The second Grand Slam of the year, the Roland Garros 2022, is just around the corner. The outdoor clay court tournament starts on May 22 at the Stade Roland Garros. Here’s when, where and how to watch the tournament, along with the top seeds.
Ahead of the French Open, defending champion Novak Djokovic has competed in several tournaments, which has helped him improve his game. Competing at the Italian Open a week ago, he won his 1000th career match, taking his tally of Masters titles to 38. The Serb will be brimming with confidence as a direct result of this victory.
Due to his foot condition, Rafael Nadal’s prospects of setting a new record by winning the French Open for the 14th time have been questioned. However, given his track record as the player with the most wins in the entire existence of the competition, it would be foolish to rule him out.
Daniil Medvedev made his comeback on the tennis court at the Geneva Open after undergoing hernia surgery. In all his games prior to the French Open, this was the only one on clay. He hadn’t progressed past the first round of the Paris tournament in any of the past four years, but in 2018 he made it to the quarter-finals.
Alexander Zverev represents the third seed in this match. He is now playing at a high level and made it to the semi-finals of the French Open last year. Zverev will start the tournament against a qualifier and there is a chance he will face Sebastian Baez in the second round.
Still a teenager, Carlos Alcaraz has quickly established himself as a player of the highest caliber this year. All that’s left for him to do is try to be a major. He is in great form after winning back-to-back tournaments in Barcelona and Madrid. The youngster will begin his battle for his first Major title against a qualifier from the qualifiers.
Roland Garros Schedule 2022:
The tournament begins on May 22nd with the first round and ends on June 5th with the men’s final.
The qualifiers started on Monday 16th May and will last until Friday 20th May. The main draw starts on Sunday 22nd May and runs every Sunday until Sunday 5th June.
The doubles championship game will be held on Saturday 4th June while the singles championship game will be held on Sunday 5th June.
Here you can find the detailed schedule of the tournament with time.
|Sunday May 22nd||5 a.m. – 3 p.m||First round|
|Monday, May 23rd||5am-6pm||First round|
|Tuesday, May 24th||5am-6pm||First round|
|Wednesday May 25th||5am-6pm||Second round|
|Thursday, May 26th||5am-6pm||Second round|
|Friday May 27th||5am-6pm||third round|
|Saturday May 28th||5 a.m.-1 p.m||third round|
|Sunday May 29th||5 a.m.-1 p.m||fourth round|
|Monday, May 30th||5 a.m.-3 p.m||fourth round|
|Tuesday May 31st||6am-6pm||quarter finals|
|Wednesday June 1st||6am-6pm||quarter finals|
|Thursday June 2nd||6 a.m. to 2 p.m||Women’s Semifinals|
|Friday June 3rd||8am-4pm||Men’s semifinals|
|Saturday June 4th||9am-2pm||Women’s final|
|Sunday June 5th||9am-2pm||Men’s final|
Stade Roland Garros will host the Roland Garros 2022 tournament. The venue has a capacity of 15,500 people. The price of the tickets starts at $150. Book your tickets before the sale ends.
How to watch Roland Garros 2022 on TV and online?
Roland Garros will be re-broadcast on NBC Sports, Peacock Premium and the Tennis Channel in the US.
Peacock will broadcast the most exciting moments of the tournament, including the women’s and men’s singles championships on June 4th and 5th. Monthly subscription costs start at $4.99.
You can watch NBC Sports and the Tennis Channel if you subscribe to Sling TV (which costs $35 a month) and attach the sports add-on.
You can watch the Roland Garros 2022 on Discovery Plus in the UK. Amazon Prime Video shows fans the live stream of the tournament. TSN will cover the tournament in Canada. If you are someone from India you can follow the tournament on Sony Sports Network.
All top-ranked ATP players will perform in the tournament. Here is the list of the top 10 players.
- Novak Djokovic
- Daniel Medvedev
- Alexander Zverev
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Rafael Nadal
- Carlo Alcaraz
- Andrei Rublev
- Kasper Ruud
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Cameron Norrie
- Winner: €2,200,000 / 2,000 points
- Finalist: €1,100,000 / 1,200 points
- Semifinalist: €600,000 / 720 points
- Quarterfinalists: €380,000 / 360 points
- Round of 16: €220,000 / 180 points
- 32: €125,800 / 90 points
- 64: €86,000 / 45 points
- 128: €62,000 / 10 points
- Winner: €580,000 / 2,000 points
- Finalist: €290,000/ 1,200 points
- Semifinalist: €146,000 / 720 points
- Quarterfinalists: €79,500 / 360 points
- Round of 16: €42,000 / 180 points
- 32: €25,000 / 90 points
- 64: €15,500 / 0 points
The best tennis stars in the world will compete at Roland Garros 2022. If you are a tennis fan, call your friends, order pizza and follow all the action live.