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Eurosport has unveiled its plans for Grand Slam tennis coverage for this year’s US Open, with more live tennis from Flushing Meadows NY across both linear and digital platforms.
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The pan-European channel will air exclusive live digital coverage from US Open qualifying, featuring former top five ranked players Eugenie Bouchard and Tommy Robredo, with matches from five courts free-to-air on and also available on Eurosport Player and the Eurosport app.

For the main tournament, Eurosport will broadcast more than 300 hours of live tennis, with all 16 courts and every match available to watch live on Eurosport Player. It will mark the first time all courts have been produced for live coverage.

Eurosport’s US Open coverage is exclusive across Europe (excluding UK, and with only partial exclusivity in Austria and Switzerland); it also will feature commentators Mats Wilander, Barbara Schett, John McEnroe and Patrick Mouratoglou – coach of Serena Williams – along with local tennis heroes including; Boris Becker and Barbara Rittner (Germany); Marion Bartoli and Henri Leconte (France); Alex Corretja (Spain) and, for the first time at Flushing Meadows, the 2015 Women’s Champion – Flavia Pennetta – who will provide analysis and commentary for Eurosport Italy.

“With the legends of the game returning to fitness and form in 2018, this year’s US Open promises to be a fascinating tournament and we are thrilled to be showing every match, on every court and live qualifiers for the first time,” said Emir Osmanbegovic, SVP, Sports Content and Production, at Eurosport.

“Our digital platforms -, Eurosport Player and the Eurosport app – are the only destinations to watch live qualifying and every singles and doubles match from the main draw, giving fans complete control and choice of their viewing experience and with bonus features, such as classic US Open matches, to ignite the passion of tennis fans and celebrate the 50th edition of this unique tournament.”