Tennis

7:30pm Monday 12 November on BBC THREE

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the final of the ATP World Tour Finals from the O2 in London.

History was made last year when Roger Federer won the season finale for a record sixth time, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in what was his 100th career final.

Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.

2:00pm Sunday 11 November on BBC TWO

Sue Barker hosts live coverage from the ATP World Tour Finals in London, where it’s semi-finals day at the O2 Arena.

One man who will be expecting to reach the last four is Roger Federer – in his 10 previous appearances at the season-end championships, the Swiss player has only once failed to reach the semi-finals, and is looking for a third consecutive title this year.

Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.

1:45pm Saturday 10 November on BBC TWO

Live coverage from the ATP World Tour Finals in London. The last round of group matches takes place today so the semi-final line-up will be confirmed.

London has been a memorable place for Andy Murray this season, with the Scot reaching the Wimbledon final and then winning Olympic gold. Home fans are hoping Murray can enjoy further capital gains at the O2 Arena.

Presented by Sue Barker with commentary from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.

1:45pm Monday 5 November on BBC TWO

Sue Barker hosts live coverage from the ATP World Tour Finals, the season finale on the men’s tennis calendar.

The world’s top eight players qualify for this prestigious event, with Andy Murray playing his first tournament on home soil since becoming Britain’s first male Grand Slam singles champion for 76 years at the US Open in September. Andrew Castle and Tim Henman commentate.

There will be live coverage of a match every day at 1.45pm on BBC Two and the BBC HD Channel through the week.

The BBC will bring all the action from the 126th Wimbledon Championships to audiences from Monday 25 June – Sunday 8 July.

Sue Barker presents the BBC’s daily television coverage on BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Two and the BBC HD Channel, with this year’s programming starting at 11.30am for the first seven days (Mon-Mon) to accommodate the earlier start of play on outside courts. John Inverdale presents Today At Wimbledon on BBC Two and HD from 8.00pm each weekday.

The BBC’s television team features a host of top names including: John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Tim Henman, Lindsay Davenport, Pat Cash, John Lloyd, Greg Rusedski, Andrew Castle, Tracy Austin, Virginia Wade, Mark Petchey, David Mercer, Barry Davies, Mark Cox, Simon Reed, Chris Bradnam, Matt Chilton, Liz Smylie, Sam Smith, Jason Goodall, Andrew Cotter, Jo Durie, Paul Hand, Ronald McIntosh, Nick Mullins and Louise Pleming. The reporters onsite are Garry Richardson, Rishi Persad, Sonali Shah and Phil Jones.

The BBC will continue its two year trial experimenting with 3D production and broadcast, with full re-runs of the Men’s Singles semi-finals in 3D (one on Sat 7 July and one on Sun 8 July), and selective live coverage of the 2012 Ladies’ (Sat 7 July) and Men’s (Sun 8 July) Singles finals in 3D – free to air – on the BBC HD Channel.*

Viewers will be able to watch the entire Championships via the BBC Sport website with up to six live match streams. As well as news, interviews, live text commentaries and video highlights, the website will also run columns from Andy Murray after each of the British No.1’s matches.

And this year, for the first time the new BBC Sport app for connected TVs will give audiences access to the BBC’s interactive coverage during the Championship, including live and on-demand content. Viewers with mobile and tablets will also be able to watch the action on the go, as for the first time they will have access to live feeds from the courts, as well as highlights clips, features and interviews.

The BBC Red Button will offer an alternative match on Freeview, up to four streams on Satellite, Cable and Freesat, plus a highlights service and replays of Today At Wimbledon.

Two full matches every day of the tournament will be offered on the BBC iPlayer plus Today At Wimbledon with John Inverdale.

There will also be extensive coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra throughout the two weeks. The 1996 Men’s Singles Champion Richard Krajicek joins the 5 live team for 2012 and other pundits include Pat Cash, Jana Novotna and Nick Bollettieri. See full BBC Radio 5 live at Wimbledon release for details.

2:00pm Sunday 17 June on BBC ONE

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the Queen’s Club final in London.

Andy Murray won his second Queen’s title last year, coming from a set down to overcome Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a wonderfully entertaining match. Murray, who also won the tournament in 2009, would love to make it a hat-trick of titles at Queen’s as he prepares for another shot at that elusive Wimbledon crown.

Commentary comes from Andrew Castle, John Lloyd, Andrew Cotter and Peter Fleming.

