This weekend ESPN begins its extensive coverage of the French Open.
ESPN2’s coverage of Roland Garros will include live action every day, beginning at 5:00a.m. ET. The tournament begins on ESPN2 and ESPN3 on May 27th and ends on June 7th.
Chris Fowler and Chris McKendry will again share host duties on ESPN2, with Fowler also calling matches. They will be joined by Chris Evert (making her ESPN French Open debut), along with returnees Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver. Cliff Drysdale will rejoin the team next month for ESPN’s first-ever exclusive start-to-finish coverage of Wimbledon.
For the sixth consecutive year, ESPN2 is working with Tennis Channel to bring viewers an almost around-the-clock tournament experience, with each channel cross-promoting the other’s schedule. Tennis Channel will produce all coverage for both channels, with each making use of its own on-air team.
Here is the schedule of events from Roland Garros on ESPN2 and ESPN3:
|Sun, May 27 – Fri, June 1||5 – 10 a.m.||Early Round Action||Live|
|Mon, June 4||5 – 10 a.m.||Round of 16||Live|
|Tue, June 5||1 – 7 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Live & Same-day action|
|Wed, June 6||8 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Live|
|Thur, June 7||8 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Women’s Semifinals||Live|
2012 French Open on ESPN3
|Sun, May 27 – Fri, June 1||5 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Early Round Action||Live|
|Mon, June 4||8 a.m. – 7 p.m.||Round of 16||Live|
|Tue, June 5||8 a.m. – 7 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Live|
|Wed, June 6||5 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Live|
|Thur, June 7||5 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Men’s Doubles SemisWomen’s Semifinals||Live|