- ESPN to bring UK and Ireland viewers eleven ATP World Tour 250 and three WTA events
- Tournaments set to feature Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Juan Martin Del Potro and Andy Murray
- Sports media company continues to broaden range of sports properties
ESPN’s tennis coverage will give viewers the chance to see some of the world’s top tennis stars as they compete on the ATP circuit for valuable ranking points between Grand Slams. ESPN’s coverage of the ATP World Tour 250 begins on Friday 13th April with the US Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston, set to feature world number eight, Mardy Fish. It is one of the first clay court tournaments of the season, as players begin to prepare for the French Open.
Focus on the clay circuit continues in the first week of May with the Estoril Open in Portugal – won last year by current world number 11 Juan Martin Del Potro – and the Serbia Open, which world number one Novak Djokovic won last year. The week before the French Open will see ESPN’s coverage from Open de Nice Côte D’Azur, which last year featured David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych, as players make their final preparations on clay before Roland Garros. Coverage continues with 7 more tournaments from July to September.
ESPN will also have coverage of three WTA International events – clay tournaments in Estoril and Strasbourg, and the season finale indoor Tournament of Champions in Sofia, which was won in 2011 by Serbian star Ana Ivanovic.
- ATP World Tour 250 tennis on ESPN:
9th April – Houston, USA – US Men’s Clay Court Championship
30th April – Estoril, Portugal – Estoril Open
TBC – Belgrade, Serbia – Serbia Open
21st May – Nice, France – Open de Nice Côte d’Azur
9th July – Umag, Croatia – Studena Croatia Open
16th July – Atlanta, USA – Atlanta Tennis Championships
16th July – Gstaad, Switzerland – Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad
23rd July – Kitzbühel, Austria – Bet-At-Home Cup Kitzbühel
20th August – Winston-Salem, USA – Winston-Salem Open
17th September – St.Petersburg, Russia – St. Petersburg Open
24th September – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysian Open
- WTA International tennis on ESPN:
30th April – Estoril, Potugal – Estoril Open
21st May – Strasbourg, France – Internationaux de Strasbourg
29th October – Sofia, Bulgaria – Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions
With the nature of LIVE Sport broadcast times are subject to change. Please check the TV schedule