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When does French Open 2024 start? Schedule, format, draw dates, TV and live stream details for tennis grand slam at Roland-Garros | Sporting News United Kingdom

The 123rd edition of the iconic grand slam Roland-Garros is set to captivate millions around the globe. Known for its glamorous Parisian backdrop and the intense drama of its clay courts, the 2024 French Open promises to deliver yet another unforgettable grand slam spectacle.

This year’s tournament will once again bring together the biggest names in tennis, all vying for the esteemed title. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is set to return, aiming to add another victory to his illustrious career. Joining him is Rafael Nadal, a 14-time winner at Roland-Garros, whose dominance on clay is legendary.

Emerging stars like Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz are also in the spotlight, each eager to make their mark and challenge the established order. 

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When does French Open 2024 start?

The 2024 French Open began on Monday, May 20, with the preliminary qualification rounds marking the beginning of three weeks filled with tennis excitement.

The tournament culminates on Sunday, June 9, promising thrilling matches and unforgettable moments for fans around the world.

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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When is French Open 2024 draw?

The anticipation for Roland-Garros 2024 continues to build as the dates for the highly anticipated singles draws have been announced.

The main draw for the Roland-Garros singles tournament will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. UK time (BST) / 9 a.m. ET. This event will set the stage for the matchups that fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see.

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How to watch French Open 2024: TV and live stream details

The 2024 French Open is slated to take place at its iconic venue, Roland-Garros, situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. This hallowed ground has long served as the traditional home of the tournament, steeped in history and prestige.

Outlined below are the TV and live streaming details on where fans can watch the French Open 2024:

Country TV Channel(s) Live Streaming Services
United States NBC, Tennis Channel NBC app/website, Peacock, Fubo, Sling TV
United Kingdom Eurosport discovery+
Australia Channel 9 Stan Sport, 9Now 
Canada RDS (French), TSN (English) TSN Direct, RDS streaming
India Sony TEN SonyLiv

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Who will win French Open 2024? Latest betting odds

On Tuesday, Novak Djokovic declared Rafael Nadal as his favourite to win the French Open, despite the 14-time champion grappling with fitness issues in the latter stages of his illustrious career but it’s fellow Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz who is on top with the bookmakers.

Here are the latest odds for men’s French Open 2024  (odds via BetMGM)

Rank Player Betting odds
1 C. Alcaraz +200
2 N. Djokovic +300
3 J. Sinner +400
4 A. Zverev +600
5 S. Tsitsipas +750
6 R. Nadal +900
7 C. Ruud +1000
8 H. Rune +1400
9 D. Medvedev +1600
10 A. Rublev +2800

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For the women’s French Open 2024, Iga Swiatek is leading as the favourite, followed by Aryna Sabalenka and both Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina tied for third.

Rank Player Betting Odds
1 I. Swiatek -135
2 A. Sabalenka +500
3 C. Gauff +800
3 E. Rybakina +800
5 M. Andreeva +1600
6 B. Krejcikova +2000
6 K. Muchova +2000
6 O. Jabeur +2000
6 S. Halep +2000
10 B. Haddad Maia +2500