This year’s US Open will be special for multiple reasons. There is a lot of controversy surrounding Novak Djokovic‘s exclusion from the tournament due to his vaccination status. Moreover, it will also be Serena Williams‘ last tournament.
The 23-time grand slam winner will retire after the US Open and will try her best to make an impact in her last tournament before leaving tennis professionally. With so much to look forward to, here is a look at the draw as well as how you can watch the last grand slam of the year.
What is the schedule for US Open 2022?
Most of the main matches will take place on the first day, i.e. 29th August. Defending champion Daniil Medvedev will face America’s Stefan Kozlov. Seed number two Rafael Nadal will start his campaign against Australia’s Rinky Hijikata. Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios will face his close friend and fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round.
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In women’s singles, Serena Williams will face Montenegrin tennis player Danka Kovinic in the first round of her last tennis tournament ever. World number one Iga Swiatek will aim for her second grand slam of 2022 as she faces Jasmine Paolini in the first round. Defending champion Emma Raducanu will have a tough first round as she faces France’s Alize Cornet.
How to watch US Open 2022?
Many of you might be eagerly waiting to watch the US Open this year. ESPN has the streaming rights for the US Open in the US. If you are in America, you can tune in to ESPN and ESPN2 to watch the matches live. For all the UK viewers, the matches will be broadcasted live on Amazon Prime. You will obviously need a premium subscription to watch the matches.
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Channel Nine has the broadcasting rights for the US Open in Australia. Additionally, you can watch the matches live on Nine’s streaming platform 9Now. For all the Indian viewers, the matches will be available on Sony Six, Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3, and Sony Ten 4 as well as Sony’s streaming platform Sony LIV.