It’s time to return to the red clay of Roland-Garros, because the French Open 2022 takes place from May 22 to June 5. The French Open is the second Grand Slam event on the professional tennis calendar, after the Australian Open. As such, it will feature some of the best players in the world competing for the title.
There are 128 tennis players competing in the men’s and women’s singles categories. draws for men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles also take place throughout the tournament.
In men’s singles, Novak Djokovic claimed the top seed as he tries to equal Rafael Nadal’s all-time record for Grand Slam titles at 21. However, Nadal himself, who is legendary at Roland Garros, is on the pitch to try and prevent this and perhaps build on his record. There are also a number of other exciting players chasing the title, including 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz Garfia.
On the women’s side, Iga Świątek is the first seed in the group. To win, she will have to outlast Simona Halep, Paula Badosa, Danielle Collins, Emma Raucanu, and Naomi Osaka, among others. Sadly, Serena Williams won’t be playing at Roland Garros, although there is still hope that she will appear at Wimbledon later this year.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the French Open 2022.
Dates of the French Open 2022
The 2022 French Open will take place from May 22 to June 5.
The qualifying rounds began on May 16, but the official first round of the tournament begins on Sunday, May 22.
The women’s singles finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. UK.
The men’s singles finals are scheduled for Sunday, June 5 at 9 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. UK.
How to watch Roland-Garros 2022 on TV in the US
The 2022 French Open will air on NBC, Tennis Channel and Bally Sports for US viewers.
NBC is one of the four major networks in the United States and is therefore available to anyone with a traditional pay-TV cable subscription or a television antenna that can receive signals from local television stations. The network is also available on live TV streaming services like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
The Tennis Channel is a cable channel available as part of some pay TV subscription packages, as well as live TV streaming services including FuboTV and Sling TV. Bally Sports, on the other hand, is a regional sports network available only in certain parts of the country.
How to watch Roland-Garros 2022 on TV in the UK
UK tennis fans can tune into the French Open 2022 via Eurosport, which is available with Sky TV, BT and Virgin.
How to watch Roland-Garros 2022 online
If you’ve cut the cord or just need to watch the French Open action online, there are ways to follow all the action.
In the United States, Peacock airs all of NBC’s coverage of the French Open as well as its own exclusive live coverage on select days. Anyone wishing to broadcast Roland-Garros must subscribe to Peacock Premium. To verify NBC’s coverage breakdown here.
Watching the French Open online in the UK requires a Discovery Plus Entertainment & Sports pass, which is available for £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year.