Week 21 (w/c 20 May): Geneva, Lyon, Nuremberg, Strasbourg, Roland Garros qualifying

The last week of preparation for the French Open, as qualifying at Roland Garros also gets underway.


ATP 250, Eurosport 

I’m in Geneva for the early part of this week hoping to catch some top live tennis on the clay.

Sadly there are no Brits playing in singles here but last year’s champion Marton Fucsovics returns, and Alexander Zverev is the top seed.

There is coverage this week mostly on Eurosport Player and some matches on Eurosport 2.

Mon 20 May 10:50 Eurosport Player
Tue 21 May 10:50
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Wed 22 May 10:50
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Thu 23 May 10:50
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Fri 24 May 13:00 Eurosport 2
Sat 25 May 14:30* Eurosport Player

Cameron Norrie reached his first ATP semi-final in Lyon last year.


ATP 250, Amazon Prime Video

The other ATP event this week is in Lyon, France.

Cameron Norrie is playing here, and is defending semi final points.

The top seed is Nikoloz Basilashvili. Last year the Lyon Open was won by Dominic Thiem but he is not returning in 2019.

Amazon Prime have coverage of this one all week.

Mon 20 May 10:00* Amazon Prime Video
Tue 21 May 10:00* Amazon Prime Video
Wed 22 May 10:00* Amazon Prime Video
Thu 23 May 10:00* Amazon Prime Video
Fri 24 May 13:30* Amazon Prime Video
Sat 25 May 13:30* Amazon Prime Video


WTA International, Eurosport

Katie Boulter was due to play at  the Nürnberger Versicherungscup but withdrew with the injury that developed following the Fed Cup last month.

Last year this tournament was won by Johanna Larsson, and Yulia Putintseva is the top seed this time round.

Eurosport has coverage from the semi-finals on Eurosport Player, with highlights on Eurosport 2, Friday and Saturday.

Fri 24 May 12:30 Eurosport Player
Sat 25 May 12:30 Eurosport Player


WTA International, BT Sport

The Internationaux de Strasbourg was won by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 2018. Ashleigh Barty is the top seed for longest running tour event his week, the 33rd edition this year.

BT Sport is where you can find daily coverage from Strasbourg.

Mon 20 May 10:00 BT Sport 1
Tue 21 May 10:00
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Wed 22 May 09:00*
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Thu 23 May 10:00
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Fri 24 May 13:00
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Sat 25 May 13:30* BT Sport 2

Roland Garros Qualifying

Grand Slam, Eurosport

Qualifying for the French Open begins on Monday.

Jay Clarke, James Ward, Heather Watson, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan are the five Brits hoping to get a place in the main draw.

Eurosport Player has multi-court coverage from Paris every day, and the best of the action is on Eurosport 2 also.

Mon 20 May 09:00 Eurosport 2
Tue 21 May 08:55 Eurosport 2
Wed 22 May 08:55 Eurosport 2
Thu 23 May 08:55 Eurosport 2
Fri 24 May 08:55 Eurosport 2

The main draw ceremony for Roland Garros takes place on Thursday, and will be live on Eurosport 2 at 18:00.

The French Open main draw starts on Sunday 26 May with coverage across Eurosport and ITV.


Brydan Klein will play the sole Challenger this week in Jerusalem, Israel.

Rights news

As reported on Friday, Amazon Prime Video will have the rights to the WTA tour in 2020, taking over from BT Sport.

More details in Friday’s article.

I’ve had a small makeover of the site so from now on when you visit tennisontelly.uk you will be taken straight to the latest update.

Head to the details listings page for day to day updates on coverage and entries as far ahead as known.

Read more about how to watch tennis on telly in 2019.

Any late changes to these schedules, where I am able to, will be included on the homepage of the website and tweeted at @tennisontelly. They will be marked with a * above if details have changed since this article was published.

You can also find daily updates on the Tennis on telly page on Facebook. You can find details of all live coverage, re-runs and highlights over the next 7 days on the Calendar.

Check Tennis TV and WTA TV for details of  the matches they are covering, at https://www.tennistv.com/live/schedule and http://www.wtatv.com/schedule

ATP Challenger events have official live free streaming at http://livestream.com/ATP. You can get links to all the matches by following @ATPChallLive on twitter which will tweet them out in advance.

Some ITF events are streamed free at http://live.itftennis.com/en/ and on the ITF Pro Circuit Scores app on Apple and Android. Check out the @ITFLive twitter account which will automatically tweet details of streamed matches a few hours ahead.