Roland-Garros 2019: your essential guide

All eyes on the clay courts of Paris for the next two weeks, through the cameras of Eurosport and ITV.

Kyle Edmund reached the third round in Roland-Garros in 2018.

There are just the four Brits competing at the French Open.

Johanna Konta has had some good form on clay this year, and will be looking for her first win at Roland-Garros, having failed to get past the opening round in the past. She should be confident of breaking that duck this time round as she will play qualifier Antonia Lottner on Monday.

In the men’s draw Kyle Edmund is the 28th seed and will play Jeremy Chardy in the first round, also on Monday. Kyle beat the Frenchman on clay in Barcelona two years ago but has lost his last five matches on clay.

Cameron Norrie was originally drawn to play Nick Kyrgios until the Australian withdrew with illness. Cameron now plays French qualifier Elliot Benchetrit on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, Dan Evans will play 23rd seed Fernando Verdasco for the first time. Worth noting that Evans and Edmund are in the same section of the draw, and theoretically could meet in the fourth round if seeds Dominic Thiem and Gael Monfils fail to meet expectations.

Jay Clarke and James Ward both lost in the first qualifying round. Heather Watson made the second and Katie Swan the third.

Katie Boulter was drawn to play Donna Vekic but withdrew on doctor’s advice with her continuing back injury following the Fed Cup in April.

Last year the French Open singles champions were Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep.

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are the second doubles seeds. Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram are seeded 11th. The doubles draws are yet to be made.

How to watch the French Open on the telly.

Live coverage from Roland-Garros is across Eurosport and ITV.

Eurosport has coverage of 16 courts at the French Open available on Eurosport Player showing every singles and doubles match. They’ll also be live on Eurosport 1 from the start of play each day with Eurosport 2 joining later. Mats Wilander and Barbara Schett will host a nightly round-up of the action in Game Schett and Mats, with John McEnroe returning as the Commissioner of Tennis.

Matt Smith returns as main presenter and will be joined by Annabel Croft and Pat Cash for analysis. Commentators include Chris Bradnam, Simon Reed, Frew McMillan, and Jo Durie. Also contributing to Eurosport’s coverage are Catherine Whitaker, Boris Becker, Chris Evert, Kim Clijsters, Alex Corretja, and Patrick Mouratoglou.

ITV’s daily coverage will be on ITV 4 with the finals on ITV and will show a selection of live matches each day.

John Inverdale anchors the coverage with commentary and analysis from Jim Courier, Marion Bartoli, Fabrice Santaro, Sam Smith, Mark Petchey, and joining them for the first time is Great Britain’s Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong.

Sun 26 May 09:30
10:00
16:45
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
Eurosport 2
first round
Mon 27 May 09:30
09:55
10:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
ITV 4
Tue 28 May 09:30
10:00
16:45
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
Eurosport 2
Wed 29 May 09:30
10:00
16:45
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
Eurosport 2
second round
Thu 30 May 09:30
10:00
16:45
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
Eurosport 2
Fri 31 May 09:30
10:00
16:45
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
Eurosport 2
third round
Sat 1 Jun 09:30
10:00
16:45
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
Eurosport 2
Sun 2 Jun 09:30
10:00
17:00
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
Eurosport 2
fourth round
Mon 3 Jun 09:30
09:55
10:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
ITV 4
Tue 4 Jun 12:30
12:30
12:55
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
Eurosport 2
quarter finals
Wed 5 Jun 12:30
12:30
12:55
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
Eurosport 2
Thu 6 Jun 10:30*
11:00
11:00
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
ITV 4
semi finals
Fri 7 Jun 09:30*
09:55*
09:30*
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
ITV 4
Sat 8 Jun 10:45*
11:00*
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
ladies’ final
Sun 9 Jun 10:25
13:30
13:30
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
ITV 4
gentlemen’s final

Following the live coverage, Eurosport will have highlights and repeats of Game Schett and Mats through the evening and overnight until the start of the next day’s play. Matches will be available on demand on Eurosport Player.

ITV’s coverage is not available in Ireland. eir Sport will have nightly highlights throughout the tournament, and live coverage from the semi finals on Thursday 6 June.

📻 BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra will have one featured commentary every day throughout the French Open. Some commentaries will be online only.


The Surbiton Challenger takes place during the second week of Roland-Garros.


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