You’ve printed your men’s and women’s draw sheets. You’ve read our predictions and studied Jon Wertheim’s seed reports. Now what? Here are seven ways to follow the season’s second Grand Slam, which kicks off Sunday morning (5 a.m. ET, Tennis Channel).
Clip and save the complete TV schedule. ESPN2 will offer more than 56 hours of coverage, all in high definition, through the women’s semifinals on June 2. Cliff Drysdale will be joined by Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver. Chris Fowler will host and call matches.
Tennis Channel is offering a freeview to affiliates for its fifth year of French Open coverage, expanding its subscriber base to more than 57 million U.S. homes. The network will air more than 75 hours of live or first-run matches, plus the nightly highlight show French Open Tonight (typically from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. ET). Mary Carillo has joined an on-air announcing crew that includes host Bill Macatee, Ted Robinson, John McEnroe, Bud Collins, Ian Eagle, Justin Gimelstob, Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport and Coriana Morariu. The network is also offering 20 hours of 3-D coverage over Memorial Day weekend.
ESPN3.com will stream nearly 350 hours of live match action, with up to seven courts available on demand. ESPN360.com will offer a video-on-demand service for completed matches.
Radio Roland Garros offers live match coverage (with commentators Gigi Salmon, Chris Bowers, Matt Cronin, Craig Gabriel and Nick Lester) along with player press conferences and a daily talk show.
Join the conversation on Twitter. Track the hashtag #FrenchOpen to see who’s tweeting what about the tennis. Follow @SIOpenSource for the latest news, analysis and scuttlebutt from Roland Garros. And don’t miss SI.com’s list of the 20 must-follow tennis people on Twitter.
Watch the latest highlights and press conferences on Roland Garros TV.
“Like” the Open on Facebook to receive the latest updates in your news feed.
When you’re away from a TV and a computer, the relatively bare-bones iPhone app (also compatible with iPad and iPod touch) is the best way to stay current with the action. There’s also an Android app, which promises real-time scores, video highlights, photos, interviews and more.