French Open 2017 Live Ticker

The 2021 French offen gets underway Sunday, noting the anfang of two weeks von thrilling tennis hinweisen the stade Roland-Garros an Paris. And by die time the tournament is over, history may oase been make on both ns men's und women's sides.

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Roger Federer und Rafael Nadal continue to be tied atop ns men's großartiger Slam championship leaderboard through 20 apiece. Either can take the top spot weil das himself v a French offen victory. Und considering Nadal's success hinweisen Roland-Garros (he's won die tournament a record 13 times, consisting of each des the past four years), he could be poised kommen sie earn his 21st career großartiger Slam title.

Serena Williams has actually won 23 career cool Slam championships, i beg your pardon has herstellung one shy von the women's all-time document held von Margaret Court. However, Williams hasn't won a major tournament since ns 2017 australisch Open, having come up short von tying the record in each of her past 11 grand Slam appearances. Perhaps this will be the one where she finally ties the mark.

Here's a look at ns full schedule for this year's French Open, followed von a preview des both die men's und women's singles tournaments.

Complete Schedule
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Sunday, may 30

First round, 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel), Noon-3 p.m. Et (Peacock)

Monday, may 31

First round, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Et (NBC)

Tuesday, June 1

First round, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel)

Wednesday, June 2

Second round, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel)

Thursday, June 3

Second round, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel)

Friday, June 4

Third round, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel)

Saturday, June 5

Third round, 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel), Noon-2 p.m. Et (NBC), 2-6 p.m. Et (Peacock)

Sunday, June 6

Fourth round, 5 a.m.-noon et (Tennis Channel), Noon-2 p.m. Et (NBC), 2-6 p.m. Et (Peacock)

Monday, June 7

Fourth round, 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel), 3-6 p.m. Et (Peacock)

Tuesday, June 8

Quarterfinals, 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel)

Wednesday, June 9

Quarterfinals, 5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel)

Thursday, June 10

Women's semifinals, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Et (NBC, NBC sporting activities Network)

Friday, June 11

Men's semifinals, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Et (Tennis Channel), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Et (NBC, NBC sporting activities Network)

Saturday, June 12

Women's final, 9 a.m. Et (NBC)

Men's doubles final, Noon-2 p.m. Et (Peacock)

Sunday, June 13

Men's final, 9 a.m. Et (NBC)

Women's doubles final, Noon-3 p.m. Et (Peacock)

Men's Preview
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Novak Djokovic, rafael Nadal and Roger Federer schutz dominated die men's großartiger Slam tournaments zum more than a decade, und the trio have had some epic encounters over die years. However, if any von the three match nach oben against each other in the 2021 French Open, it will happen before die final.

That's due to the fact that Djokovic (the No. 1 seed), Nadal (No. 3) und Federer (No. 8) room all in the top hilfreich of die French offen bracket, meaning only one des the three might potentially reach die men's singles final. According kommen sie ESPN Stats & Info, this marks the zuerst time that the three have been in the same geholfen of a grand Slam main draw.

Djokovic has actually won 18 career cool Slam titles, and he might move within one von the all-time record held über Nadal and Federer v a French open championship. Djokovic winner the zuerst major tournament of 2021, as he secured his 9th career australisch Open title bei February.

Of die four significant tournaments, Djokovic has had die least success at the French Open, having actually only won weist Roland-Garros when (2016). That reached the final belastung year, but he lost kommen sie Nadal an straight sets.

But that's what happens to most players that take on Nadal at Roland-Garros. Die 34-year-old Spaniard has actually been victorious at 13 of the previous 16 French Opens, and he's reflecting no signs of slowing down on clay whenever soon. There's even a statue des Nadal punkt Roland-Garros, which he mutual on instagram on Thursday.

"It way a lot. Having actually a frosting within together a special place for our sport, in a ar that ist very special weil das me is something unique," Nadal said, per

Federer möchte be playing hinweisen his first Grand Slam event since ns 2020 australian Open, as he missed die past three major tournaments when recovering from twin knee surgery. Prefer Djokovic, Federer owns just one French open title, which the won in 2009.

While plenty von attention wollen be on ns Big Three, there space several other high-seeded football player who möchte be looking zu knock turn off Nadal.

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Daniil Medvedev zu sein the No. 2 seed und is seeking better results ~ losing bei the zuerst round at die French Open in each des his zuerst four appearances bei the competition from 2017-20. He's so looking zum his first Grand Slam title after losing to Djokovic in the australisch Open final earlier this year.

Dominic Thiem (No. 4) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 5) could deshalb have solid showings. Thiem reached die French offen finals in both 2018 und 2019, when Tsitsipas reached ns semifinals at Roland-Garros zum the erste time in 2020.

Women's Preview
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As die French offen nears, much of the attention on die women's side has actually been on naomi Osaka's decision to notfall talk to ns media punkt Roland-Garros, citing her mental health as ns reason. Regardless of whether die 23-year-old speaks, she's likely to make noise with her play on the clay over the next two weeks.

Osaka has actually been victorious punkt each des the past two significant tournaments she's played in, winning both die 2020 U.S. Open und the 2021 australisch Open. Belastung year, she didn't play in the French Open, whereby she's never ever made it past the third round, together she withdrew prior zu the start of the tournament because des a hamstring injury.

Although Osaka hasn't had actually a ton von success at Roland-Garros bei the past, she's continued zu improve her game since tonnage playing there bei 2019, and she's set up kommen sie potentially do a deep run as the No. 2 seed. Osaka has won four career großartiger Slam titles, yet she's only won major tournaments played on tough courts.

But ns path zum Osaka to die French open final won't be easy. Zu get there, she may schutz to beat ns No. 7-seeded Serena Williams, who has ongoing to fall just short von a record-tying 24th career grand Slam title. Williams lost zu Osaka in the semifinals des the australisch Open previously this year, falling in straight sets.

Williams zu sein a three-time French offen champion, however she hasn't won the tournament due to the fact that 2015. If she's going zu win punkt Roland-Garros this year, she'll need kommen sie finish more powerful than she has punkt recent großartiger Slam events.

"When she it s okay to die latter stages, the semifinals and the final, how does she handhaben the situation und is she able to play herstellung best tennis?" Williams' coach, patrick Mouratoglou, told Raz Mirza von Sky Sports. "The last year she has notfall been able to play herstellung best bei the latter stages."

If Osaka or Williams makes it through die bottom half of ns bracket zu reach the French offen final, it could set up a matchup zum either versus Ashleigh Barty, who ist the No. 1 seed in the tournament. Barty's lone großartiger Slam win came at die 2019 French Open, i m sorry was so her tonnage appearance at ns event.

Barty has actually been playing well this year, but she was knocked out bei the quarterfinals des the australisch Open. She can make a depth run an the French Open, yet there's deshalb some tough competition she'll schutz to face an the top für hilfe of ns bracket.

Iga Swiatek, who zu sein the No. 8 seed, wollen be looking to become the first woman zu win die French Open bei consecutive years because Justine Henin winner three right from 2005-07. Swiatek's victory weist Roland-Garros in 2020 significant her first career grand Slam title.

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