US Open live stream and how to watch Ruud vs Alcaraz in the men's final for free

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It's the men's final the 2022 US Open as Casper Ruud of Norway faces Carlos Alcaraz of Spain. The two youngsters will be vying for their very first grand slam title today at Flushing Meadows. We've already seen women's no.1 Iga Swiatek take the trophy at yesterday's final. Who will take the honours today? Here's how to watch Ruud vs Alcaraz and get a US Open free live stream from wherever you are in the world.

2022 US Open live stream

Date: August 29 – September 11

Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Free live stream: 9Now (opens in new tab) (AUS)

Watch anywhere with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

UK stream: Amazon Prime Video (free 30-day trial) (opens in new tab)

US stream: ESPN Plus | Sling TV

With an injury-ravaged Nadal suffering a shock defeat to Frances Tiafoe, and reigning champion Daniil Medvedev dethroned by the now departed Nick Kyrgios, this has become a year for a rookie winner, given that Novak Djokovic was not there to compete either.

Casper Ruud brushed past Karen Khachanov in his semi. Carlos Alcaraz had to go all the way once more to beat Frances Tiafoe in a run to the final that has seen the 19-year-old go to five sets in more rounds than not. Can wunderkind Alcaraz win his first-ever grand slam title? It's looking promising.

The US Open men's final is today (Sunday 11th September) at 9pm BST and 4pm local time (ET). Viewers can watch the coverage for free. Take a look below for the details on how to watch a US Open live stream from wherever you are.

Watch a US Open free live stream

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In Australia, The US Open 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 US Open 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.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
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

Emma Raducanu holding the US Open trophy in 2021

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Using a VPN to watch the US Open 2022 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 US Open live stream in the USA

ESPN will air the US Open 2022. Cable subscribers can get a 2022 US Open 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) as well as using ESPN+ too. New subscribers to Sling get their first month half price (more than enough to watch the whole of the US Open!). 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)

US Open 2022 on Sling TV  50 percent off first month (opens in new tab)

US Open 2022 on Sling TV 50 percent off first month (opens in new tab)
Catch a US Open 2022 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 2022 US Open live stream in the UK

Medvedev holds the US Open trophy

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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 2022 US Open live stream in Canada

TSN is the place to watch a 2022 US Open 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 2022 US Open 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.

US Open full schedule

Sunday 11th September
Men's singles: Final
Women's doubles: Final
Men's wheelchair singles: Final
Women's wheelchair single: Final
Quad wheelchair singles: Final

US Open winners

Most Titles, Singles (since 1979): Pete Sampras & Roger Federer (5); Chris Evert & Serena Williams (6)

Oldest Champion (since 1979): Stan Wawrinka, 31, in 2016; Flavia Pennetta, 33, in 2015

Youngest Champion: Pete Sampras, 19, in 1990; Tracy Austin, 16, 1979

Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 20 Andre Agassi in 1994

Last British Champion: Andy Murray in 2012; Emma Raducanu in 2021

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