How to watch the US Open in the UK and is Andy Murray playing?

Novak Djokovic could make history at the US Open (Picture: Getty)

The US Open is the final Grand Slam of 2021, and there’s the chance for history to be made.

Novak Djokovic will be competing for the chance to become the most decorated player in the men’s game and the first man to win all four grand slam titles in the same calendar year since Rod Laver in 1969.

Serena Williams has also withdrawn from the competition, meaning her elusive 24th Grand Slam title will have to wait.

If you want to keep up with the action as it happens, here’s how to get your servings of tennis live in the UK…

How to watch the US Open in the UK

Coverage of the US Open is provided exclusively by ESPN in the United States, but there’s no broadcast for ESPN in the UK.

Luckily, the US Open will be available on Amazon Prime for UK viewers.

Andy Murray crashed out of the 2020 US Open. Will he be back for redemption? (Picture: Getty)

If you have an active Prime membership, you’ll be able to watch the tournament through the streaming platform, on any eligible device.

You must be a member to gain access (memberships cost £7.99 per month) but if you don’t already have a subscription, you can get a free month’s trial before the payment is taken directly off your card.

Is Andy Murray at the US Open?

Despite some of tennis’ big names sitting this one out, Andy Murray will be there.

Murray won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2012, but last year he was defeated in the second round by Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Fans will be glad for Murray’s presence as plenty of huge names are sitting this year out.

Defending champ Dominic Thiem will not play, and neither will Rafael Nadal.

Serena Williams won’t be competing this year. (Picture: Getty)

Roger Federer and Serena Williams — who have a combined 15 US Open titles — are also out.

A slew of injuries and recovery time has meant the stars have had to withdraw.

When is Andy Murray’s first match at the US Open?

Andy Murray will play number 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece on Monday, August 30 in the first round of the US Open.

The pair will play at 6.15pm New York time.

The tournament is taking place at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.

With the UK five hours ahead of New York, the match will take place 11.15pm here.

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