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Eurosport to air 300 hours of live tennis coverage from Roland-Garros

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The broadcaster is covering all games, including the qualification tournament, and once more utilising its mixed-reality stage, the Eurosport Cube.

Eurosport is airing every match from this year’s Roland-Garros tennis tournament live on Eurosport and the Eurosport Player.

It’s producing 300 hours of live coverage from the main tournament – which starts on Sunday (27 September) – as well as covering 10 courts from the qualification tournament, which kicked off yesterday.

The mixed-reality studio, Eurosport Cube, will form a centre piece of Eurosport’s coverage. The immersive virtual studio ‘teleports’ players, guests, hosts and experts from anywhere in the world into the studio space, so everyone appears as if they are all in the same studio at the same time.

Novak Djokovic, Karolina Pliskova, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Naomi Osaka were all beamed into the Eurosport Cube from New York to analyse their performances during coverage of the US Open.

Eurosport’s team includes Mats Wilander and Barbara Schett (who will anchor international coverage from the Cube in London), while John McEnroe and Chris Evert will offer insight and analysis throughout the two weeks of the main competition.

Boris Becker and Alex Corretja will also be beamed into the Eurosport Cube studio in London directly from their locations in Munich and Madrid respectively.

Mats Wilander said: “Eurosport is always looking to push the boundaries with new technology to help fans really feel like they’re at the centre of the action. While we’d all love to be in Paris, it’s incredibly exciting be able to talk to the players face-to-face in the Eurosport Cube and have those direct post-match conversations which tap into the emotion of the match and gets to the heart of the reasons for winning or losing.”

Key dates:
Monday 21 September – Qualifying tournament begins
Sunday 27 September – Main tournament begins
Saturday 10 October – Women’s singles final
Sunday 11 October – Men’s singles final

IMAGE: Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal kisses his trophy after beating Dominic Thiem of Austria in the men’s singles final at the French Open in Paris on June 9, 2019 (Getty Images)

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