French Open Tennis: Roger Federer and Novak Djovic Trumped By `Today Show’
French Open Not Aired Live in Favor of the ‘Today Show`:
This has to be one of the most frustrating things to read if you are an avid fan of tennis.
Now, granted there aren’t a whole lot of avid tennis fans, but I believe that there are far more than people thing.
Apparently there are less tennis fans than there are fans of the ‘Today Show`, which is mind boggling.
NBC will always carry the semifinals of the French Open, but if you are on the west coast you will have noticed that the ‘Today Show’ was what aired live at 11 a.m. PDT
Now, the ‘Today Show` can literally be aired any day, being that it is the show for TODAY!
The French Open on the other hand is a little bit harder to come by, and it generally only happens once a year.
Being that the Federer vs. Djovic match is so anticipated I searched around and found some other ways you can watch the match live as it happens. Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times put together a pretty good arsenal of sources.
Tennis Channel is going to show the Nadal-Murray match live. NBCsports.com will live-stream the entire Federer-Djokovic match. In the East, NBC will either pick up with the finish of the Nadal-Murray match (Tennis Channel will be allowed to show the match in its entirety) or, if Federer and Djokovic have already started, NBC will pick up the match in progress. But NBCsports.com will start its live-stream whenever Federer and Djokovic hit the first ball.
In the West, it is possible, as has happened in the past, that by the time NBC puts tennis on at 11 a.m. there will be nothing live left in which case NBC will show the entire Federer-Djokovic on tape delay.
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