2014 French Open TV Schedule: NBC, Tennis Channel, ESPN
by Staff | May 24th, 2014, 10:17 pm

It’s tough love again for American TV viewers of the French Open. Unlike Wimbledon which is now broadcast solely and simply on ONE network – ESPN – the French Open has not one, not two but THREE networks airing the tournament. And all three will be on the first two days as NBC, ESPN and Tennis Channel all share in the coverage starting Sunday.


After Memorial Day Monday, things settle down with ESPN televising in the morning from 5am-10am before Tennis Channel wraps up the day.

NBC and Tennis Channel will share the middle weekend before week two begins with Tennis Channel and ESPN again handing off the coverage.

Down the homestretch, the last Friday Tennis Channel will air one men’s semi giving NBC the other. Hopefully both will be live though no guarantees. NBC have both the women’s and men’s semifinals live again.

Among those in the broadcast booth, for NBC it’s Mary Carillo, John McEnroe and Ted Robinson. ESPN will have Chris Fowler, Darren Cahill, Mary Jo Fernandez, Chrissie Evert, Pam Shriver, Patrick McEnroe and Brad Gilbert. Tennis Channel will feature Paul Annacone, Martina Navratilova, Ian Eagle, Brett Haber, Leif Shiras, Lindsay Davenport, Ted Robinson, Justin Gimelstob and Jim Courier who’ll pop in from time to time.

All the big matches should be covered, just make sure you have a remote handy. If you are looking for live streaming, you could be SOL.

ESPN2 French Open TV Schedule (Live) (All times Eastern)
Sunday, May 25, 5 a.m.-10 a.m., First-Round Action
Monday, May 26, 5 a.m.-10 a.m., First-Round Action
Tuesday, May 27, 5 a.m.-10 a.m., First-Round Action
Wednesday, May 28, 5 a.m.-10 a.m., Second-Round Action
Thursday, May 29, 5 a.m.-10 a.m., Second-Round Action
Friday, May 30, 5 a.m.-10 a.m., Third-Round Action
Monday, June 2, 5 a.m.-10 a.m., Round of 16 Action
Tuesday, June 3, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Quarterfinals
Wednesday, June 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Quarterfinals
Thursday, June 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Women’s Semifinals

Tennis Channel French Open TV Schedule (All times Eastern)
Sun, May 25, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Early Round Action Live & Same-day action
Mon, May 26, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Early Round Action Live & Same-day action
Tue, May 27, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Early Round Action Live & Same-day action
Wed, May 28, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Early Round Action Live & Same-day action
Thur, May 29, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Early Round Action Live & Same-day action
Fri, May 30, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,Early Round Action Live & Same-day action
Sat, May 31, 5 a.m.-Noon, Third-Round Action
Sun, June 1, 5 a.m.-1 p.m., Round-of-16 Action
Mon, June 2, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Round-of-16 Action
Tues, June 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Quarterfinals
Thur, June 5, 6 a.m.-9 a.m., Mixed-Doubles Final
Fri, June 6, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Men’s Semifinal

NBC French Open TV Schedule (All times Eastern)
Sun, May 25, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., First round
Mon, May 26, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., First round
Sat, May 31, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Third round
Sun, June 1, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Fourth round
Thurs, June 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Women’s semifinals
Fri, June 6, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Men’s semifinals
Sat, June 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Women’s final
Sun, June 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Men’s final
(NBC Schedule subject to change)

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13 Comments for 2014 French Open TV Schedule: NBC, Tennis Channel, ESPN

Sekkyo Says:

Cannot wait until NBC has nothing to do with tennis, and the Olympics.

Sheila Shoesmith Says:

The commentators talk far too much, information we do not need, let us just watch the tennis. Why do they feel they have to talk constantly. Spoils the tournament for me.

Samantha G Says:

There is not enough coverage for the French Open. Not everywhere is the Tennis channel available. NBC has never had good coverage.

R C Caton Says:

I only get NBC and I like the 3 commentators as I like to know what’s going on bcs I don’t catch everything. Those 3 are very knowledgeable. No comments would be like going to a sportsbar with no sound except blaring music.

Peter Garcia Says:

Got to agree with Sheila Shoesmith, the extraneous
chatter does nothing except annoy one. A few pertinent comments is all that’s needed not constant discussion.

S M Says:

S Shoesmith is on it. Some female commentators are rather biased. Take Jim Cour: need to step down from acting so arragt: need less gab n more reporting the game.

Zulema Says:

On the first Sunday, when you began showing Serena’s first round match, Mary Carillo, who should know better, commented on all Serena’s plays and triumphs to come in that match, giving it away for those of us who didn’t know the outcome because we hadn’t watched the live ESPN broadcast. Yes, we know that it was recorded, but NBC I have found to be the only tennis broadcaster who is not careful about spoilers. The only commentary should be the original one, recorded at the same time as play.

And here I should add that for no amount of money can people in the Bronx or most of Westchester see Tennis Channel because Cablevision refuses to carry it. And my building, like many others, does not allow satellite dishes.

Manny Says:

I dont mind the commentators. I think the women players are too loud! I usually put Maria on mute.

And I cant believe one of the Mens SF matches will be on Tennis Channel and not NBC or even ESPN2. 2nd week of any Slam should go to ESPN/NBC. Just ridiculous.

jan n Says:

can’t agree w/Samantha g & manny more!
absolutely pathetic coverage, especially for us on the west coast!

Brian Says:

I agree the semi finals should be on regular TV

Lisa Zook Says:

Needs to be televised from beginning to end on ESPN.
Buckeye Cable doesn’t allow the tournament.
Very Sad I can’t watch it…especially the men’s and Women’s Finals!

CJ Says:

Commentators TALK to much, should stay with the game being played too. Please, no negative remarks about players, as some commentators know, not an easy game to play, and let the game speak for it self!

Emma L Says:

(1) Commentators talk way too much with unnecessary information. In tense moments of the match I wanted to feel the tension on court, but the talking heads talked incessantly, ruining it for me.
(2) coverage to be shared by three networks is ridiculous. Whenever Tennis Channel carried it, I couldn’t watch because of Comcast. Also ridiculous was the coverage went by time slot, not by match, so some of the matches I only got to watch partially because the coverage started 11am ET when match was under way. Does this make sense to you, NBC?
(3)For some of the earlier round matches, the commercials in between games were way too long, cutting into the beginning part of the next game. I watched on the NBC Sports Extra on my iPad. That was really annoying.

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