1:15pm Saturday 16 June on BBC ONE

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the semi-finals from the Queen’s Club in London.

The tournament always attracts a top-class field eager to hone their grass court skills ahead of Wimbledon. Last year Andy Murray reached the final by outplaying four-time champion Andy Roddick, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat James Ward in the other semi-final.

Commentary comes from Andrew Castle, John Lloyd, Andrew Cotter and Peter Fleming.

1:00pm Monday 11 June to Friday 15 June on BBC TWO

Sue Barker introduces live first round action from Queen’s Club, the pre-Wimbledon tournament, as the grass season begins in earnest.

Last year it was Andy Murray who claimed the title for a second time, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rain-delayed Monday showdown. With six players ranked inside the top 12, competition will be stiff with Andy Roddick aiming for a record breaking fifth title.

Commentary from Andrew Castle, John Lloyd, Andrew Cotter and Peter Fleming.

Coverage continues daily through the week on BBC Two 1.00pm – 5.15pm (from 2pm Wednesday).

Sunday, 27 May 2012, 2:45PM – 5:30PM

ITV will this year be bringing viewers exclusive live coverage of the 2012 Roland Garros French Open tennis.

Host John Inverdale is joined by US tennis legend Jim Courier and a wealth of on-screen talent to bring the tournament to ITV from Paris.

It’s the first time ITV has screened a Grand Slam tournament – with more than 150 hours of tennis from Roland Garros being shown during the 15-day tournament. Key matches including the mens’ and ladies’ singles finals will be shown on ITV1 with daily extended live coverage on ITV4.

ITV has constructed a special studio at Roland Garros from where the team will be based when the tournament begins on 27 May.

Joining the commentating, reporting and punditry team are former tennis professionals Amelie Mauresmo, Mark Petchey, Fabrice Santoro and Sam Smith, along with reporter Celina Hinchcliffe and commentator Nick Mullins.

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport said: “I’m hugely excited that we are bringing the French Open to ITV. It’s the first time a grand slam has been shown live on ITV and we’ll be offering viewers more free-to-air coverage of the French Open than ever before.

“We have a fantastic experienced line-up of presenters, commentators and pundits who will be able to bring the drama of the clay court to life, live on ITV.”

ITV’s coverage is part of a new landmark three-year deal with the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) to will broadcast extensive live coverage from the Roland Garros tennis Grand Slam throughout the 15-day tournament.

Angela Jain, ITV’s Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, said: “I am personally thrilled ITV4 will now be extending its offering to tennis fans by broadcasting the French Open.

“It is a truly world class event that sits perfectly alongside our varied sports coverage which includes the Indian Premier League and Tour de France. This promises to be another treat for ITV4 viewers.”

Alongside terrestrial television coverage, ITV.com will feature all the action from ITV1 and ITV4 during the tournament.

This time, the key question for tennis fans is whether Rafael Nadal can become the first player in history to win seven men’s singles titles at Roland Garros.

The 82nd French Open – which finishes on 10 June – will see his closest rival Novak Djokovic attempt to beat him and secure his first French Open title.

Scotland’s Andy Murray will be hoping to go one better this year after his defeat by Nadal in last year’s semi-finals. Can he become the first British men’s player to win a major since Fred Perry?

If he wins, Nadal would leave a permanent imprint in the history of the tournament, erasing the marks already made by Björn Borg, six-time winner of the French Open. Winning forty-five matches and losing only one at the stadium at the Porte d’Auteuil, topped with an unmatchable record on this surface, some suggest Nadal is the greatest clay court player of all time.

ITV Sport’s production partner for the French Open at Roland Garros from 2012 to 2014 is Input Media, who will provide the technical infrastructure and support for ITV’s extensive HD production.

Input Media already has a long association with Roland Garros, as the French Tennis Federation’s official production partner since 2008.

8:15pm Sunday 29 January on BBC TWO

Sue Barker and guest John Lloyd introduce live coverage of the men’s singles final.

It was this tournament last year where current world number one Novak Djokovic developed his new-found taste for victory. Not only did he beat Britain’s Andy Murray, a finalist for the second successive year, in straight sets to claim the title, but he also did the same to Roger Federer at the semi-final stage. Djokovic went on to win Wimbledon and the US Open but will 2012 prove as fruitful for him?

Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and John Lloyd.

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