Can Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud give an outstanding US Open the sendoff it deserves? Iga Swiatek wrote her name into the history books by beating Ons Jabeur yesterday, and it's time for another new US Open champion to be crowned at Flushing Meadows. Play begins on Arthur Ashe Stadium at 4pm ET / 9pm BST, and you can read on to find out how to watch a 2022 US Open live stream from anywhere - including ways to watch the tennis absolutely FREE.
Dates: Monday, August 29 - Sunday, September 11
Daily start times: 4pm ET (local) / 1pm PT / 9pm BST / 6am AEST / 8am NZST
Venue: Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York City
FREE live stream: 9Now (AU) | Amazon Prime FREE trial (UK)
Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free
Global live streams: ESPN via Sling TV discount or FuboTV FREE trial (US) | TSN (CA) | Spark Sport (NZ)
Like Jabeur, Ruud knows full well how it feels to lose a grand slam. The 23-year-old Norwegian came agonizingly close to glory at the French Open in June, only for it to slip away at the last, and having seen the pain etched over the Tunisian star's face last night, he'll be doubly determined not to let that happen again.
Alcaraz has never made it to this stage before, though he's long seemed destined for greatness. Will this be the first grand slam title of many for the 19-year-old? If he does manage it, he certainly wouldn't have done it the easy way.
Having come through three consecutive five-setters in the past three rounds, he's spent almost as much time on court this week as Ruud has over the course of the entire tournament. He's only young but so is Ruud, and Alcaraz's swashbuckling style is much more intensive than his opponent's more measured game.
It all comes down to this, so follow our guide as we explain how you can watch a 2022 US Open live stream from wherever you are.
US Open schedule 2022
Sunday, September 11
Final - Men's Singles (4pm ET)
How to live stream US Open 2022 for FREE
Tennis fans in Australia are amongst the luckiest in the world, as they can watch US Open 2022 for FREE on 9Gem.
That means viewers can also fire up a free US Open live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
Use a VPN to watch US Open on 9Now from abroad
Play typically begins at 1am AEST, but don't be put off because it continues through to around 1pm Aussie time.
Die-hard tennis fans might want to take a look at Stan Sport too, which is live streaming every match on every court, ad-free, though that's less appealing with the tournament now drawing to a close.
A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), after a 7-day Stan Sport FREE trial.
Watch a US Open live stream from outside your country
For broadcast and streaming details in more tennis-mad countries like the UK, US, Canada and New Zealand, just scroll down the page - everything you need to know is there, including details of who's showing the US Open.
But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from anywhere outside your home country, you'll soon find a problem - geo-blocking. That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It's a common problem for sports fans all over the world.
By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home.
Use a VPN to watch a US Open live stream from anywhere
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How to use a VPN to watch US Open 2022
Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...
1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'Australia' for 9Now.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - 9Now for Aussie citizens abroad.
How to watch US Open 2022: live stream tennis for FREE in the UK
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Amazon has the rights to broadcast the US Open in the UK, so Amazon Prime Video members can live stream all the action at no additional cost.
Play typically gets underway at 4pm BST each afternoon, continuing through to around 4am in the morning.
You can live stream the tennis from your phone or tablet or any smart device with the Amazon Prime Video app.
An Amazon Prime membership costs £79 per year or £7.99 per month, which can be cancelled at any time. The subscription will get you access to Amazon's library of TV shows and films, as well as unlimited one-day delivery on Amazon orders from the UK.
New users can sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial with full access to live sports coverage and free one-day delivery during that time.
Away from the UK but still want to watch the tennis on your Prime account? Your best option is to download and install a VPN and then log in to a UK IP address.
How to watch US Open 2022: live stream tennis in the US without cable
Tennis fans in the US can watch the 2022 US Open on ESPN. The semi-final sessions begin at 7pm ET / 4pm ET on Thursday and Friday, and the finals begin at 4pm ET / 1pm PT on Saturday and Sunday.
Stream US Open 2022 live without cable
If you don't have cable, fear not. Sling TV is a complete cable replacement service that includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 in its Orange plan. It normally costs $35 per month, but if you're new to the service you can get your first month half-price.
Another option is FuboTV, which is a more complete cable replacement service overall. It offers ESPN and ESPN 2 but doesn't have ESPN 3. Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.
How to live stream US Open 2022 and watch tennis online in Canada
In Canada, you can watch the US Open on TSN.
If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to a Wimbledon tennis live stream.
If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.
