ESPN to Finally Grab US Open Tennis Coverage?
by Richard Vach | April 26th, 2008, 6:36 am

ESPN is truly on the verge of becoming the “Grand Slam Network.”

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that this will be the last year of US Open coverage for USA Network, leaving an opening for ESPN which has long desired the US Open. ESPN already broadcasts the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon.

USA Network, the longtime home of weeknight coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, will no longer televise the tournament after this year.

USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said the organization is currently negotiating with “a number of different parties about the cable package for 2009″ and beyond.

Over the last couple years ESPN has concentrated its tennis coverage in the U.S. on the Slams, dropping coverage of Davis Cup, the Masters Series tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami, and other tennis events.

Also Check Out:
2009 Australian Open TV Schedule
Say Goodbye to Tape Delay! ESPN Snatches Wimbledon Rights from NBC
2014 Wimbledon TV Schedule
ESPN Wimbledon Coverage Release: Gilbert Returns; Like It or Rip It?
Your Comments: ESPN, Tennis Channel Get US Open Broadcast Rights

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get Tennis-X news FREE in your inbox every day

2 Comments for ESPN to Finally Grab US Open Tennis Coverage?

NachoF Says:

Thats weird… in South America, ESPN does cover all of the grand slams

Anom Says:

Thats a shame. USA coverage is usually really good. Much better than the ESPN coverage in terms of showing more matches and showing them live.

Top story: Spaniards Ferrer, Lopez To Meet In Kuala Lumpur Title; Shenzen SFs Washed Out
  • Recent Comments
ATP - Sep 28 WTA - Sep 28
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Simona Halep
3 Andy Murray3 Maria Sharapova
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Lucie Safarova
6 Kei Nishikori6 Flavia Pennetta
7 Rafael Nadal7 Agnieszka Radwanska
8 David Ferrer8 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
9 Milos Raonic9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Gilles Simon10 Carla Suarez Navarro
More: Tennis T-Shirts | Tennis Shop | Live Tennis Scores | Headlines

Copyright © 2003-2015 All rights reserved.
This website is an independently operated source of news and information and is not affiliated with any professional organizations.