French Open 2022 TV Guide, Draw, Live Stream Lists for Whole Tournament | Bleacher report

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    Earlier this year, Rafael Nadal won the 2022 Australian Open for his 21st career Grand Slam title. The Spaniard has won more major titles than any other tennis player in men’s history, but he may not be alone on this list for long.

    Novak Djokovic is just one Grand Slam win behind Nadal. And after missing the Australian Open – he was not allowed to play due to his COVID-19 vaccination status – Djokovic will make his first major tournament appearance in 2022 at the French Open, which starts on Sunday at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

    Djokovic will be looking to repeat himself as champion after winning his second French Open title last year. However, he may need to get past Nadal, whose 13 French Open wins are the most by any player.

    Here’s a look at the full 2022 French Open schedule, followed by a preview of the men’s and women’s tournaments. Visit RolandGarros.com for the full draws for the event.

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    Sunday May 22nd

    First round: 5:00-15:00 ET (Tennis Channel), 13:00-16:00 ET (NBC and Peacock)

    Monday, May 23rd

    First Round: 5am-6pm ET (Tennis Channel)

    Tuesday, May 24th

    First Round: 5am-6pm ET (Tennis Channel)

    Wednesday May 25th

    Second Round: 5am-6pm ET (Tennis Channel)

    Thursday, May 26th

    Second Round: 5am-6pm ET (Tennis Channel)

    Friday May 27th

    Third Round: 5:00-18:00 ET (Tennis Channel)

    Saturday May 28th

    Third Round: 5:00-13:00 ET (Tennis Channel), 11:00-14:00 ET (NBC and Peacock), 14:00-18:00 ET (Peacock)

    Sunday May 29th

    Fourth Round: 5:00-1:00 ET (Tennis Channel), 12:00-18:00 ET (Peacock)

    Monday, May 30th

    Fourth Round: 5am-3pm ET (Tennis Channel), 11am-3pm ET (NBC and Peacock), 3pm-6pm ET (Peacock)

    Tuesday May 31st

    Quarterfinals: 6am-6pm ET (Tennis Channel)

    Wednesday June 1st

    Quarterfinals: 6am-6pm ET (Tennis Channel)

    Thursday June 2nd

    Women’s Semifinals: 6:00-14:00 ET (Tennis Channel), 11:00-14:00 ET (NBC and Peacock)

    Friday June 3rd

    Men’s Semifinals: 8am-4pm ET (Tennis Channel), 11am-3pm ET (NBC and Peacock)

    Saturday June 4th

    Women’s Finals: 9:00-14:00 ET (NBC and Peacock)

    Sunday June 5th

    Men’s Finals: 9:00-14:00 ET (NBC and Peacock)

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    Djokovic is No. 1 at this year’s French Open and the 34-year-old Serb will be looking to continue his recent dominance of Grand Slam events. He has won eight of the last 13 major tournaments he has competed in, including last year’s French Open.

    The only time Djokovic had won the French Open before was in 2016. It’s the Major where he’s had the least success, but a big reason for that is Nadal’s track record at Roland Garros. The Spaniard won four straight years from 2005 to 2008, five straight from 2010 to 2014 and four more straightaways from 2017 to 2020.

    Nadal is No. 5 in this year’s bracket, so it’s possible the 35-year-old will face Djokovic in the quarterfinals. Last year Djokovic defeated Nadal in four sets in the semifinals at Roland Garros and then defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.

    The top half of this year’s French Open will be quite challenging for many players. It not only includes Djokovic and Nadal, but also number 6 Carlos Alcaraz. The 19-year-old Spaniard has played in just five Grand Slam events and never made it past the quarter-finals, but he did open the Madrid Open earlier this month Sand won so he could be set for a strong performance at Roland Garros.

    Other top contenders at the French Open will likely include Daniil Medvedev (No. 2), Alexander Zverev (No. 3) and Tsitsipas (No. 4).

    But there’s a good chance that the likely quarterfinal match between Djokovic and Nadal could decide which of the two wins this year’s French Open title. And Djokovic knows this could be his biggest challenge.

    “When you talk about Roland Garros and clay courts, Rafael Nadal is always the first favourite,” Djokovic said, per Joan Solsona brand.

    Either Djokovic or Nadal have won the French Open in 11 of the last 12 years. The only time neither won was in 2015 when Stan Wawrinka took the title.

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    Iga Swiatek has arrived at Roland Garros as the clear favorite to win the French Open title. The 20-year-old from Poland is number 1 and wants to win this tournament for the second time in three years. Her win at the 2020 French Open is her only Grand Slam title to date.

    Earlier this year, Swiatek reached the semifinals of the Australian Open. She is now entering the French Open on a 28-game winning streak. She has been dominant on clay courts lately and that could set her up for more success at Roland Garros.

    “I kind of changed my attitude from ‘Whoa, she’s going to spread me out now’ to ‘I’m going to reach every ball now and play every point to the last stroke,'” Swiatek said of her Italian Open win over Ons Jabeur, according to Andrew Dampf from Associated Press.

    Last year’s French Open champion was Barbora Krejcikova, who is the No. 2 seed in this year’s tournament. The 26-year-old Czech should also be kept in mind and there’s a good chance she’ll end up against Swiatek in the final.

    Naomi Osaka withdrew from the 2021 French Open after her first-round win, but she’s back at Roland Garros this year and looking to win the event for the first time. However, the 24-year-old is unseeded in the tournament, which sets her up for a challenge in the opening round.

    On Sunday, Osaka will face number 27 Amanda Anisimova in a highly anticipated Australian Open rematch. In the only previous encounter between the two, Anisimova won in three sets to knock Osaka out of that Major in the third round.

    “I’m glad I played against them in Australia so I can draw from that experience,” Osaka told reporters at a recent French Open press conference.

    If Osaka can get through this first-round matchup, she could have a deep run through the tournament. She has never made it past the third round in five previous appearances at the French Open, but she is a four-time Grand Slam champion.

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