The 2022 US Open is finally upon us as the year’s final Grand Slam event gets underway.
While the tournament will be without Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal is chasing his 23rd Grand Slam title and Serena Williams is poised to play there for the final time.
Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu are the respective defending singles champions.
A number of Australians will be looking to impress at the US Open with Nick Kyrgios in particular looking like a real contender having made the Wimbledon final in July.
Channel Nine have the broadcast rights for the US Open in 2022 with select matches from the tournament to be shown on 9Gem.
The free-to-air television channel will show 136 hours of the US Open in 2022 giving fans an easy and free way to watch the tournament.
Most matches featuring Australian players will likely be shown when there aren’t scheduling conflicts.
Todd Woodbridge, Jelena Dokic and Brett Phillips will all be providing expert commentary throughout Channel 9’s coverage.
The US Open will be streamed on both 9Now and Stan Sport in Australia.
9Now will provide a telecast of 9Gem’s US Open coverage and is free to use online.
Stan Sport, meanwhile, will show every match of the tournament ad-free on their streaming platform with replays, mini matches and highlights also set to be available.
Stan Sport, which is also the home of the UEFA Champions League this season, offers free seven-day trials for new users and costs an extra $10 a month on top of a standard Stan subscription.
Due to time-zone differences, the US Open will generally be played in the early hours for fans watching from Australia.
Action will generally get underway from 01:00 and run until 13:00 (AEST).
Night matches at the US Open will be played at kinder times for Aussies, who will be able to tune in over breakfast and on their morning commutes.
The men’s and women’s singles finals are both expected to start at 06:00 (AEST).
The 2022 Wimbledon finalist has been in form heading into the US Open having won the Citi Open singles title in August and also beating world number one Daniil Medvedev at the Canadian Open. Kyrgios will face doubles partner and fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round with Medvedev looming in the fourth round should they both make it that far.
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Australia’s top-ranked player also won a singles title over the past month in Atlanta but was convincingly beaten by Kyrgios when they met at the Canadian Open. De Minaur made the US Open quarter-finals in 2020 and faces unseeded Filip Krajinović in the first round this year.
Australia’s highest-ranked female in the wake of Ash Barty’s retirement, Tomljanovic reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year and goes into the US Open after reaching the same stage at the Cincinnati Masters in August. The 29-year-old will face Karolina Muchova in the first round.
Having started the year ranked 421, Saville has worked her way back into the WTA’s top 100 and arrives at the US Open after playing her first WTA final in just under five years. The Aussie faces unseeded Elena-Gabriela Ruse in the first round with last year’s finalist Coco Gauff looming after that.
This all-Australian men’s doubles duo won this year’s Wimbledon title, beating the top-two seeds in the process. After also reaching the Australian Open final in January, Ebden and Purcell have shown they know how to go deep at Grand Slam events together.
The Special Ks as they’re known beat Ebden and Purcell to win the Australian Open men’s doubles earlier this year and backed that up last month by winning the Atlanta Open together. Kyrgios would then go on to win the Citi Open doubles alongside American Jack Sock as he highlighted his doubles credentials. The doubles partners will face off in the first round of singles but together are more than capable of claiming another Grand Slam title.