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US Open Semifinals 2023: How to watch the Djokovic vs. Shelton match right now

Ben Shelton and Novak Djokovic face off in Arthur Ashe Stadium this afternoon. Here's how to follow the Semifinals action.

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, serves to Taylor Fritz, of the United States, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Next up for Novak Djokovic, the tennis star faces young American player Ben Shelton in the Semifinals. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The last Grand Slam of the season continues today with the Men's Semifinals, where 19-year-old American tennis star Ben Shelton will go head to head with No. 2 seeded 36-year-old Novak Djokovic. As the last American remaining in the men's competition at the US Open, there's sure to be plenty of eyes on Shelton as he steps into his very first Grand Slam semifinal. In contrast, this will be Serbian superstar Djokovic's 47th Grand Slam semifinal. If Djokovic succeeds over Shelton in this match, fans have a significant shot of getting another Alcaraz-Djokovic showdown in the US Open Final this Sunday.

Here’s how you can catch the Djokovic vs. Shelton match happening right now, plus the rest of the action on the court during the 2023 US Open.

How to watch Novak Djokovic's next match in the US Open:

  • Fubo Elite

    Watch ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and the Tennis Channel

  • Hulu + Live TV

    Get ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and get ESPN+

Date: Friday, September 8, 2023

Time: Right now!

Location: Arthur Ashe Stadium

TV channel: ESPN

Streaming: Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, VPN

When is Novak Djokovic's next match?

Novak Djokovic faces U.S. player Ben Shelton in the US Open Semifinals this afternoon beginning around 3 p.m. ET. The players are warming up on the court right now.

Where to watch Djokovic vs. Shelton

The Djokovic vs. Shelton match will air on ESPN. Notably, the match in Arthur Ashe Stadium will not be livestreamed on ESPN+, so if you want to tune in, you'll either need access to ESPN or a VPN.

How to watch Djokovic vs. Shelton

Hulu’s live TV tier includes access live TV channels, ESPN+ and ad-supported Disney+, meaning you can watch the US Open across almost every channel airing coverage in the US, plus tune in via ESPN+ — and enjoy over 75 other channels. You’ll also enjoy access to unlimited DVR storage.

$70 at Hulu

Fubo TV’s Elite tier gives you access to ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and the Tennis Channel, along with 200+ more live channels. At $85 per month, the live TV streaming service is definitely the priciest option on this list, but still leaves you with major savings compared to a traditional cable package, and is also our top pick for watching NFL this season. So if you're a sports fan looking for one simple subscription, Fubo might be it for you. Fubo subscribers also get 1000 hours of cloud DVR storage. The platform offers a 7-day free trial period, so you can stream the start of the US Open totally free.

$85 at Fubo

How to watch US Open tennis for free (sort of):

While ESPN is a pricey cable channel, US Open coverage will air free in Australia (9Now) and New Zealand (TVNZ+). Even if you're based in the US, you can access free US Open livestream coverage with the help of a VPN.

ExpressVPN offers “internet without borders,” meaning you can tune into Australian or New Zealand US Open livestreams this month as opposed to paying for ESPN or ESPN+ for US coverage of the tennis tournament. All you'll need to do is sign up for ExpressVPN, change your server location to Australia or New Zealand, and then find the free US Open livestreams for 9Now or TVNZ+.

ExpressVPN’s added protection, speed and range of location options makes it an excellent choice for first-time VPN users looking to stretch their streaming abilities, plus, it's Endgadget's top pick for the best streaming VPN. New users can save 49% when they sign up for ExpressVPN’s 12-month subscription. Plus, the service offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, in case you're nervous about trying a VPN.

$7 at ExpressVPN

US Open 2023 full broadcast schedule:

Here is what time US Open matches start, what time you can start streaming them and what channels you’ll need to watch every tennis match.

Friday, September 8

Junior / Wheelchair: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. (ESPN+)

Men's Doubles Final: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

Men's Singles Semifinals #1: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (ESPN / ESPN Deportes / ESPN+)

Men's Singles Semifinals #2: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. (ESPN / ESPN Deportes / ESPN+)

Saturday, September 9

Mixed Doubles Final: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. (ESPN3)

Junior / Wheelchair: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. (ESPN+)

Women's Singles Final: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (ESPN / ESPN Deportes / ESPN+)

Live at the US Open: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Tennis Channel)

Sunday, September 10

Wheelchair: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (ESPN+)

Women's Doubles Final: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (ESPN)

Men's Final Preview Show: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (ESPN / ESPN Deportes / ESPN+)

Men's Singles Final: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (ESPN / ESPN Deportes / ESPN+)

Live at the US Open: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Tennis Channel)

Every way to stream the US Open in 2023:

  • Hulu + Live TV

    Watch ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and get ESPN+

  • Fubo Elite

    Watch ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and the Tennis Channel

  • Sling TV Orange + Sports Extra

    Get ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Tennis Channel