US Open live stream 2023: how to watch the tennis FREE online, schedule

Defending US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reacts by roaring at the crowd after winning a tennis match earlier this year.
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Watch a US Open 2023 live stream

Looking for a US Open 2023 live stream? The whole tournament is FREE to watch on 9Now in Australia. Outside Oz? Use a VPN to unblock 9Now when traveling abroad. The fourth and final Grand Slam of 2023 will also be live on ESPN in the US, Sky Sports in the UK, and TSN in Canada. Full details on how to watch US Open live streams just below.

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Dates: Monday, August 28 - Sunday, September 10 2023
FREE live streams: 9Now (AUS) | TVNZ Plus (NZ)
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US Open 2023 preview

Defending champion and world number one Carlos Alcaraz is out, leaving hopes of yet another Alcaraz vs Djokovic grand slam final in tatters. One man who won't be sorry is former US Open champion Daniil Mevedev who now faces the mighty Serbian in today's men's showpiece.

Djokovic himself made short work of bright young thing Ben Shelton in the other semi-final. Despite home support for the 20-year-old American, the grand master walked out the winner in three sets.

Djokovic is going for what would be a record-equalling 24th major. Daniil Medvedev will hope to add to his 2021 crown.

Whatever the result, local fans will be buzzing today with the news last night that Coco Gauff is now the reigning US Open women's champion. The 19-year-old picked up her maiden slam title, in front of a jubilant crowd, and in quite some emphatic style as she defended for her life against the big hitting Aryna Sabalenka.

Having lost the first set 6-2, Gauff simply refused to go out with a whimper and won the next two sets convincingly at 6-3 and 6-2. As ever, the tears of the winner and loser are well worth the a rewatch.

Here's how to watch a FREE US Open live stream wherever you are. We've also listed the 2023 US Open schedule further down the page.

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How to live stream US Open 2023 for FREE in Australia


Tennis fans in Australia are amongst the luckiest in the world, as they can watch US Open 2023 for 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 in the first session of the day typically starts at 1am AEST in the (very) early hours of every morning, with Flushing Meadows' 'evening' action starting at 9am Down Under.

Die-hard tennis fans might want to take a look at Stan Sport, which is live streaming every match on every court, ad-free.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), after a 7-day Stan Sport FREE trial.

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How to watch US Open 2023: live stream tennis in New Zealand for FREE


TVNZ Duke is showing the US Open 2023 for free in New Zealand, with play from the first session of the day to start at the ungodly hour of 3am NZST. The evening session from Flushing Meadows begins at a more respectable 9am NZST.

That means you can live stream US Open 2023 for free on TVNZ Plus, which is also completely free to use.

Outside New Zealand? Remember that Kiwis abroad can use a VPN to tune into TVNZ Plus while away from home.

How to watch US Open free streams from outside your country

For broadcast and streaming details in more tennis-mad countries like the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, just scroll down the page - everything you need to know is there, including details of who's showing US Open 2023.

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 2023 live stream from anywhere:

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How to use a VPN to watch US Open 2023

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 Brits abroad.

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How to watch US Open 2023: live stream tennis in the US without cable


US TV coverage of the US Open 2023 is convoluted to say the least, but the important things to note are that the finals and semi-finals are being shown by ESPN, but the most comprehensive coverage comes from ESPN Plus.

Play typically begins at 11am ET / 8am PT each day for the morning/afternoon session, with the evening session from Flushing Meadows usually starting at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

How to watch US Open 2023 without cable:

OTT streaming service Sling TV is reasonably priced and includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 as part of its Sling Orange package in most major markets. The usual cost is $40 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get 50% off your first month.

Alternatively, Fubo is a much more comprehensive cable replacement, that includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC, as well as more than 100 additional channels including Fox, NBC and CBS.

Prices start at $74.99 a month after a FREE Fubo trial.

Meanwhile, ESPN Plus monthly plans cost $9.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $99.99 a year. 

But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports and documentaries, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, which features Marvel movies, every Simpsons episode ever, the complete Star Wars canon, Pixar films, and much more, plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.

And the cost is super reasonable - you only have to pay $12.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle (with ads).

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How to watch US Open 2023: live stream tennis for FREE

Sky Sports

Tennis fans in the UK rejoice – the US Open 2023 is back on Sky Sports. And, best of all, it looks being among the most comprehensive coverage the broadcaster has ever provided of Flushing Meadows.

Sky Sports has access to all individual court feeds and will broadcast a minimum of 135 hours of competition throughout the two-week Grand Slam tournament. Meanwhile, subscribers on Sky Glass, Sky Stream, Sky Q, and the Sky Sports app will be able to watch all courts for the first time on Sky Sports.

Coverage begins across the Sky Sports channel at 4pm BST every afternoon, while action from the evening session will start each day at midnight and run through the night. 

If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.

Meanwhile, Sky subscribers can also live stream the US Open 2023 using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.

To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you'll need to download a good VPN, as detailed above.

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How to live stream US Open 2023 and watch tennis online in Canada


In Canada, you can watch US Open 2023 tennis on TSN. 

