2021 French Open TV, live stream schedule

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The French Open returns to its spring spot on the calendar with daily live coverage among NBC Sports, Peacock and Tennis Channel.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Krejcikova, ranked Nos. 32 and 33 in the world, meet in Saturday’s women’s final.

One of the unlikeliest Grand Slam final pairings airs live on NBC, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC sports app at 9 a.m. ET.

Novak Djokovic gets fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the men’s final, live on NBC, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC sports app at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday.

FRENCH OPEN DRAWS: Men | Women

Rafael Nadal was the leading storyline, going for his 14th Coupe des Mousquetaires at Roland Garros and to break the record for most men’s Grand Slam singles titles.

But Djokovic ousted him in the semifinals. Now Djokovic can become the first man in the Open Era to win all four majors twice. He can win his 19th career Slam, moving one shy of the record shared by Nadal and Roger Federer.

The French Open women’s singles draw produced the greatest variety of recent champions of the four Grand Slams — seven different players the last seven years. That includes Serena Williams, a three-time champ whose last title in Paris came in 2015.

An eighth different champion will be crowned in as many years after all four semifinalists reached that stage of a Grand Slam for the first time in their careers.

Williams lost in the fourth round to No. 21 seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. Williams remains on 23 career Grand Slam singles titles, an Open Era record and one shy of Margaret Court‘s all-time mark. However, most of Court’s wins came before the Open Era and some at the Australian Open before the world’s top players participated.

Defending champion Iga Swiatek was the overwhelming favorite before she lost in the quarterfinals. The world’s top four women all bowed out before the fourth round — No. 1 Ash Barty (injury), No. 2 Naomi Osaka (mental health), No. 3 Simona Halep (injury before the tournament) and No. 4 Aryna Sabalenka (third-round loss).

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2021 French Open Broadcast Schedule

Date Time (ET) Network Round
Sunday, May 30 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
12-3 p.m. Peacock | STREAM
Monday, May 31 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
11 a.m.-3 p.m. NBC | STREAM LINK First Round
Tuesday, June 1 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
Wednesday, June 2 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Thursday, June 3 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Friday, June 4 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
Saturday, June 5 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
12-2 p.m. NBC | STREAM LINK
2-6 p.m. Peacock | STREAM
Sunday, June 6 5 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
12-2 p.m. NBC | STREAM LINK
2-6 p.m. Peacock | STREAM
Monday, June 7 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
3-6 p.m. Peacock | STREAM
Tuesday, June 8 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Wednesday, June 9 5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Thursday, June 10 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tennis Channel Women’s Semifinals
11 a.m.-2 p.m. NBC, NBCSN | STREAM
Friday, June 11 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Men’s Semifinals
11 a.m.-3 p.m. NBC, NBCSN | STREAM
Saturday, June 12 9 a.m. NBC | STREAM LINK Women’s Final
12-2 p.m. Peacock | STREAM Men’s Doubles Final
Sunday, June 13 9 a.m. NBC | STREAM LINK Men’s Final
12-3 p.m. Peacock | STREAM Women’s Doubles Final

Ilia Malinin wins U.S. Figure Skating Championships despite quadruple Axel miss

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One year ago, Ilia Malinin came to the U.S. Championships as, largely, a 17-year-old unknown. He finished second to Nathan Chen in 2022 and was left off the three-man Olympic team due to his inexperience, a committee decision that lit a fire in him.

After the biggest year of change in U.S. figure skating in three decades, Malinin came to this week’s nationals in San Jose, California, as the headliner across all disciplines.

Though he fell on his quadruple Axel and doubled two other planned quads in Sunday’s free skate (the most ambitious program in history), he succeeded the absent Chen as national champion.

Malinin, the world’s second-ranked male singles skater, still landed two clean quads in Friday’s short program and three more Sunday. He totaled 287.74 points and prevailed by 10.43 over two-time Olympian Jason Brown, a bridge between the Chen and Malinin eras.

