Stream On! The U.S. Open is more than just tennis it’s about New York


The final major of the 2017 tennis season is the U.S. Open at the United States Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. The crowds are loud, rowdy and always involved in every match on the grounds of the tennis center.

This is plain and simple a big time New York happening. The players love going out to dinner, feeling the energy of the city and loving the crowd interaction.

This is one of the most streamed events every year because matches take place during the work day for most people. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and of course the WatchESPN app is your go to source for all the action.

You will require a cable subscription to authenticate your WatchESPN app, as you all know. You can stream the event if you have DirectTV Now, Sling, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu Live TV and IPTV Realm.

Tennis fans will focus on Roger Federer, who along with Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are the heavy favorites. The one big name not in New York is Novak Djokovic, who retired from Wimbledon with an injury and cited fatigue as one of the causes of him withdrawing from the U.S. Open.

Soon to mom Serena Williams will be there but not to play but to serve as the number one fan of her sister Venus Williams. The elder Williams sister should be a factor at Flushing Meadows after a very strong showing at Wimbledon.

The focus, however, will be on the Wimbledon champ, Garbine Muguruza. Muguruza will look to win back-to-back Grand Slams against a very strong field.

It marks the return of Sarasota resident Maria Sharapova, who got a wild-card bid for the Open, and she should be rested and ready to prove she is still a factor in women’s tennis.

She stunned Simona Halep under the lights on day one of the U.S. Open sending notice that she is here to win.

The field is very deep and includes at least two possible players to watch other than Williams, Muguruzza and Sharapova.  Angelique Kerber, and Karolina Pliskova are all challengers for the 2017 U.S. Open title.

Here is the complete TV schedule streaming on the WatchESPN app.

Tue Aug 29 US Open First Round
  7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM – First Round ESPN
Wed Aug 30 11 a.m.

1 p.m.

US Open Second Round ESPN3

ESPN

  6 p.m. US Open Second Round ESPN2
  7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM – Second Round ESPN2
Thur Aug 31 11 a.m.

1 p.m.

US Open Second Round ESPN3

ESPN2

  6 p.m. US Open Second Round ESPN2
  7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM – Second Round ESPN2
Fri Sept 1 11 a.m.

1 p.m.

US Open Third Round ESPN3

ESPN

  7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM – Third Round ESPN2
Sat Sep 2 11 a.m.

 

US Open Third Round ESPN2

ESPN3

  7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM – Third Round ESPN2
Sun Sep 3 11 a.m. US Open Round of 16 ESPN

ESPN3

  7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM – Round of 16 ESPN2
Mon Sept 4 11 a.m.

 

US Open Round of 16 ESPN2

ESPN3

  7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM – Round of 16 ESPN2
Tue Sep 5 11 a.m.

Noon

US Open – Outer Courts, Doubles and Juniors

US Open Quarterfinals

ESPN3

ESPN

  7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM – Quarterfinals ESPN
Wed Sep 7 11 a.m.

Noon

US Open – Outer Courts, Doubles and Juniors

US Open Quarterfinals

ESPN3

ESPN

  7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM – Quarterfinals ESPN
Thur Sept 7 7 p.m. US Open Women’s Semifinals ESPN
Fri Sept 8 Noon US Open Men’s Doubles Championship ESPN2
  4 p.m. US Open Men’s Semifinals ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Sat Sept 9 Noon US Open Mixed Doubles Championship ESPN3
  4 p.m. US Open Women’s Championship ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Sun Sept 10 1 p.m. US Open Women’s Doubles Championship ESPN2
  3 p.m. US Open Men’s Championship Preview Special ESPN
  4 p.m. US Open Men’s Championship ESPN / ESPN Deportes
  8:30 p.m. US Open Men’s Championship ESPN2 (encore)

 

 

 

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved with Berman Concerts and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.