ESPN to Televise Finals for the First Time

TV Schedule

MIAMI, Fla. (www.sonyopentennis.com) – The 2014 Sony Open, the most glamorous event on the ATP and WTA calendars, will receive a record 106.5 hours of domestic television coverage across ESPN, ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel.  This marks the first year that the men’s and women’s final will air on ESPN networks. In 2013, the Sony Open received nearly 12,000 hours of global television coverage in 193 countries and territories.

Coverage will begin Wednesday, March 19 at 11am – 11pm on Tennis Channel. For seven consecutive days fans will be able to catch all of the early round matches; including the women’s singles quarterfinals, men’s singles fourth round and doubles quarterfinals.  Then on Wednesday, March 26, ESPN picks up coverage and will air 20.5 hours of live action starting at 1:00pm with the Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals on ESPN2. Coverage culminates with the women’s final on Saturday, March 29 at 1:00pm on ESPN2, and the men’s final on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30pm on ESPN.
 
Chris Fowler will lead ESPN’s telecast crew and will be joined by Darren Cahill, Brad Gilbert, Cliff Drysdale and Mary Joe Fernandez. All matches will also be accessible on ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network. Additionally, ESPN3 will offer multi-court coverage featuring separate feeds for the three main courts – Stadium, Grandstand and Court 1. Coverage starts on Wednesday, March 19 and includes more than 300 hours of live match coverage.

Fans who want a first-hand experience of the exhilarating tennis on the purple courts, including Novak Djokovic’s opening match during the Friday, March 21 day session or Rafael Nadal’s match on Saturday evening, March 22; tickets can be purchased tickets online at www.sonyopentennis.com or by phone at 305-442-3367. 

 

Day/Date Time (EST) Network Matches 
Wednesday, March 19 11:00am-11:00pm Tennis Channel Women’s & Men’s Singles, 1st Round/ Doubles
Thursday, March 20  11:00am-11:00pm Tennis Channel Women’s Singles 2nd Round/Men’s Singles 1st Round/Doubles
Friday, March 21  11:00am-11:00pm Tennis Channel Women’s & Men’s Singles 2nd Round/Doubles
Saturday, March 22  11:00am-11:00pm Tennis Channel Women’s Singles 3rd Round/Men’s Singles 2nd Round/Doubles
Sunday, March 23  11:00am-11:00pm Tennis Channel Women’s & Men’s Singles 3rd Round/Doubles
Monday, March 24  11:00am-11:00pm Tennis Channel Women’s Singles 4th Round/Men’s Singles 3rd Round/Doubles
Tuesday, March 25 11:00am-11:00pm Tennis Channel Women’s Singles Quarterfinals/Men’s Singles 4th Round/Doubles Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 26  1:00pm-5:00pm
1:00am-3:00am (Thursday)
ESPN2
ESPN2 (Taped)
Women’s & Men’s Singles Quarterfinals
Women’s & Men’s Singles Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 27 1:00pm-5:00pm
7:00pm-11:00pm
ESPN2
ESPN2
Women’s Single Semifinals/Men’s Quarterfinals
Women’s Single Semifinals/Men’s Singles Quarterfinals
Friday, March 28  3:00pm-5:00pm
7:00pm-9:00pm
ESPN2
ESPN
Men's Singles Semifinals
Men's Singles Semifinals
Saturday, March 29  1:00pm-3:00pm ESPN2 Women’s Singles Final
Sunday, March 30  2:30pm-5:00pm ESPN Men’s Singles Final

ABOUT THE SONY OPEN: The 2014 Sony Open will be played March 17-30 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Sony Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. In 2013 Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer for his second Sony Open title, while Serena Williams knocked off Maria Sharapova to capture her record sixth title in Miami. For ticket information, call (305) 442-3367 or visit the website at www.SonyOpenTennis.com

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