How to watch Novak Djokovic in the US Open final online
With victory in the US Open final against Daniil Medvedev, Novak Djokovic will bask in the rarest of air in the tennis world.
While Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were the dominant forces in men's tennis for much of this millennium, Novak Djokovic is on the cusp of 2 achievements that evaded that dynamic duo.
If Djokovic can overcome Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final, he will secure the first men's calendar Grand Slam of all 4 tournaments since Rod Laver way back in 1969. The last player to achieve the feat was German great Steffi Graf in 1988.
It would also take the Serb to 21 career major titles, separating him from contemporaries Federer and Nadal, who are locked with Djokovic on 20. This is how to watch.
When is 2021 US Open final?
This match gets underway at 6am AEST on Monday 13 September at Flushing Meadow in New York. Arthur Ashe Stadium is the venue for the decider.
How to watch Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev
SBS have shared broadcast rights for the US Open from the quarter-final stage onwards. For access to the entire tournament you needed access to ESPN, which you can get via Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports and Fetch TV. We have a full viewing guide to the US Open for you.
Watch US Open final on SBS
As stated you can catch the match on SBS. You can tune in from 6am AEST on SBS, SBS HD or SBS on demand.
Grand Slam winners in tennis history
- Don Budge (US): 1938
- Maureen Connolly Brinker (US): 1953
- Rod Laver (AUS): 1962, 1969
- Margaret Court (AUS): 1970
- Steffi Graf (GER): 1988
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Stream Djokovic vs Medvedev on Kayo Sports
You can also catch this potentially historic match in HD on Kayo Sports. If you haven't checked out the sports-only platform yet, it has a 14-day free trial for new users.
After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25/month to watch on 2 screens or $35/month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Kayo also has a range of unique special features and more than 50 sports in total for you to choose from. It is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
Who will win US Open final?
It would take a brave pundit to bet against Novak Djokovic putting down a new marker in the men's game and joining Budge and Laver as Grand Slam winners. Another win here would also move him closer to the all-time major title mark in the sport, the 24 won by Margaret Court, ahead of Serena Williams (23).
Medvedev has dropped just 1 set in the tournament so far and has been steadily building his game. He has lost grand slam finals at the 2019 US Open and this year's Australian Open and looks destined to become a major champion. Djokovic, meanwhile, had lost 4 sets in total prior to dropping another 2 in his 5-set epic against Alexander Zverev in the semi-final.
The 25-year-old Medvedev could definitely play party pooper and we give him a shot at upsetting Djokovic. But the Serb's exceptional poise and temperament in the big points give him the edge as he stares down tennis immortality.