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Rafael Nadal & Serena Williams headline NBC Sports' 2020 French Open Coverage From Roland-Garros


Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 05:15 pm

NBC Sports presents coverage of the 2020 French Open, beginning this Sunday, Sept. 27, live at noon ET on NBC with the first round from Roland-Garros in Paris, France. Live coverage culminates with the women’s final on Saturday, Oct. 10 (9 a.m.), and the men’s final Sunday, Oct. 11 (9 a.m.), on NBC.

Headlining the men’s competition is 19-time Grand Slam singles champion and World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, the “King of Clay,” who has won a record 12 French Open titles (2005-08, 2010-14, 2017-19), including the past three at Roland-Garros. With a win in Paris, Nadal would tie Roger Federer for the all-time record with 20 career men’s singles Grand Slam titles.

Nadal will be joined by 17-time Grand Slam singles champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who is still seeking his 18th Grand Slam singles title following his U.S. Open disqualification two weeks ago. Djokovic, who won his only French Open title in 2016, was undefeated in 2020 before his default. World No. 3 Dominic Thiem, who lost the last two French Open finals to Nadal, is coming off his first career Grand Slam title at the US Open.

On the women’s side, 23-time Grand Slam singles champion and No. 6 seed Serena Williams looks to tie Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles and capture her fourth French Open singles title at Roland-Garros.

Williams will be joined by 2018 French Open champion and World No. 2 Simona Halep who’s the tournament’s top seed. Rising American stars include 2020 Australian Open winner and No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin and Jennifer Brady, coming off her best Grand Slam singles performance with a semifinalist finish at the 2020 US Open.

Dan Hicks handles play-by-play, joined by analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe, who teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open. McEnroe is a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion.

Peacock will provide exclusive live coverage of third and fourth round French Open matches on Saturday, Oct. 3, thru Monday, Oct. 5.

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