U.S. Open 2018: Schedule, draw, how to watch live at Flushing Meadows
The fourth and final Grand Slam of the tennis season is approaching with the 2018 U.S. Open.
The second-oldest major tournament, the U.S. Open has been played on acrylic hard courts since 1978 at the UTSA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
The men's draw should be quite a battle as three members of tennis "Big Four" have claimed the first three Grand Slam titles of the year with Novak Djokovic returning to the winner's circle at Wimbledon in July.
Top two seeds Rafael Nadal (2017 U.S. Open champ) and Roger Federer will likely sit atop the list of favorites heading into the tournament.
Several players have made consistent pushes against the big players, though; Juan Martin del Potro, Kevin Anderson and even top-seeded American John Isner could make a run at the U.S. Open title in 2018.
The women's draw appears as wide open as ever. Serena Williams made her triumphant return to Wimbledon by reaching the finals before being ousted by Angelique Kerber, who is back as a top contender in the WTA.
Then there's No. 1-ranked and French Open winner Simona Halep, while defending champion Sloane Stephens will look to bounce back from a first-round exit at Wimbledon.
Below is the U.S. Open schedule, the men's and women's draws and how to watch tennis' fourth Grand Slam live.
The entire U.S. Open tournament can be viewed live on ESPN, ESPN2 and Tennis Channel. In addition, viewers can stream the tournament online at ESPN.com and via the WatchESPN app. You can also follow the results with our live U.S. Open scoreboard with updated match times and results.
U.S. Open live TV schedule (all times Eastern)
Monday, Aug. 27
Noon-6 p.m.ESPNFirst Round
6 p.m.-11 p.m.ESPN2First Round
Tuesday, Aug. 28
Noon-11 p.m.ESPNFirst Round
Wednesday, Aug. 29
Noon-11 p.m.ESPNSecond Round
Thursday, Aug. 30
Noon-6 p.m.ESPNSecond Round
6 p.m.-11 p.m.ESPN2Second Round
Friday, Aug. 31
Noon-6 p.m.ESPNThird Round
6 p.m.-11 p.m.ESPN2Third Round
Saturday, Sept. 1
11 a.m.-11 p.m.ESPN2Third Round
Sunday, Sept. 2
11 a.m.-7 p.m.ESPNRound of 16
7 p.m.-11 p.m.ESPN2Round of 16
Monday, Sept. 3
11 a.m.-11 p.m.ESPN2Round of 16
Tuesday, Sept. 4
7 p.m.-11 p.m.ESPNQuarterfinals
Wednesday, Sept. 5
7 p.m.-11 p.m.ESPNQuarterfinals
Thursday, Sept. 6
7 p.m.-11 p.m.ESPNWomen’s Semifinals
Friday, Sept. 7
Noon-2 p.m.ESPN2Men’s Doubles Final
4 p.m.-11 p.m.ESPNMen’s Semifinals
Saturday, Sept. 8
4 p.m.-7 p.m.ESPNWomen’s Final
Sunday, Sept. 9
1 p.m.-3 p.m.ESPN2Women’s Doubles Final
4 p.m.-7 p.m.ESPNMen’s Final
U.S. Open 2018 schedule
The 2018 U.S. Open tournament begins Monday, Aug. 27, and will take place daily over the following two weeks.
It will conclude with the women's singles championship Saturday, Sept. 8, and the men's singles championship Sunday, Sept. 9.
Below is the round-by-round breakdown of the schedule for both men and women.
(All times Eastern.)
Date Round Start
Monday, Aug. 27 Round 1 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 28 Round 1 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 29 Round 2 11 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 30 Round 2 11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 31 Round 3 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 1 Round 3 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2 Round 4 11 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 3 Round 4 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 4 Quarterfinals 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 5 Quarterfinals 11 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 6 Women's semifinals 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 7 Men's semifinals 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8 Women's final 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9 Men’s final 4 p.m.
U.S. Open draw: Men's singles
The U.S. Open men's singles draw will be revealed after the qualifying tournament on Friday, Aug. 24. The draw will be updated here upon its release.
U.S. Open draw: Women's singles
The U.S. Open women's singles draw will be revealed after the qualifying tournament on Friday, Aug. 24. The draw will be updated here upon its release.