With the excitement of Wimbledon a distant memory, tennis fans are gearing up for the US Open, which is now officially underway in Flushing Meadows, New York.
World number one Carlos Alcaraz is the favourite to take the title alongside Novak Djokovic – who’ll be chasing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, meaning the competition between the two is likely to be fierce.
Andy Murray, meanwhile, is hoping that an abdominal strain he suffered in the run-up to the Open won’t hamper his chances as he gets ready to face world No.72 Corentin Moutet today – Tuesday, August 29.
And in the women’s tournament, all eyes will be on World number one Iga Swiatek, who comfortably saw off Rebecca Peterson in the first round on Monday.
It’s going to be a memorable fortnight of tennis – but how can you watch it in the UK?
How to watch the US Open in the UK
The US Open is being broadcast exclusively on Sky Sports and NOW TV in the UK.
If you have a subscription you’ll be able to watch action from all courts for the first time, via Sky Glass, Sky Q, Sky Stream and the Sky app.
If you don’t have a Sky subscription, you can also watch via NOW TV, where you can buy a one-day pass for £11.98 – if you want to watch a specific match for example.
Or you can take advantage of their current offer of £26 a month for 12 months, reduced from the usual monthly fee of £34.99 for the sports package, which will give you access to all 11 sports channels.
There’s no contract and you can cancel at any time.
What time does play start?
Due to the time differences between the US and the UK you might have some late nights if you stay up to watch the tennis.
Daytime sessions at Flushing Meadows will begin at 11am US time – which is 4pm over here, while evening and night matches will start at 7pm local time, which is midnight in the UK.
The finals, on the other hand, will both commence at 4pm local time – which means they’ll be on at a rather more sociable time of 9pm on this side of the pond.
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