2021 French Open live stream: How to watch the French Open online

French Open live stream — Novak Djokovic in action in the semi-final against Rafael Nadal
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French Open TV schedule, dates

The 2021 French Open finishes today (Sunday, June 13) with the men's final. In the U.S., it's available on NBC and the Tennis Channel. In the U.K. you can watch on ITV4 and Eurosport. Full channel details below.

The 2021 French Open is now nearing its endgame, but the best — potentially — is yet to come. 

Novak Djokovic will face Stefanos Tsitsipas today in the Men's Single Final. Will Djokovic claim his 19th Grand Slam title, or will Tsitsipas take his first? We'll find out very soon.

The good news is that you can catch it all with a 2021 French Open live stream — and the really, really good news is that it's available for free on many services across the world. Read on to find out how to watch the 2021 French Open live streams.

Where is the 2021 French Open live stream available for free?

The 2021 French Open live stream is free-to-air in several countries this year (and most years), and that's good news wherever you happen to live. 

In the U.K., the 2021 French Open live stream is available for free on ITV4 and the ITV Hub streaming service. Scroll down to the U.K. section for more on that.

As you might expect, given this is the French Open, you can also watch for free on French TV. Simple head to France TV Sport to catch the action each day; there's no need to register, you just have to be located in France to be able to watch.

And on the other side of the world, you can also watch for free on Channel 9 and its 9Now streaming service. Again, scroll down to the Australia section for full details.

But don't worry if you're normally in one of those countries but happen to be abroad right now — with one of the best VPN services, you can watch your favorite streaming services wherever you are.

How to watch 2021 French Open live stream with a VPN

If you're away from home and can't watch the 2021 French Open live stream from wherever you happen to be, you can still tune in via a virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN makes it so that you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town, so you can access the same streaming services you've already paid for. 

We've tested many different services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, which offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options too, so check out our full list of the best VPN services.


A combination of speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

How to watch the 2021 French Open live stream in the US

French Open live stream — US flag

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If you're in the U.S. you have lots of options to watch a 2021 French Open live stream. 

Viewers can watch all the tennis action on NBC and the Tennis Channel, plus selected Bally Sports regional networks. 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 the French Open via several live TV services, including NBC's own Peacock, plus Sling TV and Fubo.TV.

Of these options, we recommend Sling Orange, which is $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC (in select regions). Fubo.TV, meanwhile, costs $65 per month for more than 117 channels. Sports fans will find a number of niche sports channels among its lineup. 


Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Orange plan comes with 30-plus channels. Get the Sports Extra add-on for $10 to access the Tennis Channel, NBA TV, MLB Network and more. Sling is currently offering $25 dollars off the first month.


If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. Fubo's dozens of channels include local networks, like NBC, as well as sports-focused channels like ESPN. The Fubo Extra add-on comes with the Tennis Channel and a few dozen other top networks.


In addition to the French Open live streams, Peacock also has a huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

How to watch the 2021 French Open live streams in the UK

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British tennis lovers also have several options to watch the 2021 French Open live stream.

The tournament will be available to watch on ITV4 and also online via the ITV Hub. Selected matches, including the finals, will also be broadcast on the main ITV channel. And of course, if you live in the U.K. and have a valid TV licence, you can watch ITV or the ITV Hub for free.

Eurosport will also show the French Open live stream on both its channels and the Eurosport Player. The Eurosport Player costs £6.99/month (or £39.99 for the year), but Eurosport is also available via Amazon Prime Video — and here you can get a seven-day free trial of the service. Plus, if you don't already have Amazon Prime itself, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial of that at the same time. 

How to watch the 2021 French Open live streams in Canada

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Canadians can get all the French Open action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If they've cut the cord, they can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $4.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month.

How to watch the 2021 French Open live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch the 2021 French Open live stream on Channel Nine this year, after they cut a deal for exclusive coverage from Roland-Garros. 

There'll be "extensive" broadcasting throughout the tournament through the free-to-view channels Channel Nine, 9Go and 9GEM, but if you've cut the cord you can also watch via the on-demand services 9Now and Stan.

2021 French Open Men's Singles Final

Sunday, June 13

Novak Djokovic (Ser) vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre)

2021 French Open Women's Singles Final

Saturday, June 12

Barbora Krejcikova (Cze) beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus)

2021 French Open live stream schedule

The 2021 French Open main tournament started on Sunday, May 30. 

Here's the schedule for the 2021 French Open main draw (all times ET)

Men’s and Women’s Singles schedule

  • First round — May 30–June 1
  • Second round — June 2-3
  • Third round — June 4-5
  • Fourth round — June 6-7
  • Quarter-finals — June 8-9
  • Semi-finals — June 10-11
  • Women’s final — June 12
  • Men’s final — June 13

French Open live stream — VPN statement

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