French Open Tennis Tournament

The French Open (French: Championnats Internationaux de France de Tennis), officially Roland-Garros (French: [ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁos]), is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France, beginning in late May. The venue is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Before the Australian Open and the US Open were converted into hardcourt, the French Open was the lone non-grass tournament. Because of the seven rounds needed for a championship, the slow-playing surface and the best-of-five-set men's singles matches, the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.

Officially named in French Championnats Internationaux de France de tennis and Tournoi de Roland-Garros (the "French International Championships of Tennis" or "Roland Garros Tournament" in English), the tournament is referred to in English as the "French Open" and alternatively as "Roland Garros", which is the designation used by the tournament itself in all languages. (The stadium and tournament are both hyphenated as Roland-Garros because French spelling rules dictate that in the name of a place or event named after a person, the elements of the name are joined together with a hyphen.

In 1891 the Championnat de France, which is commonly referred to in English as the French Championships, began. They were only open to tennis players who were members of French clubs. The first winner was a Briton—H. Briggs—who was a Paris resident. The first women's singles tournament, with four entries, was held in 1897. The mixed doubles event was added in 1902 and the women's doubles in 1907. This "French club members only" tournament was played until 1924, using four different venues during that period:

  • Ile de Puteaux, in Puteaux, Paris; played on sand laid out on a bed of rubble.
  • The Racing Club de France (in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris), played on clay.
  • For one year, 1909, it was played at the Societe Athletique de la Villa Primrose in Bordeaux, on clay.
  • Tennis Club de Paris (club opened in 1895), at Auteuil, Paris, played on clay.


2022 French Open Tournament

The 2022 French Open is set to begin on Sunday, May 22, and will conclude on Sunday, June 5.

Up until the quarterfinals, the day session starts at 5 a.m. ET, while the night session starts at 3 p.m. ET. After the quarterfinals, the day and night session times vary daily.
Who is expected to win the 2022 French Open on the men’s side?

There are a few different factors to consider when predicting who will win the 2022 French Open.

The tournament’s most unique differentiation to other slams is the clay surface. The clay fosters slower playing conditions and higher bounces, favoring athletes with more athletic ability, physical strength, and endurance. As it is, a Grand Slam winner has to have the physicality to endure seven matches, but winning all those rounds at the French Open becomes an even harder feat on the clay surface.

On the men’s side, it’s hard to see none other than the “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal prevail and win the 2022 title. The Spaniard already has 13 French Open titles under his belt, becoming the winningest men’s player at the event with a 105-3 record.

Nadal’s heavy topspin game, creation of high-bounces, endurance to outplay his opponents and his patience to create opportunities before striking, all make the 35-year-old athlete a dominant force on the surface.

Additionally, Nadal has great momentum and confidence after capturing the 2022 Australian Open. With that victory, Nadal has more Grand Slam titles than any other male in history, with 21 titles. He surpassed both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who both have 20.

The French Open is one of those events you have to see live to appreciate what it means to these champions who conquer the red clay of Roland Garros and why so many have failed to hold up the coupe de mousquetaire. An amazing tournament.


2022 French Open Schedule

Day Date Session Start Time* Round
Sun May 22 Day 11:00 AM 1st Round
Mon May 23 Day 11:00 AM 1st Round
Mon May 23 Evening 9:00 PM 1st Round
Tue May 24 Day 11:00 AM 1st Round
Tue May 24 Evening 9:00 PM 1st Round
Wed May 25 Day 11:00 AM 2nd Round
Wed May 25 Evening 9:00 PM 2nd Round
Thu May 26 Day 11:00 AM 2nd Round
Thu May 26 Evening 9:00 PM 2nd Round
Fri May 27 Day 11:00 AM 3rd Round
Fri May 27 Evening 9:00 PM 3rd Round
Sat May 28 Day 11:00 AM 3rd Round
Sat May 28 Evening 9:00 PM 3rd Round
Sun May 29 Day 11:00 AM 4th Round
Sun May 29 Evening 9:00 PM 4th Round
Mon May 30 Day 11:00 AM 4th Round
Mon May 30 Evening 9:00 PM 4th Round
Tue May 31 Day 12:00 PM Quarterfinals
Tue May 31 Evening 5:00 PM Quarterfinals
Wed June 1 Day 12:00 PM Quarterfinals
Wed June 1 Evening 9:00 PM Quarterfinals
Thu June 2 Day 2:00 PM Semifinals
Fri June 3 Day 3:00 PM Semifinals
Sat June 4 Day 3:00 PM Women's Singles Final,
Men's Doubles Final
Sun June 5 Day 3:00 PM Men's Singles Final


French Open 2021 Results

Men's Singles
Serbia / Novak Djokovic Def. Greece / Stefanos Tsitsipas: 6–7(6–8), 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Women's Singles
Czech Republic / Barbora Krejčíková Def. Russia / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: 6–1, 2–6, 6–4
Men's Doubles
France / Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France / Nicolas Mahut Def. Kazakhstan/ Alexander Bublik, Kazakhstan /Andrey Golubev: 4–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Women's Doubles
Czech Republic / Barbora Krejčíková, Czech Republic / Kateřina Siniaková Def. United States/ Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Poland /Iga Świątek: 6–4, 6–2
Mixed Doubles
United States / Desirae Krawczyk, United Kingdom / Joe Salisbury Def. Russia / Elena Vesnina, Russia / Aslan Karatsev: 2–6, 6–4
Wheelchair Men's Singles
United Kingdom / Alfie Hewett Def. Japan / Shingo Kunieda: 6–3, 6–4
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Australia / Diede de Groot Def. Japan / Yui Kamiji: 6–4, 6–3
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Australia / Dylan Alcott Def. Netherlands / Sam Schröder: 6–4, 6–2
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
United Kingdom / Alfie Hewett, United Kingdom / Gordon Reid Def. France / Stéphane Houdet, France / Nicolas Peifer: 6–3, 6–0
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands / Diede de Groot, Netherlands / Gordon Reid / Aniek van Koot Def. Japan / Yui Kamiji, United Kingdom / Jordanne Whiley: 6–3, 6–4
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United Kingdom / Andy Lapthorne, United States / David Wagne Def. Australia / Dylan Alcott, Netherlands / Sam Schröder: 7–6(7–1), 4–6
Boys' Singles
France / Luca Van Assche Def. France / Arthur Fils: 6–4, 6–2
Girls' Singles
Czech Republic / Linda Nosková Def. Russia / Erika Andreeva: 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Boys' Doubles
France / Arthur Fils, France / Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard Def. Ukraine / Martin Katz, Ukraine / German Samofalov: 7–5, 6–2
Girls' Doubles
Philippines / Alex Eala, Russia / Oksana Selekhmeteva Def. Russia / Maria Bondarenko, Hungary / Amarissa Kiara Tóth: 6–0, 7–5