The French Open

ESPN at the French Open

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:

Date Time (ET) Event  
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

Date Time (ET) Event  
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

ESPN Preps for Coverage of French Open

ESPN has unveiled its schedule of coverage of the upcoming Roland Garros, the 2011 French Open.

The network will provide over 56 hours of action beginning Sunday, May 22nd.  Its coverage will conclude June 2nd with the women’s semifinals.  It will also have over 350 hours of programming of the tournament on ESPN3.com.

Here is the complete schedule that can be found on the ESPN family of networks:

2011 French Open on ESPN2 & ESPN2 HD

Date Time (ET) Event
Sun, May 22 1 – 6:30 p.m. First Round Live & Same-day action
Tue, May 24 Noon – 6:30 p.m. First Round Live & Same-day action
Wed, May 25 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Second Round Live & Same-day action
Thur, May 26 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Second Round Live & Same-day action
Fri, May 27 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Third Round Live & Same-day action
Mon, May 30 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Round of 16 Live & Same-day action
Tue, May 31 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Live & Same-day action
Wed, June 1 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals Live & Same-day action
Thur, June 2 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Women’s Semifinals Live

 

2011 French Open on ESPN3.com

Date Time (ET) Event
Sun, May 22 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. First Round Live & Same-day action
Tue, May 24 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. First Round Live & Same-day action
Wed, May 25 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Second Round Live & Same-day action
Thur, May 26 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Second Round Live & Same-day action
Fri, May 27 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Third Round Live & Same-day action
Mon, May 30 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Round of 16 Live & Same-day action
Tue, May 31 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Live & Same-day action
Wed, June 1 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals Live & Same-day action
Thur, June 2 5 a.m. – 3 p.m. Women’s Semifinals Live

 

2011 French Open on ESPN Deportes

Date Time (ET) Event
Tue, May 24 Noon – 2 p.m. First Round Live & Same-day action
Wed, May 25 Noon – 2 p.m. Second Round Live & Same-day action
Thur, May 26 Noon – 2 p.m. Second Round Live & Same-day action
Fri, May 27 Noon – 2 p.m. Third Round Live & Same-day action
Mon, May 30 Noon – 2 p.m. Round of 16 Live & Same-day action
Tue, May 31 Noon – 2 p.m. Quarterfinals Live & Same-day action
Wed, June 1 Noon – 2 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals Live & Same-day action
Thur, June 2 8 a.m. – 12 noon Women’s Semifinals Live