The stars of world tennis are set to hit the court of Roland Garros as the second Grand Slam tournament of the year begins this Sunday, May 28, live on 9GemHD and 9Now from 6.30 pm.
In the 127th edition of Roland Garros in Paris, Nine’s coverage will showcase 15 days of competition, with the action also available to stream ad-free, live and on-demand on Stan Sport, with select matches available in 4K.
Calling the action on Nine’s Wide World of Sports will be Roz Kelly, Todd Woodbridge, Jelena Dokic, Samantha Stosur, Brenton Speed and tennis expert Brett Phillips.
After his shock win at the Italian Open last week, Daniil Medvedev has overtaken Novak Djokovic in the rankings, leaving Djokovic with the possibility of being drawn on the same side as Spanish World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz.
Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka will be primed for another display of power and precision when she goes hunting against women’s world No.1 Iga Świątek, of Poland, who is chasing her third Roland Garros title.
The Australian contingent is headed by Alex de Minaur who is ranked 19 in the world. Viewers will also be eagerly following our highest ranked female, Ajla Tomljanović.
Other players flying the Aussie flag include Jason Kubler, Alexei Popyrin, Chris O’Connell, Max Purcell, Jordan Thompson, plus the wildcards Thanasi Kokkinakis and Kimberly Birrell.
The Roland Garros 2023 starts Sunday, May 28 at 6:30 pm on 9Gem and Stan Sport.
Earlier this month, BMF were appointed as the creative lead and strategic agency of record of Tennis Australia, following a competitive pitch process.
As part of the new partnership, BMF will lead Tennis Australia’s marketing strategy and creative for both key sporting events – including the Australian Open and United Cup – as well as drive participation via Tennis Australia’s key products, including Hot Shots, Cardio and beyond.
Building on the great success of events across the summer, BMF will continue the growth of tennis in Australia as one of the top participating sports.
Steve McArdle, BMF CEO, said: “Tennis is one of the most iconic sports not just across the globe, but particularly in Australia. With a strong presence in both culture and the sporting community, we’re incredibly excited to continue to build tennis participation and connect the brand with audiences both locally and globally.”