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French Open 2024: How to watch Rafael Nadal vs. Alexander Zverev right now

French Open 2024: How to watch Rafael Nadal vs. Alexander Zverev right now

The now unseeded Rafael Nadal plays No. 4 Seed Alexander Zverev this Monday at Roland Garros. (Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

The 2024 French Open at Roland Garros is now in full swing, and Rafael Nadal is about to begin what could be his final attempt to take the Roland Garros title. Nadal, the record holder for most French Open titles (14), had to skip Roland Garros in 2023 due to injury. This comeback puts Rafa in an unfamiliar position as an unseeded underdog headed into the Slam. For his very first match at this year’s French Open, he’s facing No. 4 seed and Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev. Nadal vs. Zverev is on now on Court Philippe-Chatrier. The Day 2 match began around 9:20 a.m. You can find the full order of play at Roland Garros here.

Are you ready to watch Rafael Nadal vs. Alexander Zverev at the 2024 French Open? Here’s everything you need to know about the tennis tournament at Roland Garros, including the full broadcast schedule, where to stream matches for free and more.

Date: Monday, May 27

Time: (Approximately) 9:20 a.m. ET

Location: Roland Garros, Paris, FR

Court: Court Philippe-Chatrier

Round: First Round

TV channel: Tennis Channel

Streaming: Fubo, DirecTV, VPN

When does Rafael Nadal play the French Open? Nadal starts what may be his final French Open journey this Monday, May 27 in a high stakes match against Alexander Zverev.

What time will Nadal vs. Zverev start? The Nadal vs. Zverev match will be played on Court Philippe-Chatrier in the men’s First Round of the day, which is expected to start roughly around 9 a.m. ET. The timing of the match will depend on when the two prior matches scheduled on Philippe-Chatrier conclude. You can find the exact order of play at Roland Garros here.

What channel is Nadal vs. Zverev on? The channel you’ll need to tune into Nadal v. Zverev depends on when the match actually starts (and how long it lasts). This Monday, the US broadcast schedule for the French Open is as follows:

5 a.m.-3 p.m. – Tennis Channel

11 a.m.-3 p.m. – NBC

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Peacock

With the match expected to start around 9 a.m., you’ll need access to the Tennis Channel to catch the beginning of the Nadal vs. Zverev battle. But if it lasts long enough, you should be able to switch over to Peacock to catch the end of it. Or, you could always catch an uninterrupted livestream of the tennis tournament with the help of a VPN — more on that below.

How to watch Nadal vs. Zverev live without cable:


Fubo TV’s Elite tier will get you access to NBC, NBC Sports and the Tennis Channel, along with 200+ more live channels. At $90 per month, the live TV streaming service is definitely the priciest option on this list, but still leaves you with major savings compared to a traditional cable package, and is also a great option for NFL fans. So if you’re a sports fan looking for one simple subscription, Fubo might be it for you. Fubo subscribers also get 1000 hours of cloud DVR storage. The platform offers a free trial period, so you can stream the start of the French Open totally free.

Try free at Fubo


For $5.99/month, an ad-supported Peacock subscription lets you stream live sports and events airing on NBC, plus, you’ll get access to thousands of hours of shows and movies, including beloved sitcoms such as Parks and Recreation and The Office , every Bravo show and Hallmark movie, and movies like Five Nights at Freddy’s and the Super Mario movie.

For $12 monthly you can also upgrade to an ad-free subscription which includes live access to your local NBC affiliate (not just during designated sports and events) and the ability to download select titles to watch offline.

And if you’re a student looking to catch the big race, Big 10 basketball games and more, you can take advantage of Peacock’s student discount and get an ad-supported subscription for just $1.99/month for 12 months.

$5.99/month at Peacock

How to stream Nadal vs. Zverev free: If you want to catch every match of the French Open and don’t want to have to hop around between NBC, Peacock and the Tennis Channel all week, in Australia a majority of the action is streaming free with ads on 9Now, and in Austria it’s all streaming free with ads on ServusTV.

Don’t live in either of those places? Don’t worry, you can still stream like you do with the help of a VPN. A VPN (virtual private network) helps protect your data, can mask your IP address and is perhaps most popular for being especially useful in the age of streaming. Whether you’re looking to watch Friends on Netflix (which left the U.S. version of the streamer back in 2019) or tune in to the F1 race this weekend without a cable package, a VPN can help you out. Looking to try a VPN for the first time? This guide breaks down the best VPN options for every kind of user.


ExpressVPN offers “internet without borders,” meaning you can tune into an Austrian or Australian livestream this month as opposed to paying for Peacock and the Tennis Channel for US coverage of the tennis tournament. All you’ll need to do is sign up for ExpressVPN, change your server location and then find free livestream coverage on 9Now or ServusTV.

