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Sunset from the top of Arthur Ashe Stadium (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

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This is the last year ESPN will share its coverage of the U.S. Open with CBS. Beginning in 2015, they will have the entire package including the Labor Day weekend day sessions and the final weekend.

But for this year, ESPN still will be wall-to-wall with the exception of the time slots still occupied by CBS. And, as a complementary resource, Tennis Channel also will provide hours of live broadcasts and other programming.

The totals, as scheduled, will be more than 400 hours for ESPN on its various platforms and more than 260 hours on Tennis Channel (75 hours of it live match coverage).

Busted Racquet, of course, will also be bringing you wall-to-wall coverage of all the goings-on at Flushing Meadows.

LIVE COVERAGE SCHEDULE (all times EDT)

Monday, Aug. 25
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Tennis Channel
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - ESPN
6 p.m. to conclusion of play: ESPN2

Tuesday, Aug. 26
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Tennis Channel
1 p.m. to conclusion of play - ESPN

Wednesday, Aug. 27
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Tennis Channel
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - ESPN
6 p.m. to conclusion of play: ESPN2

Thursday, Aug. 28
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Tennis Channel
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - ESPN
6 p.m. to conclusion of play: ESPN2

Friday, Aug. 29
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Tennis Channel
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - ESPN
6 p.m. to conclusion of play: ESPN2

Saturday, Aug. 30
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - CBS
7 p.m. to conclusion of play - Tennis Channel

Sunday, Aug. 31
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - CBS
7 p.m. to conclusion of play - Tennis Channel

Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day)
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - CBS
7 p.m. to conclusion of play - ESPN2

Tuesday, Sept. 2
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Tennis Channel
11 a.m. to conclusion of play: ESPN

Wednesday, Sept. 3
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Tennis Channel
Noon - 6 p.m. - ESPN
6 p.m. to conclusion of play: ESPN2

Thursday, Sept. 4
10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Tennis Channel
Noon to conclusion: ESPN

Friday, Sept. 5
12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - CBS (start time to be confirmed)

Saturday, Sept. 6
Noon - 6 p.m. - CBS (start time to be confirmed)

Sunday, Sept. 7
12:30 p.m. - ESPN 2 (men's doubles championship)
2 p.m. - CBS (women's singles final)

Monday, Sept. 8
5 p.m. - CBS (men's singles final)

 

ANCILLARY PROGRAMMING

Aug. 19-22: U.S. Open qualifying (CBS Sports Network)

Sunday, Aug. 24, noon - Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 

Sunday, Aug. 24, 1:30 p.m. - CBS Salutes the U.S. Open

Labour Day Weekend: CBS Sports Network will offer more than 15 hours of additional coverage to complement what will be aired on the main network.

Thursday, Sept. 4 - Tennis Channel. Live exhibition doubles match with John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, James Blake and Jim Courier at 7 p.m.

Breakfast at the Open: From Tuesday. Aug. 26 to Friday, Sept. 5 on Tennis Channel, from 6 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Aug. 30-31, Sept 1 and Sept. 5, the show will end at 11 a.m.)

U.S. Open Tonight: From Monday to the second Thursday, Tennis Channel's wrap-up show airs from 11 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. (they will show live tennis in that window, if there is any late night U.S. Open magic). The show is repeated from 2:30 a.m. - 6 a.m. (Sunday, Aug. 31, the show will air from 12:30 a.m. - 4 a.m.)

ESPN Classic: All this week, classic U.S. Open matches will be broadcast all day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Included are the 1980 men's semi-final between John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors and the final between McEnroe and Bjorn Borg Thursday starting at 1 p.m.)

Andre Agassi's U.S. Open finale will air Tuesday at 11 a.m., and the first Saturday night women's final between Serena and Venus WIlliams in 2001 will go Wednesday at 9 a.m. 

ON-AIR TALENT

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CBS's Mary Carillo interviews 2013 champion Rafael Nadal. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

ESPN: Darren Cahill, Cliff Drysdale, Chris Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Chris Fowler, Brad Gilbert, LZ Granderson, John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Chris McKendry, Tom Rinaldi, Pam Shriver, Hannah Storm, Mike Tirico.

TENNIS CHANNEL: Paul Annacone, Tracy Austin, Mary Carillo, Jim Courier, Lindsay Davenport, Justin Gimelstob, Ian Eagle, Brett Haber, Mark Knowles, Bill Macatee, Martina Navratilova, Ted Robinson, Rennae Stubbs, Jon Wertheim.

CBS: Mary Carillo, Jim Courier, Ian Eagle, Mary Joe Fernandez, Bill Macatee, John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe.

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ESPN3 will air the draw ceremony on Thursday. Aug, 21 at noon. As well, it will have coverage each day ESPN broadcasts, from six match counts (a seventh will be available during the first week). It also has Courtcast, a multi-tool application with on-court scoring, statistics, and a rolling Twitter feed.

ESPN and ESPN2 coverage will be streamed through WatchESPNonline at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the award-winning WatchESPN app, and streamed on television through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV (information provided by ESPN PR).

On DirecTV and ESPN3 when the coverage is on ESPN2, a six-court screen will be available for multi-court coverage. 

Tennis Channel: If you're a subscriber, you will be able to watch on mobile devices or computer with the app. Tennis Channel  

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