FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 27th, 2021
RAFAEL NADAL, SERENA WILLIAMS, NOVAK DJOKOVIC, ROGER FEDERER & NAOMI OSAKA HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ 2021 ROLAND-GARROS TENNIS COVERAGE, BEGINNING THIS WEEKEND ON NBC & PEACOCK
Coverage Begins with a Round 1 Match Exclusively on Peacock this Sunday, May 30 at Noon ET; Continues Memorial Day, May 31, at 11 a.m. ET on NBC
Extensive Live Roland-Garros Coverage over the Next Three Weeks Includes Exclusive New Package of Matches on Peacock, Women’s Final on Saturday, June 12 on NBC & Men’s Final on Sunday, June 13 on NBC
Mary Carillo & John McEnroe to Call the Action This Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 27, 2021 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of 2021 Roland-Garros matches, beginning with the first round in Paris, France, this Sunday, May 30, at Noon ET exclusively on Peacock and Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m. ET on NBC. Live coverage culminates with the women’s final on Saturday, June 12 at 9 a.m. ET and the men’s final Sunday, June 13 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC.
Headlining the men’s competition is 20-time Grand Slam singles champion and World No. 3 Rafael Nadal, the “King of Clay,” who has won a record 13 Roland-Garros titles (2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017-2020), including the past four. With his 2020 win in Paris, Nadal tied Roger Federer for the all-time record with 20 career men’s singles Grand Slam titles. Nadal will be joined by 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who lost to Nadal in the Final at Roland-Garros last year and won the first Grand Slam of 2021 at the Australian Open in February. World No. 8 Roger Federer seeks his second career Roland-Garros title (2009) after missing last year’s tournament due to injury as he returns to Grand Slam competition for the first time since the 2020 Australian Open. World No. 4 Dominic Thiem is a two-time finalist at Roland-Garros and 2020 U.S. Open champion.
On the women’s side, 23-time Grand Slam singles champion and World No. 6 Serena Williams looks to tie Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles and capture her fourth singles title at Roland-Garros. Williams will be joined by World No. 2 and four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka, who aims for her first career Roland-Garros title, and 2019 Roland-Garros champion and World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty. Rising American stars include 2020 Australian Open winner and World No. 5 Sofia Kenin, who lost in last year’s Roland-Garros Final to Iga Świątek, and World No. 14 Jennifer Brady. Świątek looks to defend her title after winning the 2020 tournament as a 19-year-old, becoming the youngest winner at Roland-Garros since Nadal in 2005.
Analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe, who teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open, will call this weekend’s matches. McEnroe is a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion.
Peacock recently announced a multi-year agreement with the French Tennis Federation for a new package of Roland-Garros middle weekend night sessions, expanding NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Grand Slam event. This year, Peacock will exclusively present the new night sessions in Paris: four live hours beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Sat., June 5 and Sun., June 6, and three live hours starting at 3 p.m. ET on Mon., June 7.
Coverage of Roland-Garros will be on Peacock Premium. Viewers can sign up for Peacock at PeacockTV.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.
NBC AND Roland-Garros: 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 39th consecutive year televising the event.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports’ live Roland-Garros coverage:
|Sun., May 30||Noon||Round 1 (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Mon., May 31||11 a.m.||Round 1 (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat., June 5||Noon||Round 3 or 4 (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat., June 5||2 p.m.||Round 3 or 4 (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Sat., June 5||3 p.m.||Round 3 or 4 – Night Session (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Sun., June 6||Noon||Round 4 (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., June 6||2 p.m.||Round 4 (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Sun., June 6||3 p.m.||Round 4 – Night Session (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Mon., June 7||3 p.m.||Round 4 – Night Session (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Thurs., June 10||11 a.m.||Women’s Semifinals (LIVE ET)||NBC, NBCSN|
|Fri., June 11||11 a.m.||Men’s Semifinals (LIVE ET)||NBC, NBCSN|
|Sat., June 12||9 a.m.||Women’s Finals (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat., June 12||Noon||Men’s Doubles Finals (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Sun., June 13||9 a.m.||Men’s Finals||NBC|
|Sun., June 13||Noon||Final Day||Peacock|