Two weeks and a lot of serves after the 2022 French Open started, it all comes down to this. Will it be Rafael Nadal or Casper Ruud who follows Iga Swiatek into the history books? Read on to find out how to watch a 2022 French Open live stream from the US, Canada, UK and anywhere else - including ways to watch the tennis absolutely FREE.
Dates: Sunday, May 22 - Sunday, June 5
Daily start times: 11am CEST (local) / 10am BST / 5am ET / 2am ET / 7pm AEST
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris
FREE live stream: 9Now (opens in new tab) (AU)
Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free (opens in new tab)
Global live streams: Peacock TV (opens in new tab) / NBC via Sling TV discount (opens in new tab) or FREE fuboTV trial (opens in new tab) (US) | Discovery+ (UK) | TSN (CA)
Swiatek made it 35 victories in a row on Saturday, as she comprehensively beat Coco Gauff to lift the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen for the second time in three years. It was the perfect birthday present for the Polish No.1, who turned 21 years old in midweek, and is taking the game to a different level.
Now it's over to Nadal and Ruud. The Spaniard is a 13-time French Open champion, and he now has the chance to put daylight between himself and Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The 36-year-old has won one grand slam title more than each of them, and it could be two by the end of the day.
But can the youthful exuberance of Norwegian Casper Ruud be his undoing on Philippe Chatrier? Not only is this the 23-year-old's first taste of a grand slam final, but he's facing his idol for the very first time too.
The tournament has reached its denoument, so follow our guide as we explain how you can watch a 2022 French Open live stream from wherever you are and watch every minute of the final day at Roland Garros for free.
French Open schedule 2022
Sunday, June 5
Final - Men's Singles (3pm CEST)
How to live stream French Open 2022 for FREE
Tennis fans in Australia are amongst the luckiest in the world, as they can watch the 2022 French Open for FREE on 9Gem (opens in new tab).
That means viewers can also fire up a free French Open live stream on the 9Now streaming service (opens in new tab), which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
Use a VPN to watch the French Open on 9Now from abroad (opens in new tab)
Play for the singles finals starts at 8pm AEST each evening, continuing deep into the night.
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.
Watch a French Open live stream 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 is showing the tennis.
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.
By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home.
Use a VPN to watch French Open live stream from anywhere
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How to use a VPN for the French Open on 9Now
Using a VPN to watch free on 9Now is as easy as one-two-three...
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
3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from Australia, just head to the 9Now streaming service (opens in new tab)
How to watch 2022 French Open: live stream tennis in the US without cable
The 2022 French Open is being shown on both Peacock TV and NBC in the US, with play for the finals starting at 9am ET / 6am PT each day, continuing into the afternoons.
The bulk of the action is being shown on Peacock. It's showing everything that's on NBC, plus the Roland Garros night sessions.
Peacock costs just $4.99 a month (opens in new tab) for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, the NFL, 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 in select markets, as part of its Sling Blue package. The usual cost is $35 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get your first month with a $10 discount (opens in new tab).
Another over-the-top streaming service that includes NBC in select markets is FuboTV (opens in new tab). It's a much more comprehensive cable replacement, and carries more than 100 channels including Fox, CBS and ESPN. Prices start at $69.99 a month.
If you subscribe to Peacock, Sling or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - of the many options, we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best (opens in new tab).
2022 French Open live stream: how to watch tennis 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 and 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 gets underway at 2pm BST each finals afternoon.
If you’re out of the UK but still want to watch, make sure you install a VPN (opens in new tab) so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere.
How to live stream French Open 2022 and watch tennis online in Canada
In Canada, you can watch French Open tennis on TSN.
If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, then you'll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to a Franch Open live stream.
If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.
Finals play starts at 9am ET / 6am PT each morning, and extends into the afternoons.
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 (opens in new tab) and follow the instructions above.
How to watch French Open: live stream in New Zealand
Live French Open coverage in New Zealand is being provided by Sky Sport (opens in new tab), with play typically beginning at 9pm NZST each evening, continuing through the night.
