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Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
RAFAEL NADAL, SLOANE STEPHENS AND MADISON KEYS HEADLINE FINAL ROUNDS OF THE 2018 FRENCH OPEN LIVE THIS WEEK ON NBC & NBCSN
Live Coverage from Roland-Garros Culminates on NBC with Women’s Final on Saturday, June 9 at 9 a.m. ET and Men’s Final on Sunday, June 10 at 9 a.m. ET
NBC’s Live 11 a.m. East Coast Coverage of Men’s & Women’s Semifinals on Thursday & Friday Will Be Simulcast Live on NBCSN
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 6, 2018 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the final rounds of the 2018 French Open this weekend from Roland-Garros in Paris, France, with the women’s final on Saturday, June 9, at 9 a.m. ET and the men’s final Sunday, June 10 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC.
The event continues on NBC this Thursday, June 7, at 11 a.m. (all time zones) with the women’s semifinals live on the East Coast, and live in all time zones at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on NBCSN. Tomorrow’s coverage may also feature the continuation of the men’s quarterfinal matches that were suspended earlier today due to rain.
The Friday, June 8, men’s semifinal round will be carried live on the East Coast at 11 a.m. ET on NBC, and will also be live to all time zones at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on NBCSN.
The women’s semifinals feature an American contingent of 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens facing Madison Keys, in a rematch of the 2017 U.S. Open Final. Simona Halep, who has twice reached the French Open final, faces 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza.
Headlining the men’s competition is 16-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who has won a record 10 French Open titles (2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017). Before the men’s quarterfinal matches were suspended, Nadal was two points away from levelling the match against Diego Schwartzman at 30-15, 4-6 5-3. In the second men’s quarterfinal, Juan Martin del Potro and Marin Cilic are locked at 6-6 in a first-set tiebreaker.
Dominic Thiem is already through to his third straight French Open semifinal, where he will face unseeded Marco Cecchinato.
Ted Robinson handles play-by-play for NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is Robinson’s 19th French Open for NBC. McEnroe and Carillo teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open.
Following is the television schedule for the remainder of NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 French Open (*Subject to Change):
|Thurs., June 7||11 a.m. (all time zones)||Women’s Semifinals (LIVE ET)||NBC|
|Thurs., June 7||11 a.m. ET||Women’s Semifinals (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 8||11 a.m. (all time zones)||Men’s Semifinals (LIVE ET)||NBC|
|Fri., June 8||11 a.m. ET||Men’s Semifinals||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 9||9 a.m. ET||Women’s Final (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., June 10||9 a.m. ET||Men’s Final (LIVE)||NBC|
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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. This is NBC’s 36th consecutive year televising the event.
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