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John Isner, Coco Vendewegh Be part of Tennis Channel’s BNP Paribas Open On-Air Crew


LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2024 – Tennis Channel will add not too long ago retired American stars John Isner (@JohnIsner) and CoCo Vandewegh (@CocoVandey) to its on-air workforce on the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., March 6-19.  The 2 gamers, who ranked within the high 10 in singles and spent a lot of their careers among the many nation’s greatest tennis representatives, will provide match commentary throughout probably the most essential occasions outdoors the game’s 4 majors.  Tennis Channel’s annual, unique protection of the event and the Miami Open – typically known as “Fifth Slams” – will once more dominate the month, with 25 days of matches March 6-31.  The motion begins Wednesday, March 6, at 1 p.m. ET.

Isner, who was ranked as excessive as No. 8 in singles and 14 in doubles, gained 16 ATP Tour titles and completed the season because the top-ranked American males’s participant eight occasions.  He gained the 2018 Miami Open singles championship and served a document 14,411 aces in ATP Tour and main singles matches.  He made headlines outdoors of tennis circles when he gained the longest match on document, a first-round Wimbledon contest that lasted greater than 11 hours throughout three days, lastly claimed at 70-68 within the fifth set.

“It’s at all times probably the most thrilling occasions of 12 months when all the tennis world involves America in March for the BNP Paribas Open,” mentioned Isner.  “I’m trying ahead to interacting with the Tennis Channel workforce and our viewers through the event.”

Vandeweghe was a US Open doubles champion in 2018 and singles semifinalist on the Australian Open and US Open the 12 months prior.  Her high rating was No. 9 in singles and, like Isner, 14 in doubles.  She gained six singles and doubles crowns as a participant, and notably left her mark on the 2017 U.S. Fed Cup (now Billie Jean King Cup) championship.  She gained each singles and doubles match she performed for the workforce that 12 months, together with three within the finals that gave the Individuals their first title in 17 years.  Vandeweghe has a profession “Sunshine Double” on her resume as nicely, profitable doubles titles in Indian Wells in 2016 and Miami in 2018.

“I can’t wait to get began with Tennis Channel through the BNP Paribas Open,” mentioned Vandeweghe.  “That is an incredible time in our sport, with so many rising stars on the boys’s and girls’s sides, and I really like that it’s time for everybody to be in Southern California once more.”

Tennis Channel, its second community T2 and its streaming-service Tennis Channel Pluswill once more flip March into “Match Insanity” for aficionados of the game in 2024.  With gorgeous upsets, busted brackets and the very best males’s and girls’s gamers on the earth chasing championships in Southern California and South Florida, the community’s platforms will turn out to be the round the clock house of every occasion for the subsequent month.  Greater than 550 complete hours of protection are deliberate this 12 months, from first ball opening day to trophy ceremonies on championship Sunday.  Typical lineups embrace 12-hour blocks of dwell competitors, adopted by all-night encore replays (full schedule under).

Protection on the Indian Wells Tennis Backyard will start at 1 p.m. ET most days, with lead-in present Tennis Channel Reside on the BNP Paribas Open.  Matches begin at 2 p.m. ET.  Tennis Channel plans to indicate greater than 110 hours of dwell tv this 12 months, and one other 150-plus hours of encores, for greater than 250 complete hours devoted to the event.  On Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m. ET, the ladies’s singles remaining will happen, adopted by the boys’s singles championship at 5 p.m. ET.

An identical schedule is in place for Arduous Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.  The important thing distinction is in Tennis Channel Reside on the Miami Open, which can happen on the finish of dwell protection most days.  Matches often get underway at 11 a.m. ET, and Tennis Channel expects to ship near 300 hours of protection: greater than 120 dwell and 170 encore.  The ladies’s singles remaining is ready for 3 p.m. ET Saturday, March 30, with the boys’s following on the identical time the subsequent afternoon.

