FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
FINAL ROUNDS OF THE 2017 FRENCH OPEN LIVE THIS WEEKEND ON NBC & NBCSN
NBC’s Live Coverage Culminates with Women’s Final on Saturday, June 10 at 9 a.m. ET and Men’s Final on Sunday, June 11 at 9 a.m. ET
NBCSN to Host Live Coverage of Men’s Semifinals on Friday, June 9
Coverage Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 6, 2017 – NBC presents live coverage of the final rounds of the 2017 French Open this weekend, with the women’s final on Saturday, June 10, at 9 a.m. ET and the men’s final Sunday, June 11 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC.
Coverage continues on NBC this Thursday, June 8, at 11 a.m. (all time zones) with the women’s semifinals. The Friday, June 9, 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.
Highlighting the men’s field are reigning French Open champion Novak Djokovic, who completed his career Grand Slam at Roland Garros last year, and 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who’s won a record nine French Open titles (2005-2008, 2010-2014). They are joined by Stan Wawrinka, who has won three Grand Slam titles including the 2015 French Open, and top-ranked Andy Murray, who lost to Djokovic in last year’s French Open final before winning Wimbledon and the gold medal at the Rio Olympics.
The women’s field is led by Karolína Plíšková, who reached the 2016 U.S. Open final, as well as Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina, who won the Italian Open over Halep this year.
Host Ted Robinson anchors NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is Robinson’s 18th French Open in the anchor chair for NBC. McEnroe and Carillo teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open.
Following is the television schedule for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017 French Open:
|Thurs., June 8||11 a.m. (all time zones)||Women’s Semifinals (LIVE ET)||NBC|
|Fri., June 9||11 a.m. (all time zones)||Men’s Semifinals (LIVE ET)||NBC|
|Fri., June 9||11 a.m.||Men’s Semifinals (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 10||9 a.m. ET||Women’s Final (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., June 11||9 a.m. ET||Men’s Final (LIVE)||NBC|
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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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 35th consecutive year televising the event.
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