FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
RAFAEL NADAL & NOVAK DJOKOVIC HEADLINE FINAL ROUNDS OF NBC SPORTS’ 2021 ROLAND-GARROS TENNIS COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND ON NBC & PEACOCK
Live Coverage of Women’s Final on Saturday, June 12 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC and Men’s Final on Sunday, June 13 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC from Roland-Garros
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Set to Meet in Roland-Garros Semifinal Friday, June 11 on NBC & NBCSN
Live Coverage from Roland-Garros Continues Tomorrow, June 10 with the Women’s Semifinals at 11 a.m. ET on NBC & NBCSN
Peacock to Present Exclusive Coverage of Men’s Doubles Final This Saturday at Noon ET
Dan Hicks, Mary Carillo & John McEnroe to Call the Action This Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 9, 2021 – Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, June 10, NBC Sports presents live coverage of the final rounds of 2021 Roland-Garros matches from Paris, France, this weekend on NBC and Peacock. The Grand Slam culminates with the women’s final live on Saturday, June 12, at 9 a.m. ET and the men’s final live on Sunday, June 13, at 9 a.m. ET on NBC. Peacock will present exclusive live coverage of the men’s doubles final live at Noon ET on Saturday.
Coverage continues on NBC tomorrow, Thursday, June 10, at 11 a.m. (all time zones, live ET) with the women’s semifinal round as 31st-seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova faces unseeded Tamara Zidanšek and 17th-seed Maria Sakkari takes on unseeded Barbora Krejčíková. Sakkari topped defending champion Iga Świątek in the quarterfinal, while Krejčíková bested American Coco Gauff to reach the semifinals.
On Friday, the men’s semifinal round will be carried live at 11 a.m. ET on NBC, headlined by the 17th Grand Slam meeting between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Nadal has won a record 13 Roland-Garros titles (2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017-2020), including the past four, and Novak Djokovic, who lost to Nadal in the Final at Roland-Garros last year, won the first Grand Slam of 2021 at the Australian Open in February. Sixth-seed Alexander Zverev, the 2020 U.S. Open runner-up, faces fifth-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who looks to advance to his first career Grand Slam final.
Live coverage on Thursday and Friday will also be available across the country on NBCSN at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.
Dan Hicks handles play-by-play this weekend alongside analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe, who teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open. 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.
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; Samsung Smart TVs; 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 Roland-Garros 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 remaining schedule for NBC Sports’ live Roland-Garros coverage:
|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 Final (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat., June 12||Noon||Men’s Doubles Final (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Sun., June 13||9 a.m.||Men’s Final||NBC|
|Sun., June 13||Noon||Final Day||Peacock|