T2 will carry dwell matches most days, competitors that won’t seem on Tennis Channel.  T2 is accessible to everybody in america free of charge on varied platforms, together with Amazon Freevee, Roku and Samsung TV+.  Tennis Channel Plus, additionally accessible to everybody within the nation, will carry dwell matches through the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open and provides viewers the chance to pick out from a number of courts.  As previously, all matches from each tournaments will probably be accessible on demand after their completion, no matter which platform on which they first appeared.

On-Air Expertise

Isner and Vandewegh will be part of an on-air workforce with award-winning sportscasters and former skilled tennis champions, together with Corridor of Famers Martina Navratilova (@Martina), Tracy Austin (@thetracyaustin), Jim Courier, Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76) and Andy Roddick (@andyroddick).  Navratilova gained titles at each occasions, taking singles crowns in Southern California in 1990-1991 and South Florida in 1985.  That 12 months in Miami she additionally gained the doubles and mixed-doubles competitors.

Austin gained 30 singles titles, together with the 1979 US Open at age 16, nonetheless the document for the youngest ladies’s champion.  She is going to present commentary through the BNP Paribas Open  Courier was the primary man to win each tournaments’ singles championships again to again, in 1991, the identical 12 months he additionally gained doubles in Indian Wells.  He added a second BNP Paribas Open singles title in 1993.

Davenport, born and raised in Southern California, turned Indian Wells into a private playground throughout her profession.  She gained the singles event in 1997 and 2000, and doubles in 1994-1995, 1997-1998, 2000 and 2003.  Roddick, who will probably be an in-studio analyst throughout Tennis Channel’s protection of the Miami Open, grabbed singles championships there in 2004 and 2010, and gained the doubles title on the BNP Paribas Open in 2009.

Navratilova, Courier and Davenport will work each occasions this 12 months.

The community may have a number of different former gamers in its sales space this month.  Analyst Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone) gained doubles titles in Miami in 1985 and 1987, and will probably be a part of the workforce in Indian Wells.  Chanda Rubin (@Chanda_Rubin) was the BNP Paribas Open doubles champion in 1996 and will probably be at each occasions.  Jan-Michael Gambill (@JanmikeGambill) was a singles finalist in Miami in 2001 and doubles finalist in 1999, and can present commentary at Indian Wells.  Andrea Petkovic (@andreapetkovic) will do the identical on the Miami Open, the place she was a singles semifinalist in 2015.

Monica Puig (@MonicaAce93) turned the primary athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for Puerto Rico when she gained the tennis singles event in 2016.  She is going to seem on Tennis Channel Reside on the Miami Open.  Prakash Amritraj (@PrakashAmritraj) will probably be at each tournaments, as an analyst in Indian Wells and as a bunch of the channel’s event desk in Miami.  Nick Monroe (@nickmonroe10s) will provide his ideas as a former participant throughout protection in Southern California, with Nico Pereira doing so in South Florida.

Leif Shiras (@ShirasLeif), Jason Goodall and Mark Petchey (@_markpetchey) spherical out Tennis Channel’s roster of former tennis professionals.  Shiras and Goodall will name matches on the BNP Paribas Open, whereas Petchey does the identical in Miami.

Award-winning, longtime Tennis Channel announcers Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson), Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) and Steve Weissman (@Steve_Weissman) may even be on air this month: all three through the Miami Open and Haber and Weissman for each occasions.  Throughout Miami, Weissman will man the community’s studio present with Roddick and Puig.  Geoff Chizever (@Geoff_Chiz) will deal with play-by-play duties in Southern California, whereas Ari Wolfe (@ariwolfe) and Gill Gross (Gill_Gross) will name matches in South Florida.  Tennis Channel world reporter Dani Klupenger (@daniklup) will host the Miami event desk with Amritraj.

