2012 French Open TV schedule

2012 French Open TV schedule for tournament coverage on ESPN2, Tennis Channel and NBC.

The second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year returns to the red clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris for the French Open from May 27-June 10. Spain’s Rafael Nadal goes for his seventh title (he has won six of the past seven French Opens), but will face competition from Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, David Ferrer and longtime foe Roger Federer. On the women’s side, China’s Li Na beat defending champ Francesca Schiavone in last year’s final. Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radawanska are among the top women looking to unseat Na.

ESPN2, Tennis Channel and NBC share coverage of the tournament May 27-June 10. ESPN2 starts its coverage on Sunday, May 27, at 5am ET and airs early-round action daily at 5am ET through June 1. ESPN2 also airs Round of 16 and quarterfinal matches June 4-6 and the women’s semifinals June 7. ESPN3 also airs extensive live coverage with views of up to seven courts. Chris Evert joins ESPN’s French Open coverage for the first time. Tennis Channel airs close to 60 hours of live matches and more than 140 match hours beginning Sunday, May 27, at 10am ET. NBC airs 20 hours from Roland Garros, beginning Sunday, May 27, at 12pm ET. NBC also airs the women’s and men’s finals on June 9-10 beginning at 9am ET. NBCSports.com also has a live streaming simulcast of the network’s coverage. Host Ted Robinson anchors NBC’s coverage, with analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo.

2012 French Open TV schedule

All times Eastern. Schedule subject to change.

Sunday, May 27
5-10am: First round, ESPN2
10am-3pm: First round, Tennis Channel
12-3pm: First round, NBC
Monday, May 28
5-10am: First round, ESPN2
10am-3pm: First round, Tennis Channel
Tuesday, May 29
5-10am: First round, ESPN2
10am-3pm: First round, Tennis Channel
Wednesday, May 30
5-10am: Second round, ESPN2
10am-3pm: Second round, Tennis Channel
Thursday, May 31
5-10am: Second round, ESPN2
10am-3pm: Second round, Tennis Channel
Friday, June 1
5-10am: Third round, ESPN2
10am-3pm: Third round, Tennis Channel
Saturday, June 2
5am-12pm: Third round, Tennis Channel
12-3pm: Third round, NBC
Sunday, June 3
5am-1pm: Round of 16, Tennis Channel
1-4pm: Round of 16, NBC
Monday, June 4
5-10am: Round of 16, ESPN2
10am-3pm: Round of 16, Tennis Channel
Tuesday, June 5
8am-1pm: Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel
1-7pm: Quarterfinals (live and same-day tape), ESPN2
Wednesday, June 6
8am-1pm: Quarterfinals, ESPN2
Thursday, June 7
8am-1pm: Women’s semifinals, ESPN2
Friday, June 8
7-11am: Men’s semifinal, Tennis Channel
11am-2pm: Men’s semifinal, NBC
Saturday, June 9
9am-12pm: Women’s final, NBC
Sunday, June 10
9am-2pm: Men’s final, NBC

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