French Open 2024: Draw, dates, how to watch/stream, and more

Everything you need to know about the 2024 event at Roland Garros.
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Tennis's second Grand Slam event of the year begins next week at Roland Garros. The French Open began in 1891, and contrary to logical belief, Rafael Nadal has not won every year since, only seemingly most years. In fact, the first tournament was one on the men's side by Britain H. Briggs. His first name is unknown, and no...that is not a joke.

The French then dominated the event between 1892 and 1932 and then did not win again until World War II (yes, the event was somehow held between 1941 and 1945) when obviously the competition would have been diminished. In other words, in a normal year, a Frenchman has only won once since 1932 when Yannick Noah won in 1983.

Adine Masson was the first women's winner, but that did not happen until 1897. French women have only done slightly better as they have won the event twice since 1948. In 2023, Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Poland's Iga Swiatek were the winners on the men's and women's sides, respectively.

What are the dates for the 2024 French Open?

The 2024 French Open will run from Sunday, May 26, through Sunday, June 9. Grand Slams now last 14 days instead of the previous 14 as this is supposed to help with scheduling, especially in cases of inclement weather. There will only be a single night match for most of the tournament so that should help with players getting quite a bit of rest as well.

Daily matches will begin at 11:00 Paris time (which is 5 am ET) on courts other than center court. On center court, otherwise known as Court Philippe Chatrier, matches will begin at 12:00 (or 6 am ET). The women's singles final will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 15:00 (or 9 am ET). The men's final will be held on Sunday, June 9, at 15:00.

The full daily schedule is this:

  • Monday, May 20-Friday, May 24: Men’s and women’s singles qualifying
  • Sunday, May 26: Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Monday, May 27: Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Tuesday, May 28: Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Wednesday, May 29: Men’s and women’s singles second round
  • Thursday, May 30: Men’s and women’s singles second round
  • Friday, May 31: Men’s and women’s singles third round
  • Saturday, June 1: Men’s and women’s singles third round
  • Sunday, June 2: Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
  • Monday, June 3: Men’s and women’s singles fourth 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 singles final, men’s doubles final
  • Sunday, June 9: Men’s singles final, women’s doubles final

When is the draw for the French Open?

The draw will be held on Thursday, May 23. This will take place at 14:00 Paris time. That is 8 am ET.

How can I watch and stream the French Open?

Well, I will be watching (or streaming) the French Open on the Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel+. Those in the United States can view matches from the beginning of the event to the end that way. The finals can be seen on NBC.

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Those who live in Europe can view the major on Eurosport. Some specific countries will have a different broadcaster and streaming service, however, such as Austria. In France, people can see the tournament on France TV.

Many Asian nations can watch the French Open on BEIN Sports. Australia can watch and stream on NINE. New Zealanders can do the same on Sky. For a full list, click here.

How much do players get for winning the French Open? And what about ranking points?

The men's and women's players thankfully make the same. The winner on each side will receive $2,609,760 (or 2.4 million euros). The runner-up will still take home good money as they will earn $1,304,880 (or 1.2 million euros). Heck, even if a player only wins their first-round match they will win $79,380 (or 73,000 euros).

If you have a child who shows interest in tennis and has some talent, they might be able to make a good living. Just a thought. Also, the winner on each side will receive 2,000 ranking points so that is pretty sweet as well. The runner-up will receive 1,200 points while semifinalists receive 720 points.

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