The Round of 16 of the 2011 French Open is upon us at Roland Garros as the Tennis Channel and NBC provide a host of exciting matchups on Sunday. While we had some upsets on Saturday in the men's draw, the big names remain alive. Novak Djokovic is Sunday's biggest name, but you could argue the most intriguing match of the day is seventh seeded David Ferrer versus ninth seeded Gael Monfils, who is the highest ranked Frenchman in the country's tournament. This one could very well be a toss-up and if I had to bet money on the most exciting match of the day that's where I would bet. You can view the entire Sunday schedule at rolandgarros.com. Coverage will be featured on the Tennis Channel (on TV and online) and NBC (on TV and possibly online).
Sunday's round of 16 television coverage follows Saturday's schedule as NBC is in on the weekend action. Coverage opens on the Tennis Channel beginning at 2:00am pacific and lasting until 9am pacific. Tennis Channel live coverage will be preceded by French Open Tonight starting at 10:30pm pacific, which will provide previews and updates heading into Sunday's coverage. If you don't get the sports package that includes the Tennis Channel, or you'll be away from your TV during the coverage, tennischannel.com is kind enough to provide a free live online stream of their coverage.
NBC will pick up coverage beginning at 9am pacific and lasting until noon pacific. If you're away from your TV or don't have cable, NBCSports.com will sometimes have free live streams. Check over there as we get closer to 9am pacific on Sunday.
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