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2022 French Open live stream: How to watch the Roland-Garros action online

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The 2022 French Open live streams have reached their conclusion. We have just two matches left, the women's doubles and men's singles finals, and both will be well worth watching. 

In truth, the big draw today (Sunday, June 5) will be the men's singles final, featuring Rafael Nadal. So read on and we'll show you how to watch French Open live streams from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab), potentially for FREE.

French Open live streams: TV schedule, dates

The 2022 French Open started Sunday, May 22.
► FREE LIVE STREAMS 9Now (opens in new tab) (Australia)
► U.S. — Peacock (opens in new tab) / NBC/Tennis Channel via SlingTV (opens in new tab)
► U.K. — Discovery Plus (opens in new tab)
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Yesterday, Iga Swiatek won her second Grand Slam title, defeating Cori 'Coco' Gauff in straight sets. Today, Rafael Nadal will attempt to win his 22nd Slam — and his 14th at Roland-Garros. 

The Rafael Nadal vs Casper Ruud match pits him against a young Norwegian in his first Grand Slam final, and either would be a popular winner of the tournament. 

Nadal made it through his semi-final with Alexander Zverev after the German was injured in the second set, though he was 1-0 up in sets at the time. Ruud, meanwhile, beat Marin Cilic of Croatia by 3-1 and looks to be in fine form. 

In the women's doubles, meanwhile, Gauff will have a chance to make up for yesterday's disappointment (to an extent), by teaming up with fellow American Jessica Pegula against the French pair of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.

You'll find the full listings for today's games below. Read on and we'll show you how to watch the French Open live streams from Roland-Garros, wherever you are.

FREE French Open live streams

How to watch French Open live streams for FREE in 2022

If you're lucky enough to live in Australia, France or Austria then you can look forward to FREE French Open live streams from Roland-Garros in 2022.

Today's key game: Sunday, June 5

Rafael Nadal vs Casper Ruud (2 p.m. BST)

All times BST and subject to change

That's because the free-to-air Channel 9 and its 9Now (opens in new tab) streaming service in Australia, France.TV (opens in new tab) in France and ServusTV (opens in new tab) in Austria all have rights to the action. 

But what if you're usually based in one  of those countries but aren't at home for a particular French Open 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.

French Open live streams around the world

How to watch the 2022 French Open live streams from Roland-Garros anywhere with a VPN

It's natural that you might want to watch the 2022 French Open live streams from your home country, but what if you're not there when it's on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, an Australian who's currently in the U.S. could watch the French Open live streams on 9Now (opens in new tab), even though they're not in Australia. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an 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 tennis.

How to watch French Open live streams in the US

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If you're in the U.S. you have lots of options to watch a 2022 French Open live stream from Roland-Garros. 

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 (opens in new tab), plus Sling TV and Fubo.TV.

Of these options, we recommend Peacock: it costs just $4.99/month with ads, or $9.99 without, and includes lots more great content as well as the French Open live streams from Roland-Garros.

If you go the SlingTV route, you'll want Sling Blue, which is $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC (in select regions). It also includes the Tennis Channel as part of its Sports Extra package, for an extra $11/month. On the plus side, right now Sling is offering $10 off the first month (opens in new tab)

Fubo.TV, meanwhile, costs $70 per month for 121 channels. Sports fans will find a number of niche sports channels among its lineup. 

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the French Open live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

In addition to showing selected French Open live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) 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.

Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC in some regions. You can add the Tennis Channel for $11/month more and Sling is currently offering $10 off the first month.

If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got dozens of sports channels, including NBC and the Tennis Channel. 

How to watch the 2022 French Open live streams in the UK

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British tennis lovers also have a couple of options to watch the 2022 French Open live streams from Roland-Garros, but the situation isn't quite as good as in previous years.

This year, the tournament won't be available to watch on free-to-air channels, whereas last year it was on ITV. 

Instead, Discovery Plus (opens in new tab) and Eurosport (opens in new tab) have the rights to the French Open live streams. Don't worry about the fact that there are two channels listed; Eurosport is being rolled into Discovery Plus, so it won't matter which you subscribe to.

Discovery Plus is available for £6.99/month or £59.99/year. You can sign up for Discovery Plus here (opens in new tab), or access the service via Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab) — 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. 

