ATP Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2012: Daily Schedule, TV Info and Live Stream

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IMay 15, 2012

The ATP Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2012 will feature an elite field as the world's top players compete on the clay court and prep themselves for the upcoming French Open. 

This tournament is one of just three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events that is played on clay.

Like most tournaments, Novak Djokovic is the defending men's champion. But he is certainly no lock to repeat. Rafael Nadal has won this event six times and looks to be in strong form. 

There is also Roger Federer, who won last week's clay-court tournament, the Madrid Open. This will be Federer's 12th appearance at the event, and he has yet to win the top spot. 

With the Madrid Open switching the blue clay, which by many accounts was far more slippy than the traditional red clay, this stop is an even more important French Open tuneup. 

All of this sets up for what should be a wonderfully competitive and exciting tournament. 

Action begins on Wednesday, May 16th. Check below for all the schedule information you'll need. 

 

Daily Schedule

You can view the entire daily schedule on the official ATP website

 

TV Schedule

The Tennis Channel will be carrying the action for this event. Here are the scheduled dates for coverage—all times ET. 

 

Wednesday, May 16

Second-round coverage at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 17

Last-16 coverage at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

Friday, May 18 

Men's' Quarterfinal 1 at 6 a.m.

Men's Quarterfinal 2 at 8 a.m.

Men's Quarterfinal 3 at 10 a.m.

Men's Quarterfinal 4 at 3:30 p.m.

Women's Quarterfinal 4 at 1:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, May 19

Men's Semifinal 1 at 10 a.m.

Men's Semifinal 2 at 2 p.m.

Women's Semifinal 1 at 6 a.m.

Women's Semifinal 2 at 8 a.m.

 

Sunday, May 20

Men's Final at 10 a.m.

Women's Final at 7:30 a.m.

 

Live Stream

ESPN 3 is scheduled to stream live matches beginning on Wednesday, May 16th and concluding with the men's and women's finals on Sunday, May 20th.

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