John McEnroe, Chris Evert call Wimbledon their favorite tennis Grand Slam

ESPN's 140 hours of Wimbledon coverage begins Monday
by Mel Bracht Published: June 21, 2013
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The competition on ESPN and ESPN2 also is also available through WatchESPN online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app. It is accessible in 55 million households to fans who receive ESPN's linear networks as part of their video subscription, including Cox and AT&T U-verse subscribers.

Chris Fowler and Mike Tirico will call matches and serve as studio hosts, and Hannah Storm will host the “Breakfast at Wimbledon” programs. Besides McEnroe and Evert, they will be joined by returnees Darren Cahill, Cliff Drysdale, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver. Tom Rinaldi will provide reports and call matches as well.

After debuting “cross court coverage” a year ago, ESPN and ESPN2 will again both be live for three days to start the second week. From July 1-3, ESPN will focus on Centre Court while ESPN2 airs matches from Court One and elsewhere.

On the “middle Sunday,” June 30, a scheduled day off, ABC will broadcast a three-hour review of the first week at 2 p.m. ABC also will present encore presentations of the finals on the day they take place, July 6 and 7, at 2 p.m.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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