Having now made the last eight at three successive grand slams, Karen Khachanov is in the form of his life. However, he's going to have to find a new gear if he's to get past Novak Djokovic, who's yet to drop a set at Roland-Garros, when they meet in the first men's quarter-final of the French Open.
Read on and we'll show you how to watch Djokovic vs Khachanov from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.
To say that the Serb leads their head-to-head would be putting it politely. Djokovic has come out on top in eight of their previous nine meetings and all seven of their last seven. Khachanov's sole victory over the reigning French Open champion came all the way back in 2018, in Paris no less.
The bazooka-armed Russian will be looking to summon that spirit for this tie, the result of which has already been decided by many onlookers. From the moment the draw was made, a potential semi-final clash between Djokovic and the current world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz has been on everybody's minds, and Khachanov has his work cut out trying to deny it.
We know all about his immense serving power, but with one of the best returners this sport has ever seen waiting on the other side of the net, it's unlikely to have the same effect it usually has. Khachanov has credited his recent hike up the rankings to a shift in mindset, and the 27-year-old No.11 seed needs to use some of that newfound mental fortitude here.
Will he be the man to delay Djokovic's bid for a record 23rd grand slam title? Here's everything you need to know see Djokovic vs Khachanov online and watch the French Open 2023 from anywhere.
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How to watch Djokovic vs Khachanov live streams for FREE in 2023
If you're lucky enough to live in Australia, France or Austria then you can look forward to a FREE Djokovic vs Khachanov live stream from Roland-Garros in 2023.
But what if you're based in one of those countries but aren't at home to catch that Djokovic vs Khachanov 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.
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How to watch Djokovic vs Khachanov live streams from anywhere with a VPN
It's natural that you might want to watch a Djokovic vs Khachanov live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there when the match is 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 Djokovic vs Khachanov live streams on 9Now, 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. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN 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 Djokovic vs Khachanov.
How to watch Djokovic vs Khachanov live streams in the US
If you're in the U.S. you have a couple of options to watch a Djokovic vs Khachanov live stream at the French Open. Viewers can tune in on the Tennis Channel, as well as Peacock.
Djokovic vs Khachanov will start no earlier than 7.45 a.m. ET / 4.45 a.m. PT in the early hours of Tuesday morning, so don't forget to set an alarm.
NBC, which is also providing coverage of the French Open, can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas, while the Tennis Channel is available in some cable packages.
Of these options, we recommend Peacock: It costs just $4.99/month with ads, or $9.99 without, and includes lots more great content in addition to French Open live streams from Roland-Garros.
If you go the Sling TV route, you'll want Sling Blue, which is $40 per month and comes with more than 40 channels, including NBC (in select regions). You can also add on the Tennis Channel as part of its Sports Extra package, for an extra $11/month. On the plus side, right now Sling is offering new users the chance to grab their first month for half price (was $40, now $20).
Fubo, meanwhile, costs $75 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 Djokovic vs Khachanov live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. 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.
How to watch Djokovic vs Khachanov live streams in the UK
British tennis lovers can watch Djokovic vs Khachanov live streams from Roland-Garros with Discovery Plus and Eurosport. As Eurosport is part of Discovery Plus, it doesn't matter one which you subscribe to.
Djokovic vs Khachanov will start no earlier than 12.45 p.m. BST on Tuesday afternoon.
Discovery Plus is available for £6.99/month or £59.99/year. You can sign up for Discovery Plus here, or access the service 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 get a 30-day free trial of that too.
On holiday this week? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.
How to watch Djokovic vs Khachanov live streams in Canada
Tennis fans in Canada can watch Djokovic vs Khachanov along with all the French Open action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package.
Just note that Djokovic vs Khachanov will start at approximately 7.45 a.m. ET / 4.45 a.m. PT first thing on Tuesday morning, so be prepared to lose out on some sleep.
Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.
How to watch Djokovic vs Khachanov live streams in Australia
As explained above, Aussies can watch a Djokovic vs Khachanov live stream for free on 9Now.
Djokovic vs Khachanov will start no earlier than 9.45 p.m. AEST on Tuesday evening.
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.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, to watch Djokovic vs Khachanov on your Stan account, as if you were back home.
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Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.