French Open live stream 2024: how to watch tennis free online and TV, dates, seeds

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, wearing purple shirt, returns a shot ahead of the 2024 French Open tennis tournament.
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Watch French Open live stream 2024

The blue riband event of the clay court season, the French Open is again back at Roland Garros for 2024, with yet another enthralling tournament expected out on the dirt in the Parisian outskirts. The French Open, which starts on Sunday, May 26 and ends on Sunday, June 9, is FREE to watch on 9Now in Australia. And you can use a VPN to watch French Open live streams from anywhere, if you happen to be traveling away from Oz.

French Open 2024 tennis preview

Despite having yet to win at Roland Garros and struggling for form since winning Indian Wells earlier in the year, Carlos Alcaraz has made it to the final where he will  start as favourite in evolving into a fearsome clay courter. The Spaniard is now fitter after running out of gas in the last four against Novak Djokovic last year and has grown into the tournament after missing some of the clay court season through injury. His straight sets quarter-final defeat of Stefanos Tsitsipas was brutally efficient, while the semi-final five-setter with Jannik Sinner was a proper classic.

Defending champion Djokovic, meanwhile, withdrew from the tournament after further injuring his knee in a marathon five-set victory over Francisco Cerundolo and may miss Wimbledon having undergone surgery. 

Alexander Zverev will be Alcaraz's final opponent, the German looking imperious on serve in winning the Italian Open, the final Masters event before Roland Garros. Zverev beat 14-time champion in Paris Rafa Nadal in the first round and continued that form in beating in-form Holger Rune and Alex De Minaur in successive rounds, then won a four-set semi-final against Casper Ruud. 

For the women, defending champion Iga Swiatek started the tournament as the favourite and ended it with a fourth French Open title. The Polish world number one has now won three titles at Roland Garros in a row, having also won at Indian Wells, Madrid and Rome. 

She had to find her groove early, too, fighting back from 4-1 and 5-2 down in the final set to beat returning major winner Naomi Osaka in a second-round thriller, but was supreme ever since, swatting aside Marketa Vondrousova and Coco Gauff – reigning Wimbledon and US Open champions respectively – with the minimum of fuss in the quarters and semis and then dropping just three games to Jasmine Paolini in the final.

Make sure you know how to get a French Open live stream today from wherever you are. Below we have all the information you need on TV channels, international live streams, the latest pre-tournament news, results and a full schedule of the remaining matches at 2024's second Grand Slam.

French Open 2024 order of play (Sunday, June 9)

Who is playing next at the French Open 2024?

Afternoon session
From 8.30 a.m. ET / 5.30 a.m. PT / 1.30 p.m. BST / 10.30 p.m. AEST

Court Philippe Chatrier
Alexander Zverev (4) vs Carlos Alcaraz (3) 

After Iga Swiatek eased to her third successive French Open title on Saturday, there will be a new name on the men's trophy at Roland Garros as Alexander Zverev takes on Carlos Alcaraz on Sunday.

Zverev came from a set down to beat Casper Ruud in Friday evening's semi-final and has continued his fine form in Paris after winning the Rome Masters last month. The German's serve has dug him out of trouble in big moments over the past fortnight, which has been much-needed following two five-setters, a first round clash with Rafael Nadal and some off-court issues back home. 

Alcaraz has struggled for fitness since winning his second major at Wimbledon last year but has looked physically much-improved at Roland Garros in 2024. The 21-year-old is a fast learner and is looking increasingly confident on clay, beating Jannik Sinner – a previous vanquisher in the French capital – in a five-set semi-final having sailed through previous rounds against Stefanos Tsitsipas and Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Zverev leads the head-to-head record 5-4 and knocked Alcaraz out of the Australian Open earlier this year, also emerging victorious in the only previous meeting between the players at Roland Garros, having won a tense four-setter in the 2022 quarter-final. 

Can Alcaraz overcome his Nemesis, or will Zverev again come out on top to win his first grand slam? Tune in to find out. 

Free French Open 2024 live stream

Channel 9 and its 9Now streaming service has the rights to broadcast the 2024 French Open in Australia, live and for free from Sunday 26th May to Sunday 9th June.

The 9Now streaming service is absolutely free to use – all you need to sign up is your email address, and you can watch on your computer, smartphone, tablet or streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and select Smart TVs.

Once logged in to 9Now, you watch and can keep up to date with all the best action from Roland Garros. There's also a paid option for those wanting serious in-depth coverage – for completists, scroll down to find out more Australian broadcast options

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? You can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked...

Watch French Open live stream 2024 from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular tennis live streams while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software that sets your device to appear as if it's in a different country, allowing you to watch any French Open live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN to stream French Open 2024

1. Install the VPN of your choice. NordVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. So for French Open tennis, you may wish to choose 'Australia' for 9Now.

3. Then head over to 9Now on your browser or device and enjoy the free French Open live stream!

Watch French Open live streams 2024 in the US

NBC's Peacock TV streaming service is the only place to watch the French Open 2024 live in the USA.

Peacock starts from only $5.99 a month, or you can pay more to get rid of the ads. In addition to the French Open, you'll also be able to watch the likes of EPL soccer, WWE, Premiership Rugby and lots more.

The Peacock TV app is available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, LG smart TV, Vizio TV, PS4, and Xbox One. You can also watch through your web browser.

Outside the US? Peacock TV is only available within the States so be sure to use a tennis-friendly VPN if you're a subscriber stuck abroad.


Peacock is the streaming home of the French Open 2024 and you can watch it all with a monthly subscription now from $5.99.

