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How to Watch US Open Tennis Qualifying Matches

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The final Grand Slam tournament of the year has arrived as the qualifying draw for the US Open is set to get underway on Tuesday.

For American tennis fans, not only is this your chance to head to New York and watch the biggest event that the country holds, but it also features the most comprehensive streaming coverage for any tournament all year, in conjunction with the Australian Open.

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ESPN controls the rights to the broadcasts in Flushing, and the Worldwide Leader will be airing every court in the qualifying draw.

The broadcaster will use ESPN+ for qualifying streams, while main draw action will occur both on ESPN+ as well as the television networks.

Here’s the schedule:

Date Round Stream
8/23 Qualifying ESPN+
8/24 Qualifying ESPN+
8/25 Qualifying ESPN+
8/26 Qualifying ESPN+

To get through the qualifying stage of the US Open and other Grand Slam events, players need to win three consecutive matches.

At that point, they are entered into the main draw, guaranteeing a minimum of $80,000 in prize money.

For those who lose in the third round of qualifying, there’s an alternative path through to the main draw, via a “lucky loser” position.

Those are awarded when players already in the main draw drop out after the qualifying draw begins. Novak Djokovic is likely to be one of those players unless there is a big change in CDC guidelines that allows him to play in the event.

That allows players who lost in the final round of qualifying through to the main draw via a drawing, hence the “lucky loser” name.

Both the men’s and women’s qualifying draws can be found below.

#USOpen – Men's Qualifying draw: pic.twitter.com/jXnmfmRVPA

— José Morgado (@josemorgado) August 22, 2022

#USOpen – Women's Qualifying draw: pic.twitter.com/9yTTBo9Tk4

— José Morgado (@josemorgado) August 22, 2022

The main draw will get underway on Monday, August 22.

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