ATP Finals live stream: how to watch free semi-finals tennis online from anywhere

ATP Finals tennis live stream
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The ATP Finals is the de facto fifth Grand Slam on the men's tennis tour. The traditional season-ending championship sees the top male players from the ATP Rankings duke it out at London's O2 Arena. Read on, as we've compiled this handy guide for getting a 2020 ATP Finals tennis live stream - watch all the semi-finals and final action online wherever you are. It's even free to do so in some countries!

Of tennis' established 'big three', Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are both playing the Nitto ATP Finals, with only Roger Federer missing out due to injury. However, as we saw at the recent Paris Masters, his absence from the circuit does seem to have allowed us to focus more on the ATP's fresher-faced roster of younger stars - and they've already taken their opportunity to upstage Rafa and Novak.

2020 ATP Finals live stream

The 2020 ATP Finals is an indoor hard court tournament that takes place at London's O2 Arena, running from Sunday, November 15 to Sunday, November 22. The singles play generally starts at 2pm GMT / 9am ET / 6am PT each day. Full tennis live stream and TV details are below - and it's worth knowing you can get a free ATP Finals live stream in countries like the UK. Watch your preferred coverage from anywhere in world with the help of a good VPN.

Many of the next-generation have really come of age this year, including the likes of 2020 US Open winner Dominic Thiem and the in-form Daniil Medvedev. They've come through their pools successfully to reaches the semi-finals and Saturday sees Thiem take on Novak at 2pm GMT, and Medvedev square off with Rafa at 8pm GMT.

If you've never watched the ATP Finals before, it's very different to the other tennis tournaments in terms of its format. The players are split into two groups of four, and everyone in each group plays each other once to determine the group's final standings.  The two top-ranked players from each group progress to the semi-finals, with each group winner playing the other group's runner-up, and the semi-final winners meet in the final.

The ATP Finals is always a cracking end to the tennis season, so follow our 2020 ATP Finals live stream guide below to watch all the tennis online this week - including how those in the UK can watch the ATP Finals 100% FREE on iPlayer!

How to get a 2020 ATP Finals live stream from outside your country

For your watching options in the US, UK, Australia and Canada, we have more details below - just scroll down the page.

But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from somewhere 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 and is a common problem for sports fans all over the world.

Fortunately, there's an easy solution.

Use a VPN to watch ATP Finals tennis online from abroad

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Free ATP Finals live stream 2020: how to watch the tennis in the UK today


The great news is that loads of the ATP Finals action is on free-to-air TV courtesy of the Beeb. 

BBC Two is showing every afternoon session of the tournament, including the semi-finals and the final, with coverage starting at 2pm GMT and running until at least 4.30pm each day.  

As you may be aware, the BBC doesn't cost anything in the UK, so anyone can tune in for free online or on TV. Getting a 2020 ATP Finals live stream on-the-go or streaming one on your device of choice is easy thanks to the BBC's slick iPlayer service (which you can also use free, provided you've got a valid TV license). 

If you're from the UK but find yourself away from home this weekend, don't forget to download a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.

But wait, there's another great UK viewing option for those after even more comprehensive coverage including things like the doubles action - and it can also be had absolutely free if you play your cards right!

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Amazon, meanwhile, is showing both the afternoon and evening sessions of the 2020 ATP Finals tennis in the UK, so Amazon Prime members can live stream every serve, volley and drop shot at no additional cost.

Amazon's coverage starts at 11.45am GMT each day, just in time for the doubles action. The singles matches, meanwhile, begin at 2pm each day, and the evening sessions begin at 6pm. 

If you want to stream the tennis from your phone or tablet, the Amazon Prime Video app is available for Android via Google Play and Apple devices via the App Store.

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 as well as free one-day delivery on purchases from Amazon's online store during that time.

Not in 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.

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2020 ATP Finals live stream: how to watch ATP Tour tennis online in the US


The singles action begins at 9am ET/6am PT each day, and tennis fans in the US have options because ESPN and the Tennis Channel are both showing every single match. 

If you've got ESPN on cable, simply head to the ESPN website and log-in with your credentials to stream its coverage online. 

If you don't have ESPN, you may be interested in a good over-the-top streaming service that gives you access to ESPN for a fraction of the price!

Of the many and varied options, the best for tennis fans wanting to watch a 2020 ATP Finals live stream is Sling TV, whose Sling Orange package features ESPN channels for just $30 a month. 

And if you really want the Tennis Channel on top of that, you can throw in an extra $10 a month for its Sports Extra addon, and you're done for just $40 p/m - much less than the competition and WAY less than cable.

Best of all, Sling offers a FREE trial period so you can get a free tennis live stream for some of the tournament and check out the service for yourself.

New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad, too - all you need is the help of a good VPN.

2020 ATP Finals tennis live stream

How to watch ATP tennis: live stream the 2020 ATP Finals in Canada


In Canada, coverage of the 2020 ATP Finals is being provided by TSN, with the singles action getting underway at around 9am ET/6am PT each day.

If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, then you'll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to an ATP Finals live stream. If you don't have cable, then you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from just CA$4.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.

Take your favorite streams with you wherever you go - just grab a quality VPN and follow the instructions above.

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How to live stream 2020 ATP Finals tennis in Australia


As in the US, ESPN has the rights to live stream ATP tennis in Australia and will be broadcasting the 2020 ATP Finals via Foxtel. You can watch the singles action from 1am AEDT every day.

This is actually great news for cord-cutters, as Aussie streaming service Kayo Sports includes ESPN in its packages. A Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously, while a Kayo Sports Premium Package provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

Needless to say, this makes it super-affordable if you share with friends, family or fellow tennis fans - plus Kayo offers a FREE trial period so you can watch most of the event for free this November.

If you're away from Australia at the moment, you'll need to go down the VPN route as set out above.

Nitto ATP Tour Finals 2020: full line-up

Stefanos Tsitsipas enters as the reigning champion, but the lineup is so strong that anyone really can beat anyone. Joining the Greek at the O2 Arena are Novak Djokovic (Australian Open winner), Rafael Nadal (French Open winner), Dominic Thiem (US Open winner), Daniil Medvedev (Paris Masters winner), Alexander Zverev (US Open runner-up), Andrey Rublev (Qatar Open, Adelaide International, Hamburg European Open, St. Petersburg Open, Vienna Open winner), and Diego Schwartzman (Italian Open runner-up).

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.