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.

Embed from Getty Images

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…


More in Tennis

US Open Could Signal End of Big Three Domination

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why Coco Gauff is Turning into the Story You Should Be Paying Attention to at Wimbledon

Daniel CawJuly 5, 2019

Serena Williams Says She’s ‘Definitely Available’ to Partner Andy Murray in Wimbledon’s Mixed Doubles

Daniel CawJune 30, 2019

Video: Federer, Djokovic & Nadal Pay Brilliant Tribute to Andy Murray After Australian Open Exit

Daniel CawJanuary 14, 2019

Wimbledon Chief Executive Confirms Plans to Build a Statue of Andy Murray

Daniel CawJanuary 13, 2019

Why You Can’t Look Past Serena Williams For US Open Glory Again

Daniel CawSeptember 3, 2018

Roger Federer Once Again Deserves Wimbledon Respect Despite Being a Year Older

Connor BoylanJuly 10, 2018

How Andy Murray Pulling Out Makes it Hard to Look Past Wimbledon Top Four

Connor BoylanJuly 3, 2018

Get Backing Dominic Thiem to Topple Rafa Nadal and Claim French Open Glory

Daniel CawJune 6, 2018