The Tennis Channel is planning to dedicate 245 hours of coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, 70 hours of which will be devoted to on-the-court matches.
Bill Macatee, Ted Robinson, Ian Eagle and Brett Haber will handle play-by-play detail along with analysis from former players Jim Courier, Martina Navratilova, Tracey Austin, Lindsay Davenport, Justin Gimelstob and Rennae Stubbs. Mats Wilander will handle analyst duties during the men’s singles final, once Courier segues into preparation for the following weekend’s Davis Cup semifinal in Spain.
Mary Carillo will return for her second stint on Tennis Channel’s US Open team as host and reporter. Reporters Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated and Cari Champion of Tennis Channel’s Court Report also will be on hand to deliver breaking news and in-depth story details.
In addition to matches most days, highlight and analysis shows US Open Tonight and Breakfast at the Open will air during the late-night and early morning hours with the latest on-court activity.
Match coverage gets underway at 11:00 a.m. and runs until 7:00 p.m. ET. US Open Tonight airs from 11:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. ET, followed by an immediate encore. At 6:00 a.m ET. Breakfast at the Open takes viewers to the start of the next day’s play at 10:30 a.m.
Here is the schedule of the Tennis Channel’s coverage of the Open beginning this Monday, August 27th:
Monday, Aug. 27 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. First-Round Action
Tuesday, Aug. 28 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. First-Round Action
Wednesday, Aug. 29 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. First-Round, Second-Round Action
Thursday, Aug. 30 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Second-Round Action
Friday, Aug. 31 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Second-Round, Third-Round Action
Saturday, Sept. 1 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Third-Round Action
Sunday, Sept. 2 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Third-Round, Fourth-Round Action
Tuesday, Sept. 4 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Fourth-Round Action, Doubles
Wednesday, Sept. 5 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Doubles
Thursday, Sept. 6 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Doubles, Juniors