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Watch Raducanu’s US Open Final free on Channel 4 tonight

Channel 4 has partnered with Amazon Prime Video in a last-minute TV deal to show live coverage of the US Open tennis final featuring Emma Raducanu for free.

 

Emma’s meteoric rise to secure a place in the US Open final is just sensational. We’re glad to have worked with Prime Video and pulled out all the stops to get it on air and I’m sure viewers will be thrilled at the prospect of watching Emma in this Grand Slam final. Ian Katz, Channel 4’s Chief Content Officer

The British teenager features in the US Open final on Saturday night (September 11) from 9pm (UK time), while coverage begins at 8pm.

Free-to-air Channel 4 has secured an 11th-hour agreement with Amazon to share the broadcast, meaning tennis fans will be able to cheer on 18-year-old Raducanu as she makes her first Grand Slam final appearance against Canadian Leylah Fernandez without subscribing to Amazon.

Raducanu is the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977.

Channel 4 will take Amazon Prime Video’s live feed and broadcast it free to air in its entirety, while Amazon subscribers can watch as normal.

Coverage will begin on Prime Video at 8pm BST, with pre-match analysis from Greg Rusedski, Daniela Hantuchova and Anne Keothavong in the Prime Video Studio, ahead of a 9pm start from the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows.

Match commentary will come from Mark Petchey, Martina Navratilova, as well as Tim Henman court-side and Jim Courier providing analysis from Flushing Meadows.

Prime Video said it will reinvest all fees from the Channel 4 agreement into British women’s tennis to support the next generation of female British talent.

Prime Video has also worked with the BBC to deliver match highlights of the US Open women’s singles final on the BBC on Sunday afternoon.

“Emma’s journey from qualification through to the US Open final at the age of 18 is a truly magical story for British sport and we think it’s important that we extend our coverage to as many people as possible to support her in this historic moment for women’s tennis,” said Alex Green, Managing Director of Prime Video Sport Europe.

“Young tennis talent such as Emma need the right support to become the stars we see today and we’re delighted to be able to commit even more investment to the next generation of women’s tennis in the UK.”

Channel 4’s Chief Content Officer Ian Katz said: “Emma’s meteoric rise to secure a place in the US Open final is just sensational.

“We’re glad to have worked with Prime Video and pulled out all the stops to get it on air and I’m sure viewers will be thrilled at the prospect of watching Emma in this Grand Slam final.

“We didn’t know we’d secured the deal until late on Friday night and so many people have gone above and beyond to make it happen. But Channel 4 is all about finding ways to let our viewers share great national moments, whether it’s Bake Off or big sporting events like the cricket World Cup final or US Open final.”






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