Watch Western & Southern Open Tennis Live Here: The Western and Southern Open is now underway, with the re-branded ATP Cincinnati Masters kicking off in earnest on Saturday, August 22 and concluding roughly a week later on Friday, August 28.
Two months after barely being able to walk while ill with COVID-19, Grigor Dimitrov played a professional tennis match at the Western & Southern Open on Sunday and — while the result was not what was most important — he won.
It’s not often that two players who have met in the semi-finals of an ATP Masters 1000 event clash in the second round at the same level two years later. But this time, there was far less drama.
Reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas ousted two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Western & Southern Open.
Fans can look forward to nearly non-stop action from Flushing Meadows, New York, with players such as Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff and Andy Murray all taking part in the tournament.
Read on as we’ve compiled this handy guide for getting a Western and Southern Open tennis live stream – watch all the 2020 ATP and WTA Tour action online today.
The Western and Southern Open takes place at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. The tournament runs from Thursday, August 20 to Friday, August 28.
Play generally starts at 11 am ET / 8 am PT each day – except on the final day when things kick-off at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.
On Tuesday, you’ll need two screens, as the Singles Round of 16 (ESPN) airs opposite the Doubles Round of 16 (Tennis Channel).
Wednesday also has overlapping coverage, with the Doubles Quarterfinals (Tennis Channel) airing opposite the Singles Quarterfinals (ESPN2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) before the second set of Singles Quarterfinals coverage airs at 7 p.m. on the Tennis Channel.
Thursday has the Singles Semifinals on ESPN2 starting at 11 a.m., and the Doubles Semifinals on Tennis Channel starting at 12 p.m.
Lastly, on Friday, the Singles Finals begin on ESPN2 at 2 p.m., and the Doubles Finals also start at 2 p.m. on Tennis Channel.
Tsitsipas looked sharp from the early stages of the 69-minute match, putting pressure on Anderson by attacking his second serve. The Greek was aggressive when provided an opportunity, also taking advantage of unforced errors from his 34-year-old opponent. The fourth seed broke serve four times, saving all three break points he faced.
Other women advancing included No. 12 Anett Kontaveit, No. 14 Elise Mertens, American qualifier CiCi Bellis and Jessica Pegula, a 7-6 (5), 6-4 winner against Jennifer Brady, who won her first WTA title last week at Lexington, Kentucky.