ESPN 3D To Air First Tennis Broadcast from Wimbledon

ESPN 3D has added a live telecast of the Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Novak Djokovic Gentlemen’s semifinal at Wimbledon on Friday, July 1, at 7:45 a.m. ET to its schedule, the network’s first tennis programming. Later that day, ESPN 3D, which launched last year, will reair that semifinal and televise the other Gentlemen’s semifinal on a delayed basis.  The network will also present the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Finals twice each on a delayed basis Monday, July 4.

Cliff Drysdale — who worked ESPN’s first-ever tennis telecast September 14, 1979, will call the match on ESPN 3D with analyst Brad Gilbert.