2015 US Open TV Schedule – ESPN
by Staff | August 30th, 2015, 10:08 pm
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For the first time sports juggernaut ESPN will televise the entire US Open starting Monday, August 31 with the first round through the men’s finals on Sunday, September 13.

With ESPN in and CBS out, the Super Saturday schedule created by CBS and hated by the players is finished. The tournament will now return to a traditional day-off, do-on schedule.

The first round will now be played in two days, not three. And the women’s semifinals will be played Thursday night September 10 with the women’s final at 3pm on Saturday.

The men’s semifinals will be Friday, September 11 at 3pm with the final returning to 4pm on Sunday.

Live tennis will also be streamed on ESPN3.

Players and viewers should be pleased with the new schedule.

During the first week of the tournament, the television coverage will start on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET each weekday and will continue nonstop – transitioning to ESPN2 (except Tuesday) – for at least 10 hours through both the day and the 7 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM sessions until play is concluded.

With ESPN’s new exclusivity, new day-long coverage over Labor Day Weekend will now be found in one place – ESPN2, starting at 11 a.m. all three days.

Beginning with the quarterfinals Tuesday, Sept. 8, all the TV coverage is on ESPN (except Wednesday evening).
Play will begin each day on ESPN3 – at 11 a.m. through Wednesday, Sept. 9, and at noon the final four days – totalling 1,100 hours of action from up to 11 courts simultaneously, including the Mixed, Women’s and Men’s Doubles Championships. For the semifinals and singles championships, a separate ESPN3 Surround feed with offer three perspectives – the traditional TV angle plus cameras focused on each player.

The ESPN Tennis Team – quite familiar to fans and the best in the business – includes former players Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Jason Goodall, Brad Gilbert, and Patrick McEnroe; plus Hall of Famers Cliff Drysdale, Chrissie Evert, John McEnroe and Pam Shriver. The group is joined by reporters Tom Rinaldi and LZ Granderson, hosts Chris McKendry, Hannah Storm and Mike Tirico, who also calls matches.

2015 US Open TV Schedule – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3
Mon Aug 31, 10:45 a.m., US Open First Round, ESPN3
Mon Aug 31, 1 p.m., US Open First Round, ESPN
Mon Aug 31, 6 p.m., US Open First Round, ESPN2
Tue Sep 1, 10:45 a.m., US Open First Round, ESPN3
Tue Sep 1, 1 p.m., US Open First Round, ESPN
Wed Sep 2, 10:45 a.m., US Open Second Round, ESPN3
Wed Sep 2, 1 p.m., US Open Second Round, ESPN
Wed Sep 2, 6 p.m., US Open Second Round, ESPN2
Thur Sep 3, 10:45 a.m., US Open Second Round, ESPN3
Thur Sep 3, 1 p.m., US Open Second Round, ESPN
Thur Sep 3, 5 p.m., US Open Second Round, ESPN2
Fri Sep 4, 10:45 a.m., US Open Third Round, ESPN3
Fri Sep 4, 1 p.m., US Open Third Round, ESPN
Fri Sep 4, 6 p.m., US Open Third Round, ESPN2
Sat Sep 5, 10:45 a.m., US Open Third Round, ESPN3
Sat Sep 5, 11 a.m., US Open Third Round, ESPN2
Sun Sep 6, 10:45 a.m., US Open Round of 16, ESPN3
Sun Sep 6, 11 a.m., US Open Round of 16, ESPN2

Mon Sept 7, 10:45 a.m., US Open Round of 16, ESPN3
Mon Sept 7, 11 a.m., US Open Round of 16, ESPN2
Tue Sep 8, 10:45 a.m., US Open Quarterfinals, ESPN3
Tue Sep 8, Noon, US Open Quarterfinals, ESPN
Wed Sep 9, 10:45 a.m., US Open Quarterfinals, ESPN3
Wed Sep 9, 11 a.m., US Open Quarterfinals, ESPN
Wed Sep 9, 8 p.m., US Open Men’s Quarterfinals, ESPN2
Thur Sep 10, Noon, US Open Doubles Matches, ESPN3
Thur Sep 10, 7 p.m., US Open Women’s Semifinals, ESPN
Fri Sep 11, Noon, US Open Mixed Doubles Championship, ESPN3
Fri Sep 11, 3 p.m., US Open Men’s Semifinals, ESPN / ESPN3
Sat Sep 12, Noon, US Open Men’s Doubles Championship, ESPN3
Sat Sep 12, 3 p.m., US Open Women’s Championship, ESPN / ESPN3
Sun Sep 13, Noon, US Open Women’s Doubles Championship, ESPN3
Sun Sep 13, 3:30 p.m., US Open Men’s Championship Blue Carpet Special, ESPN
Sun Sep 13, 4 p.m., US Open Men’s Championship, ESPN


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17 Comments for 2015 US Open TV Schedule – ESPN

sienna Says:

no more super saturday!
what a bummerga


Betty Petrak-ron Says:

Thank you ESPN


batlord Says:

This is fantastic news. Especially for all you Fed fans–he now has a full day of rest if he makes it to the finals.
I bet Agassi wishes he had that luxury when he lost to Feds in the final.


