As the US Open will wrap up its first week on Sunday, CBS Sports will be there for all of the action during the day session starting at 11 a.m. ET.
CBS SPORTS’ 2010
OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTED BY DEFENDING CHAMPION KIM CLIJSTERS, VENUS WILLIAMS AND RAFAEL NADAL ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 5 U.S.CBS Sports continues its 43rd year covering the U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS on Sunday, Sept. 5 (11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET) with men’s third-round and women’s fourth-round action.Headlining CBS Sports’ coverage is the defending women’s champion and No. 2-seed Kim Clijsters playing Ana Ivanovic; the women’s No. 3-seed and two-time champion American Venus Williams taking on No. 16-seeded Shahar Peer and the men’s No. 1-seed Rafael Nadal against Gilles Simon.Other matches scheduled include men’s No. 4-seed Andy Murray against No. 25-seed Stanislas Wawrinka and the men’s No. 20-seed American Sam Querrey versus No. 14-seed Nicolas Almagro.Lead play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg is joined by expert analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe in the booth for the 11th consecutive year. CBS Sports’ Bill Macatee also will call action alongside Jim Courier as analyst. Mary Joe Fernandez serves as reporter and Ian Eagle as contributor.Bob Mansbach serves as coordinating producer of CBS Sports’ live coverage of tennis’ final grand slam of the year. Mansbach, David Winner and Ken Mack produce. Lead director Bob Fishman directs along with Jim Cornell. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.CBS Sports will cover live U.S. Open Tennis action as follows:Sunday, Sept. 5 – 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s third round/women’s fourth round)Monday, Sept. 6 – 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s/women’s fourth round singles)Friday, Sept. 10 – 12:30-6:00 PM, ET (men’s doubles final/women’s semi-finals)Saturday, Sept. 11 – 12:00 Noon-6:00 PM ET (men’s semi-finals)8:00-10:00 PM, ET (women’s singles final)Sunday, Sept. 12 – 4:00-7:00 PM, ET (men’s singles final)* * * * *LUCKY CHARM?CBS Sports’ Dick Enberg taking time off from calling the San Diego Padres in the National League West pennant race has seen the Padres lose their eighth straight game during the days he has been away from the team. The Padres last won when Enberg called the August 25 game against , 9-3. ArizonaMANAGER ENBERG’S OPEN LINE UP U.S.CBS Sports’ Dick Enberg hasn’t been able to stray too far from thinking about his other job calling games for the Padres. When asked how he would fill out his line-up card with tennis players, Manager Enberg said, “Leading off and playing shortstop would be Roger Federer. Batting second and playing second base would be the left-handed Rafael Nadal. With her great range, Venus Williams would be my first baseman and hitting third. And with her power, Serena would be my clean-up hitter playing third base.”DOUBLEHEADER EXPERIENCECBS Sports’ Dick Enberg also spoke of what would be some of his favorite doubleheader experiences (in no order):
- Saturday day game at
– the Boston Pops on Saturday night Fenway Park
- The Rose Bowl Parade in the morning – the Rose Bowl game in the night
- The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Final Four Semi-Finals – “two for the price of one.”
- Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics
Wimbledon; second Monday, all 16 men and women play
- Super Saturday at the U.S. Open – men’s semi’s in the afternoon, women’s final in prime time.