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ESPN Tennis Team Keeps Expanding - Bob Larson's Tennis News

ESPN Tennis Team Keeps Expanding


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For ESPN’s first exclusive presentation of the tennis’ US Open – beginning Aug. 31 – the ESPN Tennis Team will again be led by Chris Fowler, who for the first time will call three major championships in a year.  The two weeks of complete coverage will culminate with a new schedule: the Women’s Championship on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. ET and the Men’s Championship on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m.

“The strength of our presentation comes from weaving together diverse voices of players and coaches from across the tennis spectrum into a cohesive team that expresses their expert analysis, well-considered opinions and distinct personalities to both educate and entertain fans,” said Jamie Reynolds, ESPN vice president, production.  “Combined with hosts and reporters who know the sport – led by the singular talents of Fowler – we are ready to assume our expanded role at the US Open, to document the action and follow the storylines like no one else can.”

The ESPN Tennis Team includes former players Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Jason Goodall, Brad Gilbert, and Patrick McEnroe; plus Hall of Famers Cliff Drysdale, Chrissie Evert, John McEnroe and Pam Shriver. The group is joined by reporters Tom Rinaldi and LZ Granderson, hosts Chris McKendry, Hannah Storm and Mike Tirico, who also calls matches.

ESPN has televised the US Open since 2009. An 11-year agreement with the USTA for exclusivity was announced in May 2013.

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