via press release:
CBS SPORTS PREVIEWS 2012 U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH MEN’S WORLD-RANKED NO. 1 ROGER FEDERER ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
CBS Sports’ Bill Macatee, Mary Carillo, John McEnroe and Jim Courier preview the upcoming 2012 U.S. Open Tennis Championships on the U.S. OPEN PREVIEW show on Sunday, Aug. 26 (1:30-2:00 PM, ET) from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
World-ranked Men’s No. 1 Roger Federer sits down with Macatee, Carillo and Courier to discuss his chances of winning a record sixth U.S. Open Tennis championship, and his thoughts of potentially playing against Andy Murray, who he beat in the Wimbledon final this summer but lost to in the gold medal match at the Olympics in London a couple of weeks ago.
“Well, I mean honestly, I got a great, great record against Ferrer,” explains Federer. “So probably I would have preferred to have Ferrer in my section over Murray. And I think that Murray beating me in the Olympic final, it seems like he is really gaining confidence from the Olympic Gold, and on hard courts. He’s always played well here. I don’t really recall that he’s ever had a bad U.S. Open, you know. So I think that makes him tough.” Click here to preview: http://www.cbssports.com/video/player/play/tennis/v8xhRbuDK9Ui
CBS Sports marks its 45th consecutive year covering the U.S. Open Tennis Championships broadcasting over 36 hours of live comprehensive coverage beginning on Saturday, Sept. 1 with men’s and women’s third-round action and concluding with the men’s singles championship, on Sunday, Sept. 9. CBS Sports’ coverage will once again be highlighted for the 12th consecutive year by the Women’s championship in prime time on September 8 beginning at 8:00 PM, following “Super Saturday” coverage of the men’s semi’s in the afternoon.
Newly named lead play-by-play announcer Macatee will be joined by expert analysts Carillo and John McEnroe in the booth. Ian Eagle will be joined this year by Courier in the booth as part of CBS Sports’ U.S. Open announce team. Mary Joe Fernandez will serve as a reporter. And, Chris Wragge will serve as a contributor.
Complementing CBS Sports’ coverage, CBS Sports Network will air three days of outer-court coverage over Labor Day weekend, showcasing the most compelling third and fourth-round matches not shown during CBS Sports’ live simultaneous broadcast (11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET). CBS Sports Network’s programming also includes a live studio show, TODAY AT THE U.S. OPEN from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center airing 10:00 AM throughout Labor Day weekend.