US Open Tennis 2013 Schedule: Dates, Times, Live Stream Info and More

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US Open Tennis 2013 Schedule: Dates, Times, Live Stream Info and More
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The tennis season's final Grand Slam event begins next week, as the world's top players gear up for the 2013 U.S. Open from Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Andy Murray and Serena Williams are back in hope of defending their 2012 singles titles, while 2010 men's champion Rafael Nadal makes his much-anticipated return to the hard courts of Queens. 

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka will also enter the year's last major with high expectations on their preferred playing surface.

With first-round action set to get underway on Monday, here we've got you covered with a complete breakdown of the television schedule and live streaming information. 

 

When: Monday, August 26 through Monday, September 9

Where: Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York

Watch: CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2 and Tennis Channel

Live Stream: WatchESPN

 

U.S. Open 2013 TV Schedule
Monday, August 26
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
First Round 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tennis Channel
First Round 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. ESPN2
Primetime at U.S. Open: First Round 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday, August 27
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
First Round 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tennis Channel
First Round 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. ESPN2
Primetime at U.S. Open: First Round 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. ESPN2
Wednesday, August 29
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Men's First Round/Women's Second Round 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tennis Channel
Men's First Round/Women's Second Round 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. ESPN2
Primetime at U.S. Open: Second Round 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. ESPN2
Thursday, August 29
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Second Round 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tennis Channel
Second Round 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. ESPN2
Primetime at U.S. Open: Second Round 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. ESPN2
Friday, August 30
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Men's Second Round/Women's Third Round 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tennis Channel
Men's Second Round/Women's Third Round 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. ESPN2
Primetime at U.S. Open: Second and Third Round 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. ESPN2
Saturday, August 31
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Third Round 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. CBS/CBS Sports Network
Third Round 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Tennis Channel
Sunday, September 1
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Men's Third Round/Women's Round of 16 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. CBS/CBS Sports Network
Men's Third Round/Women's Round of 16 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Tennis Channel
Monday, September 2
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Round of 16 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. CBS/CBS Sports Network
Primetime at U.S. Open: Round of 16 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday, September 3
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Men's Round of 16/Women's Quarterfinals 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. ESPN2
Men's Round of 16/Various Doubles Matches 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tennis Channel
Primetime at U.S. Open: Men's Round of 16/Women's Quarterfinal 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday, September 4
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Quarterfinals 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. ESPN2
Primetime at U.S. Open: Quarterfinals 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. ESPN2
Thursday, September 5
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Men's Quarterfinals 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. ESPN2
Primetime at U.S. Open: Men's Quarterfinals 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. ESPN
Friday, September 6
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Mixed Doubles Final/Women's Singles Semifinals 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. CBS
Saturday, September 7
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Men's Singles Semifinals/Women's Doubles Final 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. CBS
Sunday, September 8
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Men's Doubles Final 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ESPN2
Women's Singles Final 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. CBS
Monday, September 9
Round Coverage (ET) Channel
Men's Singles Final 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. CBS

USOpen.org

 

Players to Watch

Rafael Nadal

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No player, male or female, enters Flushing Meadows with more momentum than Rafael Nadal, who has bounced back from his stunning Wimbledon upset in near-flawless fashion, winning titles in Montreal and Cincinnati while running his 2013 hard-court record to 15-0 in the process.

Only two of Nadal's 12 Grand Slam victories have come at hard-court majors, but if he can continue to play at the level he's currently at, don't be surprised if he lifts the U.S. Open crown for the second time in his career.

 

Serena Williams

A four-time champion at Flushing Meadows, the women's world No. 1, Serena Williams, is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as champion in New York.

Although she stumbled in her most recent outing against world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, Williams had an impressive summer post-Wimbledon, winning the Swedish Open and dominating at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, where she didn't drop a set in five matches. 

 

Novak Djokovic

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The top-ranked player in the men's game, Novak Djokovic, has reached the final at each of the previous three U.S. Open tournaments. He won in 2011, but has more sour memories of the U.S. Open final, considering he's finished as runner-up at this event three times since 2007.

Perhaps the most talented hard-court player in tennis, Djokovic has all the tools and the dominant return game to win his seventh career major this summer.

 

Victoria Azarenka

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Despite her stranglehold at the Australian Open, Azarenka has yet to break through with a title at the year's other hard-court major, the U.S. Open.

The Belarusian finally made it past the fourth round in New York a year ago, reaching the final where she lost to Williams in a hard-fought three-setter. But Williams had an obvious mental edge on Azarenka this time last year, and that's no longer the case.

Azarenka has defeated the world No. 1 twice in 2013, both wins coming in hard-court tournament finals in Doha and Cincinnati. 

 

Andy Murray

Defending men's champion Andy Murray isn't being talked about in the same light as Nadal or Djokovic, thanks to a lackluster North American hard-court campaign this summer, but nonetheless, he must be considered a serious threat in New York.

Prior to the 2012 U.S. Open, Murray had never won a Grand Slam, and now he has two a year later after winning in New York and most recently at Wimbledon.

While the world No. 3 may be lacking momentum heading into the first round, he won't be short on confidence, having defeated Djokovic in an epic five-setter for the title here a year ago.

 

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