Federer, Serena Headline CBS Sports’ US Open Coverage on Saturday
via press release:
CBS SPORTS PRESENTS U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS THIRD-ROUND COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTED BY MEN’S NO. 1 ROGER FEDERER vs. NO. 25 FERNANDO VERDASCO; NO. 3 ANDY MURRAY vs. NO. 30 FELICIANO LOPEZ;
WOMEN’S NO. 2 AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA vs. NO. 30 JELENA JANKOVIC; AND
NO. 4 SERENA WILLIAMS vs. EKATERINA MAKAROVA ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
CBS Sports presents the U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, tennis’ final major of the year and only one played in the United States, for the 45th consecutive year. Coverage begins on Saturday, Sept. 1 (12:00 Noon-6:00 PM, ET) with men’s and women’s third-round action. (#USOpen)
Headlining CBS Sports’ coverage is the men’s No. 1-seed Roger Federer taking on No. 25-seed Fernando Verdasco; No. 3-seed Andy Murray against No. 30-seed Feliciano Lopez; women’s No. 2-seed Agnieszka Radwanska versus No. 30 Jelena Jankovic; and No. 4-seed Serena Williams against Ekaterina Makarova.
Also scheduled include upstart American Jack Sock against No. 11-seed Nicolas Almagro and James Blake against No. 15-seed Milos Raonic.
Newly named lead play-by-play announcer Bill Macatee is joined by expert analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe in the booth. Ian Eagle is joined this year by Jim Courier in the booth as part of CBS Sports’ U.S. Open announce team. Mary Joe Fernandez serves as a reporter. And, Chris Wragge serves as a contributor.
For the first time, CBS Sports Network features U.S. Open coverage with three days of live Labor Day weekend outer-court action showcasing the most compelling third and fourth-round matches not shown during CBS Sports’ live simultaneous broadcast (11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET). The Network also presents TODAY AT THE US OPEN (10:00-11:00 AM, ET), a live studio show from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Dave Ryan anchors coverage from the Mojito Set with analyst Justin Gimelstob. Sam Gore teams with analyst Chanda Rubin, while Andrew Catalon pairs with analyst Taylor Dent. Danielle Santoro serves as reporter.
In addition, the entire slate of U.S. Open play on CBS Sports, including both the men’s and women’s singles championships, will be streamed live on CBSSports.com. For the matches played during the opening weekend (Sept. 1, 2, 3), CBSSports.com will allow users to choose between any of the action played on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium or the Grandstand. Users also can visit CBSSports.com to watch daily news and match previews and highlights, as well as get highlights available on CBS Sports Mobile apps on Android devices and iPhone.
Working his 32nd U.S. Open, Bob Mansbach serves as coordinating producer of CBS Sports’ live coverage of tennis’ final major of the year. Mansbach and David Winner produce, and lead director Bob Fishman and Jim Cornell direct.
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