The ESPN App will once again be the exclusive home of live and replay coverage of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in the United States.
To tune into the action, follow these steps:
1) Access the ESPN App on any Smart TV, tablet or phone or go to ESPN.com
2) Authenticate your existing cable, satellite or streaming package that includes ESPN
3) Search for tennis within the app
4) Settle in to watch the action, whether live or on replay
The coverage on the ESPN app will include all 24 singles matches on Stadium Court as well as the doubles final.
The matches will be called by Sam Gore and Jason Knapp, with analysis from Jimmy Arias and Luke Jensen, courtside commentary and player interviews from Blair Henley plus special guest appearances.
Gore hosts ESPN’s Grand Slam tennis coverage on DirecTV while also serving as play-by-play announcer for numerous sports. His other ESPN work includes play-by-play on a variety of collegiate competitions, including the NCAA tennis championship.
Knapp has worked six Olympics, including play-by-play of tennis during the Summer Games and curling at the Winter Games. He has called more than a dozen sports in his career. In addition to his Olympic work, his tennis background includes play-by-play for the US Open world feed.
Arias was a two-time champion of the River Oaks International Tennis Tournament as well as a past champion of the US Clay Courts, winning that event when it was held in Indianapolis. Arias achieved a career high ranking of No. 5 while winning five ATP titles and reached 11 other finals. In 1987, he won the River Oaks Langston Sportsmanship Trophy.
Jensen is a 10-time doubles winner on the ATP Tour. His biggest title came in 1993 when he partnered with his brother, Murphy, to win the French Open. He also appeared in 14 other ATP finals, and was awarded the River Oaks Langston Sportsmanship Trophy along with his brother in 1996.
Henley, a former Rice tennis standout, will contribute courtside commentary and conduct post-match interviews as part of her role as stadium emcee. Henley has previously been an on-court host at numerous events, including the US Open. While in college, she was named Conference USA Player of the Year while leading the Owls to the league title.