Going on holiday this week or next? Sign up to ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the 2022 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 (opens in new tab) or RDS (opens in new tab) streaming accounts for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month.

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.

How to watch the 2022 French Open live streams in Australia

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Aussies can again watch the 2022 French Open live stream on Channel Nine this year, after they cut a deal for exclusive coverage from Roland-Garros that also saw them broadcast last year's tournament. 

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

Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 30-day FREE trial gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the Sport add-on also has a 7-day FREE trial.

You'll need to pay extra to access HD or 4K streams and to increase the number of devices you watch on, but even if you go for the full-fat Premium sub with the Sport add-on, you'd still only be looking at $29/month.

As well as the French Open live streams, Stan also has tennis action from Wimbledon, Champions League 21/22 live streams, Europa League coverage plus a huge amount of live Rugby.

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

2022 French Open live streams: Today's games (Sunday, June 5)

Men's singles — final

  • Rafael Nadal (Spa) vs Casper Ruud (Nor)

Women's Doubles — final

  • Cori Gauff (US) & Jessica Pegula (US) versus Caroline Garcia (Fra) & Kristina Mladenovic (Fra)

2022 French Open results

Women's singles — Quarter-finals

  • Martina Trevisan (Ita) beat Leylah Fernandez (Can) by 2-1 (6-2, 6-7, 6-3)
  • Cori Gauff (US) beat Sloane Stephens (US) by 2-0 (7-5, 6-2)
  • Daria Kasatkina beat Veronika Kudermetova by 2-0 (6-4, 7-6)
  • Iga Swiatek (Pol) beat Jessica Pegula (US) by 2-0 (6-3, 6-2)

Women's singles — Semi-finals

  • Iga Swiatek (Pol) beat Daria Kasatkina by 2-0 (6-2, 6-1)
  • Cori Gauff (US) beat Martina Trevisan (Ita) by 2-0 (6-3, 6-1)

Women's singles — Final

  • Iga Swiatek (Pol) beat Cori Gauff (US) by 2-0 (6-1, 6-3)

Men's singles — Quarter-finals

  • Alexander Zverev (Ger) beat Carlos Alcaraz (Spa) by 3-1 (6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6)
  • Rafael Nadal (Spa) beat Novak Djokovic (Ser) by 3-1 (6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6)
  • Casper Ruud (Nor) beat Holger Rune (Den) by 3-1 (6-1, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3)
  • Marin Cilic (Cro) beat Andrey Rublev by 3-2 (5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6) 

Men's singles — Semi-finals

  • Rafael Nadal (Spa) beat Alexander Zverev (Ger) by 7-6 (10-8) 6-6 (0-0) retired 
  • Casper Ruud (Nor) beat Marin Cilic (Cro) by 3-1 (3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2)

2022 French Open live streams: Schedule

Men’s and Women’s Singles schedule

  • First round — May 22-24
  • Second round — May 25-26
  • Third round — May 27-28
  • Fourth round — May 29-30
  • Quarter-finals — May 31-June 1
  • Semi-finals — June 2-3
  • Women’s final — June 4
  • Men’s final — June 5

2022 French Open live streams: Top seeds

2022 French Open Men's seeds

  1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  2. Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
  3. Alexander Zverev (Germany)
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
  5. Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  6. Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)
  7. Andrey Rublev (Russia)
  8. Casper Ruud (Norway)
  9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada)
  10. Cameron Norrie (Great Britain)
  11. Jannik Sinner (Italy)
  12. Hubert Hurkacz (Poland)
  13. Taylor Fritz (USA)
  14. Denis Shapovalov (Canada)
  15. Diego Schwartzman (Argentina)
  16. Pablo Carreño Busta (Spain)

2022 French Open Women's seeds

  1. Iga Swiatek (Poland)
  2. Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic)
  3. Paula Badosa (Spain)
  4. Maria Sakkari (Greece)
  5. Anett Kontaveit (Estonia)
  6. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
  7. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
  8. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
  9. Danielle Collins (USA)
  10. Garbine Muguruza (Spain)
  11. Jessica Pegula (USA)
  12. Emma Raducanu (Great Britain)
  13. Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)
  14. Belinda Bencic (Switzerland)
  15. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)
  16. Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)

French Open live stream — VPN statement

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