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TSN doubles its exclusive live coverage of the U.S. Open

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8/25/2014 10:11:39 AM
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TORONTO  – With TSN's newly expanded lineup of five national feeds debuting on the opening day of the 2014 U.S. OPEN, the network hits the hard-court of New York City for the final tennis Grand Slam of the season. Canada's Sports Leader delivers double the amount of exclusive live coverage of the tournament than it has ever aired before – nearly 300 hours of live coverage of the biggest stars in tennis.

Throughout the tournament's opening rounds, fans can choose from four different matches featured across TSN feeds.

TSN's daily live coverage of the U.S. OPEN begins on Monday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. ET, just in time for the highly-anticipated debut of the network's five national feeds branded TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5, and includes 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 for more information).

Just before the U.S. OPEN gets underway on Monday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. ET across TSN feeds, Rod Smith hosts a 30-minute U.S. OPEN preview show at 10:30 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5. Smith breaks down how TSN's new feeds give fans the choice of four different U.S. OPEN matches airing at the same time.

"TSN's new lineup of five national feeds offers our viewers more coverage of the U.S. OPEN than they've ever had before," said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. "Today's launch gives fans expanded access to watch Milos, Genie, and all the biggest stars in tennis. With such a wealth of matches to choose from, it's a big win for tennis fans."

Throughout the tournament, TSN's U.S. OPEN studio host Kara Wagland directs fans on where to watch upcoming matches featuring the biggest stars in tennis, as well as wall-to-wall coverage including breaking news, highlights, post-match interviews, and press conferences.

TSN's Mark Masters is on-site in New York City to follow Bouchard, Raonic, and Pospisil and deliver reports from the tournament for SPORTSCENTRE, Canada's most-watched sports news program. Masters will also contribute written features and web-exclusive one-on-one interviews for TSN.ca.

On the heels of their unprecedented results at WIMBLEDON, Canadian stars Bouchard, Raonic, and Pospisil will take on the top tennis players in the game at the U.S. OPEN.

Raonic and Pospisil take the court against a world-class men's field that features #1-seed Novak Djokovic, former U.S. OPEN champion Andy Murray, and five-time U.S. OPEN champion Roger Federer.

Bouchard squares off against a women's field led by #1-seed and five-time U.S. OPEN champion Serena Williams, 2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN champion Li Na, and 2014 FRENCH OPEN champion Maria Sharapova.

As the undisputed Canadian home of the biggest events on the tennis calendar, TSN continues its exclusive coverage of Grand Slam tennis following record ratings from the biggest WIMBLEDON in Canadian history – during which more than 10 million Canadians watched some part of the tournament on TSN and RDS.

Opening Week Schedule

See below for the opening week broadcast schedule or visit TSN.ca for a complete broadcast schedule from the 2014 U.S. OPEN.*

Monday, Aug. 25
• U.S. OPEN Preview Show – 10:30 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5
• Court-to-court coverage Feed A – 11 a.m. ET on TSN1
• Court-to-court coverage Feed B – 11 a.m. ET on TSN3
• Designated court coverage Feed C – 11 a.m. ET on TSN4
• Designated court coverage Feed D – 11 a.m. ET on TSN5
• U.S. OPEN PRIMETIME – 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5 (featured court feed plus Matches of the Day)

Tuesday, Aug. 26
• Court-to-court coverage Feed B – 11 a.m. ET on TSN3
• Designated court coverage Feed C – 11 a.m. ET on TSN4
• Designated court coverage Feed D – 11 a.m. ET on TSN5
• Court-to-court coverage Feed A – 1 p.m. ET on TSN1
• U.S. OPEN PRIMETIME – 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5 (featured court feed plus Matches of the Day)

Wednesday, Aug. 27
• Court-to-court coverage Feed B – 11 a.m. ET on TSN3
• Designated court coverage Feed C – 11 a.m. ET on TSN4
• Designated court coverage Feed D – 11 a.m. ET on TSN5
• Court-to-court coverage Feed A – 1 p.m. ET on TSN1
• U.S. OPEN PRIMETIME – 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5 (featured court feed plus Matches of the Day)

Thursday, Aug. 28
• Court-to-court coverage Feed B – 11 a.m. ET on TSN3
• Designated court coverage Feed C – 11 a.m. ET on TSN4
• Designated court coverage Feed D – 11 a.m. ET on TSN5
• Court-to-court coverage Feed A – 1 p.m. ET on TSN1
• U.S. OPEN PRIMETIME – 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, TSN5 (featured court feed plus Matches of the Day)

Friday, Aug. 29
• Court-to-court coverage Feed B – 11 a.m. ET on TSN3
• Designated court coverage Feed C – 11 a.m. ET on TSN4
• Designated court coverage Feed D – 11 a.m. ET on TSN5
• Court-to-court coverage Feed A – 1 p.m. ET on TSN1
• U.S. OPEN PRIMETIME – 6 p.m. ET on TSN2 (featured court feed plus Matches of the Day)

Saturday, Aug. 30
• Designated court coverage Feed D – 11 a.m. ET on TSN5
• Court-to-court coverage Feed A – 12 noon ET on TSN1
• Designated court coverage Feed C – 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN4
• U.S. OPEN PRIMETIME – 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, TSN5 (featured court feed plus Matches of the Day)

*Schedule subject to change

Bouchard and Raonic (Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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