Toronto, ON (August 23, 2013) – Tennis' biggest stars are under the bright lights of New York and TSN's extensive, multi-platform coverage will include 130+ hours of live US Open coverage beginning on Monday, Aug. 26 on TSN2. In addition to its extensive television coverage, TSN will deliver bonus online coverage of selected matches on TSN.ca.
2013 US OPEN on TSN and TSN2
TSN and TSN2's coverage of the 2013 US Open includes live daily daytime and primetime broadcasts throughout the tournament including the men's and women's early round and round of 16 matches, along with the quarter-finals, semifinals and Finals (see broadcast schedule below).
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic looks to win his second US OPEN and Grand Slam singles title of the year. Having captured nine titles this year, No. 2 rival Rafael Nadal seeks his second Grand Slam title of 2013. Other top competitors include defending US OPEN champion Andy Murray, who is on a high after winning Wimbledon, along with six-time US OPEN champion Roger Federer.
Joining them is Canadian Milos Raonic who set the stage at the 2013 Rogers Cup earlier this month and holds the highest Canadian seeding ever at No. 10. Fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil will make his second appearance at the tournament.
Winning last year's US OPEN, world No.1-ranked Serena Williams seeks to add to her already impressive eight titles for the year, including a win at the French Open. Williams' biggest challenger, No. 2 ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, is seeking her first US OPEN title and second major title after defending her Australian Open title in January.
Highest-ranked Canadian female Eugenie Bouchard looks to continue to make a name for herself as the rising star takes on the world's best players. Montreal's Aleksandra Wozniak returns to the US OPEN after being sidelined for the better part of a year with a shoulder injury.
US Open coverage TSN and TSN2 is sponsored by Pinty's
TSN.ca has exclusive bonus online coverage throughout the US Open – including full coverage of select matches not being televised. Fans can watch matches live as well as find select matches available on demand. In addition, TSN Digital platforms – including TSN.ca and the TSN app for iPhone and iPad – keep tennis fans up-to-date on all the latest news, highlights, scores, and stats from the US OPEN. TSN's exclusive bonus online coverage of US OPEN is presented by Buick.
TSN and the US OPEN
TSN has broadcast the US OPEN since the network launched in 1984. In May, Bell Media's TSN and RDS extended their partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) with a new 11-year multimedia rights agreement for the US OPEN beginning in 2015. As part of the new deal, TSN and RDS will have exclusive Canadian coverage of the US OPEN Finals for the first time.
Tennis on TSN
TSN is the undisputed home of tennis in Canada with exclusive coverage of all four Grand Slam tennis events – the AUSTRALIAN OPEN, FRENCH OPEN, WIMBLEDON, and the US OPEN. In total, the networks deliver more than 500 hours of tennis coverage each season.
TSN and TSN2's 2013 U.S Open live broadcast schedule is as follows (all times ET):
• Monday, August 26 – Men's & Women's 1st Round, 1 p.m. on TSN2
• Monday, August 26 – Men's & Women's 1st Round, 7 p.m. on TSN
• Tuesday, August 27 – Men's & Women's 1st Round, 1 p.m. on TSN
• Tuesday, August 27 – Men's & Women's 1st Round, 7 p.m. on TSN
• Wednesday, August 28 – Men's 1st Round & Women's 2nd Round, 1 p.m. on TSN
• Wednesday August 28 – Men's 1st Round & Women's 2nd Round, 7 p.m. on TSN
• Thursday, August 29 – Men's & Women's 2nd Round, 1 p.m. on TSN
• Thursday, August 29 – Men's & Women's 2nd Round, 7 p.m. on TSN
• Friday, August 30 – Men's 2nd Round & Women's 3rd Round, 1 p.m. on TSN
• Friday, August 30 – Men's 2nd Round & Women's 3rd Round, 7 p.m. on TSN2
• Saturday, August 31 – Men's & Women's 3rd Round, 11 a.m. on TSN
• Saturday, August 31 – Men's & Women's 3rd Round, 7 p.m. on TSN
• Sunday, September 1 – Men's 3rd Round & Women's Round of 16, 1 p.m. on TSN
• Sunday, September 1 – Men's 3rd Round & Women's Round of 16, 7 p.m. on TSN2
• Monday, September 2 – Round of 16, 11 a.m. on TSN2
• Monday, September 2 – Round of 16, 7 p.m. on TSN2
• Tuesday, September 3 – Men's Round of 16 &Women's Quarterfinals, 11 a.m. on TSN
• Tuesday, September 3 – Men's Round of 16 &Women's Quarterfinals, 7 p.m. on TSN2
• Wednesday, September 4 – Men's & Women's Quarterfinals, 12 p.m. noon on TSN
• Wednesday, September 4 – Men's & Women's Quarterfinals, 7 p.m. on TSN
• Thursday, September 5 – Men's Quarterfinals & Mixed Doubles Finals, 12 noon on TSN
• Thursday, September 5 – Men's Quarterfinals, 8 p.m. on TSN2
• Friday, September 6 – Women's Semifinals, 12:30 p.m. on TSN
• Saturday, September 7 – Men's Semifinals, 12 noon on TSN2
• Sunday, September 8 – Women's Finals, 4:30 p.m. on TSN2
• Monday, September 9 – Men's Finals, 5 p.m. on TSN