It’s time for the Novak Djokovic vs Tallon Griekspoor live stream, and the biggest subplot in tennis today is if the city of New York (and visiting tennis fans) are still looking to vocally stand in the way of the Grand Slam. During his first US Open live steam of the year, Djokovic thought he heard boos.
It turned out, though, that he may have been saying Ruuuuune, for his youthful opponent, Holger Rune (who adorably carried his equipment in an Ikea bag). Yes, Djokovic has basically become Mr. Burns at the film festival, wondering if they were saying Booo! or Booourns!
And while Djokovic won, this wasn't a clean outing. His shoulder didn't appear to bother him in play, but the 18-year-old Rune, a Danish teen who idolized Federer, managed to take the second set while the crowd willed him on.
For those wondering why the crowd were against Djokovic, you may be forgetting his previous experience at Arthur Ashe Stadium. In 2020, Djokovic got defaulted out of the first round after unintentionally hitting a ball at a line judge's throat, after striking it in frustration after losing a serve against Pablo Carreño Busta (who beat him for the bronze in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Tallon Griekspoor, the world's no. 125th ranked player, earned his first main-draw victory at a major in the first round He upset the 52nd-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany. We're betting Djokovic's going to win, though.
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The crowd may just not want to see Djokovic's success, as he's in prime position to do something that hasn't been done in 33 years: win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a year. That feat may sound cool, but for Djokovic to do it while most of his contemporaries are injured isn't as great.
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Novak Djokovic vs Tallon Griekspoor live streams in the US
In the U.S., the Novak Djokovic vs Tallon Griekspoor live stream is on Thursday, on either ESPN2. The match is in the 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT coverage block, expected near the start.
US Open matches are spread across the ESPN family of networks, as well as stream on ESPN3, ESPN Plus and the ESPN app. There is also coverage on the Tennis Channel.
If you cut the cord, you can get all of those channels from Sling TV (via Sling Orange) or Fubo TV's entry-level package. Both are on our best streaming services list, but tennis fans who also love basketball won't want to go with Fubo, as it doesn't have TNT. Tennis Channel can be added on with the Sports Extra (Sling) and Sports Plus (Fubo) packages, which are $11 per month.
Sling TV: You can get ESPN and the other ESPN channels in the Sling Orange package, and then add on Tennis Channel with the Sports Extra add-on. The 30-plus channels in the lineup include AMC, CNN, Food Network, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV and many more.
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Novak Djokovic vs Tallon Griekspoor live streams in the UK
Unlike with Wimbledon, U.K. fans have to stay up late for this one. Novak Djokovic vs Tallon Griekspoor, which is available on Amazon Prime Video. The match begins at 12 a.m. BST.
Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime, which is £79 per year.
Anyone from the U.K. who wants to watch from abroad can get their hookup by using a VPN.
Novak Djokovic vs Tallon Griekspoor live streams in Canada
Tennis fans in Canada just need TSN for the Novak Djokovic vs Tallon Griekspoor live stream. The service can be subscribed to ala-carte or added to your package. TSN1's US Open coverage runs from 11 a.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, and this is in the 7 p.m. ET block.
TSN1 should be the channel you're looking for, though additional coverage that night is on TSN3 and TSN5.
TSN's streaming-only service starts at $19.99 CAD per month, a much better deal than its $4.99 CAD per day option.