US Open Begins Today on TSN With Over 130 Hours of Coverage

From the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year starts today on TSN. Current title holders Andy Murray and Serena Williams will take to the courts over the next two weeks culminating in the Men’s final, which is now actually scheduled for Monday afternoon after rain has pushed the event from Sunday to Monday for the past five years.

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, semi-finals and finals (see broadcast schedule below). During the first week of the tournament, TSN’s coverage will start at 1pm ET each weekday and continue non-stop (occasionally switching between TSN and TSN2) until 11pm or the end of day’s play. The second week will feature the quarter-, semi- and finals of singles play, as well as the mixed doubles final. 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.

As usual, TSN will be taking the broadcast from ESPN and will feature their usual team of Darren Cahill, Cliff Drysdale, Chris Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Chris Fowler, the McEnroe brothers, Mike Tirico, and etc.

TSN and TSN2’s 2013 US Open live broadcast schedule (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

10 thoughts on “US Open Begins Today on TSN With Over 130 Hours of Coverage

  1. Vic Rauter doing commentary on TSN2 late Monday after/early evening using world feed I guess as some Canadian chick is playing. Good for TSN for doing stuff like this. TSN itself has the main ESPN feed.

  2. The women’s final is on Sunday and men’s final is on a Monday this year?

  3. Minor correction, Men’s Final will be on TSN2 instead of TSN. TSN will have the premiere of Monday Night Football at that time.

  4. From what I have seen in the listings, Sunday Night Baseball is the odd thing out, as TSN has NASCAR, TSN2 has US Open tennis, and can’t recall what Sportsnet has on this coming Sunday.

  5. TSN also using Tennis Channel and CBS Sports Network feeds (and CBS)

    • and showing Milos without commentary for 3 hours+. have we seen this before other than for cbc strikes and one-time nbc experiment? not sure what happened to tennis channel or tsn. where is vic rauter when you need him? but all in all, a pleasant change of pace.

  6. the commentators used by tsn2 were unreal. very zen like experience.

  7. Twitter preferred no commentators than having them there.

  8. No commentators was fantastic.

    • I don’t watch tennis, but I have argued for many years now that play-by-play announcing for live sports events on TV needs to be greatly cut back or even eliminated. It’s not radio. We don’t need someone pointlessly and annoyingly telling us what’s happening when we can see it for ourselves in high definition with on-screen graphics giving us the score and other relevant information. When they shut up, it’s great to actually hear the ambient sounds from inside the venue, providing a viewing experience that seems more like being there.

      Surely they could at least provide us with a S.A.P. (Secondary Audio Program) of ambient sound instead of the annoying TV announcers? They might have been more necessary a few decades ago with the small, blurry black and white TVs, but not now when we can also get all the talking head sports personalities we need on the all-sports radio and TV channels that didn’t exist then.

      ESPN Monday Night Football has been the worst offender in this regard in recent years, with three-man announcer teams including motor-mouths like Kornheiser and Gruden. If ESPN want to be leaders in sports broadcasting, they should get rid of the announcers and let us hear the game.

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