The second day of the round of 16 of the 2011 French Open rolls through on Monday with live action from Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal leads he way as he battles Ivan Ljudicic, although most people will likely be focused in on David Ferrer's battle with leading Frenchman Gael Monfils. The match was suspended on Sunday and will pick up with Monfils holding a slight lead through three sets. It will not be the first match of the day, but as soon as it goes live, Tennis Channel or ESPN2 will likely be picking it up. You can view the entire day six schedule at rolandgarros.com. Coverage will once again be featured on the Tennis Channel (on TV and online) and ESPN2 (on TV and online).
Monday television coverage will skip over the weekend schedule and return to last week's schedule. It 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 Wednesday'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.
ESPN2 will pick up coverage beginning at 9am pacific and lasting until 3:30pm pacific. If you're away from your TV or don't have cable, you can watch a live online stream of ESPN2's coverage. The Tennis Channel will follow ESPN2's live coverage with three and a half hours of French Open Tonight, wrapping up day five action.
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