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Emma Raducanu US Open final TV channels and how to watch for free

Emma Raducanu’s bid to claim US Open glory will be available to watch on free-to-air television after Amazon Prime Video struck a last-minute deal with Channel 4 to share the coverage on Saturday night.

The 18-year-old has captivated the nation with her exploits on the court in New York and her unassuming demeanour off it.

She takes on fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez in the showpiece event hoping to become the first British woman to win a grand slam in 44 years.

Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service has had exclusive broadcast rights in the UK for the final grand slam of the year, but agreed a deal on Friday night – understood by the PA news agency to be seven figures – for the match to be shown on both Prime Video and Channel 4, maximising the viewing potential for one of the biggest sporting stories of the year.

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TV coverage on both broadcasts will begin at 8pm before the action begins from 9pm UK time.

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 on their smart TV, app or online.

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 courtside and Jim Courier providing analysis from Flushing Meadows.

Can I watch Amazon Prime Video for free?

Yes. First thing’s first, Amazon Prime costs £7.99 per month or £79 for a year. Alternatively, you could get an Amazon Prime Video-only subscription for £5.99 per month, without the other Prime benefits.

If you aren’t an Amazon Prime customer, you can start a 30-day free trial but be careful with them, as customers are only eligible for a free trial of Prime every 12 months.

If you decide you don’t want to continue with Amazon Prime beyond your free trial, just cancel before your 30 days is up. If you forget, you will then be charged.

You can sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial here.

Amazon said it will reinvest the money made from the Channel 4 deal into British women’s tennis to help fund the next generation of players.

“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.”

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