French Open TV schedule, dates
The 2021 French Open started on May 30 and runs for two weeks, with the women’s final on Saturday, June 12 and the men’s final on Sunday, June 13. In the U.S., it’s available on NBC and the Tennis Channel. In the U.K. you can watch on ITV4 and Eurosport. Full channel details below.
The 2021 French Open live stream is here, and the big question is whether Rafael Nadal can add to his record haul of 13 titles.
The Spaniard started as favorite at Roland-Garros — no surprise, given his dominance on clay — and eased through his second-round match yesterday (June 3), beating Richard Gasquet by 6-0 7-5 6-2.
He’ll face tough competition from World No.1 Novak Djokovic, though, and the Serbian also won his second-round match comfortably, beating Pablo Cuevas in straight sets.
The likes of Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev are all also safely through to Round 3, as is the timeless Roger Federer. But world No.4 Dominic Thiem and seventh seed Andrey Rublev both crashed out at the first stage.
The big talking point in the women’s singles has been the withdrawal of world No.2 Naomi Osaka, following the controversy over her refusal to speak to the media at the tournament.
That’s left the women’s title even harder to predict — and it wasn’t easy before. Defending champion Iga Swiatek is safely through to the third round, as is the in-form Aryna Sabalenka, but world No.1 Ashleigh Barty was forced to retire injured in her second-round match. There are now only five top 10 seeds left in the women’s draw.
Serena Williams is still there, though, as she looks to win her record-equalling 24th Grand Slam. She eased into Round 3 with a 2-1 win on Wednesday (June 2) and plays fellow American Danielle Collins today.
Like most major sports events, the 2020 French Open was put on hold from its original June date due to the coronavirus pandemic and only took place in October, but the 2021 tournament is back to its usual slot. It should also be played in front of spectators, with as many as 5,000 allowed at the start of the tournament, rising to 13,000 at its conclusion.
It all promises to be a fantastic festival of tennis — and you can watch it live online wherever you are. Here’s everything you need to watch the 2021 French Open live stream.
How to watch 2021 French Open live stream with a VPN
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How to watch the 2021 French Open live stream in the US
If you’re in the U.S. you have lots of options to watch a 2021 French Open live stream.
Viewers can watch all the tennis action on NBC and the Tennis Channel, plus selected Bally Sports regional networks. NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas, while the Tennis Channel is available in some cable packages.
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How to watch the 2021 French Open live streams in the UK
British tennis lovers also have several options to watch the 2021 French Open live stream.
The tournament will be available to watch on ITV4 and also online via the ITV Hub. Selected matches, including the finals, will also be broadcast on the main ITV channel. And of course, if you live in the U.K. and have a valid TV licence, you can watch ITV or the ITV Hub for free.
Eurosport will also show the French Open live stream on both its channels and the Eurosport Player. The Eurosport Player costs £6.99/month (or £39.99 for the year), but Eurosport is also available via Amazon Prime Video — and here you can get a seven-day free trial of the service. Plus, if you don’t already have Amazon Prime itself, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial of that at the same time.
How to watch the 2021 French Open live streams in Canada
Canadians can get all the French Open action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If they’ve cut the cord, they can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $4.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month.
How to watch the 2021 French Open live streams in Australia
Aussies can watch the 2021 French Open live stream on Channel Nine this year, after they cut a deal for exclusive coverage from Roland-Garros.
There’ll be “extensive” broadcasting throughout the tournament through the free-to-view channels Channel Nine, 9Go and 9GEM, but if you’ve cut the cord you can also watch via the on-demand services 9Now and Stan.
2021 French Open live stream schedule
The 2021 French Open main tournament started on Sunday, May 30.
Here’s the schedule for the 2021 French Open main draw (all times ET)
Men’s and Women’s Singles schedule
- First round — May 30–June 1
- Second round — June 2-3
- Third round — June 4-5
- Fourth round — June 6-7
- Quarter-finals — June 8-9
- Semi-finals — June 10-11
- Women’s final — June 12
- Men’s final — June 13