Latest 2021 French Open Live Streaming
The French Open, also known as Roland Garros tournament, is one of the four Grand Slams tennis tournaments in the world. It is also the only premier level event that is played on clay and below you can get all the information on how to watch the 2021 French Open live streaming & on TV.
Looking to watch the French Open 2021 live streaming online?
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Owing to the slow-playing clay surfaces and the seven rounds required to win the tournament, French Open is considered to be one of the most physically demanding tournaments in the world.
Annually played in Paris, the tennis at Roland-Garros draws in scores of spectators and world class tennis athletes, who are looking to become better players by competing on a tricky surface and there are millions of others who tune in online to watch Roland Garros live streaming for all the key matches.
Typically, the French Open tennis tournament is preceded by a series of clay tournaments, all meant to build momentum and help players get accustomed to the clay surface.
This year, because of the unusual circumstances, the French Open will be played at a later date with a fewer build-up competitions before it. Live streaming of all those clay events including the French Open can be watched using the methods mentioned below.
Interestingly, majority of these tennis tournaments in the ‘French Open’ series are premier level events, offering a 1000 points to the victor.
These tennis tournaments are Monte-Carlo Masters, Madrid Open and Italian Open, and are in no way any less intense and demanding than the Roland Garros.
These events, along with other 250 and 500 series tennis tournaments, are played across Europe itself but this second Grand Slam of the year is the big prize and the French Open live streams are much-sought after as a result of this.
2021 French Open Schedule & Dates
We are still to get the schedule for the 2021 French Open. With the pandemic still around, one can expect a few tweaks to the men’s and women’s tennis calendars and that could have a bearing on when the upcoming French Open will be scheduled.
The earlier schedule for the 2020 year’s edition meant the French Open live streaming was to begin from Sunday, May 24 when its first round matches were to be played all the way up to the French Open final live stream on Sunday, June 7 at Roland-Garros.
This changed because of the pandemic issues.
The 2020 French Open was rescheduled to be played as the season’s final Grand Slam after the US Open. The tournament qualifiers began from September 21 with its opening rounds on the following Sunday and the men’s singles final was then played on October 11.
Here’s the schedule for the 2020 French Open:
- September 21-26: Qualifiers
- September 27-29: Round 1
- September 30-October 1: Round 2
- October 2-3: Round 3
- October 4-5: Round 4
- October 6-7: Quarter-Finals
- October 8-9: Semi-Finals
- October 10: Women’s Singles Final
- October 11: Men’s Singles Final
So, How to Watch the 2021 French Open Live Streaming?
There are multiple ways to watch the French Open live streams. Here’re some of which you could try.
You can live stream all matches of French Open at bet365.com, i.e. you can watch (and bet) on the French Open 2021 live streaming with the aforementioned. Bet365 is one of the most trusted bookmakers in the world and live stream more than 80,000 sports event all around the year including tennis streams of ATP, WTA and Grand Slam competitions.
So by using the process to sign up with them to watch the French Open, you can also watch the live streaming of multiple other tennis tournaments all year round.
These are the simple steps:
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com. You can also log in to you account.
- If it’s not done already, pre-fund your account by depositing £10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or you should have wagered on a match in the past 24 hours before the start of this Roland Garros live streaming
- Select the French Open live streaming free option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
In order to avail of the tennis live streaming service, this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch French Open live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours. Remember geo-restrictions might apply.
Also Watch French Open 2021 Live Stream with Unibet
The other option to be able to watch the French Open live is very similar to the above. You will need to sign up with Unibet to make an account with them and once you have funded that account by depositing some money, you can start watching the live stream of this competition. Sign up with Unibet here.
Much like bet365, Unibet is another bookmaker that streams multiple tennis and sports events from around the world and depending on your location you could look to try out one of the two options.
More options to watch French Open live streaming for the 2021 edition of the competition will be updated below.
