U.S. Open 2018: Schedule, draw, how to watch live at Flushing Meadows

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The fourth and final Grand Slam of the tennis season is approaching with the 2018 U.S. Open.

The second-oldest major tournament, the U.S. Open has been played on acrylic hard courts since 1978 at the UTSA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. 

The men’s draw should be quite a battle as three members of tennis “Big Four” have claimed the first three Grand Slam titles of the year with Novak Djokovic returning to the winner’s circle at Wimbledon in July. Top two seeds Rafael Nadal (2017 U.S. Open champ) and Roger Federer will likely sit atop the list of favorites heading into the tournament.

Several players have made consistent pushes against the big players, though; Juan Martin del Potro, Kevin Anderson and even top-seeded American John Isner could make a run at the U.S. Open title in 2018.

The women’s draw appears as wide open as ever. Serena Williams made her triumphant return to Wimbledon by reaching the finals before being ousted by Angelique Kerber, who is back as a top contender in the WTA. Then there’s No. 1-ranked and French Open winner Simona Halep, while defending champion Sloane Stephens will look to bounce back from a first-round exit at Wimbledon.

Below is the U.S. Open schedule, the men’s and women’s draws and how to watch tennis’ fourth Grand Slam live.

How to watch the U.S. Open live

The entire U.S. Open tournament can be viewed live on ESPN, ESPN2 and Tennis Channel. In addition, viewers can stream the tournament online at ESPN.com and via the WatchESPN app. You can also follow the results with our live U.S. Open scoreboard with updated match times and results. 

U.S. Open live TV schedule (all times Eastern)

Date, time TV Round
Monday, Aug. 27
Noon-6 p.m. ESPN First Round
6 p.m.-11 p.m. ESPN2 First Round
Tuesday, Aug. 28
Noon-11 p.m. ESPN First Round
Wednesday, Aug. 29
Noon-11 p.m. ESPN Second Round
Thursday, Aug. 30
Noon-6 p.m. ESPN Second Round
6 p.m.-11 p.m. ESPN2 Second Round
Friday, Aug. 31
Noon-6 p.m. ESPN Third Round
6 p.m.-11 p.m. ESPN2 Third Round
Saturday, Sept. 1
11 a.m.-11 p.m. ESPN2 Third Round
Sunday, Sept. 2
11 a.m.-7 p.m. ESPN Round of 16
7 p.m.-11 p.m. ESPN2 Round of 16
Monday, Sept. 3
11 a.m.-11 p.m. ESPN2 Round of 16
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Noon-6 p.m. ESPN Quarterfinals
7 p.m.-11 p.m. ESPN Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Noon-6 p.m. ESPN Quarterfinals
7 p.m.-11 p.m. ESPN Quarterfinals
Thursday, Sept. 6
7 p.m.-11 p.m. ESPN Women’s Semifinals
Friday, Sept. 7
Noon-2 p.m. ESPN2 Men’s Doubles Final
4 p.m.-11 p.m. ESPN Men’s Semifinals
Saturday, Sept. 8
4 p.m.-7 p.m. ESPN Women’s Final
Sunday, Sept. 9
1 p.m.-3 p.m. ESPN2 Women’s Doubles Final
4 p.m.-7 p.m. ESPN Men’s Final

U.S. Open 2018 schedule

The 2018 U.S. Open tournament begins Monday, Aug. 27, and will take place daily over the following two weeks. It will conclude with the women’s singles championship Saturday, Sept. 8, and the men’s singles championship Sunday, Sept. 9. Below is the round-by-round breakdown of the schedule for both men and women.

(All times Eastern.)

Date Round Start
Monday, Aug. 27 Round 1 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 28 Round 1 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 29 Round 2 11 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 30 Round 2 11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 31 Round 3 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 1 Round 3 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2 Round 4 11 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 3 Round 4 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 4 Quarterfinals 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 5 Quarterfinals 11 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 6 Women’s semifinals 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 7 Men’s semifinals 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8 Women’s final 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9 Men’s final 4 p.m.

U.S. Open draw: Men’s singles 

The U.S. Open men’s singles draw will be revealed after the qualifying tournament on Friday, Aug. 24. The draw will be updated here upon its release.

U.S. Open draw: Women’s singles 

The U.S. Open women’s singles draw will be revealed after the qualifying tournament on Friday, Aug. 24. The draw will be updated here upon its release.