All eyes stateside over the next two weeks as the 2019 US Open Tennis Championships take place. Starting on Monday 26 August, here is your essential guide on how and when to follow all the action.
- Listen to the Passing Shot Podcast’s US Open preview for Joel and Kim’s analysis of the US Open draws before Lee from Tennis on telly joins them for a broadcasting update.
Amazon Prime Video has exclusive live coverage of the US Open tournament for the second year in the UK and Ireland. Prime Video costs from £5.99 per month for just the video element, and you can usually get a 30-day free trial if you’ve not used it before.
Catherine Whitaker will anchor the Prime Video’s main TV coverage with Daniela Hantuchova and Greg Rusedski in the studio. They will be joined for analysis for the first time by seven-time Grand Slam singles winner John McEnroe, 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Navratilova, and former British No.1 Tim Henman.
Prime Video’s commentary team includes four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier, former British No.1 Annabel Croft, analyst Mark Petchey, Mary Carillo and Pete Odgers. Karthi Gnanasegaram and Marcus Buckland will present features and highlights.
Coverage begins with a pre-match show at 15:30 BST each day, half an hour before play begins. Match replays will be available within fifteen minutes of matches ending and highlights will be available on demand the following day.
📻 BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra will have commentary every day throughout the US Open, most days starting at 17:00 BST.
Kyle Edmund is the 30th seed and will play his first match with Pablo Andujar on Tuesday. He could meet Dominic Thiem in the third round and Gael Monfils in the fourth. He is in Stefanos Tsitsipas’ quarter of the draw and if he reaches the semi-finals would most likely play 2nd seed Rafael Nadal.
Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans are both in the same section of the draw. Norrie plays qualifier Gregoire Barrere in the first round and David Goffin is his likely second round opponent. Evans will play Adrian Mannarino first and then would face the winner of Phillip Kolhschreiber v Lucas Pouille before a possible meeting with Roger Federer in the third round; Norrie would play the 3rd seed in the fourth. Kei Nishikori is the other most likely quarter finalist; this is top seed Novak Djokovic’s half of the draw.
16th seed Johanna Konta plays Daria Kasatkina in the first round, and should she get to the third would probably play Zhang Shuai who is seeded 33 following a reshuffle due to the withdrawal of Marketa Vondrousova. Karolina Pliskova is the top seed in this section, and the potential quarter finalist is Elina Svitolina or Madison Keys.
Also in the bottom half of the draw, which plays Monday, is Harriet Dart who has drawn fellow qualifier Ana Bogdan. She would probably play Petra Martic in the second round and Anastasija Sevastova in the third. This section of the draw has Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova in the first round. Ashleigh Barty is the second seed, with Naomi Osaka heading up the draw in the top half.
The doubles draws have not yet been made.
Just to mention Andy Murray is playing the Mallorca Challenger this week, and you can watch this live at livestream.com/ATP
Updates on all coverage will be on @tennisontelly on Twitter throughout the US Open fortnight.