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TSN, TSN2 exclusive coverage of French Open starts Sunday

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5/23/2013 10:06:26 AM
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TORONTO – TSN and TSN2 deliver more than 100 hours of exclusive live coverage from the 2013 French Open, as Canada's Milos Raonic (No. 14 seed) joins a star-studded field on the famous red clay courts of Roland Garros.

Daily live coverage begins Sunday, May 26 at 5 a.m. ET on TSN2 and continues through to the Men's final on Sunday, June 9 on TSN (see below for complete broadcast schedule).  The 2013 French Open is also available live on TSN Mobile TV and in French on RDS and RDS2.

New Prime Time Show

New this year, TSN is producing a daily prime time show hosted by Bryan Mudryk that recaps the biggest matches of the day, with a focus on Raonic. The show begins with a look back at Day 1 on Sunday (May 26) at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 and wraps up every day of the tournament through to the finals (see below for complete broadcast schedule). TSN also tees up the 2013 French Open with a one-hour preview show on Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

TSN Digital

TSN.ca will live stream multi-court coverage of select matches through the early stages of the tournament, while TSN Digital platforms – including TSN.ca and the TSN app for iPhone and iPad – have all the latest scores, standings, news, and highlights from the 2013 French Open.

Milos Raonic

Fans can follow Canada's biggest tennis star on TSN platforms. TSN and TSN2 will broadcast every match featuring Raonic on a televised court and fans can also track the Thornhill, Ontario native on SPORTSCENTRE and TSN Digital platforms.

Raonic is up against a world-class field featuring world #1-ranked Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer (No. 2 seed), and defending French Open champion Rafael Nadal (No. 3 seed). The women's side features Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, a rising young star who won the Girls' Singles and Doubles titles at last year's Wimbledon, world #1-ranked Serena Williams, who is coming off her 51st career singles title, Victoria Azarenka, and a resurgent Maria Sharapova – the defending French Open champion.

Tennis on TSN

TSN is the undisputed home of tennis in Canada with exclusive coverage of all four Grand Slam tennis events – the French Open, Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon, running June 24 to July 7 on TSN and TSN2. The networks deliver more than 500 hours of tennis coverage each season.

As announced last week, TSN secured a new 11-year multimedia rights agreement that gives the network complete Canadian exclusivity of the entire US OPEN beginning in 2015.

TSN has been televising the FRENCH OPEN since 1985.

TSN and TSN2's broadcast schedule for the 2013 FRENCH OPEN is as follows:

Saturday, May 25
• French Open Preview Show – 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Sunday, May 26
• Early Round Coverage Day 1 – 5 a.m. ET on TSN2
• Primetime: Early Round Coverage Day 1– 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

Monday, May 27
• Early Round Coverage Day 2 – 5 a.m. ET on TSN2 
• Early Round Coverage Day 2 – 10 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Early Round Coverage Day 2 – 7 p.m. ET on TSN2

Tuesday, May 28
• Early Round Coverage Day 3  – 5 a.m. ET on TSN2
• Early Round Coverage Day 3  – 10 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Early Round Coverage Day 3 – 11 p.m. ET on TSN2

Wednesday, May 29
• Early Round Coverage Day 4 – 5 a.m. ET on TSN2
• Early Round Coverage Day 4 – 10 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Early Round Coverage Day 4 – 7 p.m. ET on TSN2

Thursday, May 30
• Early Round Coverage Day 5 – 5 a.m. ET on TSN2
• Early Round Coverage Day 5 – 10 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Early Round Coverage Day 5 – 10 p.m. ET on TSN2

Friday, May 31
• Early Round Coverage Day 6 – 5 a.m. ET on TSN2
• Early Round Coverage Day 6 – 10 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Early Round Coverage Day 6 – 7 p.m. ET on TSN2

Saturday, June 1
• Early Round Coverage Day 7 – 5:30 a.m. ET on TSN2
• Primetime: Early Round Coverage Day 7 – 7 p.m. ET on TSN2

Sunday, June 2
• Round of 16  – 5 a.m. ET on TSN2
• Primetime: Round of 16  – 11 p.m. ET on TSN2

Monday, June 3
• Round of 16  – 5 a.m. ET on TSN2
• Round of 16  – 10 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Round of 16  – 11 p.m. ET on TSN2

Tuesday, June 4
• Men's and Women's Quarter-finals  – 8 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Men's and Women's Quarter-finals  – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

Wednesday, June 5
• Men's and Women's Quarter-finals  – 8 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Men's and Women's Quarter-finals  – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

Thursday, June 6
• Women's Semifinals  – 9 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Women's Semifinals  – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

Friday, June 7
• Men's Semifinals  – 7 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Men's Semifinals  – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, June 8
• Women's Final  – 9 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Women's Final  – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

Sunday, June 9
• Men's Final  – 9 a.m. ET on TSN
• Primetime: Men's Final  – 11 p.m. ET on TSN2

Milos Raonic (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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