Tennis news | 12 May 2022 – 16:40
With the French Open 2022 (Roland Garros, # RG22) the gravel track season reaches its climax. From May 22 (note: Sunday) to Sunday, June 5, 2022, tennis fans can look forward to lots of live tennis on clay from Paris on TV and live streaming. Here you will find everything you need to know about the date, qualification, draw, schedule and broadcast as well as innovations on Roland Garros 2022. Let’s go!
When is the French Open 2022?
The French Open 2022 is from May 22, 2022 (Sunday) to June 5, 2022.
In 2022, due to the weather, the first round will again last three days to be on the safe side. That’s why you start on Sunday 22 May.
Qualification started on May 16, 2022.
Incidentally, tickets for the qualification are already available for 10 euros. Especially on the small courts you can watch great tennis without this event atmosphere (tip).
In short: all official tickets for the French Open 2022 are already sold out.
At present, players from Russia and Belarus are still allowed to compete in international tennis events on the tour and in the Grand Slams. However, they will not compete under the name or flag of Russia or Belarus until further notice.
- Players from Russia and Belarus may not compete under their flag but may participate.
- The prize money is generous again this year. The individual winners will receive 1.6 million euros, the losers of the first round at least 60,000 euros. A comfort pizza is definitely still in there.
- Roger Federer is not participating. Instead, Peter Gojowczyk moves into the main field. Kei Nishikori, Nick Kyrgios and Jeremy Chardy as well as Sofia Kenin have also canceled.
- Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga get, among other things, a wildcard, ie a starting place in the main draw.
- projector. After 2021, there are now also 2022 games from 21.00 in the so-called soirée session with floodlights.
- Boris Becker will not speak this year. Surprise. Mischa Zverev, Alexander Zverev’s brother, takes over. Mischa Zverev had occasionally contributed reports with “Mischa’s Mission” in the previous year.
The main field of the French Open 2022 is scheduled according to the following schedule:
|May 22, 23, 24, 2022 (3 days)||1 round|
|May 25, 26, 2022||2nd round|
|27, 28 May 2022||3rd round|
|29, 30 May 2022||Round 16 (Round 4)|
|May 31, June 1, 2022||Quarterfinals|
|2, 3 June 2022||semifinals|
|June 4, 2022||Women’s finals|
|June 5, 2022||Men’s Finals|
Live on TV and live streaming (broadcast times)
This year there are many: Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, Eurosport Player, Joyn PLUS +, DAZN and ServusTV. Yes, right away.
Eurosport 1 on free TV shows live games and especially the German players. More than 130 hours of live tennis are scheduled on free TV.
Especially via Eurosport Player and Joyn PLUS + there are several options and around 350 hours of live tennis from Roland Garros.
As far as I know, Sky is not starting this year.
First Serve Rittner with Birgit Nössing and Barbara Rittner sums up the game day to date around 6.30 pm. Mischa Zverev will probably primarily comment with Matthias Stach.
- Daily from 10.30, starting with the quarterfinals (May 31) from kl. 13.00, semifinals from kl. 15.00
- Women’s finals live from 3 p.m.
- Men’s final live from kl. 15.00
Beware: thanks to the new floodlights, there will also be matches again in the evening from kl.
The exact broadcast times for the French Open 2022 on Eurosport on TV can be found there under program, unfortunately quite confusing.
The first week through Sunday, May 29, tennis fans clash with the Giro d’Italia. The bike race is shown on free TV on Eurosport in the afternoon.
Bonus: ServusTV has secured the broadcasting rights to one game a day. You will probably often see comeback Dominik Thiem and colleagues here. After all.
As the German players are in focus on television, especially in the beginning, EurosportPlayer is ideal for live streaming of the French Open. There you can choose the first rounds between several parallel games (up to 16 seats!) And watch the personally most interesting match.
The draw determines the pairings of the game plan (“draw”), which is extensive and therefore confusing in such a large Grand Slam tournament as the French Open.
The best thing you can do is look at the schedule on the official website, which can also be saved as a PDF (top right under “Order of Play”).
This year there were some important clay court tournaments in the prelude, not least in Madrid and Rome.
Here you will mainly see Rafael Nadal. Stanislas Wawrinka, who was long-term injured, is also slowly getting in shape, and has most recently defeated the strong Reilly Opelka. Daniil Medvedev has not been in action for a long time. Casper Ruud and promoters Carlos Alcaraz should go far. Jannik Sinner has also been playing strong lately.
From a German perspective, we look at Alexander Zverev. He’s not really playing clay court tennis yet, but he’s still going. We’ll see how far it goes. Oscar Otte, who played magnificently in Munich, could also hold the German flag up for the men.
Sand is not the favorite base for many players here, so experience has shown that there are several surprises. I rate world number one Iga Swiatek, Maria Sakkari or Aryna Sabalenka as strong.
I’m excited about the performances of Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and Andrea Petkovic.
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In this post:
tennis player: Alexander Zverev, Andrea Petkovic, Angelique Kerber, Aryna Sabalenka, Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Daniil Medvedev, Dominik Thiem, Gilles Simon, Iga Swiatek, Jannik Sinner, Jeremy Chardy, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Kei Nishikori, Maria Sakkari, Matthias Stach, Mischa Zverev, Nick Kyrgios, Oscar Otte, Peter Gojowczyk, Rafael Nadal, Reilly Opelka, Roger Federer, Simona Halep, Sofia Kenin, Stanislas Wawrinka
Tennis tournament: French Open (Roland Garros)