In addition to showing selected all the action live from Roland Garros, Peacock also has the rights to Premier League 23/24 live streams, plus a huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

Watch French Open 2024 live stream in the UK

The 2024 French Open is being shown live on TV on Eurosport in the UK, which is available through certain packages from Sky TV, EE TV and Virgin Media.

Alternatively, you can live stream Roland Garros tennis with a Discovery+ subscription. The service's Standard plan costs £6.99 a month and includes Eurosport channels alongside Discovery, TLC, Quest and more. Or upgrade to Premium to include TNT Sports for £29.99 and get access to Premier League and Champions League football, Premiership rugby, MotoGP, UFC, WWE and more.

Discovery+ plans run monthly and can be cancelled any time.

Remember, if you're not in the UK right now but want to continue watching your regular streams, you'll need a tennis-friendly VPN like NordVPN to continue watching from abroad.

Watch French Open live stream 2024 in Australia

As explained above, Aussies can watch the second tennis Grand Slam absolutely free thanks to Channel 9 and 9Now.

If you want your pick of every match going on at the Roland Garros in 2024, though, you'll the all-inclusive service provided by the Stan Sport streaming service Down Under. The basic Stan package is $10 per month and comes with a 30-day free trial. When you add the necessary Stan Sport add-on, though, for an $15 extra per month, that gets charged immediately. 

Away from Oz? Use a VPN to access your local live stream from overseas – without being blocked.

French Open 2024 tournament start times

Global French Open 2024 start times – Morning & evening sessions

  • France (local): 12pm & not before 8.15pm
  • USA (ET/PT): 5am / 2.15pm & not before 2am / 11.15am
  • UK: 11am & not before 7.15pm
  • Australia (local): 8pm & not before 4.15am (+1)
  • Central Europe: 12pm & not before 8.15pm

French Open finals schedule

A provisional French Open schedule has been shared, which is open to change up to and during the event itself. Here's that tentative order of play:

Sunday, May 26
Men's and women's singles 1st round

Monday, May 27
Men's and women's singles 1st round

Tuesday, May 28
Men's and women's singles 1st round

Wednesday, May 29
Men's and women's singles 2nd round

Thursday, May 30
Men's and women's singles 2nd round

Friday, May 31
Men's and women's singles 3rd round

Saturday, June 1
Men's and women's singles 3rd round

Sunday, June 2
Men's and women's singles 4th round

Monday, June 3
Men's and women's singles 4th round

Tuesday, June 4
Men's and women's singles quarter-finals

Wednesday, June 5
Men's and women's singles quarter-finals

Thursday, June 6
Women's singles semi-finals

Friday, June 7
Men's singles semi-finals

Saturday, June 8
Women's final

Sunday, June 9
Men's final

French Open 2024 seeds

With a few days to go until the start of the French Open, the seeds have been revealed. They stick, more or less, to the world rankings. 


  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Jannik Sinner
  3. Carlos Alcaraz
  4. Alexander Zverev
  5. Daniil Medvedev
  6. Andrey Rublev
  7. Casper Ruud
  8. Hubert Hurkacz
  9. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  10. Grigor Dimitrov
  11. Alex de Minaur
  12. Taylor Fritz
  13. Holger Rune
  14. Tommy Paul
  15. Ben Shelton
  16. Nicolas Jarry
  17. Ugo Humbert
  18. Karen Khachanov
  19. Alexander Bublik
  20. Sebastian Baez
  21. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  22. Adrian Mannarino
  23. Francisco Cerundolo
  24. Alejandro Tabilo
  25. Frances Tiafoe
  26. Tallon Griekspoor
  27. Sebastian Korda
  28. Tomas Martin Etcheverry
  29. Arthur Fils
  30. Lorenzo Musetti
  31. Mariano Navone
  32. Cameron Norrie


  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Coco Gauff
  4. Elena Rybakina
  5. Marketa Vondrousova
  6. Maria Sakkari
  7. Zheng Qinwen
  8. Ons Jabeur
  9. Jelena Ostapenko
  10. Daria Kasatkina
  11. Danielle Collins
  12. Jasmine Paolini
  13. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  14. Madison Keys
  15. Elina Svitolina
  16. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  17. Liudmila Samsonova
  18. Marta Kostyuk
  19. Victoria Azarenka
  20. Anastasia Paylyuchenkova
  21. Caroline Garcia
  22. Emma Navarro
  23. Anna Kalinskaya
  24. Barbora Krejcikova
  25. Elise Mertens
  26. Katie Boulter
  27. Linda Noskova
  28. Sorana Cirstea
  29. Veronika Kudermetova
  30. Dayana Yastremska
  31. Leylah Fernandez
  32. Katerina Siniakova

French Open 2024 pre-tournament news

At May's Madrid Open, a big barometer for Roland Garros, Iga Swiatek beat Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka to make it 100 weeks as world number one. In the men's final between two underdogs, Andrey Rublev, came from a set down to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 for his second Masters title.

It was a case of rinse and repeat for the women at the Italian Open, as Swiatek's superior movement on clay and consistency of shot was more than enough to overcome Sabalenka 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Rome Masters, the final 1000 series event before the French Open. 

In the men's final in Rome, Alexander Zverev beat Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-5 to secure the sixth Masters 1000 title of his career, losing just five points on serve in the whole match in a dominant. 

A handful of players need match practice and are pounding the clay in Geneva in the build up to Sunday's French Open kick. World number one Novak Djokovic is among them after recording his 1,110th win on tour to sit third in the all-time list behind Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer. 

Most of the wild cards for the tournament have gone to French players, which means big names such as Emma Raducanu, Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniaki will all be absent at Roland Garros.

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Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.