Network’s Coverage of Clash Between All-Time Great, Youngest World No. 1 Generates 530,000 Viewers at Roland Garros

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2022 – Tennis Channel’s French Open coverage set an audience tune-in milestone again this year. On Friday, June 9, 530,000 viewers watched the men’s semifinal match between all-time great Novak Djokovic and youngest men’s-No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz. This is second only to the channel’s all-time high, 666,000 viewers, during a quarterfinal match between Djokovic and French Open-legend Rafael Nadal at last year’s tournament.

Celebrating its 20th year on air in 2023, Tennis Channel has been the primary media home of Roland Garros (commonly known as the French Open) since 2007. The event is the most prestigious clay-court event in tennis and one of the most important competitions in sports.

Tennis Channel ( which is owned by Sinclair Inc., is the only television-based multiplatform destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. The network has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television in one of the world’s most voluminous sports, with multiple men’s and women’s tournaments and singles, doubles and mixed competition throughout the year. Tennis Channel has rights at the four majors – US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open) and Australian Open – and is the exclusive U.S. home of all men’s ATP World Tour and women’s WTA Tour competitions, Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, United Cup, and Laver Cup. Direct-to-consumer streaming service Tennis Channel Plus is available to everyone in the United States and allows subscribers to select from another 4,500 live and on-demand matches and award-winning content from short-form to films throughout the tennis season. Tennis Channel International brings live competition and network content to markets in Europe and Asia via digital subscription and free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels. Additional platform is the largest digital outlet dedicated to the sport. Tennis Channel also manages a network of close to 20 podcasts.


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