Sky Sport subscribers can watch online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now (opens in new tab) streaming-only platform - where a pass costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
French Open winners
French Open men's single winners in the Open Era:
- 1968 - Ken Rosewall
- 1969 - Rod Laver
- 1970 - Jan Kodeš
- 1971 - Jan Kodeš
- 1972 - Andrés Gimeno
- 1973 - Ilie Năstase
- 1974 - Björn Borg
- 1975 - Björn Borg
- 1976 - Adriano Panatta
- 1977 - Guillermo Vilas
- 1978 - Björn Borg
- 1979 - Björn Borg
- 1980 - Björn Borg
- 1981 - Björn Borg
- 1982 - Mats Wilander
- 1983 - Yannick Noah
- 1984 - Ivan Lendl
- 1985 - Mats Wilander
- 1986 - Ivan Lendl
- 1987 - Ivan Lendl
- 1988 - Mats Wilander
- 1989 - Michael Chang
- 1990 - Andrés Gómez
- 1991 - Jim Courier
- 1992 - Jim Courier
- 1993 - Sergi Bruguera
- 1994 - Sergi Bruguera
- 1995 - Thomas Muster
- 1996 - Yevgeny Kafelnikov
- 1997 - Gustavo Kuerten
- 1998 - Carlos Moyá
- 1999 - Andre Agassi
- 2000 - Gustavo Kuerten
- 2001 - Gustavo Kuerten
- 2002 - Albert Costa
- 2003 - Juan Carlos Ferrero
- 2004 - Gastón Gaudio
- 2005 - Rafael Nadal
- 2006 - Rafael Nadal
- 2007 - Rafael Nadal
- 2008 - Rafael Nadal
- 2009 - Roger Federer
- 2010 - Rafael Nadal
- 2011 - Rafael Nadal
- 2012 - Rafael Nadal
- 2013 - Rafael Nadal
- 2014 - Rafael Nadal
- 2015 - Stan Wawrinka
- 2016 - Novak Djokovic
- 2017 - Rafael Nadal
- 2018 - Rafael Nadal
- 2019 - Rafael Nadal
- 2020 - Rafael Nadal
- 2021 - Novak Djokovic
French Open women's single winners in the Open Era:
- 1968 - Nancy Richey
- 1969 - Margaret Court
- 1970 - Margaret Court
- 1971 - Evonne Goolagong
- 1972 - Billie Jean King
- 1973 - Margaret Court
- 1974 - Chris Evert
- 1975 - Chris Evert
- 1976 - Sue Barker
- 1977 - Mima Jaušovec
- 1978 - Virginia Ruzici
- 1979 - Chris Evert
- 1980 - Chris Evert
- 1981 - Hana Mandlíková
- 1982 - Martina Navratilova
- 1983 - Chris Evert
- 1984 - Martina Navratilova
- 1985 - Chris Evert
- 1986 - Chris Evert
- 1987 - Steffi Graf
- 1988 - Steffi Graf
- 1989 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
- 1990 - Monica Seles
- 1991 - Monica Seles
- 1992 - Monica Seles
- 1993 - Steffi Graf
- 1994 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
- 1995 - Steffi Graf
- 1996 - Steffi Graf
- 1997 - Iva Majoli
- 1998 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
- 1999 - Steffi Graf
- 2000 - Mary Pierce
- 2001 - Jennifer Capriati
- 2002 - Serena Williams
- 2003 - Justine Henin
- 2004 - Anastasia Myskina
- 2005 - Justine Henin
- 2006 - Justine Henin
- 2007 - Justine Henin
- 2008 - Ana Ivanovic
- 2009 - Svetlana Kuznetsova
- 2010 - Francesca Schiavone
- 2011 - Li Na
- 2012 - Maria Sharapova
- 2013 - Serena Williams
- 2014 - Maria Sharapova
- 2015 - Serena Williams
- 2016 - Garbiñe Muguruza
- 2017 - Jeļena Ostapenko
- 2018 - Simona Halep
- 2019 - Ashleigh Barty
- 2020 - Iga Świątek
- 2021 - Barbora Krejčíková