ESPN2 and ABC air the final matches from the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament from Indian Wells, Calif, March 16-18. Coverage begins Friday at 4pm ET on ESPN2 with a men’s quarterfinal match and continues later that evening with a women’s semifinal match. Saturday and Sunday coverage switches to ABC at 2pm ET for coverage of the men’s semifinals and men’s and women’s finals. Press release from ESPN and BNP Paribas Open TV schedule below:
Tennis: BNP Paribas Open on ESPN3, ESPN2 and ABC
One of tennis’ biggest events outside the four Majors, the BNP Paribas Open from Indian Wells, Calif., is currently on ESPN3 with ESPN2 and ABC telecasts beginning Friday, March 16. ESPN3 will show:
– the four women’s quarterfinals beginning today, March 14,
– the three men’s quarterfinals not on ESPN2 (and will simulcast the latter) starting Thursday, March 15,
– and one women’s semifinal Friday, March 16, at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 will air a men’s quarterfinal and a women’s semifinal Friday, March 16, with the men’s semifinals on ABC on Saturday, March 17, and the men’s and women’s finals on ABC on Sunday, March 18. Replays of the men’s semifinals and the final will be available on ESPN3 starting at 2:30 a.m. (late at night the day they are played).
All the action on ESPN2 is also available on ESPN3 and through WatchESPN online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app. Chris Fowler will call matches with analysts Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez and Pam Shriver.
Friday, March 16
4-6pm ET — Men’s Quarterfinal #3 ESPN2 & ESPN3
11pm-1am — Women’s Semifinal #2, ESPN2 & ESPN3
Saturday, March 17
2-6pm — Men’s Semifinals, ABC
Sunday, March 18
2-6pm — Men’s and Women’s Finals, ABC