2022 French Open live stream: how to watch the Roland-Garros tennis for free in finals week
The 2022 French Open is now into its second week and the tension is ramping up at Roland-Garros. 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. The tennis is free-to-air in some places. Whether you're in the USA, UK or anywhere, make sure you know how to watch a 2022 French Open live stream for free.
2022 FRENCH OPEN LIVE STREAM
Dates: 22nd May – 5th June 2022
FREE live stream: 9Gem(opens in new tab) (Australia)
Watch 9Gem anywhere: Try ExpressVPN(opens in new tab) risk-free
4K stream: Stan Sport (Australia)
US stream: Peacock TV(opens in new tab) | Sling TV(opens in new tab)
UK stream: Eurosport Player
In the men's singles, defending champion Novak Djokovic is yet to drop a set. He has made serene progress to the quarter-finals where he will meet Rafael Nadal on Tuesday. The Serb is seeking to match his opponent's record of 21 Grand Slam titles.
Elsewhere in the men's draw, youngster Carlos Alcaraz has continued his stellar recent form to reach his second Grand Slam quarter-final. The 19-year-old recently beat Nadal, Djokovic and Alexander Zverev in successive rounds to win the Madrid Open and may need the same heroics in the semis where he'll likely meet one of those first two.
Surprise quarter-finalist Holger Rune will play Casper Ruud 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. Second seed Daniil Medvedev went out after a tough fourth round tie against 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic who will now take on Rublev in the quarters.
Over in the women's competition, top seed Iga Swiatek has been impressive. The 20-year-old Pole is 2020 champion and hot favourite to pick up her second Grand Slam title.
Teenage sensation Coco Gauff and Sloane Stephens have an all-American quarter-final to look forward to, while fellow youngster Leylah Fernandez – who lost to Raducanu in the final of the US Open last autumn – has also looked good in reaching the last eight. Those in the know – 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert, for one – also have half an eye on Madison Keys, the 2017 US Open finalist.
The fourth round of the Roland-Garros continues today, with the quarter-finals beginning on Tuesday. 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.
Don't forget: 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.
Don't forget: 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). wewdwed