Dominic Thiem vs Daniil Medvedev live stream: how to watch US Open 2020 semi-final


Second seed Dominic Thiem faces third seed Daniil Medvedev at Flushing Meadows today, in the second of the men’s singles semi finals. The Austrian and the Russian are the two highest ranked players left in the draw, and are both eyeing up their first ever Grand Slam. Follow our guide to watch a Thiem vs Medvedev live stream and catch all the 2020 US Open action online wherever you are today.

Dominic Thiem vs Daniil Medvedev is being played at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the US Open’s biggest stage, and is the last of today’s matches being played on the court, with action expected to get under way after 5.30pm ET/2.30pm PT, or 10.30pm BST in the UK. Full live streaming and TV channel details for the match are below – and you can watch your preferred coverage from anywhere with this 100% risk-free ExpressVPN trial.

Medvedev, the 2019 US Open runner-up, is yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament, and will be desperate to get his second shot at the grand prize. Last year’s final was a classic, which saw Medvedev recover from two sets down to push Rafael Nadal all the way, with the Spaniard eventually prevailing after nearly five hours.

Thiem is no stranger to Grand Slam heartbreak either, having lost all three of the Grand Slam finals he’s reached, most recently at this year’s Australian Open. The world No. 3, who has dropped one set throughout the tournament, edges the head-to-head, but was dominated by the Russian the last time they met, in Montreal last year.

However, Medvedev had to get some treatment on his shoulder during the final set of his quarter-final victory over Andrey Rublev, and if he isn’t 100% it’s hard to look beyond Thiem. Read on as we explain how to watch Dominic Thiem vs Daniil Medvedev online today and get a US Open live stream wherever you are in the world.

For broadcast and streaming details in tennis-mad countries like the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, just scroll down the page – everything you need to know is there.

But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from somewhere outside your home country, you’ll soon find a problem in 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 – but there’s a surprisingly easy solution.

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In the US, coverage from Flushing Meadows comes courtesy of ESPN and ESPN 2 – today’s afternoon session from Arthur Ashe Stadium is being covered by ESPN from 12pm ET/9am PT, and Thiem vs Medvedev is scheduled to begin after 5.30pm ET/2.30pm PT. 

As ESPN is a cable channel, this means you’ll need to be a subscriber to watch Dominic Thiem vs Daniil Medvedev online – or have a good over-the-top streaming service to call on.

Of the many and varied options, the best for tennis fans wanting to watch a US Open live stream is Sling TV, whose Sling Orange package features ESPN channels for just $30 a month. That’s much less than the competition and WAY less than cable!

Best of all, Sling offers a FREE trial period so you can get a free tennis live stream for some of the tournament and check out the service for yourself.

New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad, too – all you need is the help of a good VPN.

Try Amazon Prime FREE for 30-daysAmazon again has the rights to broadcast the US Open tennis in the UK, so Amazon Prime members can live stream all the action at no additional cost.

This afternoon’s action at Arthur Ashe Stadium starts at 5pm BST, with Thiem vs Medvedev down to begin after 10.30pm.

If you want to stream the tennis from your phone or tablet, the Amazon Prime Video app is available for Android via Google Play and Apple devices via the App Store.

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.

New users can sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial with full access to live sports coverage as well as free one-day delivery on purchases from Amazon’s online store during that time.

Not in the UK but still want to watch the tennis on your Prime account? Your best option is to download and install a VPN and then log in to a UK IP address.

In Canada, you can watch the US Open on English-language TSN or French-language RDS – but again, they’re premium channels that typically come with a pay TV package.

If you get them as part of your cable deal, then you’ll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to a US Open live stream. As in the US, the afternoon session starts at 12pm ET/9am PT, with Thiem vs Medvedev pencilled down to start later than 5.30pm ET/2.30pm PT.

If you don’t have cable, then you can subscribe to TSN or RDS on a streaming-only basis from just CA$4.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.

And if you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go – just try the No. 1 VPN around 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.

To watch the US Open, all you really need to know is that ESPN has the rights to live stream tennis in Australia and will be broadcasting the 2020 tournament. 

The channel is available on pay TV courtesy of Foxtel and the action generally starts Down Under at 2am AEST each day, with Thiem vs Medvedev set to begin after 7.30am.

This is actually great news for cord cutters, as Aussie streaming service Kayo Sports includes ESPN coverage in its packages. A Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously, while a Kayo Sports Premium Package provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

Needless to say, this makes it super-affordable if you share with friends, family or fellow tennis fans – plus Kayo offers a FREE trial period so you can watch some of the event for free this August.

Better still, free-to-air SBS Viceland will also get in on the action from Wednesday, September 9, which is when play switches to a 2am start. This means that Aussie viewers can make use of the free SBS On Demand streaming service to tune in.

If you’re away from Australia at the moment, you’ll need to go down the VPN route as set out above.

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