The US Open 2020 is all set to commence at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center as the ATP Tour continues to progress. Currently, the world’s No.1 tennis player – Novak Djokovic will lead the field as the draw for the 2020 edition will take place on Thursday. The 3 time Champion has his eyes on a second Grand Slam title of the season, after winning the Australian Open.
The competition bears some resemblance to its predecessors and the first tournament which started in 1881. Over the years, evolution has taken the game from an exclusive men’s singles and doubles tournament to a two-week sports and entertainment extravaganza at Flushing Meadows.
The 140th edition of the hard-court tournament will surely be missing the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – the defending champion. Every year more than 700,000 fans enter the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to witness the tournament, but the 2020 edition will be played without fans on site due to COVID-19.
Where does the US Open 2020 take place?
Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
When is the draw for the US Open 2020?
Draw Ceremony: Thursday, 27 August
How long does the competition take place?
The tournament commences on 31 August and ends on 13 September 2020.
How to live stream US Open?
Firstly, a pre-funded account which is registered with bet365 and a one-time deposit of about $10 or more is all that you’ll need. Once you have that, visit the live streaming tab and select the ‘US Open’ option to catch all the tennis action live.
Note: After signing up, the bet has to be placed at least 24 hours before the event to be able to watch the streaming in bet365.com.
The US Open tennis matches live in the United States will be broadcast by ESPN and Tennis Channel. In Mexico, Central and South America, ESPN has taken the responsibility to broadcast the games.
In Canada, fans can tune in with TSN and RDS.
Across Europe, Eurosport is the official broadcast partner for the US Open, which covers up to 54 countries in the continent.
Viewers in the UK can watch all the exclusive action via Amazon Prime Video on any of their devices, based on their subscription.
Australian viewers can watch the 2020 US Open live with Fox Sports, but if you do not have pay TV, then SBS is a good option to watch some of those matches.
In India, Star Sports reserves the official broadcasting rights for US Open 2020 and they will broadcast the US Open 2020 feed exclusively on Star Sports. Indian viewers can also catch the exclusive tennis action of this year’s US Open 2020 on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
US Open Schedule of Play
|Monday, August 31||12 p.m. – 6 p.m.||First Round||ESPN|
|Monday, August 31||6 p.m. – 11 p.m.||First Round||ESPN2|
|Tuesday, September 1||12 p.m. – 11 p.m.||First Round||ESPN|
|Wednesday, September 2||12 p.m. – 11 p.m.||Second Round||ESPN|
|Thursday, September 3||12 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Second Round||ESPN|
|Thursday, September 3||6 p.m. – 11 p.m.||Second Round||ESPN2|
|Friday, September 4||12 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Third Round||ESPN|
|Friday, September 4||6 p.m. – 11 p.m.||Third Round||ESPN2|
|Saturday, September 5||11 a.m. – 11 p.m.||Third Round||ESPN2|
|Sunday, September 6||11 a.m. – 7 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPN|
|Sunday, September 6||7 p.m. – 11 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPN2|
|Monday, September 7||11 a.m. – 11 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPN2|
|Tuesday, September 8||12 p.m. – 11 p.m.||Quarterfinals||ESPN|
|Wednesday, September 9||12 p.m. – 11 p.m.||Quarterfinals||ESPN|
|Thursday, September 10||7 p.m. – 11 p.m.||Women’s Semis||ESPN|
|Friday, September 11||12 p.m. – 2 p.m.||Men’s Doubles Final||ESPN2|
|Friday, September 11||4 p.m. – 11 p.m.||Men’s Semis||ESPN|
|Saturday, September 12||12 p.m. – 2 p.m.||Mixed Doubles Final||ESPN3|
|Saturday, September 12||4 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Women’s Singles Final||ESPN|
|Sunday, September 13||1 p.m. – 3 p.m.||Women’s Doubles Final||ESPN2|
|Sunday, September 13||4 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Men’s Singles Final||ESPN|
Betting Odds – Outright
According to bet365.com, the odds for the players to win the US Open 2020 are:
Novak Djokovic – 2.00
Stefanos Tsitsipas – 4.33
Daniil Medvedev – 6.00
Milos Raonic – 7.50
Roberto Bautista-Agut – 15.00
Reilly Opelka – 26.00
Filip Krajinovic – 26.00
Jan-Lennard Struff – 34.00
As expected, the Serb is the odds on favorite to win the US Open 2020 and that prediction is highly boosted by the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. Roger Federer has stayed out due to a knee injury and therefore Novak Djokovic is the only heavyweight that the young talents have to endure on their path to a maiden Grand Slam title.
And the world’s No.1 tennis player is in phenomenal form this year after winning his 8th Australian Open title. A genius in the court is undefeated with a 19-0 record, a 3 time winner of the US Open and with his mark earlier, he really has a point to prove here.
One man who does look well set for a strong US Open is Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was having a decent 2020 before the season got shut down. Milos Raonic was quietly building a head of steam this year after an injury-plagued 2019, but has come out the other side looking none the worse for wear.
Also this tournament could be the opportune moment for the likes of Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev to shake off and capture their first Grand Slam titles of their career.
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