Play typically starts at 11am ET / 8am PT each morning, and continues through to around 11pm ET / 8pm PT.
If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.
How to watch US Open 2022: live stream tennis in New Zealand
Tennis fans can watch the US Open on Spark Sport in New Zealand. Play typically begins at 3am NZST, but don't be put off because it continues through to around 3pm NZ time.
Spark Sport offers a 7-day free trial so you can try before you buy, and once that's expired, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes plenty of Black Caps cricket action, The Hundred, as well as F1 and MotoGP racing.
Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.
US Open winners
US Open men's singles winners in the Open Era:
- 1968 - Arthur Ashe
- 1969 - Rod Laver
- 1970 - Ken Rosewall
- 1971 - Stan Smith
- 1972 - Ilie Năstase
- 1973 - John Newcombe
- 1974 - Jimmy Connors
- 1975 - Manuel Orantes
- 1976 - Jimmy Connors
- 1977 - Guillermo Vilas
- 1978 - Jimmy Connors
- 1979 - John McEnroe
- 1980 - John McEnroe
- 1981 - John McEnroe
- 1982 - Jimmy Connors
- 1983 - Jimmy Connors
- 1984 - John McEnroe
- 1985 - Ivan Lendl
- 1986 - Ivan Lendl
- 1987 - Ivan Lendl
- 1988 - Mats Wilander
- 1989 - Boris Becker
- 1990 - Pete Sampras
- 1991 - Stefan Edberg
- 1992 - Stefan Edberg
- 1993 - Pete Sampras
- 1994 - Andre Agassi
- 1995 - Pete Sampras
- 1996 - Pete Sampras
- 1997 - Patrick Rafter
- 1998 - Patrick Rafter
- 1999 - Andre Agassi
- 2000 - Marat Safin
- 2001 - Lleyton Hewitt
- 2002 - Pete Sampras
- 2003 - Andy Roddick
- 2004 - Roger Federer
- 2005 - Roger Federer
- 2006 - Roger Federer
- 2007 - Roger Federer
- 2008 - Roger Federer
- 2009 - Juan Martín del Potro
- 2010 - Rafael Nadal
- 2011 - Novak Djokovic
- 2012 - Andy Murray
- 2013 - Rafael Nadal
- 2014 - Marin Čilić
- 2015 - Novak Djokovic
- 2016 - Stan Wawrinka
- 2017 - Rafael Nadal
- 2018 - Novak Djokovic
- 2019 - Rafael Nadal
- 2020 - Dominic Thiem
- 2021 - Daniil Medvedev
US Open women's singles winners in the Open Era:
- 1968 - Virginia Wade
- 1969 - Margaret Court
- 1970 - Margaret Court
- 1971 - Billie Jean King
- 1972 - Billie Jean King
- 1973 - Margaret Court
- 1974 - Billie Jean King
- 1975 - Chris Evert
- 1976 - Chris Evert
- 1977 - Chris Evert
- 1978 - Chris Evert
- 1979 - Tracy Austin
- 1980 - Chris Evert
- 1981 - Tracy Austin
- 1982 - Chris Evert
- 1983 - Martina Navratilova
- 1984 - Martina Navratilova
- 1985 - Hana Mandlíková
- 1986 - Martina Navratilova
- 1987 - Martina Navratilova
- 1988 - Steffi Graf
- 1989 - Steffi Graf
- 1990 - Gabriela Sabatini
- 1991 - Monica Seles
- 1992 - Monica Seles
- 1993 - Steffi Graf
- 1994 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
- 1995 - Steffi Graf
- 1996 - Steffi Graf
- 1997 - Martina Hingis
- 1998 - Lindsay Davenport
- 1999 - Serena Williams
- 2000 - Venus Williams
- 2001 - Venus Williams
- 2002 - Serena Williams
- 2003 - Justine Henin
- 2004 - Svetlana Kuznetsova
- 2005 - Kim Clijsters
- 2006 - Maria Sharapova
- 2007 - Justine Henin
- 2008 - Serena Williams
- 2009 - Kim Clijsters
- 2010 - Kim Clijsters
- 2011 - Samantha Stosur
- 2012 - Serena Williams
- 2013 - Serena Williams
- 2014 - Serena Williams
- 2015 - Flavia Pennetta
- 2016 - Angelique Kerber
- 2017 - Sloane Stephens
- 2018 - Naomi Osaka
- 2019 - Bianca Andreescu
- 2020 - Naomi Osaka
- 2021 - Emma Raducanu