ESPN kicks off extensive coverage of the annual U.S. Open next Monday, August 26th. The last of the year’s major tennis events kicks off August 26th beginning at 1pm ET on ESPN2 and runs through Monday, September 9th. ESPN and the ESPN family of networks will offer tennis fans a total of one hundred hours of coverage across the two-week span. Fans can look forward to a first this year as ESPN2 will carry the Men’s Doubles Championships on the Open’s penultimate day of competition. It will be broadcast Sunday, September 8th at 12:30pm ET. Also on September 8th, ESPN2 will have a special edition of SportsCenter at the U.S. Open at 8:30pm EP. The special edition of SportsCenter will recap the Women’s Championship matches held that day and will look forward to Monday’s Men’s finals.
All action broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2 will also be available online via WatchESPN and WatchESPN.com It can be accessed through any and tablet on the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE for Gold members, as well as on Apple TV. Along with coverage online via Xbox LIVE, Apple TV, and mobile internet, audiences that have access to ESPN3 will be able to catch a total of four hundred hours of coverage through the network.
A schedule of U.S. Open coverage on ESPN and ESPN2 is available below.
ESPN2 2013 US Open on ESPN/ESPN2
|Mon, Aug 26 – Fri, Aug 30||1 – 11 p.m.||Early Round Action||ESPN2|
|Mon, Sept 2||7 – 11 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPN2|
|Tue, Sept 3||11 a.m. – 7 p.m.||Men’s Round of 16 / Women’s QFs||ESPN2|
|7 – 11 p.m.||Men’s Round of 16 / Women’s QFs||ESPN|
|Wed, Sept 4||Noon – 11 p.m.||Quarterfinals||ESPN2|
|Thur, Sept 5||Noon – 6 p.m.||Men’s Quarterfinals /
Women’s Doubles Semifinals
|8 – 11 p.m.||Men’s Quarterfinal||ESPN|
|Sun, Sept 8||12:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Men’s Doubles Final||ESPN2|
|9 – 11 p.m.||SportsCenter at the US Open||ESPN|
Fans will be especially happy knowing that beginning in 2015, ESPN will be the exclusive home of the U.S. Open in both North and South America. The deal will see ESPN and its family of networks on TV and online increase its coverage from one hundred hours to one hundred and thirty hours of coverage. The exclusive deal with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is an eleven-year deal. It expands the networks’ digital and international rights. More information on this year’s coverage of the U.S. Open is available online at the official ESPN website at http://espn.go.com/tennis and on the official ESPN Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ESPN.
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