ESPN Announces Exclusive Daily Live Action of US OPEN

The tennis storylines of 2017 - seemingly stolen from 2006 - have made it a "Retro '17" in the sport, and ESPN will have two weeks of exclusive live coverage from tennis' fourth and final Major of the year, the US Open in New York, beginning Monday, Aug. 28, with 130 hours on television and 1,300 more on ESPN3 and streaming on the ESPN app. The daily action from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will culminate with the Women's Championship on Saturday, Sept. 9, and the Men's Championship on Sunday, Sept. 10, both at 4 p.m. ET.

Refusing to yield ground to "Generation Next," on the men's side Roger Federer (turned 36 this month) and Rafael Nadal (was 31 in June) have grabbed the first three Major titles (Federer in Australia and Wimbledon for a career total of 20, Nadal with his 10th French Open and a total of 15) and the duo also each have a pair of Masters titles. In the process, as of August 21 Nadal is the top-ranked player in the world for the first time since July 2014. Among the women, Serena Williams won in Melbourne at age 35 (and pregnant), defeating her older sister Venus in the final; Venus, 37, also was a finalist at Wimbledon. In addition, at the US Open five-time Major winner Maria Sharapova returns to the stage of a Major for the first time in more than 18 months.

ESPN2's live coverage of the opening Monday night will include a performance from Arthur Ashe Stadium by Shania Twain.

Also, on Sunday, Aug. 27, ESPN2 will air SPORTSCENTER at the US Open: Preview Show at 1 p.m. to preview the tournament, followed by a one-hour review of Arthur Ashe Kids' Day powered by Net Generation at 2 p.m. on ABC. The stadium show will feature live performances from Sofia Carson, star of Disney's DESCENDANTS franchise, global pop-rap sensations Jack & Jack, singer-songwriter Alex Aiono, UK BOY BAND New Hope Club and Epic Records' breakout trio Saving Forever. In addition to performing their hit singles, Carson and Aiono will serve as co-hosts for the show.

ESPN & the 2017 US Open

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Sun Aug 27 1 p.m. SportsCenter at the US Open: Preview Show ESPN2
2 p.m. Arthur Ashe Kids' Day powered by Net Generation ABC
Mon Aug 28 11 a.m.

1 p.m.

US Open First Round ESPN3

ESPN

6 p.m. US Open First Round ESPN2
7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - First Round ESPN2
Tue Aug 29 11 a.m.

1 p.m.

US Open First Round ESPN3

ESPN

7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - First Round ESPN
Wed Aug 30 11 a.m.

1 p.m.

US Open Second Round ESPN3

ESPN

6 p.m. US Open Second Round ESPN2
7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - Second Round ESPN2
Thur Aug 31 11 a.m.

1 p.m.

US Open Second Round ESPN3

ESPN2

6 p.m. US Open Second Round ESPN2
7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - Second Round ESPN2
Fri Sept 1 11 a.m.

1 p.m.

US Open Third Round ESPN3

ESPN

7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - Third Round ESPN2
Sat Sep 2 11 a.m. US Open Third Round ESPN2

ESPN3

7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - Third Round ESPN2
Sun Sep 3 11 a.m. US Open Round of 16 ESPN

ESPN3

7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - Round of 16 ESPN2
Mon Sept 4 11 a.m. US Open Round of 16 ESPN2

ESPN3

7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - Round of 16 ESPN2
Tue Sep 5 11 a.m.

Noon

US Open - Outer Courts, Doubles and Juniors

US Open Quarterfinals

ESPN3

ESPN

7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - Quarterfinals ESPN
Wed Sep 7 11 a.m.

Noon

US Open - Outer Courts, Doubles and Juniors

US Open Quarterfinals

ESPN3

ESPN

7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM - Quarterfinals ESPN
Thur Sept 7 7 p.m. US Open Women's Semifinals ESPN
Fri Sept 8 Noon US Open Men's Doubles Championship ESPN2
4 p.m. US Open Men's Semifinals ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Sat Sept 9 Noon US Open Mixed Doubles Championship ESPN3
4 p.m. US Open Women's Championship ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Sun Sept 10 1 p.m. US Open Women's Doubles Championship ESPN2
3 p.m. US Open Men's Championship Preview Special ESPN
4 p.m. US Open Men's Championship ESPN / ESPN Deportes
8:30 p.m. US Open Men's Championship ESPN2 (encore)

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