We have this update from CBS Sports regarding their U.S. Open coverage on Saturday. The men’s semifinals will go as scheduled and be aired starting at noon Eastern. However with the rain delays this week, the men’s and women’s finals were pushed back a day. Women’s finals will air Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on CBS and the men’s will go at 4 p.m. ET on Monday also on CBS.
And while it’s nice to see the live tennis, CBS has decided to disrespect the Samantha Stosur-Angelique Kerber match and not put it on TV. As Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated tweets, the match will go at 6 p.m. ET and stream live on USOpen.org, Why not give this to Tennis Channel? Why do this?
CBS will air the Serena Williams-Caroline Wozniacki match at 8 p.m.
Anyway, here’s the press release.
No. 1 Novak Djokovic Takes on No. 3 Roger Federer; No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 4 Andy Murray in Men’s Semi-Finals in Afternoon
No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki Takes on No. 28 Serena Williams in Women’s Semi-Final in Prime Time
CBS Sports’ continuing coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships on Saturday, Sept. 10 (12:00-6:00 PM, ET) and (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) is highlighted by the men’s semi-finals during the day, and a women’s semi-final match in prime time.
Coverage during the day is highlighted by the top four men’s seeds vying to play in the championship on Monday, Sept. 12 (4:00 PM, ET) as No. 1-seed Novak Djokovic takes on No. 3-seed Roger Federer; and No. 2-seed Rafael Nadal plays No. 4-seed Andy Murray.
Women’s No. 1-seed Caroline Wozniacki vs. No. 28-seed Serena Williams highlight CBS Sports’ prime time coverage on Saturday night.
Lead play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg will be joined by expert analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe in the booth for the 12th consecutive year. Bill Macatee and analyst Jim Courier also will call tennis action for CBS Sports. Mary Joe Fernandez serves as reporter.
Additionally, the entire slate of U.S. Open play on CBS Sports, including both the men’s and women’s singles championships, will be streamed live on CBSSports.com. Users can also log onto CBSSports.com to watch daily news and match previews and highlights with Kaylee Hartung, Lauren Shehadi and CBS Sports tennis analyst Justin Gimelstob.
Working his 31st U.S. Open, Bob Mansbach will serve as coordinating producer of CBS Sports’ live coverage of tennis’ final major of the year. Mansbach and David Winner will produce, and lead director Bob Fishman and Jim Cornell will direct. Mansbach and Ken Mack will produce ARTHUR ASHE KIDS’ DAY, and Suzanne Smith will direct.
Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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QUOTABLE QUOTES DURING CBS SPORTS’ U.S. OPEN COVERAGE
CBS Sports’ Dick Enberg on Andy Murray before his match against American John Isner: “He’s doing so well they’re calling him 85% British in the country. If he loses, he’s right back to Scotland.”
This is precisely why the U.S. Open should be pushed back a week and end on Labor Day. This is just silly scheduling.