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The 2023 US Open Serves Up Great Tennis — Watch and Save Money With Sling TV

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The US Open is the final Grand Slam tournament of the year. If you’re planning on getting in on the on-court excitement, you can watch the whole event for less with Sling TV.

In a hurry? The 2023 US Open runs from Monday, August 28 through Sunday, September 10. It will be televised exclusively on ESPN‘s family of channels — so Sling Orange will have you covered.

The US Open is held annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City. The main court, Arthur Ashe Stadium, is the largest tennis stadium in the world, able to seat over 23,000 spectators.

Unlike the Australian Open (played on Plexicushion hard courts), Madrid Open and French Open (the iconic red clay courts), or Wimbledon (traditional English grass courts), the American tournament is played on medium speed, medium-high bounce DecoTurf acrylic hard courts.

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The US tennis championship is also noted for its heavier scheduling of night matches, the sometimes-rowdy New Yorker spectators, and its highly accessible state-of-the-art facilities. The event is organized by the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

The 143rd edition of the tournament this year is offering over $65 million in total prize money, the highest of the Grand Slam events. The 2023 U.S. Open is a stop for both the WTA and the ATP tours.

How To Watch the US Open on Sling TV

The US Open tennis championships will be televised primarily on ESPN and ESPN2, with one contest scheduled for ABC. You can watch ESPN for the lowest price around on Sling TV.

Sling’s Orange plan is only $40.00/mo. That’s about half the price of the next cheapest service (Hulu Live, $76.99/mo). You get not just ESPN and ESPN2, but over 30 other popular channels.

Then there are add-ons and premium services you can use to customize your package, as well as access to international programming and sports.

Be aware that Sling Orange can only stream on one device at a time. It does come with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage, and works on almost all major streaming devices (and a lot of odd ones too!)

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US Open Schedule

Qualifying matches will take place from August 22 through August 25, and will be televised on ESPNews and ESPN+.

The main draw TV coverage will be on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN+ will be running alternate feeds, and Spanish-language commentary will be available on ESPN Deportes.

First Round (August 28-29)

  • Mon Aug 28 : ESPN
  • Tue Aug 29 : ESPN
  • Tue Aug 29 : Arthur Ashe Stadium (ESPN)
  • Tue Aug 29 : Louis Armstrong Stadium (ESPN2)

Second Round (August 30-31)

  • Wed Aug 30 : ESPN
  • Wed Aug 30 : Arthur Ashe Stadium (ESPN)
  • Wed Aug 30 : Louis Armstrong Stadium (ESPN2)
  • Thu Aug 31 : ESPN
  • Thu Aug 31 : ESPN2

Third Round (September 1-2)

  • Fri Sep 1 : ESPN
  • Fri Sep 1 : ESPN2
  • Sat Sep 2 : ESPN2

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Round of 16 (Fourth Round) (September 3-4)

  • Sun Sep 3 : ESPN
  • Sun Sep 3 : ABC/ESPN3
  • Sun Sep 3 : ESPN2
  • Mon Sep 4 : ESPN
  • Mon Sep 4 : ESPN2

Quarterfinals (September 5-6)

  • Tue Sep 5 : Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals (ESPN)
  • Wed Sep 6 : Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals (ESPN)

Semifinals & Finals (September 7-10)

  • Thu Sep 7 : Women’s Singles Semifinals (ESPN)
  • Fri Sep 8 : Men’s Doubles Final (ESPN2)
  • Fri Sep 8 : Men’s Singles Semifinal #1 (ESPN)
  • Fri Sep 8 : Men’s Singles Semifinal #2 (ESPN)
  • Sat Sep 9 : Mixed Doubles Final (ESPN3)
  • Sat Sep 9 : Women’s Singles Final (ESPN)
  • Sun Sep 10 : Women’s Doubles Final (ESPN)
  • Sun Sep 10 : Men’s Singles Final (ESPN)
  • Sun Sep 10 : Men’s Singles Final Encore (ESPN2)

Wrapping Up

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Who are the top seeds at the 2023 US Open?

According to the USTA, rankings, standings, and head-to-head results are all used to determine seeding. Following the Cincinnati Open (won by Novak Djokovic and Coco Gauff, respectively), these are the top ten Men’s and Women’s Singles seeds.

Top ten Men’s Singles seeds:

  1. Carlos Alcaraz
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Daniil Medvedev
  4. Holger Rune
  5. Casper Ruud
  6. Jannik Sinner
  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  8. Andrey Rublev
  9. Taylor Fritz
  10. Frances Tiafoe

Top ten Women’s Singles seeds:

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Jessica Pegula
  4. Elena Rybakina
  5. Ons Jabeur
  6. Coco Gauff
  7. Caroline Garcia
  8. Maria Sakkari
  9. Marketa Vondrousova
  10. Karolina Muchova

Last year’s Singles champions were Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek.

Who are some past champions of the U.S. Open?

Many tennis legends have won a US Open single title over the years, including Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and of course Arthur Ashe, for whom the main court at Billie Jean King center is named.

Featured photo: Arthur Ashe Stadium interior during 2007 US Open / graphic created from photo by Alexisrael under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikipedia Commons

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