EXCLUSIVE: Emma Raducanu’s US Open final against Leylah Fernandez is set to be shown LIVE on Channel 4 tonight, with the station in talks with Amazon Prime over a deal to allow fans to watch match for FREE
- Emma Raducanu’s US Open final could be free to watch on Channel 4 tonight
- She takes on fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez as they bid for stunning triumph
- The British sensation’s fairytale continued as she beat Maria Sakkari in the semis
- Amazon, who own rights to US Open, are now in talks over sub-licensing deal
- The tech giant had already agreed to allow highlights to be shown on the BBC
Emma Raducanu’s US Open final against Leylah Fernandez is set to be broadcast live on Channel 4 on Saturday evening.
Amazon Prime are in talks with the terrestrial broadcaster over a sub-licensing deal that would enable the match to shown live on free-to-air television at 9pm this evening.
Amazon have already agreed a highlights deal with BBC Sport for a programme that will air on Sunday afternoon and Channel 4 have swooped in to secure the live rights in a major boost for tennis fans in the UK.
Relations with Amazon and Channel 4 are close after they shared live coverage of rugby’s Autumn Nations Championship last year.
Channel 4 have enjoyed a revival in their live sports coverage this year after securing the rights for England’s Test match tour of India last winter.
Emma Raducanu’s US Open final against Leylah Fernandez is set to be aired on Channel 4