Teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz will be in action at the 2022 French Open alongside Rafael Nadal and Emma Raducanu.
Paris will once again host some of the best tennis players in the world hoping to make their mark in the second Grand Slam event of the year at the French Open.
The last Grand Slam event came in January when Rafael Nadal made history when he captured his 21st Grand Slam title and defeated world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-7 (5- 7), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 defeated in the process.
Novak Djokovic was famously expelled ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year for not providing enough evidence that he wasn’t vaccinated.
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It also remains unknown whether Russians or Belarusians can compete. This would affect Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Victoria Azarenka, all of whom would be hoping to compete in the second Grand Slam of the year.
One who will be there for sure is recent Madrid Open winner Carlos Alcaraz. The Spaniard turned 19 on Thursday, May 5 and made history by defeating both Nadal and Djokovic in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively.
Alcaraz became the youngest US Open quarterfinalist of the Open era last September and won his maiden Masters at the Miami Open in early April – only his Spanish hero has two such titles at a younger age.
Ahead of Roland-Garros, it will be Alcaraz – whom Alexander Zverev (Alvarez’s opponent in the Madrid Open final) called “the number 1 in the world” – to watch.
In just a few days, here’s everything you need to know to keep up with the latest news from Paris.
When will the French Open 2022 take place?
The French Open begins on Monday, May 16, 2022 and ends with the final on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
- Monday 16 – Thursday 19 May: Qualifiers
- Sunday 22 – Tuesday 24 May: First round
- Tuesday 24th – Thursday 26th May: Second round
- Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 May: Third round
- Sunday 29 – Monday 30 May: Fourth round
- Tuesday 31 – Wednesday 1 June: Quarterfinals
- Thursday 2 June: Women’s semi-finals
- Friday 3 June: Men’s semi-finals
- Saturday 4 June: Women’s Final
- Sunday 5 June: Men’s final
How to watch the French Open
Eurosport has the rights for the French Open. The streaming service became the exclusive live broadcaster of the Roland Garros tournament.
Monthly subscriptions to Eurosport start at £6.99/month or there is an annual pass of £39.99.
Eurosport can also be added to Sky and/or BT Sport subscriptions.
How to stream the French Open
Via Eurosport, the French Open can be streamed via the app on mobile, tablet or computer.
For those unable to watch, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra also has live commentary from Paris.
Here’s how to watch the highlights of the French Open
talkSPORT offers the best of the action, showing highlights on both the main channel and talkSPORT 2.
Which British players will be at the French Open?
The list of players for the French Open has not yet been confirmed, however Emma Raducanu and Cameron Norrie are very likely to lead the British names at the tournament.
Andy Murray could well get another wild card, while Dan Evans, Harriet Dart and Heather Watson are all likely to be there.