How to watch Ruud vs Zverev live stream — French Open 2024 start time, channel

Norway's Casper Ruud celebrates ahead of the Ruud vs Zverev French Open 2024 semi-final.
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The Ruud vs Zverev live stream simply cannot be missed as it sees the fourth seed attempt to avenge his defeat to the Norwegian at the same stage last year and reach the French Open final for the first time in his career. 

Read on and we'll show you how to watch Ruud vs Zverev live streams from anywhere with a VPN, potentially for free.

Ruud vs Zverev live stream: TV schedule, dates

The Ruud vs Zverev live stream is scheduled to start at on Friday, June 7, at 4:30 p.m. BST / 11:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 a.m. (June 8).
•  U.S. — NBC, Tennis Channel and Peacock
•  U.K.Discovery Plus
  Watch anywhere — Try NordVPN 100% risk free

For the last three years Alexander Zverev has reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros but has never progressed to the final. The German will now have the chance to end this run after demonstrating his undoubted quality with a comfortable straight-set victory over 11th seed Alex De Minaur. The 28-year-old has already claimed a title on clay this year, triumphing in the Italian Open, and has impressed thus far in Paris with wins over Rafa Nadal and Holger Rune. 

Standing in Zverev’s way is a familiar foe in Casper Ruud. The pair have played each other on four occasions and each has two wins to their name. However, the Norwegian triumphed in the most high-profile meeting when he secured a thumping three-set win in the French Open semi-finals. The three-time major finalist is back in the last four and is enjoying an excellent 2024, having already won titles on clay in Barcelona and Geneva. 

Can Zverev gain revenge and reach a first French Open final or will clay-court specialist make a third straight final in Paris? Tune in to find out so read on to discover how to get a Ruud vs Zverev live stream and watch the 2024 French Open from wherever you are.

How to watch Ruud vs Zverev live streams for FREE

If you're lucky enough to live in Australia then you can look forward to a free Ruud vs Zverev live stream from Roland-Garros. That's because the free-to-air Channel 9 and its 9Now streaming service in Australia have rights to 2024 Grand Slams, including the French Open.

But what if you're usually based in Australia but aren't at home for a Ruud vs Zverev live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

Watch Ruud vs Zverev live streams from anywhere

It's natural that you might want to watch the Ruud vs Zverev live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there when it's on?

You can still watch the French Open live thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for sports fans away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


We specialize in testing and reviewing VPN services and NordVPN is the one we rate best. It's outstanding at unblocking streaming services, it's fast and it has top-level security features too. With over 5,000 servers, across 60 countries, and at a great price too, it's easy to recommend.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're away form Australia, and want to view your usual Australian service, you'd select Australia from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to 9Now or another website and watch the French Open tennis.

How to watch Ruud vs Zverev live streams in the U.S.

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If you're in the U.S. you have lots of options to watch an Ruud vs Zverev live stream from Roland-Garros. Viewers can watch all the action on NBC and the Tennis Channel, as well as Peacock

NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas, while the Tennis Channel is available in some cable packages.

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch Casper Ruud take on Alexander Zverev via several live TV services, including NBC's own Peacock, plus Sling TV and Fubo.

Of these options, we recommend Peacock. It costs $5.99 per month for its standard ad-supported option or $11.99 per month for its ad-free alternative.

Alternatively, you can watch all the Ruud vs Zverev action on the Tennis Channel which is available through most cable packages as well as some of the best cable TV alternatives, including Sling TVFubo, and DirecTV Stream. Of these options, we recommend Sling and Fubo.


In addition to showing selected French Open live streams, Peacock also has a huge library of originals and licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like "Yellowstone", "Law and Order", the "Real Housewives", "Poker Face" and more.


Sling TV offers two packages, both of which start at $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA. The Sling Orange plan ESPN as its main advantage for sports. Either way, you'll need the $11 Sports Extra add-on to get the Tennis Channel for the French Open 2024.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBCSN and USA. Prices start at $74.99, after the trial. You'll need a sports add-on or the Ultimate Plan ($94.99) for the Tennis Channel and coverage of the French Open.

How to watch Ruud vs Zverev live streams in the U.K.

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British tennis lovers can watch Ruud vs Zverev live streams from Roland-Garros with Discovery Plus and Eurosport.

You'll need to sign up to Discovery Plus' £30.99-per-month Premium plan, which allows you to view TNT Sports live streams — this includes the French Open as well as cycling Grand Tours, the Premier League and, later in the year, the Olympic Games.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the UK, you can still follow the Ruud vs Zverev live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as NordVPN.

How to watch Ruud vs Zverev live streams in Canada

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Tennis fans in Canada can get all the Ruud vs Zverev action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. 

If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month.

Not at home right now? Use NordVPN or another VPN to watch your usual streaming service from overseas.

How to watch Ruud vs Zverev live streams in Australia

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Aussies can again watch the 2024 French Open live stream for free on Channel Nine, including Ruud vs Zverev. 

The big games will air on the free-to-view 9Gem and 9Go channels and via the on-demand service 9Now, but to watch every game, ad-free and in up to 4K, you'll need a subscription to Stan Sport.

Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — with a subscription costing you $15 per month. Due to the cost, we'd only recommend you stream via Stan if you're already a subscriber.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN, such as NordVPN, to watch all the action on your Stan account, as if you were back home.

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Adrian Back

Adrian is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about sport for a wide range of publications including World Soccer Magazine, Newsweek, Yahoo and FourFourTwo. Having covered everything from the NBA Finals and French Open to the London Olympics and F1 in Abu Dhabi, his great passion remains soccer – a sport he could write and talk about all day long.