US Open Coverage on TSN Begins Monday With More Tennis Than Ever

tsntennisfourThe 2014 US Open from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York begins on Monday and coincides with TSN expanding from two national channels to five, and with the additional channels comes more grand slam coverage than Canada has ever seen with nearly 300 hours of tennis action over the next two weeks.

During the first week, TSN will offer up to four different feeds across the network enabling viewers to potentially watch four matches at once. Before action begins on Monday, Rod Smith will host a 30-minute special at 10:30am ET on TSN 1, 3, 4 & 5 previewing the US Open as well as giving a rundown of the new feeds and what choices will be available.

Fans will be told what games are currently on what channel via onscreen graphics as well from studio host Kara Wagland. Mark Masters will be onsite to follow Canadians Milos Raonic, Genie Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil as they look to continue their form from Wimbledon, providing live reports during the broadcast as well as online at TSN.ca.

As per the schedule below, TSN will have two channels dedicated to specific courts and two channels floating between matches, interviews and press conferences. One floating feed will definitely be ESPN, with the second either being Tennis Channel or CBS Sports Network (who are in their final year of broadcasting the US Open after 47 years. ESPN takes over full rights in 2015).

CBS will cover the women’s and men’s finals (Sun. Sept. 7 at 4:30pm ET and Mon. Sept. 8 at 5pm ET) and have a special ‘CBS Salutes the US Open’ on Sunday at 1:30pm ET looking back at the past 46 years of coverage featuring long-time play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg, who will also call a match on Sunday alongside former partners John McEnroe and Mary Carillo.

While TSN has stepped up its coverage dramatically, it still lags behind what ESPN offers online, and this year, ESPN will have a new feature called “ESPN 3 Surround” during prime-time matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Matches will be able to be viewed online with four windows — the traditional end court view, the view from above via Spidercam, and two smaller boxes showing each player exclusively. ESPN3 also offers 400 hours of live compeition online with up to seven courts available to choose from. TSN will only feature streams of the four feeds at TSN.ca and via the TSN GO app.

RDS will provide around 115 hours of coverage with Yvan Ponton and Hélène Pelletier providing commentary throughout the tournament. Anouk Grignon-L’Anglais will be onsite. The full RDS schedule can be found at RDS.ca.

TSN’s schedule for the first week is below with the second week coming out later during the tournament. All times are Eastern.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun. Aug. 31, Men’s 3rd Round/Women’s Round of 16, 11am, TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5
Sun. Aug. 31, Men’s 3rd Round/Women’s Round of 16, 7pm, TSN2
Mon. Sep. 1, Men’s and Women’s Round of 16, 11am, TSN2
Mon. Sep. 1, Men’s and Women’s Round of 16, 7pm, TSN2
Mon. Sep. 1, Men’s and Women’s Round of 16, 8pm, TSN1, TSN4, TSN5
Tue. Sep. 2, Men’s Round of 16/Women’s Quarterfinals, 11am, TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5
Tue. Sep. 2, Men’s Round of 16/Women’s Quarterfinals, 6pm, TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5
Wed. Sep. 3, Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals, Noon, TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5
Wed. Sep. 3, Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals, 7pm, TSN1, TSN4, TSN5
Thu. Sep. 4, Men’s Quarterfinals and Doubles Semis, Noon, TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5
Thu. Sep. 4, Men’s Quarterfinals – Primetime, 8pm, TSN2
Fri. Sep. 5, Women’s Semifinals, 12:30pm, TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5
Sat. Sep. 6, Men’s Semifinals, 12pm, TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5
Sun. Sep. 7, Women’s Final, 4:30pm, TSN2
Sun. Sep. 7, Men’s Doubles Final ,11pm, TSN2
Mon. Sep. 8, Men’s Final, 5pm, TSN2

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