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French Open 2024: Full schedule, UK start time and draw for iconic Grand Slam

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TENNIS fans will finally get to see their favourite stars slide around the clay courts as the French Open 2024 returns THIS month – and it is not to be missed.

Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic raced to a record-breaking Roland Garros triumph last year after beating Casper Ruud by straight sets.

Novak Djokovic won the French Open 2023 Men's title

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Novak Djokovic won the French Open 2023 Men’s titleCredit: Getty
Iga Swiatek was victorious at French Open 2023

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Iga Swiatek was victorious at French Open 2023Credit: AP

And after crashing out of the Australian Open semi-final courtesy of eventual winner Jannik Sinner earlier this year, the World No 1 will be determined to pick up his first Grand Slam of the campaign.

However, the likes of Carlos Alcaraz has other ideas, while clay court king Rafael Nadal and British mogul Andy Murray are focusing on shaking off their injuries to make the tournament.

Iga Swiatek was crowned as queen of the 2023 tournament following her 6-2 5-7 6-4 victory over Karolina Muchova.

But American hero Coco Gauff and British icon Emma Radacanu will certainly have their eye on knocking Swiatek off her high horse.

When is the French Open 2024?

The first rounds of the French Open 2024 will get underway on Sunday, May 26 and it will conclude on Sunday, June 9.

Matches on Court Philippe-Chatrier will start at 10am or 11am depending on the day

10am start on all other courts. Night session (one singles match):

What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

French Open 2024 is being broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports in the UK while fans in the US can catch all the action on NBC.

For online access in the UK, tennis lovers can head NOW TV will have of all the matches on show via their website.

What is the French Open 2024 full schedule?

Here is the full schedule for the French Open 2024:

  • Sunday May 26: Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Tuesday, May 27: Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Wednesday, May 28: Men’s and women’s singles second round
  • Thursday, May 29: Men’s and women’s singles second round
  • Friday, May 30: Men’s and women’s singles third round
  • Saturday, June 1: Men’s and women’s singles third round
  • Sunday, June 2: Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
  • Monday, June 3: Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
  • Tuesday June 4: Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
  • Wednesday, June 5: Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
  • Thursday, June 6: Women’s singles semi-finals
  • Friday, June 7: Men’s singles semi-finals
  • Saturday, June 8: Women’s singles final, men’s doubles final
  • Sunday, June 9: Men’s singles final, women’s doubles final

What are the new changes for 2024?

Suzanne-Lenglen court will feature a new retractable roof. After Philippe-Chatrier court, Suzanne-Lenglen court has now been fitted with a retractable roof as well. 

The lightweight retractable cover which is made of canvas and inspired by the pleated skirt created by Jean Patou for Suzanne Lenglen, can be closed in just 15 minutes. 

This design pays a fitting tribute to the champion, a pioneer of women’s tennis, who so perfectly embodied French elegance. 

And the roof will be officially inaugurated on Sunday 26 May. Suzanne-Lenglen court will also be outfitted with LED panels along the court for the 2024 edition of the tournament.

What has Andy Murray changed for the French Open 2024?

Andy Murray will reportedly be using a new racquet for the French Open 2024.

Tennis commentator Andrew Castle said: “From what I hear he is practising with a different racket, he is still working with the different weights of the racket and different strings.

“He’s still trying to get 100 per cent out of everything.”

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