Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner have already laid the foundations of a potentially great rivalry that’s set to pass a new milestone today as they both strive to reach the semis of a major for the very first time. The 21-year-old Italian has had the measure of the 19-year-old Spaniard, winning both of their previous encounters this year, so he may be a little miffed that Alcaraz is widely considered the favorite. Here’s how to watch an Alcaraz vs Sinner live stream wherever you are today – including ways to watch the tennis absolutely FREE.
Alcaraz is already on the verge of superstardom thanks to his all-action style, the fact he’s still a teenager, and those irresistible comparisons with Rafael Nadal, whereas Sinner doesn’t get anywhere near as much attention, despite being the youngest player to reach the quarter-finals of every grand slam since Novak Djokovic.
His gangly frame means he’s not as graceful a mover as Alcaraz, but he carries it well and he’s got one heck of a serve. Not once was Alcaraz able to break it the last time they met, in the final of the Croatia Open at the end of July, and that’s where today’s match may well be decided.
The Spaniard struggled to get to grips with Marin Cilic’s thunderbolts on Monday night, and the 2.23am finish after five gruelling sets is unlikely to help his cause here. Sinner also went the distance against Ilya Ivashka, and showed tremendous grit to turn things around when it looked like the match had slipped away late on.
Their clash at Wimbledon earlier this summer was utterly enthralling, so read on as we explain how to watch an Alcaraz vs Sinner live stream at US Open 2022 from wherever you are in the world.
How to watch Alcaraz vs Sinner: live stream US Open 2022 tennis for FREE
Tennis fans in Australia are amongst the luckiest in the world, as they can watch US Open 2022 for FREE on 9Gem (opens in new tab).
Alcaraz vs Sinner will follow the match between Iga Swiatek and Jessica Pegula, which is set to begin no earlier than 9am AEST on Thursday morning.
Viewers can also fire up a free Alcaraz vs Sinner live stream on the 9Now streaming service (opens in new tab), which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
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Die-hard tennis fans might want to take a look at Stan Sport too, which is live streaming every match on every court, ad-free.
A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), after a 7-day Stan Sport FREE trial.
Watch an Alcaraz vs Sinner live stream from outside your country
For broadcast and streaming details in more tennis-mad countries like the UK, US, Canada and New Zealand, just scroll down the page – everything you need to know is there, including details of who’s showing Alcaraz vs Sinner.
But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from anywhere outside your home country, you’ll soon find a problem – geo-blocking. That’s where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It’s a common problem for sports fans all over the world.
By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back at home.
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How to use a VPN to watch Alcaraz vs Sinner
Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three…
1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location, eg: ‘Australia’ for 9Now.
3. Go to the broadcaster’s stream – head to your home broadcaster’s site or app and watch as if you were at home – 9Now (opens in new tab) for Aussie citizens abroad.
How to live stream Alcaraz vs Sinner: watch US Open tennis for FREE in the UK
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Amazon has the rights to broadcast the US Open in the UK, so Amazon Prime Video members can live stream all the action at no additional cost.
The only catch is that Alcaraz vs Sinner will follow the match between Iga Swiatek and Jessica Pegula, which is expected to start at around 12am BST on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
If you’re up for a late night, you can live stream Alcaraz vs Sinner from your phone or tablet or any smart device with the Amazon Prime Video app.
An Amazon Prime membership costs £79 per year or £7.99 per month, which can be cancelled at any time. The subscription will get you access to Amazon’s library of TV shows and films, as well as unlimited one-day delivery on Amazon orders from the UK.
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Away from the UK but still want to watch the tennis on your Prime account? Your best option is to download and install a VPN (opens in new tab) and then log in to a UK IP address.
How to watch Alcaraz vs Sinner: live stream US Open tennis in the US without cable
Tennis fans in the US can watch Alcaraz vs Sinner on ESPN, with the match set to get underway after Iga Swiatek’s clash with Jessica Pegula, which is expected to begin no earlier than 7pm ET / 4pm PT on Wednesday.
The 2022 US Open is being shown across ESPN’s suite of TV channels and its streaming service ESPN Plus (opens in new tab).
Stream US Open 2022 live without cable
If you don’t have cable, fear not. Sling TV (opens in new tab) is a complete cable replacement service that includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 in its Orange plan. It normally costs $35 per month, but if you’re new to the service you can get your first month half-price (opens in new tab).
Another option is FuboTV (opens in new tab), which is a more complete cable replacement service overall. It offers ESPN and ESPN 2 but doesn’t have ESPN 3. Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial (opens in new tab).
Alternatively, ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost just $6.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $69.99 a year. Just bear in mind that it won’t be showing either of the singles finals.
How to live stream Alcaraz vs Sinner and watch US Open 2022 tennis online in Canada
In Canada, you can watch US Open 2022 on TSN, with Alcaraz vs Sinner set to begin after Iga Swiatek’s match against Jessica Pegula, which will start at around 7pm ET / 4pm PT on Wednesday.
If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, you’ll be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to an Alcaraz vs Sinner live stream.
If you don’t have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.
If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go – just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days (opens in new tab)and follow the instructions above.
How to watch Alcaraz vs Sinner: live stream US Open tennis in New Zealand
Tennis fans can watch Alcaraz vs Sinner on Spark Sport in New Zealand, with play set to begin straight after Iga Swiatek’s clash with Jessica Pegula, which starts at 11am NZST on Thursday morning.
Spark Sport offers a 7-day free trial so you can try before you buy, and once that’s expired, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes plenty of Black Caps cricket action, The Hundred, as well as F1 and MotoGP racing.
Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.