With the men's and women's singles draws at the 2014 French Open narrowed to 64 players, second-round action on Day 4 is all set to kick off from Roland Garros.
Although tennis fans will have to wait another day to see eight-time men's champion Rafael Nadal take aim at his 61st career win on Paris clay, there will be plenty of star power on display in the French capital Wednesday as the Williams sisters, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer all look to advance to the third round.
With Day 4 already underway, here is a complete breakdown of the day's television and live stream coverage.
TV: ESPN2, Tennis Channel
|2014 French Open Viewing Guide - Day 4|
|Coverage (ET)||TV||Live Stream|
|5 a.m. - 10 a.m.||ESPN2||WatchESPN|
|10 a.m. - 7 p.m.||Tennis Channel||Tennis Channel Plus|
*Click here to view complete order of play for Day 4 via RolandGarros.com.
What to Watch For
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Looks to Build Momentum
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is in the midst of a dismal 2014 campaign which has seen him reach just one tournament final while sliding all the way to No. 14 in the world rankings. However, the 29-year-old is coming off a run to the semifinals at the French Open a year ago and has a real shot to reach the round of 16 this year.
After trouncing countryman Edouard Roger-Vasselin in Round 1, Tsonga will take on Jurgen Melzer in Wednesday's third match on Court Philippe Chatrier. He is 3-0 all-time against Melzer, having defeated him most recently on the clay at Monte Carlo last year.
If Tsonga is able to get past Melzer, he'll play either Jarkko Nieminen or Jerzy Janowicz in Round 3.
At this point, Tsonga's biggest threat is world No. 2 Djokovic, who he could face in the round of 16 early next week.
However, we've already witnessed one men's contender bow out in Stanislas Wawrinka, so if Tsonga can pick up some momentum Wednesday and get the French crowd behind him, there's no telling how far he could go in 2014, per Twitter user @tennishead:
The veteran has embraced the challenge of his home Slam over the years rather than run from it and has the power and skill at the net to crash the bottom half of the draw.
Sharapova Takes Aim at Another Deep Run
Despite struggling in her two previous Grand Slam appearances and flying under the radar heading into this year's French Open, 2012 champion Maria Sharapova has proven to be most comfortable at Roland Garros over the years.
She has reached the final in each of the past two years and advanced to the semifinals in 2011.
Sharapova will appear in the final match of the day Wednesday on Court Philippe Chatrier, where she'll face off against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova, whose success has come on grass.
Pironkova is 0-4 all-time against Sharapova and has never been past the second round at the French Open. Therefore, defending champion Serena Williams appears to be Sharapova's biggest obstacle at the top of the draw, as noted by The New York Times' Ben Rothenberg:
Still, Sharapova isn't ready to look past Pironkova, per ESPN.com:
"It's tough to think about that match down the line where you have to compete in three matches before that. Obviously it's a match that many people always look forward to when we play against each other."
Having won two clay-court titles this past spring, Sharapova is clearly ready to make another deep run at Roland Garros. However, whether she wins the Slam for the second time in three years hinges on her potential quarterfinal clash with Williams, who has won 15 straight against her.
If Sharapova can reach the quarters and avenge all those painful losses to the world No. 1—or avoid her altogether—she must be seen as the favorite to hoist the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen this June with Li Na exiting in Round 1 Tuesday.
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