Ruud vs Zverev live stream: how to watch French Open semi-final for free online, TV channel

Casper Ruud of Norway plays a backhand against Holger Rune of Denmark during the Men's Singles Quarter Final match on Day Eleven of the 2023 French Open at Roland Garros
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Watch a Ruud vs Zverev live stream

Ruud vs Zverev is FREE to watch with 9Now in Australia , and Servus TV in Austria. In the US, the streaming service Peacock is your best bet. UK viewers can tune in on Eurosport via Discovery+. Use a VPN to watch your regular live stream from anywhere in the worldif you happen to be away from home.

Ruud vs Zverev live stream preview

Casper Ruud and Alexander Zverev aren't exactly strangers – the two have faced each other three times in the last two years, with the 6ft 6in German giant triumphing twice. However, Ruud won their most recent clash, at the 2022 ATP Masters 1000 in Miami, so he'll be hoping to carry that momentum into the French Open semi-final at Roland-Garros.

The Norwegian triumphed over Dutchman Holger Rune in the quarters, while Zverev knocked out Argentine Tomas Echeverry in four sets. Zverev comes into the tournament with a track record of 16-14 for the year, and with semi-final runs in both Dubai and Geneva, he'll be used to the pressure at this stage of the tournament.

Both players are right-handed, and both have a two-handed backhand. But they have one other thing in common – they were both knocked out of last year's French Open by Rafael Nadal. So they both have a lot to prove.

Zverev has been looking forward to this tourney since returning from injury to the ATP Tour in January.

"It was definitely a tournament that I marked on my calendar this year," he said, following his victory in the quarter-finals. "I'm happy to be playing the way I'm playing here in Paris. I'm extremely happy with how things are going, but as I said, the tournament is not over yet. There are still potentially two very, very difficult matches ahead, and I'm looking forward to that."

Friday will be Ruud and Zverev's first ever meeting on clay – and it's set to be a thriller.

The match is due on Court Philip Chatrier not before 4.30pm BST. Here's how to get a Ruud vs Zverev live stream and watch the French Open tennis from anywhere.

Free Ruud vs Zverev live stream

Free live stream | Ruud vs Zverev

Free live stream | Ruud vs Zverev

Australians can watch the French Open live and for free on Channel 9 / 9Now

Travelling outside Australia?

Use VPN to unblock 9Now and watch from anywhere

Free live stream | Ruud vs Zverev

Free live stream | Ruud vs Zverev

The 2023 French Open is also live and free to watch on Servus TV in Austria. Click on the 'TV live' button.

Travelling outside Austria?

Use VPN to unblock Servus and watch from anywhere

Watch Ruud vs Zverev: live stream from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your go-to Ruud vs Zverev live stream 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 the right country, allowing you to watch any French Open 2023 live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN for Ruud vs Zverev

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

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Ruud vs Zverev, you may wish to choose 'Australia' for 9Now.

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

Watch Ruud vs Zverev in Australia

If you're in Australia, Channel 9 and the 9Now streaming service is covering much of the 2023 French Open live and for free. 

Ruud vs Zverev is expected to start no earlier than 3.30am AEST on Saturday morning.

Local streaming service Stan Sport will provide paid live coverage of Ruud vs Zverev and the French Open, plus plenty of football, rugby and other sports besides.

To begin with, there's a Stan 7-day free trial. After that, you choose your base package and the necessary sport add-on costs AU$10 a month on top (so, from $20 a month in total).

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access a Ruud vs Zverev live stream without being blocked.

Watch Ruud vs Zverev in US

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Tennis fans in the US can watch the 2023 French Open on Peacock TV, which streams the whole tournament, plus regular TV channel NBC.

Ruud vs Zverev is expected to start at around 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT on Friday morning. 

Of course, Peacock TV is only available within the States so be sure to use a tennis-friendly VPN if you're a subscriber stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN, as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Ruud vs Zverev |  Peacock Premium $4.99/month

Ruud vs Zverev |  Peacock Premium $4.99/month
Sign up to the monthly Premium plan and you can watch live tennis or EPL soccer games online through Peacock TV app on the iOS, Android or smart TVs. There's no contract. You can cancel or change your plan anytime.

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.

Watch Ruud vs Zverev: live stream in the UK

The 2023 French Open is being shown live on Eurosport via Discovery+.

A subscription to Discovery+ (Entertainment & Sport) costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year, and includes Grand Slam tennis, Grand Tour cycling, snooker and much more besides.

Ruud vs Zverev is expected to start no earlier than 4.30pm BST on Friday. 

Don't forget: Austrian tennis fans travelling abroad can use a VPN to stream the free Servus TV coverage from overseas. Full details just above.

Joe Svetlik

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