The French Open or Roland Garros (offically named Les internationaux de France de Tennis, Roland Garros) is my favorite Grand Slam of the year and I can’t wait to see the players in action. This post explains how you can watch the matches live online and on TV.
The 114th edition of Roland Garros takes place between 24th of May and 7th of June on outdoor clay courts. It consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play.
Rafael Nadal is the defending champion in the men’s single after last year win against Novak Djokovic. The 2014 victory made Nadal the first player to have won 5 consecutive Roland Garros titles. That is fantastic! Will Nadal succeed in winning the his 6th title? What do you think?
In the women’s single Maria Sharapova is the defending champion. The last year final against Simona Halep, the new rising star in women tennis, was really interesting. Will Serena Williams win this year? Or will Simona Help win her first Grand Slam title? We will see, while enjoying the tournament.
Back to the 2015 edition, the tournament schedule is the following:
- Sunday, May 24 – 1st Round (Men and Women)
- Monday, May 25 – 1st Round (Men and Women)
- Tuesday, May 26 – 1st Round (Men and Women)
- Wednesday, May 27 – 2nd Round (Men and Women)
- Thursday, May 28 – 2nd Round (Men and Women)
- Friday, May 29- 3rd Round (Men and Women)
- Saturday, May 30 – 3rd Round (Men and Women)
- Sunday, May 31 – Round of 16 (Men and Women)
- Monday, June 1 – Round of 16 (Men and Women)
- Tuesday, June 2 – Quarter Finals (Men and Women)
- Wednesday, June 3 – Quarter Finals (Men and Women)
- Thursday, June 4 – Women’s Semifinals
- Friday, June 5 – Men’s Semifinals/Mixed Doubles Final
- Saturday, June 6 – Women’s Final/Men’s Doubles Final
- Sunday, June 7 – Men’s Final/Women’s Doubles Final
You may find the latest news regarding the tournament on the Roland Garros official site. Also, you may be interested in the player rankings:
French Open 2015 TV Broadcasters list
Of course, there are plenty of channels that broadcast the matches. You may find below the list of the official broadcasters:
|Albania||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Andorra||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Anguilla||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Antigua and Barbuda||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Argentina||ESPN+, ESPN Latin America|
|Armenia||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Aruba||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Azerbaijan||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Bahamas||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Barbados||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Belarus||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Belgium||Eén, Canvas, OP12, RTBF|
|Belize||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Bermuda||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Bolivia||ESPN+, ESPN Latin America|
|Brazil||Bandsports, ESPN Latin America|
|British Virgin Islands||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Burkina Faso||SuperSport 1|
|Canada||RDS, RDS 2, TSN, TSN 2|
|Cape Verde||SuperSport 5|
|Cayman Islands||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Chile||ESPN+, ESPN Latin America|
|China||CCTV-5, Guangdong TV Sports Channel, Guangzhou TV Competition, Hainan TV Culture Sports Channel, Shenzhen TV-5 Sports Health, Tianjin TV5 (Sports Channel)|
|Central African Republic||SuperSport 2A|
|Chad||SuperSport 5 Nigeria|
|Colombia||ESPN+, ESPN Latin America|
|Congo Brazzaville||SuperSport 6|
|Costa Rica||ESPN Latin America|
|Cote d’Ivoire||SuperSport 6A|
|Congo DR||SuperSport 7|
|Curaçao||ESPN Latin America|
|Czech Republic||CT Sport|
|Denmark||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Djibouti||SuperSport 7 Nigeria|
|Dominica||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Dominican Republic||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|East Timor||Fox Sports|
|Ecuador||ESPN Latin America|
|Equatorial Guinea||SuperSport HD|
|Falkland Islands||ESPN Latin America|
|Fiji and the Pacific Islands||Fox Sports|
|France||Eurosport 1 & 2, France 2, France 3, France 4|
|Georgia||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Germany||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Grenada||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Guatemala||ESPN Latin America|
|Guyana||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Haiti||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Honduras||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Hong Kong||PCCW, Fox Sports|
|Hungary||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Iceland||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|India||Neo Prime, Neo Sports, MNC Sports 1, MNC Sports 2|
|Israel||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Italy||Rai 3, Rai Sport 1, Rai Sport 2|
|Jamaica||ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America|
|Japan||WOWOW Live, WOWOW Prime, TV Tokyo|
|Kazakhstan||KazSportsTV, Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Kirghizstan||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|DPR Korea||Fox Sports|
|Liechtenstein||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Luxembourg||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Malta||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Mexico||ESPN Latin America|
|Moldova||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Monaco||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Nicaragua||ESPN Latin America|
|Norway||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Panama||ESPN Latin America|
|Papua New Guinea||Fox Sports|
|Paraguay||ESPN Latin America|
|Peru||ESPN+, ESPN Latin America|
|Poland||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Portugal||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Romania||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Russia||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|San Marino||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Slovakia||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Spain||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Sweden||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|Switzerland||SRF Info, SF 2, RSI La 2, RTS Deux|
|Thailand||BBTV, Fox Sports|
|Ukraine||Eurosport 1 & 2|
|USA||American Forces Network, ESPN 2, NBC, Tennis Channel, TV5|
|Uruguay||ESPN Latin America|
|Venezuela||ESPN Latin America|
How to watch the French Open 2015 online
Several of the TV channels listed above also stream the matches online. It is difficult to list them all, but here are best of them:
- ESPN – for US residents only.
- ITV – for UK residents.
- TSN/RDS – for Canadian residents.
- FranceTV – for French residents.
- Eurosport Player – subscription based.
You may also use SopCast for accessing TV channels on your computer or Android devices. After the installation, start the application and look for a TV channel that broadcasts Roland Garros. The quality of the transmission is rather poor, but it is better than nothing.
Is there a way to unblock restricted channels to watch Roland Garros 2015? Yes, there is!
Most of the channels that stream the French Open 2015 matches online are geo-restricted, meaning that they are only available for users located in certain locations. For example, ITV live streaming can be accessed only by Internet users from UK, ESPN transmission is available only for US Internet users, etc.
These restrictions can be bypassed with the use of a VPN or Smart DNS service. Such services are able to unlock the access and let you watch the matches on your computer or mobile devices.
You may find below a list of the VPN and DNS services that I recommend:
|ibVPN / ibDNS||VPN and DNS||$7.95/month|
|PureVPN||VPN and DNS||$9.95/month|
Please feel free to share other VPN or DNS services that you use to unlock restricted websites.
The top tournament played on clay court is probably the most spectacular of the year. As listed above there are more than 100 TV channels that show the matches live. In order to enjoy the Roland Garros online you may use SopCast or get access to a channel that streams the matches live. Enjoy!
P.S. Who are your favorite players? Who do you think will win in 2015? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!