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French Open to stay on ITV until 2018

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The French Open will remain on ITV until 2018.

Roland Garros has been with the broadcaster since 2012 and the new deal announced today (June 6) extends the contract from 2015 to 2018.

French Open 2013

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French Open 2013


ITV's director of sport Niall Sloane said: "We're delighted to be able to continue our association with this fantastic Grand Slam tournament and to bring, free to air to viewers, full coverage of a fortnight of elite level tennis from Paris for the next four years."

A minimum of 90 hours will be broadcast across ITV and ITV4, with the matches also viewable on online ITV Player.

The 2014 Grand Slam is currently on air from the broadcaster's Roland Garros base, being presented by John Inverdale, backed by Marion Bartoli, Jim Courier, Mark Petchey, Fabrice Santoro and Sam Smith.

Nick Mullins is commentator with Celina Hinchcliffe the court-side reporter.‬

After his five-set victory over Gaël Monfils, British number one Andy Murray is currently facing Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of the tournament on ITV.

The final will be broadcast on the same channel this weekend.

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