Alexander Zverev vs Pablo Carreno Busta live stream: how to watch the US Open 2020 semi-final

Alexander Zverev faces Pablo Carreno Busta today in the first of the US Open men's singles semi-finals, with both players vying for a shot at their first Grand Slam. Follow our guide to watch a Zverev vs Busta live stream and catch all the 2020 US Open action online wherever you are this Friday.

Zverev vs Busta: US Open live stream

Alexander Zverev vs Pablo Carreno Busta is being played at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the US Open's biggest stage, and is the third of today's afternoon session matches, with play expected to get under way at roughly 4pm ET/1pm PT, or 9pm 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.

It was Busta who was watching on as championship favorite Novak Djokovic, his fourth-round opponent, pleaded against expulsion from the Open for accidentally hitting a line judge with a ball, after being broken in the latter stages of the first set. It would be a shame if that turns out to be the main thing the Spaniard is remembered for at the end of this tournament. 

Ranked 27 in the world, Busta is the undoubted underdog today, and aside from the Djokovic game he's managed to work his way quietly through the rounds. If he wins today, he'd become the lowest-ranked US Open men's finalist since 1973, though he comes into the match with injury concerns over his back, which he appeared to hurt late on in his five-set victory over Denis Shapovalov.

Big things have been expected of world No. 7 Zverev ever since his 2018 breakthrough, and with Djokovic out of contention he's got a brilliant chance of stamping his name amongst the greats of the game. But can the 23-year-old German  cope with the pressure of being today's big favourite?

His serve is a fantastic weapon, but double-faults have been a creeping issue. Read on as we explain how to watch Alexander Zverev vs Pablo Carreno Busta online today and get a US Open live stream wherever you are in the world today.

How to watch a US Open live stream from outside your country

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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How to watch Alexander Zverev vs Pablo Carreno Busta: live stream US Open tennis in America

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 Zverev vs Busta is roughly scheduled for a 4pm ET/1pm PT start. 

As ESPN is a cable channel, this means you’ll need to be a subscriber to watch Alexander Zverev vs Pablo Carreno Busta 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.

How to watch US Open tennis and get a Zverev vs Busta live stream in the UK

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Amazon 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 Zverev vs Busta very roughly down to begin at 9pm.

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.

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Zverev vs Busta live stream: how to watch today's US Open tennis online in Canada

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 Zverev vs Busta pencilled in for a 4pm ET/1pm PT start.

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.

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How to live stream the US Open 2020 and watch tennis online in Australia

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 Zverev vs Busta expected to begin at around 6am.

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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