FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, June 10th, 2012
FRENCH OPEN MEN’S FINAL TO CONCLUDE TOMORROW AT 7 A.M., ET LIVE ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK AND STREAMED LIVE ON NBCSPORTS.COM
NEW YORK – June 10, 2012 – The conclusion of the Men’s French Open final, which was suspended today by rain in the fourth set at Roland Garros, will air live tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and streamed live to all desktops and iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) at NBCSports.com. Following the conclusion of the match, the entire Nadal-Djokovic will re-air on NBC Sports Network.
When play was suspended today, Nadal was leading Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 1-2 (in the fourth set). With a victory, Nadal will secure his seventh French Open title, surpassing Bjorn Borg for the most men’s French Open championships in the Open era. For Djokovic, a win here and he will have won four consecutive Grand Slam titles dating back to last year’s Wimbledon.
COMMENTATORS: Host Ted Robinson will anchor NBC Sports Network’s coverage tomorrow, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. McEnroe and Carillo teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open. This is NBC’s 30th consecutive year televising the event.
NBC AND THE FRENCH OPEN: In 1975, NBC became the first American television network to provide coverage of the French Open when the network signed a three-year deal with the French Tennis Federation. The tournament was covered by CBS from 1980-82 and returned to NBC in 1983, where it has remained since.