The tickets for the 2019 edition of the French Open for the general public will be released on Wednesday, March 20.
Now, while the French Open tickets are a lot easier to get than the Wimbledon tickets – or tickets for some of the events from other sports like key matches in the football World Cup or even the cricket World Cup – they do remain in a lot of demand, especially for the latter stages of the tournament.
And, unlike the Wimbledon tickets, there is no ballot process to buy them, which means one needs to log in quickly to the official site, ‘stand’ in the online queue and buy them on a first-come-first-served basis.
What one needs to do before this date – apart from marking it on your calendars that is! – to create an account with the official French Open website so that you don’t have to do that at the 11th hour.
Also, please do remember your login details – you don’t want to be in an online queue and not have those details handy and then to use the ‘Lost Password’ link. Wastes crucial time.
And this is what the official French Open website says about the best way to approach buying these tickets:
“Update your browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari…). An outdated browser may result in slowdowns which could disrupt your visit to our website. Clear your cache (CTRL + F5 on Windows / Cmd + R on Mac) before starting your visit. Prefer using a computer over a smartphone or a tablet on peak periods.”
The ticket sale begins at 10 am local time (10 am CET or 9 am GMT). Once you have logged in, you will be queued up by the system that will update you with your latest position in the queue.
Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep will kick-start the 2019 edition of the tournament as the defending champions. The Spaniard will be gunning for his 12th title at Roland-Garros while Halep will have to fight her way through a drop of form to try and retain her title.