- French Open will be held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris
- The most prestigious clay court tournament will be underway from 26 May to 9 June
- 2018 Champions: Rafael Nadal (Men’s Singles) / Simona Halep (Women’s Singles)
- Broadcasters: Eurosport (UK & Germany) and ITV (UK)
Can Rafael Nadal defend his title again?
There will be no shortage of challengers, as this year’s French Open field also includes past champions Novak Djokovic, Roger Federrer and Stan Wawrinka. It’s the first time in four years all four players will be competing. The reigning champion is renowned for his dominance on clay courts and holds the record for most French Open titles in history.
Nadal, will be seeking his 12th title at Roland Garros, while Djokovic, will be seeking to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once for the second time in his career. After Nadal won his 11th French Open title a year ago, Djokovic rattled off wins at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open, where he routed Nadal in straight sets in the final to win his 15th Grand Slam crown.
Who are the Women’s Favorites to win the French Open?
Simona Halep returns to Paris to defend her title on the women’s side while youngster Naomi Osaka—who is seeking a third straight Grand Slam win after victories in the U.S. and Australian Opens—Petra Kvitova and Kiki Bertens are among atop the board behind Halep, who is still tournament favourite – despite only winning one title since last year’s Roland Garros triumph. One of the few players who adapts her game for the clay, and surely the tour’s most natural mover on the surface.
The French Open qualifying gets underway on Monday, May 20. The main draw of the tournament begins on Sunday, May 26.
What TV channel are the French Open on?
UK: FTA commercial broadcaster ITV will continue to show exclusive free to aircoverage of Roland Garros until 2021. Once again, 18-time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova will lend her expertise and insight to ITV’s team for the women’s final.
Moreover the French Open will be shown all across Europe (including the UK) through Eurosport Player. Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 are available to BT TV customers on channel 412/413. Amazon Prime subscribers can add the Eurosport channels for £6.99 per month. Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month but both services can be accessed with 30-day free trials.
Irish television sports channel group eir Sport offers coverage of the 11th day’s play in the French Open at Roland Garros, featuring more men’s and women’s quarter-finals in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Germany: The single matches will be shown live and exclusively on Eurosport 1 on TV and live online in Eurosport player. On the chargeable Eurosport Player you can see up to 13 different courts simultaneously and choose a game of your choice.
France: Tennis fans in France can watch the Roland Garros tournament live and free on France TV Sports and via Eurosport 1&2.
Check further broadcasting and live streaming info for the French Open in the SportEventz App (available for iOS and Android devices) or on sporteventz.com.
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