April 23rd, 2010
Roger Federer is on the the cover of the latest ESPN The Magazine.
August 27th, 2009
Live interview with Federer is a good effort, talking about the twins, being “only 28 years old,” traveling with the kids, etc. Good hair day for Rog. Says Andy Roddick was “never really gone” out of the top-level players, has improved and is moving better.
May 11th, 2009
The action will include a gentlemen’s singles match, a ladies’ singles match, and mixed doubles. All matches will be one set, with a tiebreaker. The telecast will be produced by the BBC, with Andrew Castle and former notable British tennis player John Lloyd on the call.
February 15th, 2009
And if the Peer situation happened at, say, a little event like Hobart or Budapest, would the WTA have immediately nipped it in the bud rather than letting a sponsor/tournament/nation blatantly break the rules?
June 16th, 2008
Dick Enberg will work his 25th Wimbledon to call matches, sharing the duty with Cliff Drysdale — the two-time Wimbledon semifinalist who has been with ESPN since its first tennis telecast in 1979. They will team with analysts Darren Cahill, Mary Carillo, Mary Joe Fernandez, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver. In addition, Brad Gilbert, an ESPN analyst 2004 — 2006, returns after a two-year coaching stint. Shriver will frequently be utilized as a roving reporter covering play in “outer courts” and as a sideline reporter, as will Luke Jensen who will also appear on SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, ESPN Radio and ESPN.com. Chris Fowler, who has served as ESPN’s studio host for Grand Slam tennis events since 2003, will host and call select matches. In addition, legendary tennis journalist and commentator Bud Collins, who joined ESPN in August 2007, will make his Wimbledon debut for ESPN.
May 19th, 2008
2008 French Open on ESPN2 (times EST)
May 12th, 2008
“This completes a five-year process of reinventing the television and digital landscape for the sport of tennis in North America,” said Arlen Kantarian, CEO Pro Tennis, USTA. “Tennis will now be prominently featured for eight straight weeks on ESPN — the premiere destination in sports; Tennis Channel — our sport’s namesake network; and CBS — our longtime network partner. This new partnership will provide more tennis, to more people, in more ways than ever before.”