It’s been a tremendous French Open full of incredible upsets and one or two matches that will go down in history – and it all comes to a conclusion today.
After his incredible victory over King of Clay Rafael Nadal in an epic tie on Friday night, Novak Djkokovic will aim to win his second Roland Garros crown – and his first for five years – in the Men’s final against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Greek No.5 seed has played extremely well so far this year and has already defeated Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev on his way to his first Grand Slam final, so it’s all set to be an extremely good contest.
Before that, though, we have the Women’s Doubles final to look forward to – and following her incredible win in the singles yesterday Barbora Krejcikova is back on court with her partner Katerina Siniaková.
Standing in their way is the No.14 seed pairing of Iga Swiatek, the rising star who won the singles title last year, and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, an American doubles legened who will be hoping to win the tenth Grand Slam title of her career.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about the French Open 2021 tennis tournament including how to watch every moment. You can also check out our guide to the French Open 2021 schedule.
When is the French Open 2021?
The tournament started on Sunday 30th May 2021 and runs until Sunday 13th June 2021.
The event was pushed back by a week due to various COVID restrictions in-line with government advice, but has gone ahead largely as planned.
Qualifying for the event began on Monday 24th May and lasted until Friday 28th May.
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How to watch and live stream French Open in the UK
The tournament will be available to watch on ITV4 and online via ITV Hub, with certain matches including the finals to be shown on the main ITV channel.
Eurosport will also show live coverage of the tournament on their channels and online player.
If you want to access the Eurosport Player direct it’s £6.99 per month or £39.99 a year.
Eurosport is also available via Amazon Prime Video with a seven-day free trial of the Eurosport add-on plus a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime.
French Open 2021 final date
The tournament is spread across a 15-day period. The Men’s and Women’s Singles tournaments are in-sync with one another throughout the competition.
The Women’s final will take place on Saturday 12th June followed by the Men’s final a day later on Sunday 13th June.
You can watch each of the finals live on ITV and Eurosport from 1pm on each day.
Men’s and Women’s Singles schedule
- First round – 30th/31st May – 1st June
- Second round – 2nd/3rd June
- Third round – 4/5th June
- Fourth round – 6/7th June
- Quarter-finals – 8/9th June
- Semi-finals – 10/11th June
- Women’s final – 12th June
- Men’s final – 13th June
French Open prize money 2021
Men’s and Women’s Singles prize money
- Qualifying 1 – £8,600
- Qualifying 2 – £14,000
- Qualifying 3 – £22,000
- Round 1 – £51,500
- Round 2 – £72,500
- Round 3 – £97,500
- Round 4 – £146,500
- Quarter-finals – £219,500
- Semi-finals – £323,000
- Runner-up – £645,500
- Winner – £1.2m
Where is the French Open 2021 held?
The tournament is being held at the iconic Stade Roland-Garros as it has been since 1927.
It is the ultimate clay-court championship with no orange surface more revered than this one in Paris.
The competition is seen by many as the most demanding in professional tennis due to the nature of the courts, the surface and the length of the major tournament.