2008 French Open TV Schedule
by Staff | May 19th, 2008, 1:55 pm
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2008 French Open on ESPN2 (times EST)

Date Time (ET) Event
Sun., May 25 Noon – 5 p.m. Early Round Action Same-day
Tue., May 27 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Early Round Action Live
Wed., May 28 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Early Round Action Live
Thur., May 29 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Early Round Action Live
Fri., May 30 3 – 6:30 p.m. Early Round Action Live


Mon, June 2 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Round of 16 Live
Tue., June 3 Noon – 6:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Live
Wed., June 4 Noon – 5:30 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals Live
Thurs., June 5 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Women’s Semifinals Live

2008 French Open on ESPN360.com

Date Time (ET) Event
Sun., May 25 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. Early Round Action Live
Tue., May 27 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Early Round Action Live
Wed., May 28 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Early Round Action Live
Thur., May 29 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Early Round Action Live
Fri., May 30 5 a.m. – 3 p.m. Early Round Action Live

Mon, June 2 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Round of 16 Live
Tue., June 3 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Live
Wed., June 4 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals Live
Thurs., June 5 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. Women’s Semifinals Live


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33 Comments for 2008 French Open TV Schedule

Shital Green Says:

The Finals are live on NBC. The ones on Tennis Channel are live. The ones on ESPN2 have to be taped because matches are played in the US morning time?
This is what I got from USTA site:

2008 French Open
May 25 – June 8
Paris, France

Date Time Round Channel
May 25 12:00 PM-5:00 PM ET (Live)ER* ESPN2
May 27 12:00 PM-6:30 PM ET (Live)ER ESPN2
May 28 12:00 PM-6:30 PM ET (Live)ER ESPN2
May 29 12:00 PM-6:30 PM ET (Live)ER ESPN2
May 30 3:00 PM-6:30 PM ET (Live)ER ESPN2
May 31 1:00 PM-3:00 PM ET (Live)ER NBC
May 31 3:00 PM-6:30 PM ET (Live)ER ESPN2
June 1 1:00 PM-3:00 PM ET (Live)ER NBC
June 1 3:00 PM-6:30 PM ET (Live)ER ESPN2
June 4 12:00 PM-6:30 PM ET (Live)QF ESPN2
June 5 12:00 PM-6:30 PM ET (Live)SF ESPN2
June 6 10:00 AM-1:00 PM ET (Live)SF NBC
June 6 12:00 PM-5:00 PM ET (Live)SF ESPN2
June 7 9:00 AM-12:00 PM ET (Live)WF* NBC
June 8 9:00 AM-2:00 PM ET (Live) MF* NBC

(Index: ER=Early Rounds; WF=Women’s Final; MF=Men’s Final)

Tennis Channel Schedule:

Date Time Round
May 25 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (Live)
May 26 5:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET (Live) ER
May 27 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (Live) ER
May 28 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (Live) ER
May 29 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (Live) ER
May 30 5:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET (Live) ER
May 31 5:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET (Live) ER
June 1 5:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET (Live) ER
June 2 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (Live) ER
June 3 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (Live) QF
June 4 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM ET (Live) QF
June 5 5:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET (Live) SF
June 5 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET (Tape) SF
June 6 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM ET (Live) SF
June 6 4:00 PM – 6:00 AM ET (Tape) SF


Susan Hirsch Says:

Please advise ESPN2 that in their broadcast
of the French Open today, during game play, the television viewers are unable to see the names
of the players and the score of the game
as they’re playing. This should be corrected
immediately!!!


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Peter Ginn Says:

Why is it impossible to find an accurate tv schedule ?

One that tells you which channels when ?

Is accurate as to whether the matches being broadcast are live (ie ongoing at that very moment) or replays of matches taped earlier ?

My second comment is : I am very angry with NBC. They keep interrupting the commercials with short snippets of tennis from Roland Garros. Who do they think we are ? People who want to waste their time watching tennis when we could have uninterrupted commercials ?
If they hadn’t fired Bud Collins in 2007 I am sure he would have quit rather than become part of this sorry coverage.
Is NBC going to do the same thing to Wimbledon ?

