Tennis fans, are you ready? The US Open are starting this Monday. It’s the fourth major tennis event this year, and the field is as open as ever. Wimbledon winner Serena Williams is out with an injured foot, and the defending men’s champion is also recovering. So who is gonna win the most prestigious US tennis tournament? Luckily for all us office workers, we’ll be able to find out online, thanks to live video streams provided by Usopen.org.
The official website of the US Open has been streaming parts of the event online ever since 2008, but it has stepped up its game this year, providing live streaming of more than 200 matches from all five courts (Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand, Court 13 and Court 11.) This means that you’ll be able to watch all sessions of the US Open online, totaling more than 600 hours of world-class tennis.
The site will use a special player developed by IBM that offers HD video as well as picture-in-picture match viewing, user comments and live match stats. The video feed is based on the USTA world feed, so it’s basically the same you’re gonna get to see on CBS, ESPN or the Tennis Channel.
Tennis hasn’t been as popular online as March Madness or the World Cup, but the 2008 US Open Men’s final numbers weren’t too shabby either, with 300,000 users tuning in to watch a total of 243,000 hours of video.