How to Watch the First Round of the 2023 U.S. Open | Channel, Stream, Match Times, Preview

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FILE - A fourth round match is played under the roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the U.S. Open tennis championships Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. Play at the 2023 U.S. Open begins at Flushing Meadows on Aug. 28, with Iga Swiatek and Carlos Alcaraz as the defending champions. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)AP


FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The 143rd edition of the U.S. Open is set to begin on Monday, as the best players in the world get set to compete in the final Grand Slam of the season.



  • (1) Iga Swiatek vs. Rebecca Peterson (12 p.m.)
  • (10) Frances Tiafoe vs. Learner Tien (1:15 p.m.)
  • (4) Elena Rybakina vs. Marta Kostyuk (2:15 p.m.)
  • (2) Novak Djokovic vs. Alexandre Muller (8:15 p.m.)

On the first day of the tournament, some top competitors look to start off on the right foot, including Novak Djokovic, who has not won the tournament since 2018. This will be his first appearance in the U.S. Open since 2021, as he did not adhere to the country’s vaccine policy last year. American Frances Tiafoe is another player on the men’s side to keep an eye out for.

The women’s world No. 1, Iga Swiatek, hopes to get back on the right foot after a disappointing early exiting at Wimbledon. There has not been a repeat winner in Queens since Serena Williams finished off a three-peat in 2014. Elena Rybakina has not had her share of luck in the U.S. Open, but will look to build off her run to the final in Australia to go deep into this year’s tournament.



  • (3) Jessica Pegula vs. Camila Giorgi (2 p.m.)
  • (6) Jannik Sinner vs. Yannick Hanfmann (7 p.m.)
  • (1) Carlos Alcaraz vs. Dominik Koepfer (8:15 p.m.)
  • (2) Aryna Sabalenka vs. Maryna Zanevska (9 p.m.)

Carlos Alcaraz is coming off the biggest of highs, defeating Djokovic last month in the Wimbledon Final, earning his second career Grand Slam title. Last year’s U.S. Open champ hopes to become the first repeat champion since Roger Federer won five in a row from 2004 to 2008. Other top stars in action include 2021 winner Daniil Medvedev and potential favorite Jannik Sinner.

Two women who have always had high expectations in recent history are Aryna Sabalenka and Jessica Pegula. The duo have been high-ranked players, but have found ways to flame out in big-match situations. Sabalenka got over the hump in Melbourne in January, but has never made it beyond the semis in the U.S. Open. On the flip side, Pegula has never made it beyond the quarterfinals at any of the four majors.

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