Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to air live on Tennis Channel Saturday

by: Tennis Channel | July 19, 2017

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Tennis Channel will provide live coverage of the 2017 International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Newport, R.I., on Saturday, July 22, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET. American star Andy Roddick, former world No. 1 and US Open champion, will receive the highest honor in tennis when he formally takes his place among the greatest players of all time. Following the ceremony on Tennis Channel, viewers can watch the action on-demand on Tennis Channel Plus, the network’s digital subscription service.

Roddick will be joined in the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 by former World No. 1 and three-time US Open champion Kim Clijsters and four-time Paralympic wheelchair tennis medalist Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch. Tennis historian, journalist and Tennis Channel reporter Steve Flink will be inducted in the contributor category, as will groundbreaking tennis instructor Vic Braden.

Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) will join former U.S. Davis Cup champion James Blake (@JRBlake) as the network’s on-air team in Newport this weekend. Blake and Roddick were both members of the U.S. team’s Davis Cup victory in 2007.

Roddick, who retired from tennis five years ago, won the US Open in 2003 and played in another four major singles finals. He captured 32 singles titles during his 12-year career, including five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns. Roddick was a fixture of the U.S. Davis Cup roster as well, representing the country from 2001-11.

In addition to televising the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this weekend, Tennis Channel will provide live coverage of the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open quarterfinals, semifinals and final (schedule below). The field of stars set to play in this weekend’s tournament includes John Isner, Taylor Fritz and Rajeev Ram. Viewers can also catch matches on-demand throughout the weekend on Tennis Channel Plus.

Tennis Channel’s live coverage is as follows (all times ET):

Friday, July 21:
1 p.m. – Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open quarterfinals

Saturday, July 22:
12:30 p.m. – Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2 p.m. – Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open semifinals

Sunday, July 23:
3 p.m. – Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open final


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—International Tennis Hall of Fame: Watch encore coverage of the International Tennis Hall of Fame ceremony only on Tennis Channel Plus. Celebrate your favorite legends and watch the International Tennis Hall of Fame ceremony with inductees Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick. 

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