FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
UPDATE: RAFAEL NADAL VS. ROGER FEDERER IN FRENCH OPEN SEMIFINAL LIVE AT 7 A.M. ET ON NBCSN TOMORROW, FRI. JUN 7, FOLLOWED BY DJOKOVIC-THIEM MATCH
Live Coverage of Women’s Final on Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC and Men’s Final on Sunday, June 9 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC from Roland-Garros
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer Set to Continue Storied Rivalry in French Open Semifinal
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 6, 2019 – Tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET, NBCSN will televise LIVE the eagerly anticipated Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer 2019 French Open men’s semifinal match from Roland-Garros. Immediately following Nadal-Federer, the Novak Djokovic-Dominic Thiem semifinal will air live on NBCSN (beginning no earlier than 9:30 a.m. ET). Friday’s schedule changed due to quarterfinal weather delays.
The Grand Slam culminates with the women’s final live on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. ET and the men’s final live on Sunday, June 9, at 9 a.m. ET on NBC.
The men’s semifinal round begins with the continued rivalry between Nadal (winner of a record 11 French Open titles, including the past two at Roland-Garros) and Federer (who has won the most career Grand Slam singles titles by a male player with 20), as the two meet for the 13th time in a Grand Slam, beginning at 7 a.m. ET. The Djokovic-Thiem semifinal match will take place and air following the conclusion of Nadal-Federer on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Coverage of the women’s semifinals (live at 5 a.m. ET on Tennis Channel), between 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova and eighth-seeded Ashleigh Barty and Johanna Konta and 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova, will air on NBCSN and NBC following the live men’s semifinal action.
Dan Hicks handles play-by-play for NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe.
Following is the remaining television schedule for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2019 French Open:
|Fri., June 7||7 a.m. ET||Men’s Semifinals (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 7||11 a.m. (all time zones)||Men’s and Women’s Semifinal Coverage (LIVE ET)||NBC & NBCSN|
|Sat., June 8||9 a.m. ET||Women’s Final (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., June 9||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 on NBCSN and NBC via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to 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 the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
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 37th consecutive year televising the event.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–