How to watch

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US Open coverage on Amazon Prime Video.

How to watch tennis on telly in 2022

There are no significant changes in how you'll watch tennis on telly this year, but here are the details of where to find all the coverage.

For a quick summary of all broadcasting rights holders see the Broadcasters page.

Grand Slams

The first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, is exclusively live on Eurosport including qualifying. Eurosport also have the French Open at Roland-Garros in full from qualifying week. You can stream every match from every court at both grand slams on Discovery+. Discovery, who own Eurosport, renewed their coverage of both this year, and took exclusivity of Roland-Garros meaning ITV no longer has free-to-air coverage.

Wimbledon is shown free on the BBC with multi-court coverage on the Red Button and all courts streamed online. Selected qualifying matched will be available.

The US Open is on Amazon Prime Video where it has been since 2018, with qualifying and all-court coverage available.

ATP Tour

You will still have a choice between Amazon Prime Video and Tennis TV for men's tour tennis. Tennis TV will have coverage from every ATP event while Amazon Prime Video's deal includes all of the Masters 1000 and 500 tournaments plus approximately thirteen 250 events.

The ATP Cup will be included in Amazon Prime Video's coverage, while the second ATP tournament in Adelaide will come under Discovery/Eurosport's deal with Tennis Australia.

The tournament at the Queen's Club in London will have coverage on the BBC. In 2021, BT Sport picked up some of the ATP 250 events that were not shown on Amazon Prime Video, and may do again in 2022 on a case-by-case basis.

The ATP only make doubles matches available to broadcasters at Masters 1000 tournaments.

WTA Tour

The only place to watch the majority the WTA Tour will continue to be on Amazon Prime Video as WTA TV is not available in the United Kingdom.

Amazon Prime Video will have all singles and doubles matches at WTA tournaments.

Notable exceptions to Amazon Prime Video's WTA coverage are expected to include the British events in Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne where rights are sold separately. Last year all three tournaments had coverage on the BBC, and Amazon Prime Video added Eastbourne to their ATP coverage of the event, but this year's coverage of these three tournaments is yet to be confirmed.

Other events

Discovery renewed their deal to show the Davis Cup Finals on Eurosport, where Great Britain have a wildcard and therefore won't play a qualifying round in the spring.

No details of Great Britain's Billie Jean King Cup tie against the Czech Republic in April yet, however the BBC have shown qualifying rounds in the past. Last year's Finals were on the tournament's website only, but the semi-finals onwards were made available for free in the UK.

September's Laver Cup in London will be shown by Eurosport who have a ten-year deal to 2030.

ATP Challenger tournaments and many ITF-level events are streamed for free online. The higher levels of these events in the UK are expected to be available on the BBC's online channels, and almost all domestic competitions are streamed on the LTA's social media channels.

There is also coverage of selected non-tour events including some WTA 125s on Tennis Channel International which costs £2.49 per month. Their coverage outside of German domestic competitions is often something also available elsewhere, but worth keeping an eye on.

What to subscribe to

By far the cheapest way to watch most tour tennis is to take a subscription to Amazon Prime for the year at £79, or £7.99 per month which works out more expensive, and then add on Discovery+ for the Australian Open in January and Roland-Garros in May.

If you are interested in watching more ATP 250 tournaments than are offered by Amazon Prime Video, you will also need a Tennis TV subscription on top of this but for most people, Amazon Prime Video's ATP coverage will be sufficient.

For the Australian Open and Roland-Garros, a subscription to Discovery+'s Sport package costs £59.99 for a year or £6.99 per month. A word of warning against subscribing to the Discovery+ channel in Amazon Prime Video: it doesn't have the full functionality of the standalone app and website, but availability on devices may vary so check carefully which one is best for you. If you still have the Eurosport Player app and a current subscription this will work until it expires, as they migrate customers over to Discovery+.

The cost of watching the majority of the two tours and the grand slams in 2022 is £92.98 (a full year of Amazon Prime Video and 2 months Discovery+ for their two grand slams), which is cheaper than in 2021 as the Olympic Games was included in this calculation last year.

Remember you’ll need a TV licence to watch Eurosport and the BBC in the UK, even online.