Watch 2021 French Open Live on TV
We are still to get the information on French Open live on television for 2021. Below are the details from 2020.
For France, the broadcast rights to watch French Open live with FranceTV Sports and Eurosport 1 & 2. Across Europe and United Kingdom, you can tune in with Eurosport, Europlayer, ITV Sport, NOS, SRG SSR and Setanta Sports to watch French Open 2021 live.
In the Americas, you have NBC Sports, Tennis Channel, TSN and ESPN to watch this second Grand Slam of the year while, for Middle East region, the matches can be enjoyed on beIN Sports. The fans in Africa can tune in to Supersport to watch the live action from Roland Garros.
Coming to Asia, Indian fans can tune in to Star Sports, while fans in Pan-Asia regions can switch to Fox Sports to watch the French Open live.
In Japan, the broadcasting rights lie with WOWOW and TV Tokyo to broadcast the live action from 2021 French Open.
For Australian and Fiji & Pacific Islands, the French Open is broadcast live on Fox Sports, while the fans in New Zealand can watch the action on Sky NZ.
The other options to watch the Roland Garros live will be updated soon above. Here’s a list of countries & options on how to watch the French Open live on TV.
- France: France.TVSport, EuroSport
- Europe (All Territories): EuroSport
- Europe (Local): ITV, RTBF, SRG SSR, EIRSport, ORF, EPT, Radio Televija Slovenija, Markiza, PTC, Silknet, YLE, Eestimeedia, Ceska, Rik News, HRT, BNT, PTPC, TVR, RTSH, RTCG
- USA: NBC Sports, Tennis Channel
- Canada: RDS.ca, TCN.ca
- Latin America: ESPN
- Brazil: Band Sports
- North Africa & Middle East: beIN
- Sub-Saharan Africa: Super Sports, Canal+
- India: Star Sports Select
- China: CCTV, Sports.qq.com
- South-East Asia: Fox Sports
- Japan: Wowow, TV Tokyo
- Australia: Fox Sports, SBS
- New Zealand: Sky
- South Korea: JTBC3FoxSports.joins.com
- Thailand (Highlights only): Ch7.com
Watch French Open Live in USA
The official tennis right-holders for the French Open in the USA are NBC and the Tennis Channel. If you have cable TV or a subscription to satellite television, you can watch it live on your TV or can use the same subscription to stream the French Open live on the official NBC Sports website.
The NBC Sports website allows its subscribers to watch the French Open live streaming online on their site.
Others can use Hulu With Live TV or YouTube TV as well to watch its live streaming.
Watch French Open 2021 in the UK
Other than the methods mentioned above, the live streaming of the French Open in the UK can also be watched with ITV Hub, while on TV it will be broadcast by ITV4.
Some of the other tournaments including Grand Slams like the US Open can be watched with Amazon Prime in the UK, French Open live streams aren’t carried by them unfortunately.
Player List for 2021 French Open Live
The exact player list for the 2021 edition of the French Open tennis will be released soon. However, it’s pertinent to note that Rafael Nadal can be expected to lead the men’s singles draw and should start off as a favourite to win the title as well and to watch him and the rest of the field at the French Open live, you can tune in to one of the options mentioned below.
Among other players who could feature in this year’s tournament at Roland Garros – and you could watch French Open live streaming of all these players – include Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev and Juan Martin del Potro in the men’s draw and Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Serena Williams in the women’s side of the draw.
The tickets for this year’s French Open are already selling like hot cakes, with the first few days already sold out while the remaining ones reducing by the minute.
The possibility of Federer joining Nadal and Djokovic in this competition and with the Spaniard showing vulnerability going into the competition for a change, could make this a more open French Open edition in recent times.
More information on the tennis player list for this French Open will be out soon but the top 100 players in both, men’s and singles rankings can be expected to take part in this tournament and you can watch French Open live streaming of all these players using the methods mentioned below.
