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The Tennis Channel's US Open Series Coverage Concludes With TD Waterhouse Cup

LOS ANGELES, August 23, 2004

The Tennis Channel, a 24-hour cable television network devoted to tennis and other racquet sports, is live at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack, NY, this week, for the last men’s tournament of the inaugural US Open Series. The network’s TD Waterhouse Cup coverage begins Thursday, and concludes with Sunday’s doubles final at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

On the heels of his championship at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., yesterday, Lleyton Hewitt heads for Long Island this week, and will try to prevent Thailand’s Paradorn Srichaphan from capturing a third consecutive TD Waterhouse Cup title. Other players include James Blake, Wimbledon semifinalist Mario Ancic, Nicolas Kiefer, Thomas Enqvist, Rafael Nadal and former French Open champion Albert Costa.

The Tennis Channel’s TD Waterhouse Cup schedule:
(All times Eastern)

Aug. 26-29 TD Waterhouse Cup
Singles coverage; doubles semifinals, final
Thursday, Aug. 26 – 1 p.m.-5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 27 – 1 p.m.-3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28 – 4 p.m.-6 p.m., 10 p.m.- midnight (doubles semifinals)
Sunday, Aug. 29 – 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (doubles final)

The Tennis Channel ( www.thetennischannel.com ) is the 24-hour cable television network devoted to tennis and other racquet sports, and provides unparalleled coverage of the game, its elite championships and its superstar athletes. The network’s comprehensive coverage includes telecasts of the US Open Series, ATP Masters Series, top-tier WTA Tour championship competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, Fed Cup and Hyundai Hopman Cup. The Tennis Channel also showcases instruction from the finest teachers, legendary matches, in-depth profiles of the greatest players, analysis and news, the latest on equipment, and tennis getaways.

For Further information:
Eric Abner, Tennis Channel, 310-314-9445 or eabner@tennischannel.com