Sky Sports sign deal to show ATP Tour for further five years
Sky Sports has signed a five-year deal to show the ATP Tour and a three-year contract to broadcast the US Open.
Last Updated: 02/05/13 8:36am
The new deal will allow viewers to watch the likes of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on a regular basis, including at the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena in London.
Sky Sports customers will also be able to see the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and Masters 500 events from around the world, including the tournaments in Monte Carlo, Madrid, Paris, Miami, Indian Wells and Shanghai.
In addition, Sky Sports has penned a three-year deal to maintain its coverage of the US Open - where Murray is the reigning men's singles champion - offering viewers the opportunity to watch approximately 200 matches from the both the men's and women's competitions.
The contract includes exclusive live night matches, semi-finals and the final, while Sky Sports customers will be able to access up to six different simultaneous games through the red button.
The agreements with the USTA and ATP mean Sky Sports will show more live tennis than any other broadcaster, and Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports said: "These deals offer Sky Sports viewers the biggest names in tennis in some of the best events, including Andy Murray's defence of the US Open later this year.
"The agreements underline our unrivalled rights portfolio across six channels and continue a busy period of rights renewals, with over 20 agreements in the last year alone.
"With The British and Irish Lions Tour, back-to-back Ashes Series, the ICC Champions Trophy, every race live in the F1 season, Super League, US Open and USPGA Golf, Murray defending his US Open title and, of course, our biggest ever season of football, there has never been a better time to be a Sky Sports viewer."
Tennis on Sky Sports offers commentary and expert analysis from Boris Becker, Greg Rusedski, Mark Petchey, Annabel Croft, Peter Fleming and Barry Cowan, whilst coverage is presented by Marcus Buckland.
Sky Sports News HD offers coverage throughout the week and skysports.com, the UK's most popular commercial sports website, provides visitors with the latest views, news and analysis from the game.