The 2023 French Open will see the top men’s and women’s tennis players battle it out on clay across two weeks at Roland Garros.
Carlos Alcaraz could also be in contention to win his second Grand Slam and first in Paris, while former runner-up Andy Murray might be set for a popular return.
When is the 2023 French Open?
Qualifying for the 2023 French Open starts on Monday, May 22 and finishes on Friday, May 26.
The main draw starts on Sunday, May 28 and the men’s and women’s singles finals are on the weekend of June 10.
There will be a night session every day from Monday, May 29 until the semi-finals.
The draw is likely to take place on Thursday, May 25 or Friday, May 26.
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What’s the 2023 French Open schedule?
All times are UK time
- Men’s and women’s first round – May 28, 29, 30 (play starts 10am, night session scheduled to start at 7.30pm on May 29 and 30)
- Men’s and women’s second round – May 31, June 1 (play starts 10am, night session scheduled to start at 7.30pm)
- Men’s and women’s third round – June 2, 3 (play starts 10am, night session scheduled to start at 7.30pm)
- Men’s and women’s fourth round – June 4, 5 (play starts 10am, night session scheduled to start at 7.30pm)
- Men’s and women’s quarter-finals – June 6, 7 (play starts 10am, night session scheduled to start at 7.30pm)
- Women’s semi-finals – June 8 (play starts 2pm)
- Men’s semi-finals – June 9 (play starts 1.45pm)
- Women’s final – June 10 (2pm)
- Men’s final – June 11 (2pm)
How can I watch and stream the French Open?
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As well as coverage from around Roland-Garros, there will be expert analysis from on-site and in The Cube from Mats Wilander, Barbara Schett, Tim Henman, Alex Corretja and more.
Will Rafael Nadal play and Novak Djokovic play?
As it stands, it is expected that both Nadal and Djokovic will play the French Open.
If they do then they will both have the chance to win a 23rd Grand Slam title which would break a tie at the top of the all-time standings.
Ruud, Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev could be among the leading contenders to challenge Nadal and Djokovic.
Will Andy Murray play the French Open?
Andy Murray made the French Open semi-finals for four years in a row from 2014-2017, and was runner-up in 2016.
However, due to injuries he has only played once in the last five years, losing to Stan Wawrinka in straight sets in the first round in 2020.
Andy Murray of Great Britain gestures in his men’s singles third round match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during day seven of the French Open at Roland Garros
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“My plan just now is to play in Rome, Madrid and hopefully the French Open, providing my body is good,” Murray said in Doha in February.
“Physically, I was not good the year I played against Wawrinka. I’d like to get the opportunity to play it one more time before I stop playing. While I feel physically really good, I would like to play there again.”
Who are the defending champions?
Nadal and Swiatek will be the defending singles champion.
Nadal won the French Open for a record-extending 14th time last year and will be aiming for his 23rd Grand Slam title this summer, which would move him one clear of Djokovic and three ahead of Roger Federer.
Nadal beat Djokovic on his way to victory last year.
Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud at the French Open
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Swiatek is a two-time champion at the French Open and should be a strong favourite to lift the trophy again this year.
She has dropped just one set across her two victories in Paris, beating Coco Gauff in last year’s final.
Will Russian and Belarusian players be in the draw?
Yes. Unlike Wimbledon last year when Russian and Belarusian players were banned from the tournament following the invasion of Ukraine, the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Aryna Sabalenka will again be allowed to play in Paris, as they did in 2022.
They will not compete under the name or flags of Russia and Belarus though.
Who are the favourites?
Men’s French Open
- Novak Djokovic – 6/4
- Carlos Alcaraz – 7/4
- Rafael Nadal – 5/2
- Stefanos Tsitsipas – 13/2
- Casper Ruud – 12/1
Women’s French Open
- Iga Swiatek – 10/11
- Ons Jabeur – 9/1
- Coco Gauff – 12/1
- Barbora Krejcikova – 14/1
- Elena Rybakina – 14/1
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