Tennis Channel to cover Davis Cup QFs
LOS ANGELES — Tennis Channel will provide exclusive live world-whiparound coverage during this weekend’s quarterfinal competitions in Italy, France and Switzerland, with daylong blocks of comprehensive telecasts Friday-Sunday on Center Court. Similar to the setup used at major events like the US Open, French Open and Wimbledon, Center Court utilizes a central-desk format and seamless coverage of matches playing simultaneously on multiple courts. Coverage will get underway on Friday, April 4, with the Italy-Britain match in Naples, Italy, at 5:30 a.m. ET and alternate between live Davis Cup matches throughout the weekend, including France-Germany competition in Nancy, France, and Switzerland-Kazakhstan play in Geneva, Switzerland, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Stars set to play in this weekend’s events telecast on Tennis Channel’s Center Court w coverage include France’s Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils; Switzerland’s reigning Australian Open champion and World No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka and former World No. 1 Roger Federer; and Britain’s reigning Wimbledon champion and World No. 6 Andy Murray.
Tennis Channel will also feature the women’s Monterrey tournament this weekend, with Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic.
Coverage on Center Court is as follows (all time ET):
Friday, April 4:
5:30 a.m. - Live Singles #1 Italy v. Britain 7:30 a.m. - Live Singles #1 France v. Germany / Switzerland v. Kazakhstan 8:30 a.m. - Live Singles #2 Italy v. Britain 10:30 a.m. - Live Singles #2 France v. Germany / Switzerland v. Kazakhstan 5 p.m. - WTA Monterrey
Saturday, April 5:
7:30 a.m. - Live Doubles Switzerland v. Kazakhstan 8 a.m. - Live Doubles Italy v. Britain / France v. Germany 6 p.m. - WTA Monterrey
Sunday, April 6:
5:30 a.m. - Live Singles #1 Italy v. Britain 7:30 a.m. - Live Singles #1 France v. Germany / Switzerland v. Kazakhstan 8:30 a.m. - Live Singles #2 Italy v. Britain 10:30 a.m. - Live Singles #2 France v. Germany / Switzerland v. Kazakhstan 7 p.m. - WTA Monterrey
Center Court will air live from the recently unveiled set of Tennis Channel’s Los Angeles-based studio, with hosts Leif Shiras (@LShirock), Brett Haber (@BrettHaber), Justin Gimelstob (@justingimelstob) and renowned coach Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone). Live telecasts will include analysis and conversation from the hosts while fans are transported to the best matches at these three quarterfinals, whenever and wherever they occur.
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