Paris will be hosting this year’s “clay” grand slam tournament scheduled on 27th September to 11th October. In the meantime, while Australian Open and Wimbledon have switched to “sudden death” aka tie breaks, Rolland Garros is still rolling over the “advantage set”. Although it will be applied only to the final sets. This year French Open will be the 124th edition of the French Open. Though struck and limped by the COVID 19 French tennis court is still be able to show some of its stunning features such as “retractable roof”. Moreover, it will have its first-ever night tennis show on its ground. This event consists of both men and women singles and doubles events.
In this tournament, 23 courts will be used in the showcase. Among them, court Simonne Mathieu, Court Philippe Chatrien, and Court Suzanne Lenglen will be the highlights. “Wheelchair tennis” will be played under the grand slam category for both Men and Women singles and doubles events. And for players under 18, there are also singles and doubles events too for both the gender of the players.
While being the second grand slam of the year the event was scheduled to start on the fourth Sunday of May, finishing in early June, but COVID 19 has compelled the tournament to lag behind. One of the biggest faces of the tournament Rafael Nadal seems to unhappy about the weather and complains about the change of the tennis ball. While Azarenka seems to be at peace at present times.
Now let’s take a look on the first opponents of some of the biggest fishes of the tournament. Tennis prodigy Novak Djokovic will start his playing facing Swede Mikael Ymer, while Rafael Nadal has to take on Bulgarian’s Egor Gerasimov. Andy Murray will start his game fighting against former champion Stan Wawrinka, who holds No 16 seed title, which is gonna give the spectators a thrilling experience at the very first beginning of the tournament. Now Kristie Ahn will have to face the storm named “ Serena Williams”……
When is the French Open Aka Rolland Garros?
The main tournament starts on Sunday, September 27. Followed by the women’s singles final on Saturday, October 10 and the men’s singles final on Sunday, October 11 marks the end of the event. The matches begin at 5 am (ET), 11 am (local time).
The schedule for the French Open 2020 is as follows (times are in ET):
Sunday, Sept. 27 5 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 28 5 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 5 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 30 5 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 2 5 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3 5 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4 5 a.m.-12 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 5 5 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 1 5 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8 5 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 9 5 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 6 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10 9 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 11 9 a.m.
Where to watch Rolland Garros Live?
For those who are unlucky as me to not to be able to go to Paris and enjoy the show here is the list where you can feel the taste.
France – France.tv Sport, Eurosport
Europe (all territories) – Eurosport
Europe (local) – ITV, Rtbf.be, SRG SSR, eirsport, ORF, EPT, Radio Televijiza Slovenija, Televizia Markiza, PTS, Kyle, Eesti Meedia, Ceska Televize, Hrvastska radiotelevizija, PTPC, RTCG.
USA – NBC Sports, Tennis channel
Brazil- Band Sports
North-Africa and Middle-east- bein sports
Sub-Saharan Africa- SuperSport, Canal+
India Star- Sports Select
South-East- Asia- Fox Sports
Japan- TV Tokyo, wowow