Can anyone stop Nole?
That's the question at the Sony Ericsson Open, as Novak Djokovic, fresh off a win at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells last week and the holder of the Australian Open title, has recorded a 19-0 mark in 2011, the best start on the men's side of the court since Ivan Lendl in 1986.
Tennis Channel and ESPN2 will detail the Serb's progress, as well as that of world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 3 Roger Federer, whom Djokovic dispatched in the aforementioned events, respectively, with their coverage from Miami.
Like Indian Wells, the Sony Ericsson Open, also includes the ladies in action, including top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, who won in the California desert last week, and Kim Clijsters, the wearer of the Australian and U.S. Open crowns, as the event stakes its claims to the moniker of tennis' "fifth Grand Slam."
Tennis and ESPN2 regained rights to the prestigious tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami via their deals with the ATP last November.
Starting on March 26, Tennis Channel will beginning serving up 52 hours of coverage from Miami, while broadband service ESPN3.com is also on court. Beginning on March 3, ESPN2 will get in the game with its presentation of the women's and men's quarterfinal and semifinal action. CBS will televise the finals on April 2 and 3, respectively.
Check out the cable network's TV schedules below:
Saturday, March 2611 a.m.-midnightSecond-Round, Third-Round
Sunday, March 2711 a.m.-11:30 p.m.Third Round
Monday, March 2811 a.m.-11:30 p.m.Third-Round, Round of 16
Tuesday, March 2911 a.m.-11:30 p.m.Round of 16, Women's Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 317 p.m.-9 p.m.Men's Quarterfinals
Tennis Channel will also offer encore replays of the men's and women's singles semifinals:
Friday, April 1 - 1 a.m.-3 a.m.; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (ET): women's singles semifinals
Friday, April 1 - 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, April 2 - 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (ET): men's singles semifinals
Wednesday, March 30 1-5 p.m. Men's + Women's Quarterfinals ESPN2 + ESPN3.com
Wednesday, March 30 7-11 p.m.Men's + Women's Quarterfinals ESPN2 + ESPN3.com
Thursday, March 31 1-5 p.m. Women's Semi #1 + Men's Q-final ESPN2 + ESPN3.com
Thursday March 31 11 p.m.-1 a.m. (tape delay)Women's Semifinal #2 ESPN2 + ESPN3.com
Friday, April 1 1-3 p.mMen's Semifinal #1 ESPN2 + ESPN3.com
Friday April 1 7-9 p.m. Men's Semifinal #2 ESPN2+ ESPN3.com
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