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Judy Murray bags court-side US Open seats from Dunblane

Graham Robson September 3, 2020

Amazon Prime Video is celebrating its coverage of the US Open Grand Slam in the UK and Ireland by serving up courtside seats for renowned tennis coach Judy Murray whose Arthur Ashe-themed viewing court has been set up in Dunblane, Scotland where her sons, Andy and Jamie Murray, grew up and honed their tennis skills.

With Judy unable to travel to the the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows in New York this year, Prime Video has brought the US Open Grand Slam to Scotland with a special viewing court tailored for Murray to watch her sons perform at the tournament, exclusively broadcast on Prime Video.

Judy Murray said: ‘I absolutely love the US Open and normally I would be in New York watching Jamie and Andy from the stands and supporting them with my trademark fist pump and the occasional roar.

‘This year I’ll be cheering the boys on from my sofa and shouting at my screen, with them in spirit as Amazon Prime Video has brought the US Open courts to me. I’ll be staying up late at night streaming on Prime Video which will get the job done perfectly; but the moment any commentators say anything negative about my sons, I’ll be hitting the mute button straight away!’

The US Open will be available to stream exclusively on Prime Video from Monday, August 31 to Sunday, September 13 at no extra cost to a Prime membership. Coverage will begin daily at 3.30pm BST across the first week. Customers will have access to full, uninterrupted, live coverage from every televised court, including the Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles and Wheelchair tennis events, plus all match replays and highlights, at no additional cost to their Prime membership.

Catherine Whitaker and Marcus Buckland will present live studio coverage, with tennis experts Greg Rusedski, Daniela Hantuchova, Tim Henman, Annabel Croft, Anne Keothavong, Laura Robson and Radzi Chinyanganya all providing commentary and analysis. Experienced broadcasters Sam Smith, Mark Petchey, Robbie Koenig and Nick Lester will also feature in the lead commentary line up. Additional special guests will join for analysis virtually throughout the tournament including former World No.1s and Grand Slam single winners Martina Navratilova and Jim Courier.

Coverage will be available to watch with the Prime Video app on TVs, mobile devices, games consoles, set-top-boxes, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, or online.