Here’s the seeded player list from the 2020 French Open
Men’s Singles Seeded Players
Roberto Bautista Agut
Pablo Carreño Busta
Alex de Minaur
Men’s Wild-Card Players for Main Draw
Andy Murray, Elliot Benchetrit, Hugo Gaston, Quentin Halys, Antoine Hoang, Maxime Janvier, Harold Mayot, Arthur Rinderknetch.
Women’s Singles Seeded Players
Women’s Wild-Card Players for Main Draw
Eugenie Bouchard, Clara Burel, Elsa Jacquemot, Chloe Paquet, Pauline Parmentier, Diane Parry, Tsvetana Pironkova, Harmony Tan
What Happened at the 2020 French Open?
While Rafael Nadal continued his dominance at the French Open in 2020 as well, the women’s side of things saw a new champion emerge in the form of youngster Iga Swiatek.
Nadal shrugged off the rustiness which was evidently on show in the tournament leading up to the French Open to register a crushing, straight-set win over Novak Djokovic in the final.
On the other hand, Swiatek didn’t drop a single set in the entire tournament to capture the title by thumping the Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin in the title-decider.
Ash Barty and Rafael Nadal won the women’s and men’s singles titles respectively at the 2019 edition of the tournament.
At the 2018 French Open, the men’s singles draw was dominated by the Spaniard Rafael Nadal yet again as he made it two in two years and 11th title overall at the French Open, crushing Dominic Thiem in the final, 6–4, 6–3, 6–2.
In doing so, Nadal joined Margaret Court as the only other player to have won as many as 11 titles at a single Slam but more so the first to do it in the Open era.
Nadal’s only loss of a set came against Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-final but apart from that blemish, he ran through the competition with the consummate ease one associates with him at this Grand Slam. In doing so he finished the tournament as the top-ranked ATP player.
Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament before it began while Novak Djokovic went down to Marco Cecchinato in the quarter-finals. Juan Martin del Potro was the other semi-finalist.
Top-seed Simona Halep won the women’s singles title, which turned out to be her first ever Grand Slam title while defending champion Jelena Ostapenko was dumped out in the first round of the tournament.
Halep defeated Sloane Stephens in three sets in the final after having overcome Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals. Stephens had beaten Madison Keys in the other semi-final.
Serena Williams entered the tournament on a Protected Ranking and made the fourth round before having to withdraw from her match against Maria Sharapova. Sharapova was crushed in the last-eight encounter by Muguruza.
Angelique Kerber, Yulia Putintseva and Daria Kasatkina were the other players to have made the quarter-finals.
10 Previous French Open Tennis Title Winners
2020: Rafael Nadal
2019: Rafael Nadal
2018: Rafael Nadal
2017: Rafael Nadal
2016: Novak Djokovic
2015: Stan Wawrinka
2014: Rafael Nadal
2013: Rafael Nadal
2012: Rafael Nadal
2011: Rafael Nadal
2010: Rafael Nadal
2020: Iga Swiatek
2019: Ash Barty
2018: Simona Halep
2017: Jelena Ostapenko
2016: Garbine Muguruza
2015: Serena Williams
2014: Maria Sharapova
2013: Serena Williams
2012: Maria Sharapova
2011: Li Na
2010: Francesca Schiavone
About the French Open Venue, Stade Roland Garros
The Stade Roland Garros is where the second tennis major of the year, the French Open is played. It’s also called Roland Garros, named after a French aviator by the same name. It was built in 1928 and the first time it was used, it hosted the French team’s defence of the Davis Cup.
There are three Stadium Courts within the Roland Garros arena, namely the Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court 1, also the called the Bullring.
Roland Garros can be found close to the south of Bois de Boulogne in Paris’s 16th arrondissement. There’s Avenue Porte d’Auteuil on the north side, Boulevard d’Auteuil on the south side along with Avenue Gordon Bennett on the east of Roland Garros.