The 2018 French Open will take place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France beginning on May 27th and ending on June 10th. As always, competitors play on outdoor clay courts. The French Open will mark the second Grand Slam event of the year. Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki won the Australian Open in January. You can watch the French Open from anywhere in the world with a VPN.
The French Open has a long and rich history. The first venue, the Racing Club de France held the first male tournament in 1891. Île de Puteaux held the first women’s singles tournament in 1897. Until Roland Garros was built in 1928, four different venues were used. The French Open is the only tennis major tournament that is played on clay. Because clay makes the gameplay slower, the French Open is largely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament on earth.
Rafael Nadal is the returning champion this year. Last year, he beat Stan Wawrinka to score his 10th championship win at Roland Garros. This year, Nadal will try to hold on to his Championship title. Stan Wawrinka will be anxious to try to take the title away from him. Of course, you can’t count out Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. There is no doubt that there is heavy competition in men’s tennis, and that makes for an exciting French Open.
On the Women’s side, competitors will feel the return of Serena Williams. It is tough to deny her ability, especially after winning the Australian Open while pregnant. There is no doubt that Serena is one of the most dominant female tennis players in history. Only time will tell how she will perform after the birth of her child. You can bet the world will be watching.
Broadcasters will show coverage all over the world, but here are a few channels showing the tournament specifically.
- United States – NBC, Tennis Channel
- United Kingdom – ITV
- France – FranceTV, EuroSport
- Romania – DigiSport
In France, EuroSport and France TV have the contract to show the French Open until 2020. The channels in the USA will require a cable or satellite log in. Otherwise, you can watch the French Open on ITV by connecting to a VPN server in the United Kingdom.
Catch all the action by watching the ITV, NBC, or the Tennis Channel for coverage of the French Open Grand Slam. Please share this post with your friends so they can enjoy the tournament as well. Be sure to follow us @VPNFan for the latest VPN reviews and promotions from leading providers.