— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 26, 2021 Additionally, Luis Alfredo Alvarez and Eduardo Varela will bring play-by-play coverage in Spanish. Analysts Jose Luis Clerc and Daniel Orsanic will join the duo.
The USA Network was the longtime cable home of the US Open beginning in 1984, which moved to ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel as of 2009. On September 11, 1987, Dan Rather walked off the set in anger just before a remote broadcast of the CBS Evening News when it appeared that CBS's coverage of a U.S. Open semifinal match between Steffi Graf and Lori McNeil was going to run into time allotted for the network news program.
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Besides, ESPN also has a crew of expert and renowned commentators of the sport. These include Cliff Drysdale, Chris Fowler, Patrick McEnroe, and Pam Shriver. Which possible opponent (if highest seeds advance) will give Novak Djokovic the most trouble? — US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 26, 2021. Additionally, Luis Alfredo Alvarez and Eduardo Varela will bring play-by-play coverage in Spanish. Analysts Jose Luis Clerc and Daniel Orsanic will join the duo.
In the tennis world, Andy Taylor is known as the Voice of the US Open. Originally in 2002, his voice was simply heard introducing players and narrating ceremonies inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. Over the years, the role has grown tremendously, both within and beyond the tournament itself. Before the start of the sport’s final Major, Andy has voiced television commercials to promote the US Open.
Tennis. ESPN Presents Exclusive Coverage of the 2021 US Open August 30 to September 12. Dave Nagle. Follow on Twitter. August 23, 2021. Djokovic Goes for Calendar-Year Grand Slam. 130+ Hours on TV; ESPN+, ESPN3 to Present Every Match from all Courts. Fans Return to New York’s Annual Late-Summer Party. With stands again full of cheering crowds, ESPN’s exclusive coverage of the US Open will begin Monday, Aug. 30.
ESPN’s tennis team is led by Cliff Drysdale, completing his 30th year with ESPN. The former US Open finalist has been with ESPN since its first tennis telecast September 14, 1979, exactly one week after the network launched, making him second in ESPN tenure among commentators behind only Bob Ley.
ESPN’s tennis announcers, analysts and studio hosts for the U.S. Open are (in alphabetical order by their last name): James Blake, Darren Cahill, Cliff Drysdale, Chrissie Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Chris Fowler, Brad Gilbert, Jason Goodall, John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Chris McKendry, Jeremy Schaap, Alexandra Stevenson, Pam Shriver.
Tennis fans in South Africa can catch the live action on Supersport channel, and Fox Sports will broadcast the games in South East Asia. In addition to this, WOWOW, which has partnered with the US Open since 1992, holds the exclusive US Open television rights in Japan and fans in Canada can catch their favorite players in action on TSN and RDS.