French Open live stream: how to watch Roland Garros 2023 for FREE online, final, Djokovic vs Ruud

Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks onduring the Men's Singles Final of the 2023 French Open at Roland Garros.
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Watch a French Open 2023 live stream

After a free French Open live stream? The whole tournament is free on 9Now in Australia. Use a VPN to unblock 9Now when travelling outside Oz. 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 French Open tennis live stream just below.

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Dates: Sunday, May 28 - Sunday, June 11
Free live stream: 9Now (AUS)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream

French Open 2023 preview

With reigning women's champion Iga Swiatek returning from injury, clay king Rafael Nadal absent and men's favourite Novak Djokovic out of form, the French Open is delivering thrills aplenty. Today's  men's final match:

It's the men's final at Roland-Garros today, and tennis fans are in for a real treat when the Djokovic vs Ruud live stream gets underway.

Tennis GOAT Novak Djokovic, 36, faces Norway's Casper Ruud, 24, in what should be a barnstorming affair. Victory would give the controversial clay king his third French Open title, making him the first man to win each of the four Grand Slams at least three times.

Furthermore, it would take Djokovic clear of Rafael Nadal's total of 22 Grand Slam victories.

"I like the feeling, it's an incredible privilege to be able to make history in the sport I truly love and has given me so much," Djokovic told BBC Sport. "The motivation is very high, as you can imagine. There is one more to go to hopefully get my hands on the trophy.

Yesterday saw defending champion Iga Swiatek win her third French Open title in four years by stopping unseeded Czech Karolina Muchová in three sets (6-2 5-7 6-4).

Here's how to watch a free French Open 2023 live stream wherever you are. We've also listed the French Open schedule further down the page.

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How to live stream French Open 2023 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?

Use a VPN to watch the French Open on 9Now from abroad.

Play typically starts at 7pm AEST each day, with the evening sessions beginning at 4.30am.

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. 

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 a French Open live stream from anywhere:

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How to use a VPN to watch French Open 2023

Using a VPN 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, 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.

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How to watch French Open 2023: live stream tennis 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.

Coverage typically begins at 10am ET / 5am PT each day, with the night sessions starting at 2.30pm ET / 11.30am 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.

Prices start at $74.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.

If you subscribe to Sling, Peacock, 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.

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How to watch 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 typically gets underway at 10am BST each morning, with the night sessions starting at 7.30pm.

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.

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How to live stream French Open 2023 and watch tennis online in Canada


In Canada, you can watch French Open tennis on TSN. 

Play typically starts at 5am ET / 2am PT each morning, with the evening sessions getting underway at 2.30pm ET / 11.30am 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 French Open 2023: live stream tennis in New Zealand


In New Zealand, live French Open coverage is being provided by Sky Sport. Play typically begins at 9pm NZST each evening, with the night sessions starting at 6.30am.

You can also tune in via the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform, which costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial

Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch the tennis online using the country's Sky Go service.

French Open schedule 2023

Sunday, May 28
1st Round  - Men's and Women's Singles

Monday, May 29
1st Round - Men's and Women's Singles

Tuesday, May 30
1st Round - Men's and Women's Singles

Wednesday, May 31
2nd Round  - Men's and Women's Singles

Thursday, June 1
2nd Round - Men's and Women's Singles

Friday, June 2
3rd Round - Men's and Women's Singles

Saturday, June 3
3rd Round  - Men's and Women's Singles

Sunday, June 4
4th Round - Men's and Women's Singles

Monday, June 5
4th Round - Men's and Women's Singles

Tuesday, June 6
Quarter-finals - Men's and Women's Singles

Wednesday, June 7
Quarter-finals - Men's and Women's Singles

Thursday, June 8
Semi-finals - Women's Singles

Friday, June 9
Semi-finals - Men's Singles

Saturday, June 10
Final - Women's Singles

Sunday, June 11
Final - Men's Singles

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
  • 2022 - Rafael Nadal

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
  • 2022 - Iga Świątek

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