If you're wondering how to watch the US Open from overseas, you've come to the right place.
Wimbledon 2022 may be over, but that doesn't mean it's time to hang up the rackets just yet.
The US Open Tennis Championship will kick off in New York City on Monday, 29 August, marking the final installment of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments that make up competitive tennis's annual calendar. (The Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon are the other three, in case you were curious.)
Like its predecessors, the historic event will last for two weeks and see tennis' top players, including Daniil Medvedev and Ashleigh Barty, take to the court at Flushing Meadows for a chance at being crowned the winner.
Japan's Naomi Osaka, who was the highest-paid female athlete in 2020, and Britain's Emma Radacanu, are also expected to compete next month.
Men's champion of Wimbledon 2022, Novak Djokovic, was initially confirmed to play, but has since said that his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine could prevent him from partaking. Not only has US immigration required people to be vaccinated to enter the country, but US Open chiefs have also mandated that all attendees at their event be fully jabbed against the virus.
Regardless of who ends up playing, we know we'll be tuning in for a final dose of volleys, wildcards and kick serves before the season ends.
How to watch the US Open Tennis Championships from anywhere in the world:
If you're based in North America, watching the US Open Tennis Championships is fairly straightforward. For those who want to enjoy the matches the old-fashioned way, the event will be broadcast live on TV on ESPN and EPSN2. There's also the option to stream it on a variety of platforms, including Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, DIRECTV Stream, and YouTube TV.
If you're outside of the US, however, you probably won't be able to access these nifty services. Don't fear, though – it's still possible to enjoy all the action with the help of a VPN, or Virtual Private Network.
This game-changing software alters your IP address so that streaming services think you’re in the US, granting you access to all the stellar entertainment that's normally exclusive to those in the country.
Our sister site, TechRadar, has tested all of the major VPN services and they rate ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as the absolute best. They say, “It’s compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services, and ranks among the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, and PlayStation. So for a one-stop-shop, you can’t go wrong with Express.”
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