Tennis US Open 2021 schedule, preview, live stream, injuries, how to watch, US Open prices
Age catches up with everyone, athletes too. Injuries may occur more frequently and take longer to recover. This is the case for four of the biggest names in tennis of the past twenty years: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams and Serena Williams. Each of them are currently dealing with their own lower body injuries which are keeping them out of the US Open which starts this week. Watch the US Open 2021 here
|What||US Open – Tennis|
|When||From Monday August 30 to Sunday September 12, 2021|
|Or||Flushing Meadows – Corona Park – New York, New York|
|TV channel||ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Desportes|
|Direct||Premium TV (Global)|
A total of six former tournament champions have withdrawn from the competition. The list includes the winner of the 2020 men’s singles, Daniel Thiem.
2021 US Open Singles Preview
Despite the missing historical names, the sport’s current heroes are present. 2020 Women’s Singles winner Naomi Osaka has been trying to regain her champion form since the start of the season. Novak Djokovic pursues a Grand Slam schedule, the first since 1988. He just needs win the US Open for the fourth timewhich would be his first title at Flushing Meadows since 2018.
Although Federer, Nadal and Thiem are absent, seven of the top 10 men’s players are ready for the first round. Of the women’s top 10, only American Sofia Kenin is absent from the field in New York, currently absent after repeatedly tested positive for COVID-19.
How to watch US Open 2021 online from anywhere?
ESPN owns the broadcast rights to the 2021 US Open and will broadcast the competition on its network of channels, including ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN Desportes. ESPN+ subscribers will also be able to stream the action, provided they have an eligible cable/satellite subscription. For those hoping to view US game coverage from abroad, some streaming restrictions may hinder access. In this case, we recommend Discover PremiumTV.
A contract-free, subscription-free service, PremiumTV brings you the biggest sporting and entertainment events from around the world, with no VPN required. You can stream the entire US Open 2021 tournament in Full HD with Premium TV for a starting price of just 9.99
US Open 2021 prize money hits new high
In total over $57 million is up for grabs at the 2021 US Openincluding $3 million spent on hotels and per diems.
The men’s and women’s singles pools are in pursuit of the $2.5 million first prize awarded to the champion, although the $1.25 million for the second is a nice consolation prize. The semi-finalists each win $675,000, and the amount decreases by $200,000 on their way down to the round of 16. In total, the singles portion of the tournament alone will award $40.5 million in prize money.
On the US Open doubles side, the winning pair take home $660,000. The second-place team splits $330,000 out of a prize pool totaling $6.6 million. The other part of the tournament program, mixed doubles, includes just $638,000 in support prizes, with the winning pair taking home $160,000.
2021 US Open Schedule
Once qualifying is complete, each division of the US Open plays three knockout rounds before the round of 16. Starting in the round of 16, the competition continues in the quarter-finals and semi-finals before reaching the final of the US Open.
Men’s and women’s singles schedule
|First round||Monday August 30 – Tuesday August 31, 2021|
|Second turn||Wednesday September 1 – Thursday September 2, 2021|
|Third round||From Friday September 3 to Saturday September 4, 2021|
|Round of 16||Sunday September 5 – Monday September 6, 2021|
|Quarter-finals||From Tuesday September 7 to Wednesday September 8, 2021|
|Women’s semi-finals||Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST|
|Men’s semi-finals||Friday, September 10, 2021 at 3 p.m. EST|
|Women’s Final||Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 4 p.m. EST|
|Men’s Final||Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 4 p.m. EST|
Calendar of men’s and women’s doubles
|First round||Wednesday September 1 – Thursday September 2, 2021|
|Second turn||From Friday September 3 to Saturday September 4, 2021|
|Third round||Sunday September 5 – Monday September 6, 2021|
|Men’s quarter-finals||Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST|
|Women’s quarter-finals||Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST|
|Men’s and women’s semi-finals||Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST|
|Men’s Final||Friday, September 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST – OR – Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST|
|Women’s Final||Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. EST|