Will the new definition of Chinese Torture be watching NBC’s coverage of this year’s Summer Olympic Games ?


KEVIN Says:

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excellent link there, thanks. unlike other places I’ve looked it actually tells me which semi is the men’s.


mpstrain Says:

Why not live on the tennis channel or on ANY channel? Then inform the fans. Whose in charge??? Tennis fans want to see these semifinals live(EST in the US) and enjoy the end of the French Open. It’s really pretty simple!


bill russell Says:

ESPN2 did not broadcast the French Open today, 5 June, as scheduled. They switched to another program on the baseball draft. I thought the pathetic TV coverage on US channels couldn’t get any worse…I guess I was wrong.


tim Says:

I’m still confused. According to Roland Garros website, the first men’s semifinal starts at 1300 (7:00am EST). But NBC’s live coverage begins at 10:00AM?? ESPN2′s live coverage begins at 12:00PM??
WTF is going on here? Who’s right, who’s wrong? Guess I’ll just have to wake up Friday morning and see what happens.


Bruce Says:

I agree with Tim….no live TV coverage for the best play on Friday…I would pay to watch on TV but not offered anywhere….?????


Karen Perger Says:

NBC (with a little help from ESPN) has almost destroyed tennis in America. If you can’t air it live NBC, don’t buy the rights! I have to go the the Roland Garros website and watch live scores. Then, when NBC decides to air a match after their dreadful “Today” show, I know who the winner is and don’t want to watch it. It’s the same thing that they’ve done with the Olympics. They should get out of the sports business. Oh right, they can’t even get a hit show in prime time so what should I expect


John Says:

So do we have an explanation why coverage of the semifinal isn’t live right now on NBC? Why not show live coverage now and then replay the Nadal match later?


Jon Reiner Says:

Infuriating! NBC has stopped coverage of the men’s semis after the brilliant Nadal-Djokovic match and gone to broadcasting Martha Stewart! I had thought ESPN2 would pick-up the coverage at 1:00 and show the Federer match, but they haven’t. There is no TV coverage of the Federer match anywhere. Just outrageous.


Edward Says:

Where the hell is the 2nd semi (mens)? NBC just signs off as if tennis is over for the day – what’s wrong with these idiots?


Jason Says:

I just wasted my time surfing channels for 30 minutes because I assumed it was a given that the SEMIFINALS would be on tv…what the hell is going on


Carolyn Says:

The next men’s semifinal will be broadcast at 4:00 EDT on the Tennis Channel (taped)! This is nuts!!!!


David Says:

This is ridiculous!!! I wasn’t expecting to be able to watch the men’s semi’s live but I wanted to catch the matches on ESPN2 at the scheduled time 12-5 ET. Unfortunately ESPN2 can’t follow through and decides to put on baseball games instead… Last time I checked nobody gave a shit about baseball! Put on the French Open it’s actually an important event and it’s actually about a good sport!


Eddie Says:

Amen David,
Baseball SUCKS, not even a sport !! While the beautiful sport of Tennis, with great matches is not on TV. This is just plain crazy! Baseball is on til October dammit!!


Jenny Says:

I agree with all of you. The coverage of the French Open has been rubbish. I was especially annoyed when they cut the coverage after showing only 1 of the men’s semi-finals. I also spent about 1/2 hour expecting it to maybe move to ESPN 2. Outrageous. Is this because they believe no-one is watching or because there are no American men left in the tournament? Whatever the reasoning, it is absurd.


bentfocus Says:

Hate to say it guys but, the reason that tennis coverage in the U.S. is crap is because …IT’S TENNIS!
Most Americans would rather watch grass grow…or even worse…watch baseball.


Peter Sheppard Says:

Glad I live in Barbados, where the semifinals(men) were broadcast live via ESPN international on our local “cable” system. The “live coverage on NBC came over about an hour later, shown on DirecTV Latin America.NBCs was interrupted frequently with ads, whereas ESPN was not.


