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2018 French Open Tennis TV Schedule on NBC Networks and Tennis Channel

The French Open, tennis’ second major tournament of the year and the lone tennis major to feature clay courts, will be broadcast on the networks of NBC. The first round from the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France will begin Sunday, May 27 at noon ET on NBC. Live coverage culminates with the women’s final on Saturday, June 9, at 9 a.m. ET and the men’s final Sunday, June 10 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC.

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The Friday, June 8, men’s semifinal round will be carried live on the East Coast at 11 a.m. ET on NBC, and will also be live to all time zones at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on NBCSN.

Headlining the men’s competition is 16-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who’s won a record 10 French Open titles (2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017). He’ll be joined by 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic, whose last victory at a major came at the 2016 French Open; No. 3-ranked Alexander Zverev, who won the 2017 Italian Open and Canada Masters; and Dominic Thiem, who reached the French Open semifinals in 2016 and 2017.

Serena Williams will make her long-awaited Grand Slam return in Paris. Williams has not played in a major since winning the 2017 Australian Open, and giving birth to her daughter later that year (Sept. 2017). The three-time French Open champion is in search of her 24th Grand Slam title, which would tie her with Margaret Court for the most all-time. The women’s field also features Simona Halep, who has twice reached the French Open final, defending French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, and 2017 and 2018 Italian Open champion Elina Svitolina.

Ted Robinson anchors NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is Robinson’s 19th French Open in the anchor chair for NBC. McEnroe and Carillo teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open.

In 1975, NBC became the first American television network to provide coverage of the French Open when the network signed a three-year deal with the French Tennis Federation.  The tournament was covered by CBS from 1980-82 and returned to NBC in 1983, where it has remained since. This is NBC’s 36th consecutive year televising the event.

The following are the French Open tennis events including dates, start times, and TV networks. All times Eastern.

First Round

Sunday, May 27 5 a.m.-3 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)
Sunday, May 27 noon-3 p.m. (live on NBC)
Monday, May 28 5 a.m.-3 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)
Monday, May 28 noon-3 p.m. (live only in Eastern time zone)
Tuesday, May 29 5 a.m.-3 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)

Second Round

Wednesday, May 30 5 a.m.-3 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)
Thursday, May 31 5 a.m.-3 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)

Third Round

Friday, June 1 5 a.m.-3 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)
Saturday, June 2 5 a.m.-12 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)
Saturday, June 2 12-3 p.m. (live on NBC)

Fourth Round

Sunday, June 3 5 a.m.-12 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)
Sunday, June 3 12-3 p.m. (live on NBC)
Monday, June 4 5 a.m.-3 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)


Tuesday, June 5 7 a.m.-1 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)
Wednesday, June 6 7 a.m.-1 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)

Women’s Semifinals

Thursday, June 7 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (live on Tennis Channel)
Thursday, June 7 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (live on NBC only in Eastern time zone)

Men’s Semifinals

Friday, June 8 6-11 a.m. (live on Tennis Channel)
Friday, June 8 11 a.m. (live on NBC and NBCSN in Eastern time zone)
Friday, June 8 11 a.m. in all time zones (NBC)

Women’s Finals on NBC

Saturday, June 9 9 a.m. (live)

Men’s Finals on NBC

Sunday, June 10 9 a.m. (live)

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  1. Your coverage of French Open Tennis is like an old movie news reel. It’s flashes by so quickly, never resting on one game long enough to catch
    My interest. In between there are tons of ads! Come on NBC put it on one game & leave it. I love Johnny Macs voice but your coverage sucks.

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