August Heats up with Summer’s Top Tennis Events from ESPN

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August Heats up with Summer’s Top Tennis Events from ESPN

ESPN will have extensive coverage of two major events on the tennis summer calendar, the Rogers Cup in Montreal and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The ATP Rogers Cup in Montreal will see ESPN2 airing 16 live hours beginning Thursday, August 8 and concluding with the championship Sunday, Aug. 11, 4 p.m. ET.  Rafael Nadal is the defending champion.

ESPN’s lead tennis host Chris Fowler will be joined by Brad Gilbert and Patrick McEnroe.

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Thur Aug 8 Noon Rogers Cup – Men’s Round of 16 ESPN2
Fri Aug 9 Noon Rogers Cup – Men’s Quarterfinals ESPN2
  6:30 p.m. Rogers Cup – Men’s Quarterfinals ESPN2
Sat Aug 10 3 p.m. Rogers Cup – Men’s Semifinal #1 ESPN2
  8 p.m. Rogers Cup – Men’s Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sun Aug 11 4 p.m. Rogers Cup – Men’s Championship ESPN2

The ATP/WTA Western & Southern Open coverage will begin Thursday, Aug. 15, with eight live hours of action from the Round of 16 including two hours on ESPN3 (reaired on ESPN2 later that night).  ESPN2 – airing a total of 30 hours, up from 28 a year ago – will have all four semifinals and the championships Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. (WTA) and 4 p.m. (ATP).  Kiki Bertens and Novak Djokovic will be looking for back-to-back titles.

Fowler and Gilbert will also work this event, joined by Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Jason Goodall and Chris McKendry.

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Thur Aug 15 1 p.m. Western & Southern Open – Men’s and Women’s Round of 16 ESPN2
  7 p.m. Western & Southern Open – Men’s and Women’s Round of 16 ESPN3
  9 p.m. Western & Southern Open – Women’s Round of 16 ESPN2
  11 p.m. Western & Southern Open – Men’s and Women’s Round of 16

(taped from 7 p.m.)

ESPN2
Fri Aug 16 11 a.m. Western & Southern Open – Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals ESPN2
  7 p.m. Western & Southern Open – Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals ESPN2
Sat Aug 17 11 a.m. Western & Southern Open – Women’s Semifinals, Men’s Semifinal #1 ESPN2
  6 p.m. Western & Southern Open – Men’s Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sun Aug 18 2 p.m. Western & Southern Open – Women’s Championship ESPN2
  4 p.m. Western & Southern Open – Men’s Championship ESPN2

Next Tennis from ESPN

ESPN will have exclusive first-ball-to-last-ball coverage of the US Open.  Coverage will begin with qualifying on ESPN+ on Monday, Aug. 19, and also on ESPNEWS and ESPN+ on Tuesday, Aug 20 – Friday, Aug. 23.  Action across five courts will begin at 11 a.m. each day.  The US Open begins Monday, Aug. 26.

 

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Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the upcoming America’s Cup in Australia. I was told it would be for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, network-wide ratings (by month/quarter/year), and corporate communications documents, including fact sheets, chronologies, lists and nearly 35 of the Year in Review press releases. UPDATE EXACTLY ONE YEAR LATER: Today, November 11, 2022, I am retiring from ESPN -- 36 years to the day I began. As I ride off into the sunset – top down and E Street Radio blaring – I do so with so many wonderful memories, proud of my contributions and a heart full of gratitude for the opportunity. 
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