The 2015 US Open gets underway on Monday, Aug. 31 and will wrap up on Sunday, Sept. 13. Defending champion Marin Cilic will be playing, but he's struggled this year, while last year's runner-up Kei Nishikori is having one of his best seasons to date. However, they're both going to be overshadowed by top seed and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic has already won the Australian Open and Wimbledon this season, with the two tournaments separated by a loss in the French Open finals to Stan Wawrinka, who is also in the tournament. Djokovic looks just as good as ever right now and he should be favored for the tournament. He's not expected to face much opposition in his opening-round contests.
Roger Federer is still playing amazing tennis and his longevity is remarkable. Andy Murray is just behind the two of them and can't seem to get a good streak going. The other big name is Rafael Nadal, but this year has been a rough one for him and he's the eight seed in the tournament.
The first week of play will take us through the first three rounds and into the Round of 16. Throughout the tournament, television coverage will be provided by ESPN and ESPN2, with all live streaming going through WatchESPN. The live streams will be available on each day of the tournament starting at 11 a.m. ET. Below, we've got the full TV schedule for the opening week of play:
Television coverage: Aug. 31-Sept. 6 (all times Eastern)
Aug. 31: ESPN -- 1-6 p.m., ESPN -- 6-11 p.m.
Sept. 1: ESPN -- 1-11 p.m.
Sept. 2: ESPN -- 1-6 p.m., ESPN -- 6-11 p.m.
Sept. 3: ESPN -- 1-5 p.m., ESPN2 -- 5-11 p.m.
Sept. 4: ESPN -- 1-6 p.m., ESPN2 -- 6-11 p.m.
Sept. 5: ESPN2 -- 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sept. 6: ESPN2 -- 11 a.m.-11 p.m.