FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
RAFAEL NADAL, NOVAK DJOKOVIC, IGA ŚWIĄTEK & NAOMI OSAKA HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ LIVE 2022 ROLAND-GARROS TENNIS COVERAGE, BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, MAY 22 ON NBC & PEACOCK
Coverage Begins with Round 1 Coverage this Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock
Extensive Live Roland-Garros Coverage over the Next Three Weekends Includes Exclusive Package of Matches on Peacock
Women’s Final on Saturday, June 4 & Men’s Final on Sunday, June 5 on NBC and Peacock
Dan Hicks, Mary Carillo & John McEnroe to Call the Action
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 18, 2022 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of 2022 Roland-Garros matches, beginning with the first round in Paris, France, this Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Live coverage culminates with the women’s final on Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. ET and the men’s final Sunday, June 5 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
Headlining the men’s competition is 21-time Grand Slam singles champion and World No. 5 Rafael Nadal, the “King of Clay,” who has won a record 13 Roland-Garros titles (2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017-2020), including four of the past five. With his 2022 Australian Open title, Nadal set the all-time record with 21 career men’s singles Grand Slam titles. Nadal will be joined by 20-time Grand Slam singles champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who looks to defend his 2021 Roland-Garros title, and World No. 2 and reigning U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev. Among competitors aiming to win their first career Grand Slam titles are World No. 3 Alexander Zverev, World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, who lost to Djokovic in last year’s Roland-Garros final, and World No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard who won the Madrid Open earlier this month.
On the women’s side, World No. 1 Iga Świątek of Poland enters the weekend on a 28-match winning streak, which includes five convective titles, and aims to capture her second career Roland-Garros championship (2020). World No. 2 Barbora Krejčíková looks to defend her 2021 Roland-Garros title after winning as an unseeded player last year and four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka aims for her first career Roland-Garros championship. Americans expected to compete include 2022 Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins, World No. 11 Jessica Pegula, who advanced to the 2022 Madrid Open final, and 18-year-old Coco Gauff.
NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks handles play-by-play 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.
Over the course of the next three weeks, NBC Sports EDGE will provide Roland-Garros betting content, including daily best bets advice from analysts Drew Dinsick and Kenny Ducey.
Last year, Peacock 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., May 28, six live hours beginning at Noon ET on Sun., May 29, and four live hours starting at 2 p.m. ET on Mon., May 30.
Peacock’s expansive programming features live sports coverage including Premier League, Sunday Night Football, MLB Sunday Leadoff, Notre Dame Football, NTT IndyCar Series and much more. Peacock Originals streaming now include Joe Montana: Cool Under Pressure, Meddling, Picabo and American Rock Stars. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another and staples like The Dan Patrick Show, Pro Football Talk Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.
To learn more about how to watch on Peacock and sign up visit peacocktv.com.
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 40th consecutive year televising the event.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports’ live Roland-Garros coverage:
|Sun., May 22||1 p.m.||Round 1 (LIVE)||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., May 28||11 a.m.||Round 3 or 4 (LIVE)||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., May 28||2 p.m.||Round 3 or 4 – Night Session (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Sun., May 29||Noon||Round 3 or 4 – Night Session (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Mon., May 30||11 a.m.||Round 4 (LIVE)||NBC, Peacock|
|Mon., May 30||3 p.m.||Round 4 – Night Session (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Thurs., June 2||11 a.m.||Women’s Semifinals (LIVE)||NBC, Peacock|
|Fri., June 3||11 a.m.||Men’s Semifinals (LIVE)||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., June 4||9 a.m.||Women’s Finals & Men’s Doubles Finals (LIVE)||NBC, Peacock|
|Sun., June 5||9 a.m.||Men’s Finals (LIVE)||NBC, Peacock|