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French Open 2024 tennis tournament schedule

The longest wait for a Grand Slam event in tennis is usually between the Australian Open and the French Open. As we enter the month that sees the start of the 2024 French Open, the tennis fraternity is buzzing with excitement.

However, before we go into detail about the French Open 2024, here’s a quick look at all the important information about the tournament:

  • Date: May 20 – June 9
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Defending champion: Novak Djokovic

Based on the performances we saw in 2023, almost everyone expected Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz to rule the global tennis landscape this year. However, since the start of 2024, both players have had a disappointing (for lack of a better word) season.

Djokovic’s slim quartet and Rafael Nadal’s absence for more than a year mean the hallowed quartet’s dominance of modern tennis has finally come to an end. For context, the other members of the quartet are Andy Murray and Roger Federer.

Then there’s the fact that this year a host of stars in both the men’s and women’s divisions are expected to withdraw from the Grand Slam in May. Will that prove to be a blessing in disguise for some of the stars who otherwise struggled with consistency? Time will tell.

So if you’re curious about what happens at the second Grand Slam of the year, here’s everything you need to know about the French Open 2024, including the schedule (dates) and location of the tennis tournament, the star players taking part in it and more.

French Open 2024: all the details of this year’s second tennis Grand Slam

A detailed overview of the schedule of the French Open 2024 tennis tournament

Photo credits: Roland Garros

The only Grand Slam event to be played on clay in 2024, the French Open will begin with the preliminary qualifying rounds on Monday, May 20. After the qualifying tournaments, the main singles rounds for men and women will start on Sunday, May 26.

After four rounds of competition, the tournament enters its business end with the quarter-finals (for both the men’s and women’s categories) on Tuesday, June 4.

For the women, the winners of the quarter-finals will participate in the semi-finals on Thursday, June 6. On the other hand, the semi-finals in the men’s category will take place on Friday, June 7.

The women’s singles division final of the 2024 French Open will be played on Saturday, June 8. Meanwhile, the men’s singles final will be held on Sunday, June 9.

Which top tennis players will participate in the French Open 2024?

Photo credits: Roland Garros

As tennis fans eagerly await their favorite superstars at the 2024 French Open, the situation here is getting tricky. According to the latest developments, several big names could withdraw from the second Grand Slam of the year at the eleventh hour.

Missing almost all of 2023 due to injury, 2024 was touted as Rafael Nadal’s comeback year. However, apart from some sporadic appearances at the start of the season, the Spaniard has also taken a sabbatical this year. It is therefore not surprising that the French Open will not see its record winner in action in 2024.

At the beginning of May, several players had questions about their participation in the French Open. This list includes 2024 Australian Open winner Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev. In the women’s category, uncertainty looms over Jessica Pegula’s involvement in the France-based tennis tournament.

For Novak Djokovic, however, the absence of stars like Sinner, Alcaraz and Medvedev could mean a smoother path for him to retain the French Open title. Even with Andy Murray set to enter the tournament, Djokovic is unlikely to face any serious threat. If it happens, the victory will do the Serb a lot of good, with two more Grand Slam events in the second half of the year.

A look at the venue for the 2024 French Open

Photo credits: Roland Garros

Like every year, all matches of the 2024 French Open will be played at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The arena offers a capacity of up to 15,000 spectators.

Where to watch the 2024 French Open in Malaysia?

Photo credits: Roland Garros

Fans in Malaysia can stream the 2024 French Open live on beIN Sports, the tournament’s official broadcaster for the region.

(Main and featured images: Roland Garros)

Frequency of Questions Asked (FAQs)

– When is the last match of the French Open 2024?
The final men’s singles match at the 2024 French Open will take place on Sunday, June 9.

– What is the venue for the 2024 French Open?
The French Open is held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.

– Where can I live stream the French Open 2024?
Tennis fans in Malaysia can stream the 2024 French Open live on beIN Sports.