When is the French Open?
Contested at Roland Garros in Paris, the French Open is traditionally the second Grand Slam on the tennis calendar. Coming after the Australian Open but before Wimbledon and the US Open, the French Open is played on clay courts – and is the only major tournament to do so.
First held back in 1891, the French Open is one of the biggest events on both the tennis and sporing calendar, with aristocrats and tennis fans alike desperate to get a piece of the action.
Traditionally, the French Open takes place at the end of May – on conclusion of the European Clay Court season. But in 2020, the advent of COVID 19 has seen the tournament move back in the calendar to September and October.
How to watch or live stream the French Open tennis
With 128 players in both the men’s and women’s singles draw, there are incredible matchups from the off at the French Open and no tennis fan would want to miss any of the action.
Having a valid Foxtel TV subscription, will enable customers to watch most matches from the main draw at the French Open on Fox Sports – with the option to pick and choose which match you want to watch – particularly useful in the early rounds.
In addition, SBS Viceland cover plenty of French Open matches – with a distinctly Aussie bias. Meaning they do tend to prioritise showing the action from home grown players, ideal for any Australian tennis fans.
Fox Sports have all the rights to the French Open action, allowing fans to keep up to date through their range of streaming options on Foxtel Now, whilst Kayo Sports will also be offering in-depth French Open coverage.
Live stream the French Open tennis on Kayo Sports
Despite the fact most matches are contested in the middle of the night in Australia, there are multiple viewing options available to French Open fans with Kayo Sports.
In addition to live streaming services that intertwine with Fox Sports’ coverage. Kayo Sports also show previous matches from French Opens gone by.
With expert analysis from some of the very biggest names in world tennis and the option to move easily from match to match, Kayo Sports have all bases covered when it comes to French Open coverage.
The basic Kayo subscription costs $25 a month, which allows users to watch all the sport they want on 2 screens at the same time, whilst a premium Kayo Sports subscription enables 3 simultaneous streams for $35 a month.
Kayo Sports offers subscribers access to over 50 sports, with action taking place all over the world – making it a must have for any sports fan.
New subscribers can also access a free, 14-day trial with Kayo Sports.
Watch the French Open on SBS
Whether it be through their TV channel, or live streaming through their range of viewing options, Fox Sports have all your French Open viewing needs covered.
Fluid coverage on Fox Sports allows fans to keep up to date with all of the action as it unfolds at Roland Garros – from the matches on the show courts, all the way through to the outside courts.
Whilst it remains to be seen if Rafael Nadal will reign supreme in Paris once again, Fox Sports will be on hand to keep every tennis fan up to date with all the comings and goings at the French Open.
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