The 2022 French Open is down to its second day of quarter-finals and the tension is ramping up at Roland-Garros. Last night saw Rafael Nadal beat old foe Novak Djokovic and today we’ll get a look at the players that may well meet to the Spaniard in the final. The earlier of the two men’s games is Andrey Rublev vs Marin Cilic which takes to the Court Philippe-Chatrier at 1.30pm BST but before that, at 12.15pm BST, you can watch women’s top seed Iga Swiatek vs Jessica Pegula. Can anyone stop the Pole from winning her second title? The tennis is free-to-air in some places. Whether you’re in the USA, UK, Canada or anywhere else, make sure you know how to watch a 2022 French Open live stream for free.
The best start to meet the best at the business end of the tournament in finals week. The most physically demanding of the four Grand Slams on high-bouncing slow clay courts, the French Open is 360-degree examination of a player’s tennis ability and mental durability.
In the men’s singles, it’s now all about Rafael Nadal who beat Novak Djokovic in a thrilling late night game. The Spaniard will face Sascha Zverev in the semi-final on Friday.
Elsewhere in the men’s draw, surprise quarter-finalist Holger Rune will play Casper Ruud later today after beating fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round. Rune becomes the first Dane to reach the last eight of the French Open since 1925.
Over in the women’s competition, top seed Iga Swiatek has been impressive. The 20-year-old Pole is 2020 champion and hot favorite to pick up her second Grand Slam title. She’s now through to a quarter-final this afternoon where she’ll face American and 11th seed Jessica Pegula.
Teenage sensation Coco Gauff took out Sloane Stephens in their all-American quarter-final. The young star has booked herself a place in the semis tomorrow against Martina Trevisan of Italy.
The quarter-finals of Roland-Garros continues today. Read on to find out how to watch a 2022 French Open free live stream from wherever you are.
2022 French Open free live stream
Channel 9 is showing the 2022 French Open live and free in Australia, which means 9Gem will supply a free live stream (opens in new tab). Currently away from Australia?
Aussies can use a VPN to access the free 9Gem live stream when abroad (opens in new tab).
We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
Follow the full details below on how to use a VPN for the 2022 French Open.
Watch the 2022 French Open live stream from abroad with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 French Open tennis rights holders, you won’t be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 percent risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
How to use a VPN for 2022 French Open
Using a VPN to watch 9Gem from wherever you are is simple:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the 2022 French Open on 9Gem, you should choose ‘Australia’.
3. Then head over to 9Gem (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free 2022 French Open live stream. Ace!
Watch the French Open 2022 in 4K
Aussie viewers can watch selected matches – we’re guessing both finals – in stunning 4K on Stan.
You’ll need a standard Stan subscription (30-day free trial; AU$10 a month) plus the Stan Sport add-on (7-day free trial; AU$10 a month).
Of course, Stan is only available within the Australia. So if you’re an Aussie abroad, you’ll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Stan without being blocked. Details just above.
UK: French Open 2022 live stream
ITV not longer has the rights to French Open. Instead, coverage will be exclusive to Eurosport on Discovery+ until 2026. Subscription costs £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year.
N’oubliez pas: lucky Australians can watch the French Open live and free on 9Gem (opens in new tab). As ever, use a VPN to access 9Gem when overseas (opens in new tab).
US: French Open 2022 live stream
In the US, the French Open is once again split between NBC Sports, Peacock Premium and the Tennis Channel (schedule below).
Peacock will stream all the best bits, including the women’s and men’s singles finals on 4th and 5th June. Subscription costs from $4.99 a month (opens in new tab).
Want to see every round? Sling TV ($35/month) with the Sports add-on ($11/month) gets you streaming access to both NBC Sports and the Tennis Channel. New Sling users get 50% off (opens in new tab) their first month.
N’oubliez pas: lucky Australians can watch every match live and free on 9Gem (opens in new tab). As ever, Aussies will need to use a VPN to access 9Gem when overseas (opens in new tab).
2022 French Open – US broadcast schedule
Monday, May 30
5 am-3 pm Tennis Channel Fourth Round
11am-3pm NBC | peacock
3-6 p.m. Peacock
Tuesday, May 31 – Quarterfinals
6am-6pm Tennis Channel
Wednesday, June 1 – Quarterfinals
6am-6pm Tennis Channel
Thursday, June 2 – Women’s Semifinals
6am-2pm Tennis Channel
11am-2pm NBC | peacock
Friday, June 3 – Men’s Semifinals
8am-4pm Tennis Channel
11am-3pm NBC | peacock
Saturday, June 4 – Women’s Final
9am-2pm ET NBC | peacock
Sunday, June 5 – Men’s Final
9am-2pm ET NBC | peacock
French Open results
If you’re only just catching up with the action at Roland-Garros, where have you been? The first week of the French Open has delivered some fascinating matches out on the Paris dirt, even if British hopes ended with Cameron Norrie in the third round, after Emma Raducanu and Dan Evans went out the previous round.
Struggling with a rare degenerative foot condition, fifth seed Rafa Nadal’s five-set epic with Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime on Sunday was hardly the ideal preparation for a last-eight encounter with defending champion Novak Djokovic. And yet, the Spaniard bested the Serb in an epic four-hour, four-set encounter that would have made more than a final fitting. Sadly, it’s not going to be an all-Spain affair in the semis with young gun Alcaraz falling to Alexander Zverev after a very tight four-set battle.
On the other side of the men’s draw both Mevedev and Tsitsipas failed to deliver and lost their fourth round matches with Cilic and Denmark’s Rune advancing instead.
In the women’s event, Iga Swiatek continues to prove why she is world No.1 and the favourite. Swiatek is currently on a 34-match winning streak.
Swiatek was one of the few seeds left standing by the start of the second week. Just 10 of the 32 seeds made it past the third round, with defending champion Barbora Krejcikova setting the tone with a first round defeat. Former Grand Slam champions Jelena Ostapenko, Angelique Kerber, Viktoria Azarenka, Garbine Muguruza and Brit Raducanu are among the big names to have fallen earlier than expected.
There had been high hopes for American Madison Keys but the 2017 US Open finalist went out to Russian Veronika Kudermetova on Monday. Youngster Leylah Fernandez was another hot prospect but the Canadian couldn’t make it past Martina Trevisan to reach the final four.