French Open 2021 Broadcast Guide

 
The second tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year will be broadcast live and free on Channel 9 and 9Gem when the 125th edition of Roland Garros in Paris starts this Sunday.


Nine’s exclusive coverage commences at 6.30pm on 9Gem each night of the tournament, before switching across to Channel 9 later in the evening.
 
Plus, every match of the tournament will stream ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport, bringing subscribers all the action from every court.
 
The hallowed outdoor clay courts of Roland Garros will host the sport’s finest, with the long-awaited return of Roger Federer, hoping to deny defending champion Rafael Nadal from securing his 14th French Grand Slam title.
 
Poland’s Iga Świątek, 19, is looking strong in the hunt for back-to-back women’s titles after claiming the Italian Open on clay earlier this month.
 
Australia will be eagerly watching as our world No. 1, Ash Barty, returns to Roland Garros for the first time since winning in 2019. Following a strong performance at the Australian Open and a great season on clay, Barty is after her second Grand Slam title.
 
Second-highest ranked female Aussie, Ajla Tomljanović, will be joined by Astra Sharma, a wildcard entry, in her third consecutive year at Roland Garros.
 
Serena Williams is set to play after a three-month hiatus since the Australian Open. The 23-time Grand Slam and three-time Roland Garros champion will continue her quest for a 24th major title.
 
The Australian men will be out in force, headed by Alex de Minaur and John Millman, both of whom are ranked in the world’s Top 50.
 
The youngest Aussie in the draw, 21-year-old Alexei Popyrin (No. 62), is coming off a fine performance at the Australian Open where he upset world No. 13 David Goffin in the first round.
 
Jordan Thompson and James Duckworth round out our men’s contingent, joined by wildcard entry Chris O’Connell.
 
Calling the action on Channel 9 and 9Gem will be Roz KellyTodd WoodbridgeSam GrothJelena DokicBrett Phillips and Clint Stanaway.
 
It all begins on Sunday at 6.30pm on 9Gem. Programming will switch to Channel 9 at 10.10pm.