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Whether you’re a die-hard tennis fanatic or novice sports observer, the 2023 U.S. Open is packed with must-watch moments. The championship continues at Flushing Meadows in Queens, N.Y., on Friday (Sept. 8) following Coco Gauff’s historic win a day earlier.
Gauff, 19, advanced to the women’s semifinals after defeating Karolina Muchova in a quarterfinals match on Thursday. With her U.S. Open victory, Gauff has become the youngest American semifinalist since Serena Williams. The teen is set to face Aryna Sabalenka in the Grand Slam final on Saturday.
Carlos Alcaraz, also 19, will face Daniil Medvedev in the men’s semifinals on Friday. Alcaraz advanced to the semifinals after defeating Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals.
Ben Shelton, another rising star at this year’s U.S. Open, will take on veteran tennis player, Novak Djokovic, on Friday. Shelton, 20, defeated Frances Tiafoe to become the youngest male tennis player to advance to the men’s U.S. Open semifinal since 1992.
How long is the U.S. Open? The event launched on Aug. 28 and ends on Sept. 10.
Day matches, held at Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand, begin at 11 a.m ET. Matches held at Arthur Ashe Stadium begin at noon. Night rounds start at 7 p.m. ET.
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Keep reading for ways to stream the U.S. Open without cable and where to get last-minute tickets.
How to Watch the 2023 U.S. Open from Anywhere
The Tennis Channel will air coverage from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Afternoon and primetime rounds will air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN 2 from noon until 11 p.m.
If you already have cable, you can access the U.S. Open from your TV, phone or streaming device through your cable provider or log into the ESPN app, and if you’re a cord-cutting tennis fan, ESPN+ is a good choice.
What is ESPN+? The platform costs $9.99 a month to stream live sporting events like the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open, in addition to ESPN originals such as The Captain, Al Davis vs. The NFL, Vick, Be Like Water, Breakaway, Dana White’s Contender Series, the entire 30 for 30 library, PPV events, UFC Fight Night, NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA games, college basketball, golf, soccer and more.
Not interested in joining ESPN+? No worries. You can stream ESPN programs and live sporting events through platforms that offer live television, like Sling TV, which usually starts at $40 a month. Currently, Sling is half off for the first month, giving you instant access to dozens of live channels, 50 hours of DVR recordings and multiple device streams, for $20.
DirecTV Stream is another option for ESPN and other cable and local channels at an affordable price, plus there’s a free trial for five days. Monthly plans start at $74.99 a month, but you’ll save $30 over three months for a limited time.
Other streamers with access to ESPN and ESPN2: Hulu + Live TV, Fubo TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV. If you’re streaming from outside the U.S., ExpressVPN and NordVPN allow users to access certain streaming platforms and cable channels.
How can Spectrum customers watch the U.S. Open? Customers who are blocked from watching Disney-owned channels, due to the ongoing dispute with Charter Communications, can sign up for a free trial to stream the U.S. Open on ESPN. Most streamers offer up to a week free, which means you’ll have a few extra days left to enjoy the streaming service after the U.S. Open ends.
Can you watch the U.S. Open in Spanish? Yes! Fubo and DirecTV offer streaming packages for Spanish speakers. Additionally, most of the U.S. Open matches, including the semifinals and championship, will be available on ESPN Deportes.
Where to Buy Last-Minute Tickets to the 2023 U.S. Open
Last year’s U.S. Open saw record ticket sales as fans clamored to see Williams play in what she says will be her final tournament. Tickets are in high demand this year as well, and being that the tournament ends on Sept. 10, it’s best to get them as early as possible.
Purchase tickets to the 2023 U.S. Open via the link above.