Alan Ritch Says:

One wonders whether J Mc and Mary C have any influence whatever over their employers. They ought to be embarrassed by the cynical context in which their excellent work is delivered to us. To show only one of the semi-finals (and perhaps the least intriguing of the two) was bad enough. To cut out most of the 2nd set (when the match was essentially decided) was appalling. And to pile on commercial after commercial even between games when the players did not change ends was about as ugly as expected from this awful network. The once proud peacock has become a big fat turkey.


Joan Mo Says:

I agree with the expression of outrage over the lack of coverage of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris.

To have coverage of ONLY ONE MENS’ SEMIFINAL MATCH is beyond disgusting. So now we have to pay to watch the final playoffs of a major sports event and sign up for the Tennis Channel?

It’s bad enough that the coverage jumps from one station to another and different sources have different news about what’s going to be televised, but Dick Enberg is an embarrassment! His gooey, fluffy patter “Oh MY!” is especially foolish-sounding given the destroyothon going on on Court Central during the Djokovich/Nadal match. He acted as if it were tea time at Wimbledon. And if I hear him say “terre batue” again, I’m going to have to watch the rest of the coverage with ear plugs.

The NBC coverage is a disgrace and just another of the mounting examples of how ads and pay channels are taking over the world.

Oh, yeah, and Mary, John and Dick are starting to talk DURING points more and more.

Shame on NBC and everyone else involved in this rotten coverage….or LACK OF COVERAGE.


Cathy Lynn Says:

Guess ESPN and NBC aren’t bothering to show the 2nd men’s semi – not real important – JUST THE WORLD’S #1 male tennis player of all time in action, that’s all. ESPN2 was supposed to broadcast it this afternoon – where were they? Pull your head out ESPN, tennis is important to American fans – get a clue !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Von Says:

“but Dick Enberg is an embarrassment! His gooey, fluffy patter “Oh MY!” is especially foolish-sounding given the destroyothon going on on Court Central during the Djokovich/Nadal match. He acted as if it were tea time at Wimbledon.”

Dick is still to realize that he’s commentating on Grand Slam matches. He’s forever saying “now it’s a 2 best of 3″ match. I was of the opinion that the players are playing 3 best of 5, but poor Dick is caught in a time warp.

Mary Carillo just blabbers on and on — the woman’s idiocy knows no bounds. When she and john McEnroe are together in the booth, it’s non-stop criticism — their negativism is sickening.


Jennifer Says:

I spent the entire afternoon trying to avoid seeing or hearing the results of the Federer/Monfils semi final. Why can we not see the best male tennis player of this time. What has ever happened to NBC they are a disgrace to the broadcasting system.


knapster Says:

Bottom line is the tennis channel should cover all tennis period.


Gary Says:

All of the above, except bentfocus. The fact is, blame the French Open people as much as the networks; as well as cable companies such as Comcast that don’t include the tennis channel, and the tennis bigshots themselves for pushing one of their showcase events onto such an unavailable channel. Perhaps the networks are revolting by means of their poor coverage. After all, if you think about it, why should they cover something well when they have been excluded from much of it. The only solution is to complain to the USTA and others who run these tournaments that we won’t watch any of it if we can’t see enough to maintain interest.


Clair Says:

Please dont tell me who is womens final winner, I missed it and have been successful at avoiding it on my searches for a possible taped rerun. Does anyone know where I can find it web or dish?


Julian Says:

Why has the Tennis Channel dropped coverage of the finals. Have I missed something here? Is ANYBODY broadcasting the final match-ups??


Carol Catanese Says:

I have been totally frustrated in my search to watch live tennis with professional commentary (instead of the blutheringly idiotic stuff that vomits out of these talking heads). I wonder if this might be the time mobilize some acton thrugh a united effort, perhaps through the USTA or some such organzation?


Thayer Burch Says:

I had to miss the final. Where, for heaven’s sake is the rerun???!!! You can’t find anything.


Thayer Burch Says:

Where are they, these reruns?


Dingding Says:

I just watched the re-run of the 2007 Wimbledon Men’s final on NBC, and at the end of it the announcer says thank you for watching our broadcast of 2008 French OPEN. What the hell!

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