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How to watch French Open 2024 in UK: Date, time, TV channel, live stream for Roland-Garros | Sporting News United Kingdom

The second grand slam on the tennis calendar for 2024 is underway at Roland-Garros, with the 123rd edition of the French Open. It’s the only one of the four grand slam events to take place on clay courts in Paris, and the two world number ones on the respective ATP and WTA Tours, Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek, coming into the tournament as defending champions from 2023.

Roland-Garros marks the start of a jam-packed summer of grand slam tennis, with Wimbledon and the US Open also on the horizon. However, this year’s French Open could also mark the final bow of the tournament’s favourite sun, with speculation that Rafael Nadal will be making his last French Open appearance. The Spaniard has a record 14 titles to his name won between 2005 and 2022, including an unprecedented five on the spin from 2010-2014. 

Novak Djokovic arrived at Roland-Garros as defending champion in 2024, but the French Open is the grand slam tournament in which he’s been the least successful in his storied career. Three titles is still an amazing haul and the envy of almost every other tennis player on the planet, but he’s never gone back-to-back and could be in for a tough draw. 

STREAM: French Open 2024 coverage on Eurosport and discovery+

That’s because the men’s singles tournament is absolutely packed with grand slam potential and world-class quality this year. Second seed Jannik Sinner won his maiden slam at the Australian Open earlier this year, and last year’s Wimbledon winner Carlos Alcaraz has shown he’s capable of beating Djokovic on the biggest of stages.

The WTA tournament is also expected to be fiercely contested, with Iga Swiatek looking to become only the third woman in the Open Era to win three French Open titles in a row. The 2022 and 2023 champion has already won three events on this year’s WTA Tour, level with Elena Rybakina, but will face stiff competition at Roland-Garros from second seed and Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka. 

For all the details you’ll need on how to watch or stream the 2024 French Open, The Sporting News has you covered. 

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How to watch 2024 French Open in the UK: TV channel and live stream

  • TV channel: Eurosport 1, 2
  • Live stream: Discovery+

As one of the main four events on the tennis calendar, there’s widespread coverage of the French Open with its partner broadcasters having exclusive rights to matches. 

Eurosport and Discovery are the two best places to find coverage of this year’s tournament and are already well underway with their broadcasting schedule, with subscribers to either channel also able to live stream each and every match via Discovery+.

To follow the tournament on your radio; talkSPORT is the place to go, as they’re providing commentary and analysis of selected matches throughout with dedicated tennis coverage.

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When does the 2024 French Open start?

The 2024 French Open began on Monday, May 20, with the preliminary qualification rounds marking the start of a three-week tournament stacked with the world’s best tennis players. The tournament culminates on Sunday, June 9, when the men’s ATP singles final will take place on Court Philippe Chatrier at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

The main draw for the men’s and women’s singles events is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, May 26, marking the start of an action-packed fortnight.

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French Open 2024 tournament schedule

The 2024 French Open is already underway at Stade Roland-Garros in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France. The stadium was first opened to host the tournament in 1928, and remains the only tennis grand slam to be played on clay, rather than hard courts. 

The expected schedule for the 2024 French Open is listed below, with daily session times provided in BST (British Summer Time).

Stage Date Time (IST)
First round Sunday, May 26 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
First round Monday, May 27 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
First round Tuesday, May 28 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Second round Wednesday, May 29 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Second round Thursday, May 30 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Third round Friday, May 31 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Third round Saturday, June 1 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Fourth round Sunday, June 2 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Fourth round Monday, June 3 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Quarterfinals Tuesday, June 4 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Quarterfinals Wednesday, June 5 10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Women’s semifinals Thursday, June 6 10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Men’s semifinals Friday, June 7 1:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Women’s finals Saturday, June 8 1:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Men’s finals Sunday, June 9 1:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

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