Watch a Alcaraz vs Shapovalov live stream
After a Alcaraz vs Shapovalov live stream? The whole tournament is free on 9Now in Australia. Use a VPN to watch free from anywhere in the world if you're an Aussie abroad. In the US, the Roland Garros tennis is live on Peacock and NBC. It's TSN in Canada, and Eurosport and Discovery+ in the UK. Full details on how to watch Alcaraz vs Shapovalov just below.
Alcaraz vs Shapovalov preview
After being made to battle through to this third round clash, French Open favorite Carlos Alcaraz will be hoping for a much smoother time as he takes on 26th seed Denis Shapovalov today.
Spanish star Alcaraz was made to work after an unexpected battle with Japan’s Taro Daniel. The 112th seed took the second set and gaining the upper hand before the world no.1 eventually took control to win the absorbing match 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Canada's Shapovalov meanwhile made it through to the third round at Roland Garros for the first time with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Italy's Matteo Arnaldi on Wednesday.
This match marks the first time these two players have met, with the pair sharing a similar baseline style of play.
While Shapovalov's single-handed backhand is a weapon to be feared, Alcaraz will be expected to extend his superb 22-2 record on clay this year with another win.
Here's how to get Alcaraz vs Shapovalov live stream and watch the French Open wherever you are.
How to live stream Alcaraz vs Shapovalov for FREE
Tennis fans in Australia are amongst the luckiest in the world, as they can watch the 2023 French Open for FREE on 9Gem.
That means viewers can also fire up a free French Open live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
Play is expect to get underway at 4.15am AEST.
Die-hard tennis fans might want to take a look at Stan Sport too, which is live streaming every match on every court, ad-free.
A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), after a 7-day Stan Sport FREE trial.
How to watch French Open tennis from outside your country
For broadcast and streaming details in more tennis-mad countries like the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, just scroll down the page - everything you need to know is there, including details of who's showing the 2023 French Open.
But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from anywhere outside your home country, you'll soon find a problem - geo-blocking. That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It's a common problem for sports fans all over the world.
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1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'Australia' for 9Now.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - 9Now for Aussies abroad.
How to watch French Open 2023: live stream Alcaraz vs Shapovalov in the US without cable
The 2023 French Open is split between Peacock TV and NBC in the US.
Both services are showing both of the finals, but they've got two semi-finals apiece, and Peacock is the only place to watch the night sessions.
Play is expected to get underway at 2.15pm ET / 11.15am PT.
How to watch 2023 French Open without cable:
Peacock costs just $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, Premiership Rugby, plus plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $10 a month for commercial-free coverage.
OTT streaming service Sling TV is reasonably priced and includes NBC as part of its Sling Blue package in most major markets. The usual cost is $45 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get $10 off your first month.
Another over-the-top streaming service that includes NBC is FuboTV. It's a much more comprehensive cable replacement, and carries more than 100 channels including Fox, CBS and ESPN.
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How to watch Alcaraz vs Shapovalov French Open 2023: live stream tennis for free in the UK
The French Open is no longer on free-to-air TV in the UK. Instead, tennis fans need to subscribe to Eurosport or its streaming arm Discovery+ to tune in.
A subscription costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year, and lets you tune in on a wide range of devices, as well as the Eurosport TV channels.
Play is expected to get underway at 7.15pm BST.
If you’re out of the UK but still want to watch, make sure you install a VPN so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere.
How to live stream Alcaraz vs Shapovalov French Open 2023 and watch tennis online in Canada
In Canada, you can watch French Open tennis on TSN.
Play is expected to get underway at 2.15pm ET / 11.15am PT.
If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a French Open live stream.
If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$19.99 a month or $199.90 each year.
If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.
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How to watch Alcaraz vs Shapovalov French Open 2023: live stream tennis in New Zealand
In New Zealand, live French Open coverage is being provided by Sky Sport. Play is expected to get underway 6.15am.
Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch the tennis online using the country's Sky Go service.
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