Update: Are you interested in watching US Open 2015? Take a look to the updated post: How to Watch US Open Online in 2015. Enjoy!
The US Open is the last of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three being the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. Due to its hard court, the tournament is very spectacular and popular all over the World. This article lists the TV channels that screen the US Open 2014 matches and presents several options to watch them live online.
The tournament takes place between 25th of August and 8th of September at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will certainly be back to defend their titles, but there will be plenty of excellent players to challenge them.
The tournament schedule is the following:
- Monday, 25th of August – 1st Round (Men and Women)
- Tuesday, 26th of August – 1st Round (Men and Women)
- Wednesday, 27th of August – 1st Round (Men and Women)
- Thursday, 28th of August– 2nd Round (Men and Women)
- Friday, 29th of August – 2nd Round (Men and Women)
- Saturday, 30th of August – 3rd Round (Men and Women)
- Sunday, 31st of August – 3rd Round (Men and Women)
- Monday, 1st of September – 4th Round (Men and Women)
- Tuesday, 2nd of September – 4th Round & Quarter Finals (Men and Women)
- Wednesday, 3rd of September – Quarter Finals (Men and Women)
- Thursday, 4th of September – Quarter Finals (Men and Women)
- Friday, 5th of September – Semi Finals
- Saturday, 6th of September – Semi Finals
- Sunday, 7th of September – The Ladies Final
- Monday, 8th of September – The Men’s Final
The results and other news regarding the tournament are available online on the US Open official site. Additionally, here are some other useful links for all tennis fans:
US Open 2014 TV Broadcasters list
US Open is a popular TV event all over the World and there are plenty of channels that show the games live. You may find below the list of the official broadcasters (still to be updated):
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports, Eurosport|
|United States||CBS Sports, ESPN2, The Tennis Channel|
|Belgium||Eén, Canvas, Eurosport|
|Canada||TSN, TSN HD, TSN2, RDS, RDS2|
|Germany||Eurosport, Eurosport 2|
|Netherlands||Eurosport, Eurosport 2|
|Russia||NTV Plus, Eurosport|
How to watch US Open 2014 online
US Open is also available online provided by:
- Official US Open site – only available within United States.
- ESPN – for US residents only.
- Eurosport Player – subscription based.
Another good option is to use SopCast and search for the preferred channel. SopCast is a free and simple application to watch TV channels online. After the installation, start the application and login as Anouymous. Then start looking for the desired channel in the Live Channel tab. Most likely you will find a channel that covers the US Open 2014. The quality of the transmission may not be ideal, but it is better than nothing.
How to watch US Open 2014 live online from outside US
If you are willing to pay for a subscription you should go for Eurosport Player, if available in your country. As far as I know there are localized versions of Eurosport Player for UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Russia, Czech Republic, Finland, Romania, Poland and they all broadcast US Open 2014 matches.
Another good alternative is to unlock Official US Open site or ESPN using VPN or DNS services. Basically you need to get access to server located in United States and trick those sites to see you as US residents. You may find below a list several good options for both VPN and DNS services:
|ibVPN / ibDNS||VPN and DNS||$7.95/month|
Please feel free to share other VPN or SmartDNS services that you use to unlock restricted websites.
The US Open is about to start and I can’t wait to see the players fighting for the trophies! As presented in the above, the tournament is screened both on TV and online, available for tennis fans all over the World. Enjoy!
P.S. What are your favorites? Will Nadal defend his 2013 title? Will Serena get to the final? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!