Both the US Open 2022 men's singles title and the rights to be ranked world no.1 are on the table at Flushing Meadows now with Casper Ruud and Carlos Alcaraz fighting it out for their first ever grand slam honours. The roof is firmly closed at the Arthur Ashe Stadium with rain hammering down all day in New York. The players are out on court and the match is underway. Make sure you know how to watch a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream, online and on TV, wherever you are
Twenty-three-year-old Ruud comes into the contest with nine career titles to his name and some experience of the big stage after his appearance at this year's final of the French Open. Nineteen-year-old Alcaraz has collected five ATP wins so far as his star has risen but this will be his very first grand slam showpiece.
The Spaniard has made it here the hard way with three gruelling five-setters in the lead up to the big one. It's been a breezier affair for Ruud but then it's Alcaraz who'll have more recent memory of what it takes to dig deep for a win.
There is a feeling that Alcaraz will have too much for Ruud but finals are funny things and holding one's nerve becomes a bigger part of the winning recipe than usual. Skill will only take you so far. Make sure you know to watch a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream worldwide.
Watch a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream fo free
In Australia, The US Open men's final is being broadcast for free on Channel 9's streaming platform 9Now (opens in new tab). However, if you're currently outside Australia you'll find that 9Now is blocked. Thankfully, there's a super simple way of getting access anywhere in the world.
Use a VPN to watch a US Open free live stream on 9Now from anywhere. (opens in new tab)
We recommend ExpressVPN. Full details below.
In the UK, current Amazon Prime subscribers can also watch all of the US Open for no extra cost – but remember to use a use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access your account if you're outside of the UK at the time of the US Open.
Non-Prime members can start a 30-day free trial of Prime Video (opens in new tab) (£7.99/month or £79/year), or Prime Video (£5.99/month) which will be enough to enjoy the whole of the 2021 US Open tennis for free!
Watch a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant US Open 2022 rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
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ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.
How to use a VPN for the US Open 2022
Using a VPN to watch Ruud vs Alcaraz is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the US Open, select 'Australia' for 9Now.
3. Then head over to 9Now (opens in new tab)on your browser or device and enjoy the free US Open 2022 live stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.
Watch a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream in the USA
ESPN will air the 2022 US Open women's final. Cable subscribers can get a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream by logging into their accounts on the EPSN website or just switching to the ESPN channel.
Cordcutters can watch ESPN's coverage through Sling TV (opens in new tab). New subscribers to Sling get their first month half price. After that, you'll pay the regular fee of $35 a month. No contract, cancel anytime.
Do remember, of course, that Australia nationals can watch all of the US Open 2022 for free on 9Now while using a VPN from abroad. (opens in new tab)
Ruud vs Alcaraz on Sling TV 50 percent off first month (opens in new tab)
Catch a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream on the Sling TV Orange package, which includes access to most matches, including the both singles finals, on ESPN. New users get their first month for half price ($17.50). After that, it's $35 a month. No contract. Cancel at any time.
Watch a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream in the UK
As mentioned above, those in the UK can catch all of the US Open action on Amazon Prime Video. Included with all Prime subscriptions, all you need to do is simply log in and start watching.
If you're not currently a subscriber, you can make the most of Amazon's 30-day free trial (opens in new tab), which is more than long enough to watch the whole Open for free.
Don't forget: you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access the US Open on Prime when travelling outside of the UK.
Watch a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream in Canada
TSN is the place to watch a 2022 US Open men's final live stream if you're based in Canada. Subscription to TSN (streaming only) cost CA$4.99 a day or CA$19.99 a month.
Watch a Ruud vs Alcaraz live stream in India
In India, Sony Pictures Network has the rights to broadcast the US Open until 2024, and will also be available on streaming platform SonyLIV (opens in new tab). One month is priced at Rs 299, with six-month and yearly plans coming in at Rs 699 and Rs 999 respectively.
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