The 2014 French Open is underway on Fox Sports Philippines and FOX Sports Plus HD this Sunday, May 25, 5:00PM where the world’s best tennis players rally on the only Tennis Grand Slam played on a clay court. Telecast of the matches will be brought to you live from the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.
The 113th edition of the second Grand Slam in the tennis season, will have Rafael Nadal defending his Men’s Singles title against stiff competition that include 2014 Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka. Known as the King of the Clay, Nadal has won the title eight times in the past nine years falling only against Roger Federer in 2009. Aside from Federer, one of those aiming to oust him is Novak Djokovic who recently beat the Spaniard at the Italian Open.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams will be facing tough competition hindering her aspirations to add another French Open to the two she already has. Li Na presents the best opposition to Williams’ tennis supremacy, and looming in the horizon is Maria Sharapova and up-and-coming star Simona Halep of Romania.
2014 is the first year of Fox Sports’ multi-year deal for the exclusive broadcast of the French Open, bringing sports fans in the Philippines and around the world unrivalled coverage of the tournament, in a way that only Fox Sports can.
In addition to catching the action on FOX Sports and in high-definition on FOX Sports Plus HD, fans who miss the action may keep themselves updated via multiple catch-up and recap programming, and highlights everyday via Fox Sports Central, the channel’s daily news recap program.
The 2014 French Open telecast starts this Sunday, May 25 at 5PM with the preliminary rounds. Quarterfinals action ensues onJune 5 with the Finals culminating on June 7 and 8. Broadcast of the PBA games will give way on May 28 and June 4.
Fox Sports is seen on channel 31 on Sky and Destiny Cable, channel 48 on Cignal TV and in over 200 local cable operators nationwide. For high definition viewing, Fox Sports Plus HD is on channel 176 on Sky and channel 121 on Cignal TV. Full telecast schedule is available via tv.foxsportsasia.com