“This wasn’t the skate that I wanted,” said Malinin, who was bidding to become the second man to land six quads in one program after Chen. The Virginia chalked up the flaws at least partially to putting more recent practice time into his short program, which he skated clean on Friday after errors in previous competitions.

FIGURE SKATING NATIONALS: Full Results

Brown, a 28-year-old competing for the first time since placing sixth at the Olympics, became the oldest male singles skater to finish in the top three at nationals since Jeremy Abbott won the last of his four titles in 2014. As usual, he didn’t attempt a quad but had the highest artistic score by 9.41 points.

Brown’s seven total top-three finishes at nationals tie him with Chen, Michael WeissBrian Boitano, David Jenkins and Dick Button for the second-most in men’s singles since World War II, trailing only Todd Eldredge‘s and Hayes Jenkins‘ eight.

“I’m not saying it’s super old, but I can’t train the way I used to,” Brown said after Friday’s short program. “What Ilia is doing and the way he is pushing the sport is outstanding and incredible to watch. I cannot keep up.”

Andrew Torgashev took bronze, winning the free skate with one quad and all clean jumps. Torgashev, who competed at nationals for the first time since placing fifth in 2020 at age 18, will likely round out the three-man world team.

Japan’s Shoma Uno will likely be the favorite at worlds. He won last year’s world title, when Malinin admittedly cracked under pressure in the free skate after a fourth-place short program and ended up ninth.

That was before Malinin became the first person to land a quad Axel in competition. That was before Malinin became the story of the figure skating world this fall. That was before Malinin took over the American throne from Chen, who is studying at Yale and not expected to return to competition.

Malinin’s next step is to grab another label that Chen long held: best in the world. To do that, he must be better than he was on Sunday.

“You always learn from your experiences, and there’s always still the rest of the season to come,” he said. “I just have to be prepared and prepare a little bit extra so that doesn’t happen again.”

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Mark McMorris breaks Winter X Games medals record; David Wise wins first title in 5 years

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Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris broke his tie with American Jamie Anderson for the most Winter X Games medals across all sites, earning his 22nd medal, a slopestyle gold, in Aspen, Colorado.

On the final run of Sunday’s contest, McMorris overtook Norway’s Marcus Kleveland with back-to-back 1620s on the last two jumps. McMorris’ last three Aspen slopestyle titles were all won on his final run (2019, 2022).

“It’s something I never thought would ever come to me as a kid from Saskatchewan,” McMorris, 29, said on the broadcast. “Everything’s just been a bonus since I became a pro snowboarder.”

In a format introduced three years ago, athletes were ranked on overall impression of their best run over the course of a jam session rather than scoring individual runs.

McMorris won his record-extending seventh X Games Aspen men’s slopestyle title, one day after finishing fourth in big air.

“It just keeps getting crazier because I keep getting older,” he said. “People just keep pushing the limits, pushing the limits. Last night was such a downer, almost bums me out, like, dude, do I still have it? … To have one of those miracle wins where you do it on the last run and someone makes you push yourself, those are the best feelings.”

McMorris won slopestyle bronze medals at each of the last three Olympics and reportedly said last February that he was planning to compete through the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Games.

Canadian Max Parrot, the 2022 Olympic slopestyle champion, is taking this season off from competition.

Anderson, a two-time Olympic snowboard slopestyle champion, is expecting her first child.

Later Sunday, American David Wise earned his first major ski halfpipe title since repeating as Olympic champion in 2018. Wise landed back-to-back double cork 1260s to end his winning run, according to commentators.

“I wouldn’t still be out here if I didn’t think I had a chance,” Wise, 32 and now a five-time X Games Aspen champ, said on the broadcast. “I’m not going to be the guy who just keeps playing the game until everybody just begs me to stop.”

U.S. Olympian Mac Forehand won men’s ski big air with a 2160 on his last run, according to commentators. It scored a perfect 50. Olympic gold medalist Birk Ruud of Norway followed with a triple cork 2160 of his own, according to commentators, and finished third.

Canadian skier Megan Oldham added slopestyle gold to her big air title from Friday, relegating Olympic champion Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland to silver.

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