It is an amazing experience to go to Roland Garros and witness the French Open in person. Taking such a trip is not practical or possible for every tennis fan. The good news is that you don’t need to be there in person to get the full experience of the 2012 French Open.
Following the 2012 French Open will be a cinch for tennis fans. Through these five apps designed for tablets and mobile devices, you can follow every minute of action no matter where you are. There is no need to travel to Paris or even leave your living room.
What better way to get the information you need than through the official app of the French Open? It offers a host of interactive features for fans. This includes live streaming video, up-to-date scores, tournament schedules, high resolution photos, and all the latest news. It can be downloaded for iPhone, iPad or any Android phone.
One of the best things about ScoreMobile is the MyScore feature. It allows tennis fans to personalize this app so that they receive scores and news on their favorite teams or players. That’s perfect if, for example, you only want to know how Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic is doing. You can skip right to their latest results. ScoreMobile is also a good resource for obtaining sports news and scores beyond the 2012 French Open and is free for any Blackberry users.
3. ESPN ScoreCenter
The Worldwide Leader in Sports scores big with its tennis coverage. ESPN ScoreCenter brings real time scores from all singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches. It allows tennis fans full access to the French Open. Fans can watch the action live — complete with replays. A continuous feed of scores, updates and video highlights makes this app for iPhone or iPad a perfect way to put the action at your fingertips.
4. Unibet Tennistalk
Among all apps, the Tennistalk French Open app offers an encyclopedia of information. Fans can get complete previews and match reports. They can also scroll through player profiles or compare two players head-to-head. These features are on top the latest real-time scores and news from the French Open. It is a free download for any iPhone or iPad user.
5. The Tennis App
If you consider yourself a die-hard tennis fan, you will want an app that covers the sport in depth beyond just the French Open. That’s where the Tennis App offers a huge advantage. App users can get live scores from every major tournament, breaking news and the latest WTA and ATP rankings. It is the ultimate resource for tennis lovers everywhere and is available to download on any Android phone.
John Coon has covered tennis at all levels as a sports reporter based in Salt Lake City. Coon grew up in a tennis loving family. All three of his sisters played competitively and Coon himself enjoys playing at a recreational level.