Play typically starts at 11am ET / 8am PT each morning, with the evening session at 7pm ET / 4pm PT and runs into the night.

If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a US Open live stream. 

If you don't have cable, you can try the new TSN Plus streaming service for free for a limited time. 

Alternatively, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$19.99 a month or $199.90 each year.

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.

US Open schedule 2023

Day 1 – Monday, 28th August
Session 1 – Men's & Women's Singles 1st round
Session 2 – Men's & Women's Singles 1st round

Day 2 – Tuesday, 29th August
Session 3 – Men's & Women's Singles 1st round
Session 4 – Men's & Women's Singles 1st round

Day 3 –  Wednesday, 30th August
Session 5 – Men's & Women's Singles 2nd round
Session 6 – Men's & Women's Singles 2nd round

Day 4 – Thursday, 31st August
Session 7 – Men's & Women's Singles 2nd round
Session 8 – Men's & Women's Singles 2nd round

Day 5 – Friday, 1st September
Session 9 – Men's & Women's Singles 3rd round
Session 10 – Men's & Women's Singles 3rd round

Day 6 – Saturday, 2nd September
Session 11 – Men's & Women's Singles 3rd round
Session 12 – Men's & Women's Singles 3rd round

Day 7 – Sunday, 3rd September
Session 13 – Men's & Women's Singles round of 16
Session 14 – Men's & Women's Singles round of 16

Day 8 – Monday, 4th September
Session 15 – Men's & Women's Singles round of 16
Session 16 – Men's & Women's Singles round of 16

Day 9 – Tuesday, 5th September
Session 17 – Men's & Women's Singles quarter-finals
Session 18 – Men's & Women's Singles quarter-finals

Day 10 – Wednesday, 6th September
Session 19 – Women's Doubles quarter-finals, Men's & Women's quarter-finals
Session 20 – Men's and Women's Singles quarter-finals

Day 11 – Thursday, 7th September
Session 21 – Men's Doubles semi-finals, Women's Singles semi-finals

Day 12 – Friday, 8th September
Session 22 – Men's Doubles final (or Mixed Doubles final), Men's Singles semi-final
Session 23 – Men's Singles semi-final

Day 13 – Saturday, 9th September
Session 24 – Mixed Doubles final (or Men's Doubles final), Women's Singles final

Day 14 – Sunday, 10th September
Session 25 – Men's & Women's Wheelchair Singles finals, Women's Doubles final, Men's Singles final

Men's Singles seeds

1. Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)
2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
3. Daniil Medvedev (Neutral)
4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
5. Holger Rune (Denmark)
6. Jannik Sinner (Italy)
7. Casper Ruud (Norway)
8. Andrey Rublev (Neutral)
9. Taylor Fritz (United States)
10. Frances Tiafoe (United States)
11. Karen Khachanov (Neutral)
12. Alex de Minaur (Australia)
13. Tommy Paul (United States)
14. Félix Auger-Aliassime (Canada)
15. Cameron Norrie (United Kingdom)
16. Borna Ćorić (Croatia)
17. Alexander Zverev (Germany)
18. Lorenzo Musetti (Italy)
19. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
20. Hubert Hurkacz (Poland)
21. Francisco Cerúndolo (Argentina)
22. Denis Shapovalov (Canada)
23. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spain)
24. Tallon Griekspoor (Netherlands)
25. Nicolás Jarry (Chile)
26. Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan)
27. Dan Evans (United Kingdom)
28. Christopher Eubanks (United States)
29. Sebastian Korda (United States)
30. Tomás Martín Etcheverry (Argentina)
31. Adrian Mannarino (France)
32. Ugo Humbert (France)

Women's Singles seeds

1. Iga Świątek (Poland)
2. Aryna Sabalenka (Neutral)
3. Jessica Pegula (United States)
4. Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
5. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
6. Caroline Garcia (France)
7. Coco Gauff (United States)
8. Maria Sakkari (Greece)
9. Petra Kvitová (Czech Republic)
10. Markéta Vondroušová (Czech Republic)
11. Barbora Krejčiková (Czech Republic)
12. Liudmila Samsonova (Neutral)
13. Daria Kasatkina (Neutral)
14. Belinda Bencic (Switzerland)
15. Madison Keys (United States)
16. Veronika Kudermetova (Neutral)
17. Karolína Muchová (Czech Republic)
18. Victoria Azarenka (Neutral)
19. Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil)
20. Jeļena Ostapenko (Latvia)
21. Ekaterina Alexandrova (Neutral)
22. Donna Vekić (Croatia)
23. Magda Linette (Poland)
24. Zheng Qinwen (China)
25. Karolína Plíšková (Czech Republic)
26. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)
27. Anastasia Potapova (Neutral)
28. Anhelina Kalinina (Ukraine)
29. Elise Mertens (Belgium)
30. Elisabetta Cocciaretto (Italy)
31. Sorana Cîrstea (Romania)
32. Marta Kostyuk (Ukraine)

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
  • 2022 - Carlos Alcaraz

US Open women's single 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
  • 2022 - Iga Świątek

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Andy Murray
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Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.