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The US Open Will Only Be Broadcast on the Internet in the UK & Ireland This Year

The US Open Will Only Be Broadcast on the Internet in the UK & Ireland This Year

Tennis fans looking forward to the US Open this year should prepare themselves to watch it on a very different kind of platform this year, after internet giants Amazon secured the rights to the Grand Slam event.

The event takes place from August 27 this year in Flushing Meadows in New York, where Rafael Nadal will aim to defend the title he won against the odds in 2017 – with Andy Murray likely to be back in action by then.

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But Murray fans back in the UK will be forced to stream the event online, after Amazon agreed a five-year deal to secure the rights from Sky Sports, reportedly worth around $40 million.

Amazon will also show 37 ATP Tour events, including nine Masters tournaments, from 2019 as well, and the news could mark a watershed moment for British sport.

What do you think of the news? Could we soon be watching the World Cup on Netflix? Wimbledon on NowTV?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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