How to Watch the French Open with DISH

Art for French Open coverage on Tennis Channel with Carlos Alcaraz

It’s going to be a busy sports summer in Paris. Before the 2024 summer Olympics kick off in July, the French Open gets underway on Memorial Day weekend. Here’s a preview of what to expect and how to watch the French Open with DISH. Not a DISH subscriber? Follow this link to find the best offer and subscribe to DISH today! 


When Does the French Open Start?

The first round of the French Open begins Sunday, May 26. The quarterfinals are on Tues-Wed., June 4-5. The Women’s singles semifinals will take place on Thursday, June 6, followed by the men’s semis on Friday, June 7. Coverage of the women’s final will begin at 9am ET on Saturday, June 8. The men’s final will be held Sunday, June 9 at 9am ET.


How To Watch the French Open With DISH

French Open coverage will be split between NBC, Tennis Channel, and Peacock, which requires a separate subscription. The Tennis Channel is available with America’s Top 200 packages and up on channel 400; check your guide for the channel of your local NBC affiliate. 


Who Won the French Open in 2023?

On the men’s side Novak Djokovic won the French Open in 2023. Despite his record 24 Grand Slam titles, it was just his third championship on the clay courts at Roland-Garros (2016, 2021, 2023). As for the women, Iga Świątek earned her second-straight French Open win, and third overall (she also won in 2020). Entering the 2024 French Open, both players are currently ranked No. 1 in the WTA rankings, making them both the favorites to repeat (or in Świątek’s case, three-peat).


Is Rafael Nadal Playing in the French Open?

Yes. After being sidelined for most of the past 18 months with a hip flexor injury that required surgery, the 38-year-old Nadal has been cleared to play at Roland-Garros, where he holds a record 14 wins. However, Nadal got a brutal draw in the first round, where he’ll face world No. 4 Alexander Zverev. Although Nadal has a career 7-3 record in head-to-head meetings with Zverev – including a showdown in the 2022 French Open semis in which Zverev suffered a season-ending injury – he enters the tournament unseeded, and risks getting bounced from his favorite tournament in the first round. Given his status as one of the game’s all-time greats, expect Nadal to receive the full support of the crowd, similar to the incredible ovation he received after his second-round loss in Rome last month.


Who Are the Favorites on the Women’s Side?

Having earned the nickname “Queen of Clay,” Iga Świątek is the clear favorite on the women’s side. However, after her loss to Świątek in the final at Rome (also a clay court), world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka is considered a strong contender at Roland-Garros. Coco Gauff is America’s best hope in Paris, but her season has gotten off to a relatively slow start. Other contenders include 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina, and Danielle Rose Collins, who currently has the fifth-best odds on DraftKings. World No. 5 Jessica Pegula was forced to withdraw from the French Open due to injury, although in a social media post making the announcement, she said, “If I had another 5-7 days I would have been there 100%.”