stream them on the on-demand service 9Now.
That's great news wherever you are because 9Now is available for free if an Australian postcode. Aussies who aren't in the country right now will simply need to sign up for a VPN such as ExpressVPN in order to watch all the action as if they were back home.
However, 9Now won't have every single match — so to watch it all, ad-free and in up to 4K resolution, you'll need a subscription to Stan Sport.
Stan costs $10 AUD per month and new users get a 30-day FREE trial. You'll also need the Sport add-on, which costs $15 per month.
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Adrian is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about sport for a wide range of publications including World Soccer Magazine, Newsweek, Yahoo and FourFourTwo. Having covered everything from the NBA Finals and French Open to the London Olympics and F1 in Abu Dhabi, his great passion remains soccer – a sport he could write and talk about all day long.