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US Open 2021: how to watch and stream in the US

The US Open welcomed fans back for the first time since 2019 as the 2021 tournament got underway earlier this week at Flushing Meadows.

Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; A man walks by the flooded pavilion along Arthur Ashe Stadium on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports
Danielle ParhizkaranUSA TODAY Sports

The 2021 competition may not be the most anticipated US Open of all time, given the absence of big name players especially on the men’s side but the action is back underway again in Flushing Meadows with the competition mid-way through week 1 with fans back in the in the stands for the first time since 2019.

No Rafa, Roger and Serena

Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and the U.S. Open defending champion Dominic Thiem all withdrew from the tournament a in the weeks leading up to the fourth and final major of the year. Novak Djokovic is the hands down favorite to take the men's ntitle and win the calendar year Grand Slam, and a record breaking 21st Grand Slam to pull ahead of Nadal and Federer.

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In the women’s game, one major name will be missing. An injured hamstring has ruled out Serena Williams' participation at the Open.

2021 US Open: how to watch in the US

The action from Flushing Meadows will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN2. If you have a TV package that includes ESPN, then you can follow the tournament. You can live stream the US Open via the ESPN app or ESPN+ too.


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