US Open Tennis 2021 schedule: Full draws, TV coverage, channels & how to watch every tennis match
The final Grand Slam of the 2021 calendar is officially here. Starting August 30, the best tennis stars will descend on the hard courts of Flushing, Queens in New York City for the US Open.
Stories are plentiful this year, but some of the biggest news revolves around who won’t be there: Serena Williams (hamstring), Rafael Nadal (foot), and Roger Feder (knee) are all out. It is the first time since 1997 that the three of them will not pick up a racket for the tournament, or any other major, in fact.
Nadal and Federer are currently tied for the most Grand Slam titles in men’s tennis at 20 with Novak Djokovic. If the Serb wins on September 12, he will not only surpass the dynamic duo but become the first individual player since Steffi Graf (1988) to win all the greats of a calendar year. He has already captured the Australian and French Opens and Wimbledon. The last man to sweep the majors was Rod Laver in 1969.
Other notable names to watch out for on the women’s side include No. 1 Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka, 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu, and American Coco Gauff. On the men’s side, keep an eye on Alexander Zverev, who is on the same side of the picture as Djokovic; the German ended Djokovic’s Golden Slam attempt in Tokyo. Canadian Denis Shapovalov is also on the same side, preparing a possible Wimbledon semifinal rematch.
Here’s the full schedule for the 2021 US Open, including the draws, the breakdown of TV coverage, and the order of play for each round.
US Open Tennis 2021 Schedule
The US Open games can be seen on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes. All games can also be streamed on ESPN3 and ESPN + through the ESPN app. A subscription to fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial, provides access to all coverage.
In Canada, TSN will have the matches along with access on TSN.ca and the TSN app.