CBS Sports Releases Its US Open Tennis Television Schedule

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August 21st, 2014

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via press release:

CBS SPORTS SERVES UP 2014 US OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 47th CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

Women’s and Men’s Championships on Sunday and Monday Highlight CBS Sports’ Coverage

 

Network to Air Special Salute to US Open and Commemorate More Than Four Decades of Coverage with Vignette Series

 

Legendary US Open Play-by-Play Announcer Dick Enberg Returns to CBS Sports’ Coverage on Sunday, Aug. 31

 

 

CBS Sports presents the US OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, tennis’ final major of the year and the only one played in the United States, for the 47th consecutive year. Live coverage begins on Saturday, Aug. 30 (11:00 AM–6:00 PM, ET) with men’s and women’s third-round action and concludes with the men’s singles championship on Monday, Sept. 8 (5:00 PM, ET). CBS Sports broadcasts over 37 hours of the 2014 US Open live from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

 

Lead play-by-play announcer Bill Macatee is joined by analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe in the booth. Jim Courier returns as analyst and calls the action alongside Ian Eagle. Mary Joe Fernandez serves as reporter, and Adam Zucker as a contributor.

 

CBS Sports will provide live coverage during both weekends of the event.  The 2014 women’s and men’s championships highlight the Network’s live coverage with the women playing on Sunday, Sept. 7 (4:30 PM, ET) and the men on Monday, Sept. 8 (5:00 PM, ET).

 

On Sunday, Aug. 24 (1:30-2:00 PM, ET), CBS will air a special program CBS SALUTES THE US OPEN, looking back at the moments and champions that have highlighted CBS Sports’ 46 years of US Open coverage through the announcers who called the action.  Bill Macatee hosts and is joined by Dick Enberg, Tony Trabert, John McEnroe, Mary Carillo and Virginia Wade. 

 

Legendary broadcaster and former CBS Sports US Open play-by-play announcer for 12 years Dick Enberg returns on Sunday, Aug. 31 to call a match along with McEnroe and Carillo.  Enberg also will be part of the Network’s final weekend coverage, contributing an essay reliving memorable US Open moments.  In addition, a vignette series will air on CBS throughout the tournament celebrating the great US Open moments on CBS through the years.  The vignettes also are available on CBSSports.com.

 

CBS Sports’ schedule of live US Open Tennis action:

 

Saturday, Aug. 30     11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s and women’s third round singles)

Sunday, Aug. 31        11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s third round/women’s fourth round)

Monday, Sept. 1        11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s/women’s fourth round singles)

Friday, Sept. 5          12:30-6:00 PM, ET (mixed doubles championship/women’s semi-finals)

Saturday, Sept. 6       12:00 NOON-6:00 PM, ET (men’s semi-finals)

Sunday, Sept. 7          4:30 PM, ET (women’s singles championship)

Monday, Sept. 8        5:00 PM, ET (men’s singles championship)

 

CBS Sports Network again features US Open coverage with three days of live Labor Day weekend action showcasing the most compelling third and fourth-round matches not shown during CBS Sports’ live simultaneous broadcast.  The Network also presents TODAY AT THE U.S. 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.

 

Luke Elvy serves as studio host with analyst Jimmy Arias, while Andrew Catalon and Sam Gore call the action with analysts Taylor Dent and Chanda Rubin.

 

CBS Sports Network’s schedule of live US Open Tennis action:

 

Saturday, Aug. 30     11:00 AM-12:00 NOON, ET and 3:30-6:00 PM, ET (men’s and women’s third round singles)

Sunday, Aug. 31        11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s third round/women’s fourth round)

Monday, Sept. 1        11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s/women’s fourth round singles)

 

Additionally, CBS Sports’ full coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships will be available on CBSSports.com through live streaming at cbssports.com/tennis/usopen. Highlights and video on demand content for the matches CBS Sports is broadcasting will be available both online and on mobile phones via the CBS Sports app for iOS and Android.

Working his 34th US 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.  Mansbach and Ken Mack will produce ARTHUR ASHE KIDS’ DAY, and Suzanne Smith will direct.

 

Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

 
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