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roland garros, parisSummer gets back into full swing this year as the French Open kicks off in May.

With defending champs Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek defending their titles, watch for the qualifying rounds to begin on Monday, May 24 leading up to the men's final on Sunday, June 13, 2021

US French Open 2021 TV schedule

In 2021, the tournament will introduce night sessions for the first time, thanks to the addition of a new roof and floodlights on its main court.

In the U.S., complete TV coverage for the milestone 120th edition of the French Open will be hosted by NBC, NBCSN, the Tennis Channel as well as on Peacock, NBC's streaming app. Traditionally, the Tennis Channel airs the bulk of live matches weekdays beginning at 5 a.m. ET.

For the two most important matches of the tournament, network television NBC has it covered with the women's final on Saturday, June 12 starting at 9AM ET and the men's final on June 13, 2021 beginning at 9AM ET.

Date Time (ET) TV / Stream Round
Sunday, May 30 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
12-3 p.m. Peacock
Monday, May 31 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
11 a.m.-3 p.m. NBC First Round
Tuesday, June 1 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
Wednesday, June 2 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Thursday, June 3 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Friday, June 4 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
Saturday, June 5 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
12-2 p.m. NBC
2-6 p.m. Peacock
Sunday, June 6 5 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
12-2 p.m. NBC
2-6 p.m. Peacock
Monday, June 7 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
3-6 p.m. Peacock
Tuesday, June 8 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Wednesday, June 9 5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Thursday, June 10 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tennis Channel Women’s Semifinals
11 a.m.-2 p.m. NBC, NBCSN
Friday, June 11 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Men’s Semifinals
11 a.m.-3 p.m. NBC, NBCSN
Saturday, June 12 9 a.m. NBC Women’s Final
12-2 p.m. Peacock Men’s Doubles Final
Sunday, June 13 9 a.m. NBC Men’s Final
12-3 p.m. Peacock Women’s Doubles Final

Court Philippe Chatrier - 1er tour de Roland Garros 2010 - tennis french open
Court Philippe Chatrier, the main tennis venue at Roland Garros, Paris.

Less-than-optimum traction on the red clay surface (that also gives the ball its extra bounce) can be a special challenge for top professionals at Roland Garros stadium in Paris - the traditional home of the French Open.

As a result, it's the hottest ticket in tennis as major players come to show their mettle during "the toughest two weeks in tennis."

also see -> Australian Open | U.S. Open | Wimbledon

More about the French Open around the Web:

Around the Web, check out updates, history, player profiles, and assorted French Open trivia, in this - the 2nd round of the 2021 Big Four Grand Slam championships...

Roland Garros - The French Open 2021 - Check out the game's official site with a traditional showcase of breaking updates and photos, audio feeds and video clips, online ticket purchase and information, feature stories, interviews, schedules and scores. In French, Spanish and English.

Slam! Sports Tennis - French Open - Keeping up to date with the latest news as it happens with news highlights daily.

BBC Sport Academy | What It's Like to Play on Clay - In short, it ain't easy...with links to more descriptions of playing conditions at other major venues in the Grand Slam of tennis. And while you're here don't miss the BBC's look at French Open History.

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