RZ Says:

@Margot – you’ll be pleased to know that I have a very packed schedule and won’t be able to watch finals weekend. :-)


Wynne Says:

No interviews in the middle of matches! Let the athletes concentrate. Ask your banal questions after the matches!


Gypsy Gal Says:

What is a bummerga?….


Jant Says:

The commentary has been awful in many cases so far. So many instances of constant talking through the play. Tried watching the actual individual court coverage and it was really sad. One guy baiting bad blood for Federer, one noting Venus was about to be broken (as he constantly passively berated her) when she wasn’t even serving. Just a couple of examples. Very disappointing. It seems for some of us we will only get tennis with the tv muted.


Alex Malow Says:

It’s the “US Open” not the “John McEnroe chat show”. I can’t take it anymore! Can we just watch tennis without McEnroe using the game as a backdrop for his incessant coffee table banter. It’s bad enough that one has to listen to his (and now the other commentators) blather wall to wall between the points, but he is now talking through the ball toss and even the whole point – please SHUT UP when the game is on! It’s not about you and your anecdotes. Surely you’ve got enough time to talk about baseball and other topics in between the points….please, we beg you give us a break. Every time McEnroe starts talking as the players begin to serve it’s a giant damper on the atmosphere and tension that’s been building in the game! Enough monotonous blather! I’m sick of having to use the mute button at the end of each point!!


Alex Malow Says:

It’s the US Open not the John McEnroe chat show. I can’t take it anymore! Can we just watch tennis without McEnroe using the game for his incessant coffee table banter. It’s bad enough that one has to listen to his (and now the other commentators) blather wall to wall between the points, but he is now talking through the ball toss and even the whole point – please SHUT UP when the game is on. Surely you’ve got enough time to talk about baseball and other topics in between the points….please we beg you give us a break. Every time he starts talking as the players begin to serve it’s a giant damper on the atmosphere and tension in the game! I’m tired of using the mute button after each point!!


Daniela Says:

Show the damn matches!!!! An hour of watching Serena practice her serve as Nadal is actually playing a match???? What is wrong with you people at ESPN?? Not to mention there SO MANY commercials! Wake up, ESPN!!!


Ali Says:

I agree! There is TOO MUCH CHIT-CHAT from the commentators. Please please get a grip on this. We are tennis fans. We want to watch the game. And really, to watch practice when nadal is playing on another court, how disrespectful and clueless.


GD Says:

Like the other posters, I am fed up too with the incessant blabbering by the commentators – who cares about the irrelevant nonsense they keep on about? Do these people not know that sitting in the stands we’d hear nothing from them and still do understand the game. We’re not stupid, we can see the ball, understand when it’s out, when a player is doing well, tired, etc. and don’t need constantly to be told.


Mandy McDevitt Says:

I cannot believe how awful the commentary is. We can see these things clearly with our own eyes, without the monotonous voice of John McEnroe explaining the point. Boring. I have to mute the matches constantly because I cannot concentrate on the tennis with his boring voice in the background. I think Patrick is much more expressive, and sorry, Brad Gilbert sounds like a perv.
I must be grouchy.


Toronto Tennis Player Says:

I want to applaud Jason Goodall & MJ Fernandez for excellent commentating. And it sounds like Taylor Dent commentating too and he has been fantastic.
When Cliff Drysdale commentates I make sure the mute button is close by. Drives me crazy some of the awful and simple-minded comments made. eg: MJ…ahh….what makes a really good tennis player? Please, please please say only what is necessary…we don’t need to hear constant chatter!!!!


Deb Riley Says:

Agree with the comments here that there is too much chit chat. Get the feeling that the commenters are in competition in a crazy way with the players AND each other.
The US Open is about current players, not the retirees. Shuddup during play and reserve the banter for rainouts. Oh and how about coming up with some more clever and QUICK questions when interviewing winners on court? Some of the questions are so EWWWWW! I am embarrassed for the competitors.
[Roger rocks.]


Atlanta Tennis Fan Says:

My mute button is worn out this tennis season. John McEnroe, can you just SHUT UP? You make us sick. Your commentary is the worst. Take a hint ESPN, no one wants to hear the constant, monotone voice of John McEnroe. He is ruining the US Open!


rondo Says:

Whoever is commenting on the men’s final,.. I just want to punch the TV,… AARRG,..

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