w/c 11 September: Tokyo and Davis Cup

This week, there are WTA International tournaments in Tokyo and Quebec, while the semi-finals of the Davis Cup are contested.


Firstly a reminder of the times for the finals of the US Open this weekend:

Sat 9 17:00-18:55
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
Sun 10 20:15-0:30 Eurosport 1

Next weekend the BBC will be broadcasting the semi-finals of the Davis Cup on their website, app and connected red button service. The two ties being contested are France v Serbia and Belgium v Australia so both at UK-friendly times.

France v Serbia Fri 15 11:40-21:00 BBC Sport website
Sat 16 12:45-18:30 BBC Sport website
Sun 17 11:55-21:00 BBC Sport website
Belgium v Australia Fri 15 12:40-22:00 BBC Sport website
Sat 16 13:45-19:30 BBC Sport website
Sun 17 12:55-22:00 BBC Sport website

It’s not known if the two ties will be available separately or if there will be one “Superfeed” broadcast that switches between the two as has been the case in the past.

Onto the WTA, and there is live coverage of the Tokyo International tournament on BT Sport all week:

Mon 11 3:00-11:00 BT Sport 1
Tue 12 3:00-11:00 BT Sport 1
Wed 13 3:00-9:00 BT Sport 1
Thu 14 3:00-9:00 BT Sport 1
Fri 15 3:00-11:00 BT Sport 1
Sat 16 6:00-10:00 BT Sport 1
Sun 17 6:00-8:30 BT Sport 1

There is also a WTA International tournament taking place in Quebec. Unfortunately this is not being broadcast in the UK by any TV channel, and it is not available on WTA TV either, which is a shame as there are two Brits competing there: Heather Watson and Naomi Broady. I note that the home broadcaster, French-Canadian channel TVA Sports is only showing it live from the semi-finals.

Any late changes to these schedules, where I am able to, will be included on the homepage of the website and tweeted at @Tennis_UKTV.

Check Tennis TV and WTA TV for details of the matches they are covering, at https://www.tennistv.com/live/schedule and http://www.wtatv.com/schedule

ATP Challenger events have official live streaming at http://livestream.com/ATP.

Earlier in the week I posted an article about new channel FreeSports, who have picked up the rights to 26 ATP 250 events throughout the year. They have confirmed on Facebook that they will broadcast the following tournaments before the end of 2017:
w/c 18 September: ATP Metz
w/c 25 September: ATP Shenzhen
w/c 16 October: ATP Moscow and ATP Stockholm
w/c 30 November: WTA Zuhai Elite Trophy

FreeSports have said they will show as much live as possible although other sports might get in the way earlier in the week. It’s available on Sky, Freesat and to Freeview viewers who can receive DVB-T2 signals (approx 75% of the UK) on HD equipment, although the channel itself is not broadcast in HD.

Also confirmed this week:

Sky Sports will show the Laver Cup taking place on 22-24 September. The Friday and Sunday sessions will be on Sky Sports Mix so available without a Sky Sports subscription. Highlights will be on Eurosport the following week.

Eurosport will cover the inaugural ATP 250 event in Chengdu, from the quarter-finals on the Friday of w/c 25 September. Earlier coverage may be on Eurosport Player which is yet to be confirmed (same for St. Petersburg w/c 18 September).

From 2 October, provisional listings show that Sky Sports will cover Beijing and Tokyo across both Sky Sports Action and Arena channels most days. In the past they have only put one event on a main channel with the other on the red button Sky Sports Active service, which isn’t available on all platforms.

Thats all, enjoy the US Open finals.