Digital

Tennis.com is essentially the most complete web site dedicated to the game.  Guests will have the ability to keep on high of all the pieces that occurs on the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open once more this 12 months.  Followers can comply with scores, information, highlights, match statistics, win possibilities, estimated begin occasions and extra.  Its Match Level predictor sport (https://predictor.tennis.com/en) will give gamers the prospect to reply questions and win $50,000 per occasion.

On-air workforce members will submit on Instagram throughout each occasions and Tennis Channel audiences can interact with them, the tournaments and others on a wide range of social platforms.  Amongst these are Fb (www.fb.com/tennischannel), Twitter (www.twitter.com/tennischannel), Instagram (www.instagram.com/tennischannel), TikTok (tiktok.com/@tennischannel) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/person/tennischannel), in addition to Tennis Journal’s Twitter (Twitter.com/Tennis) and Fb (www.Fb.com/TennisMedia).

Tennis Channel’s Reside BNP Paribas Open Protection Schedule

(Males’s ATP/Girls’s WTA Singles Except In any other case Specified)

Date                                                     Time (ET)                            Occasion                                                                   ___

Wednesday, March 6                    1 p.m.-1 a.m.                    ATP/WTA First Spherical

Thursday, March 7                          1 p.m.-1 a.m.                    ATP/WTA First Spherical

Friday, March 8                                 1 p.m.-1 a.m.                   ATP/WTA Second Spherical

Saturday, March 9                          1 p.m.-1 a.m.                    ATP/WTA Second Spherical

Sunday, March 10                           1 p.m.-1 a.m.                    ATP/WTA Third Spherical

Monday, March 11                          1 p.m.-1 a.m.                    ATP/WTA Third Spherical

Tuesday, March 12                         1 p.m.-1 a.m.                    ATP/WTA Spherical of 16,

Doubles Quarterfinals

Wednesday, March 13                   1 p.m.-1 a.m.                    ATP/WTA Spherical of 16,

ATP Doubles Semifinals,

WTA Doubles Quarterfinals

Thursday, March 14                       1 p.m.-11 p.m.                  ATP/WTA Quarterfinals,

WTA Doubles Semifinals

Friday, March 15                             3:30 p.m.-11 p.m.           ATP Doubles Remaining, WTA Semifinals

Saturday, March 16                       1 p.m.-8:30 p.m.             WTA Doubles Remaining, ATP Semifinals

Sunday, March 19                           2 p.m.-7 p.m.                    WTA/ATP Singles Finals

Tennis Channel’s Reside Miami Open Protection Schedule

(Males’s ATP/Girls’s WTA Singles Except In any other case Specified)

Date                                                     Time (ET)                            Occasion                                                               

Tuesday, March 19                         11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.           WTA First Spherical

Wednesday, March 20                 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.         ATP/WTA First Spherical

Thursday, March 21                       11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.        ATP First Spherical, WTA Second Spherical

Friday, March 22                             11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.        ATP/WTA Second Spherical

Saturday, March 23                       11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.        ATP Second Spherical, WTA Third Spherical

Sunday, March 24                           11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.        ATP/WTA Third Spherical

Monday, March 25                          11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.        ATP Third Spherical, WTA Spherical of 16

Tuesday, March 26                         11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.        ATP Spherical of 16, WTA Quarterfinals

Wednesday, March 27                    1 p.m.-5 p.m., 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m.      ATP/WTA Quarterfinals

Thursday, March 28                       1 p.m.-5 p.m.                    ATP Quarterfinal, WTA Semifinal

7 p.m.-11:30 p.m.           ATP Quarterfinal, WTA Semifinal,

Friday, March 29                             1 p.m.-5 p.m.                    ATP Semifinal, WTA Doubles Semifinal

                                                             7 p.m.-11 p.m.

ATP Semifinal, WTA Doubles Semifinal

Saturday, March 30                       12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.           ATP Doubles Remaining, WTA Singles Remaining

Sunday, March 31                           12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.           WTA Double Remaining, ATP Singles Remaining



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