ExpressVPN’s added protection, speed and range of location options make it an excellent choice for first-time VPN users looking to stretch their streaming abilities, plus, it’s Endgadget’s top pick for the best streaming VPN. New users can save 49% when they sign up for ExpressVPN’s 12-month subscription. Plus, the service offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, in case you’re nervous about trying a VPN.

$8.32/month at ExpressVPN

When is the 2024 French Open? After a week of qualifying matches, the 2024 French Open officially began this Sunday, May 26, 2024. The Roland Garros tennis tournament runs for two weeks, ending with the men’s final on June 9.

Unfortunately for US fans, matches start bright and early at 5 a.m. for those in the Eastern timezone (and even earlier — or later, depending on how you look at it — for those on Pacific time).

What channel is the French Open on in 2024? US coverage of the French Open will be split across NBC Sports, the Tennis Channel and Peacock this year. This Sunday and Monday, French Open matches will air live on NBC and Peacock, before the action moves to the Tennis Channel for the week. Then the semifinals and finals will return to NBC/peacock.

All the NBC coverage will also be available to stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — for those with an eligible cable or live TV streaming package. For the tennis super fan, the tennis Channel now offers streaming directly through their app, Tennis Channel+. So if you really want to catch every early morning match (without the help of a VPN), you may want to check out Tennis Channel+.

How to watch the French Open without cable:

2024 French Open broadcast schedule: All times Eastern.

Monday, May 27: First Round

5 a.m.-3 p.m. – Tennis Channel

11 a.m.-3 p.m. – NBC

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Peacock

Tuesday, May 28: First Round

5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Tennis Channel

Wednesday, May 29: Second Round

5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Tennis Channel

Thursday, May 30: Second Round

5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Tennis Channel

Friday, May 31: Third Round

5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Tennis Channel

Saturday, June 1: Third Round

5 a.m.-1 p.m. – Tennis Channel

12-3 p.m. – NBC

12-5:30 p.m. – Peacock

Sunday, June 2: Fourth Round

5 a.m.-1 p.m. – Tennis Channel

12-3 p.m. – NBC

12-5:30 p.m. – Peacock

Monday, June 3: Fourth Round

5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Tennis Channel

Tuesday, June 4: Quarterfinals

5 a.m.-12 p.m. – Tennis Channel

2-5:30 p.m. – Tennis Channel

Wednesday, June 5: Quarterfinals

5 a.m.-12 p.m. – Tennis Channel

2-5:30 p.m. – Tennis Channel

Thursday, June 6: Women’s Semis

6 a.m.-2 p.m. – Tennis Channel

11 a.m.-2 p.m. – NBC, Peacock

Friday, June 7: Men’s Semis

8 a.m.-4 p.m. – Tennis Channel

11 a.m.-3 p.m. – NBC, Peacock

Saturday, June 8: Women’s Final

9 a.m.-2 p.m. – NBC, Peacock

Sunday, June 9: Men’s Final

9 a.m.-2 p.m. – NBC, Peacock

Who is playing in the 2024 French Open? Defending French Open champs Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek will be on the clay court at Roland Garros this weekend. Other big tennis names set to play include 14-time winner Rafael Nadal, Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz, Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula and Elena Rybakina.

French Open 2024 seeds: Men’s singles seeds

Novak Djokovic

Jannik Sinner

Carlos Alcaraz

Alexander Zverev

Daniil Medvedev

Andrey Rublev

Casper Ruud

Hubert Hurkacz

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Grigor Dimitrov

Alex de Minaur

Taylor Fritz

Holger Rune

Tommy Paul

Ben Shelton

Nicolas Jarry

Ugo Humbert

Karen Khachanov

Alexander Bublik

Sebastian Baez

Felix Auger-Aliassime

Adrian Mannarino

Francisco Cerundolo

Alejandro Tabilo

Frances Tiafoe

Tallon Griekspoor

Sebastian Korda

Tomas Martin Etcheverry

Arthur Fils

Lorenzo Musetti

Mariano Navone

Cam Norrie

Women’s singles seeds

Iga Swiatek

Aryna Sabalenka

Coco Gauff

Elena Rybakina

Marketa Vondrousova

Maria Sakkari

Qinwen Zheng

Ons Jabeur

Jelena Ostapenko

Daria Kasatkina

Danielle Collins

Jasmine Paolini

Beatriz Haddad Maia

Madison Keys

Elina Svitolina

Ekaterina Alexandrova

Liudmila Samsonova

Marta Kostyuk

Victoria Azarenka

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Carolina Garcia

Emma Navarro

Anna Kalinskaya

Barbora Krejcikova

Elise Mertens

Katie Boulter

Linda Noskova

Sorana Cirstea

Veronika Kudermetova

Dayana Yastremska

Leylah Fernandez

Katerina Siniakova

French Open livestream US US viewers can tune into NBC’s French Open coverage live on NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app if they have a cable or satellite subscription to log in with.

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