The first marquee match of the 2023 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament is upon us, with top-ranked American Taylor Fritz facing off against all-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in a highly-anticipated quarterfinal matchup.
Want to watch Fritz vs. Djokovic? The tennis match is airing live on ESPN, which is available on conventional cable or through a service like DIRECTV Stream. The streamer is offering a free trial right now that you can use to get instant access to watch Fritz vs. Djokovic live online free.
Here’s what else you need to know about Fritz vs. Djokovic, including how to get tickets to watch the match in person and other ways to get a live stream online.
Taylor Fritz vs. Novak Djokovic: Scheduled Date, Time
The quarterfinal tennis match between Taylor Fritz and Novak Djokovic takes place Tuesday, September 5 at 1:15 p.m. ET / 10:15 a.m. PT.
The two will battle it out in front of what’s expected to be a packed house at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.
How to Watch Fritz vs. Djokovic Livestream Online Free
As mentioned above, you can livestream Fritz vs. Djokovic online free through DIRECTV Stream, whose channel lineup includes ESPN. DIRECTV Stream normally costs $64.99/month but you can get a free trial here that gets you an ESPN live feed to watch the tennis match for free.
Another way to watch Fritz vs. Djokovic online without cable is through fuboTV. The streaming service lets you watch the tennis match live on TV through the fuboTV app. You can also livestream Fritz vs. Djokovic on ESPN through your laptop, tablet or phone. Fubo currently has a 7-day free trial offer here that you can use to get a free stream of the Fritz vs. Djokovic match.
For the most comprehensive U.S. Open coverage, we like Sling, which carries ESPN on its Sling Orange and Orange & Blue plans. The Orange package starts at $40 per month and the Orange & Blue tier is $60 monthly, but Sling has a new deal that gets subscribers their first month for half off.
In addition to getting you a Fritz vs. Djokovic livestream on ESPN, Sling subscribers get up to 50 hours of DVR storage to record the tournament and watch U.S. Open Tennis on demand.
Note: while you’ll be able to find Fritz vs. Djokovic Reddit streams and live feeds, the only official U.S. Open stream is on ESPN through one of the streaming services above.
Fritz vs. Djokovic: Matchup, Odds
Fritz has been heralded as America’s “next big tennis hope” for a few years now, and he’s hoping to become the first U.S. man to lift the U.S. Open trophy since Andy Roddick did it twenty years ago. Fritz is the ninth-ranked player in this year’s men’s tournament and heads into the quarterfinals boasting impressive straight-set victories over his opponents in the first four rounds.
The number two-ranked Djokovic is also on a hot streak, having made the final of the U.S. Open lead-up tournament in Cincinnati last month (where he lost to Carlos Alcaraz). He’s had a decidedly more difficult path to advance to the quarters, needing five sets to defeat compatriot Laslo Djere in the third round.
According to the U.S. Open’s AI-powered IBM Insights, Fritz holds a slight edge in stats, winning 87 percent of points on the first serve (compared to 73 percent for Djokovic), and winning 74 percent of points overall while serving. Still, IBM gives the win to the Serbian, with a 54 percent likelihood to win the match. Oddsmakers also have Djokovic as the heavy favorite over the American.
Tuesday’s other U.S. Open men’s quarterfinal matchup is an All-American affair, pitting Francis Tiafoe against Ben Shelton. Watch all the tennis matches for free on ESPN through DIRECTV Stream here.