Tennis Channel/ESPN Ready for U.S. Open

Both the Tennis Channel and ESPN has set it’s schedule of coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships which begin next week in New York.

The big news from the Tennis Channel is that Mary Carillo will be joining the announcing team, after making her debut with the network at the French Open in May.  She will share annoucning duties with analysts Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, and Lindsay Davenport, among others.  The Tennis Channel will have over 230 hours of coverage during the two week tournament with 72 hours of live tennis action.

Bill Macatee, Ted  Robinson, and Ian Eagle will be the key play-by-play commentators for the network during the tournament.

The network will also produce a daily US Open Tonight wrap-up program each night at 11:00p.m. ET and Breakfast at the Open each morning at 6:00am ET.  These shows will be co-hosted by Davenport and Kevin Frazier.

Here is the live tennis schedule for the network:

Date                                        Time (ET)                   Event                                      

Monday, Aug. 29                     11 a.m.-7 p.m.             First-Round Action
Tuesday, Aug. 30                     11 a.m.-7 p.m.             First-Round Action
Wednesday, Aug. 31                11 a.m.-7 p.m.             First-Round, Second-Round Action
Thursday, Sept. 1                     11 a.m.-7 p.m.             Second-Round Action
Friday, Sept. 2                         11 a.m.-7 p.m.             Second-Round, Third-Round Action
Saturday, Sept. 3                      7 p.m.-11 p.m.             Third-Round Action
Sunday, Sept. 4                        7 p.m.-11 p.m.            Third-Round, Fourth-Round Action
Tuesday, Sept. 6                      11 a.m.-7 p.m.             Fourth-Round Action, Doubles
Wednesday, Sept. 7                 11 a.m.-7 p.m.             Doubles Quarterfinals
Thursday, Sept. 8                     11 a.m.-7 p.m.             Doubles, Juniors, Wheelchair

ESPN’s coverage of the tournament will feature over 100 hours of coverage on ESPN2 HD and 420 hours on ESPN3.com.

Chris Evert will follow-up her debut with the network at Wimbledon with work on the U.S. Open.  Cliff Drysdale will again lead ESPN’s team of announcers..  Chris Fowler will be ESPN’s lead studio anchor for the Open and also call matches. Mike Tirico, Hannah Storm and Chris McKendry will also serve as hosts.  John and Patrick McEnroe will again often be paired in the booth, and the rest of the ESPN tennis team returns:  Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert and Pam Shriver.  In addition, Tom Rinaldi will contribute features and essays.

Here is the ESPN live tennis schedule:

Mon, Aug 29 1-7 p.m.7-11 p.m. First RoundPrimetime at the US Open presented by IBM: First Round
Tues, Aug 30 1-7 p.m.7-11 p.m. First RoundPrimetime at the US Open presented by IBM: First Round
Wed, Aug 31 1-7 p.m. Men’s First Round/Women’s Second Round
 Thur, Sept 1 7-11 p.m.1-7 p.m.

7-11 p.m.

Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM: First & Second RoundsSecond Round

Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM: Second Round

Fri, Sept 2 1-7 p.m.7-11 p.m. Men’s Second Round/Women’s Third RoundPrimetime at the US Open presented by IBM: Second & Third Rounds

 

Mon, Sept 5 7-11 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM: Round of 16
Tues, Sept 6 11 a.m.-7 p.m.7-11 p.m. Men’s Round of 16, Women’s QuarterfinalsPrimetime at the US Open presented by IBM: Women’s Quarterfinals
Wed, Sept 7 11 a.m.-7 p.m.7-11 p.m. QuarterfinalsPrimetime at the US Open presented by IBM: Quarterfinals
Thur, Sept 8 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals
  7-11 p.m. Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM: Men’s Quarterfinals
Sun, Sept 11 1-3 p.m. Women’s Doubles Final
10-MID p.m. SportsCenter at the US Open

 

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