Tennis Channel’s weekend schedule

July 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Tennis Channel will provide exclusive coverage of the 2015 International Tennis Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Newport, R.I., Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m. ET. The telecast punctuates a star-studded weekend of Davis Cup quarterfinal matches, anchored by classic tennis powers Britain and France competing in London. The network will offer live coverage each day beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET, Friday, July 17; 8 a.m. ET, Saturday, July 18; and 7:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, July 19 (schedule below). Highlighting the competition, World No. 3 Andy Murray will face France’s top-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the first time since last year’s US Open, when he defeated the French star to reach the quarterfinals. Murray has the career upper hand, holding a 10-2 record against the Frenchman.

During its Britain and France telecast, Tennis Channel will offer live look ins at other Davis Cup competitions. World-whiparound coverage will include Argentina-Serbia play in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Belgium-Canada competition in Middelkerke, Belgium. Viewers can also catch these matches live in their entirety on the network’s digital-subscription service, Tennis Channel Plus. Available to everyone in the United States regardless of whether or not they subscribe to Tennis Channel, the platform will also feature live coverage of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Newport, Saturday, July 18, at 12:30 p.m. ET. This year’s inductees include former Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo, wheelchair champion David Hall and tennis industry leader Nancy Jeffett.

In addition to televising the induction ceremony, Tennis Channel will be in Newport for live coverage of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships’ quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. American stars set to play in this weekend’s tournament include John Isner, Sam Querrey, Jack Sock, Steve Johnson and Ryan Harrison.

Emmy Award-winning announcer Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) and Hall of Famer and U.S. Davis Cup captain Donald Dell will serve as analysts for the Tennis Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Renowned sportscaster Steve Weissman (@Steve_Weissman) will handle play-by-play responsibilities during Tennis Channel’s Davis Cup coverage this weekend, with former U.S. Davis Cup player Justin Gimelstob (@justingimelstob) and Hall of Famer Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76) serving as analysts.

Tennis Channel’s on-air coverageis as follows (all time ET):

Friday, July 17:

Saturday, July 18:

Sunday, July 19:

Britain and France have met 20 times in Davis Cup play, with Britain holding an 11-9 advantage. However, France has won the last two meetings in 1992 and 1990. Each country has won nine Davis Cup championships.

The British team enters this weekend’s quarterfinal after defeating the United States 3-2 in the first round. Britain is captained by Leon Smith and features Murray, James Ward, Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot.

France comes into the competition after a 3-2 first-round victory over Germany. France’s captain Arnaud Clement will lead Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Mahut this weekend.