French Open 2021 1st Round Preview: Schedule, timings, big fixtures, LIVE stream; all you need to know

French Open 2021 1st Round Men’s & Women’s singles Preview: Schedule, timings, big fixtures, LIVE stream; all you need to know
French Open 2021 1st Round Men’s & Women’s singles Preview: Schedule, timings, big fixtures, LIVE stream; all you need to know

French Open 2021 1st Round Men’s & Women’s singles Preview: Schedule, timings, big fixtures, LIVE stream; all you need to know- The year’s second Grand Slam- French Open 2021 will kick off on May 30. Dozens of players will be in action in the 1st round matches on Day 1 & 2, including the likes of big 3- Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer in men’s singles. On the other hand, big names from women’s tennis- Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Iga Swiatek, Ash Barty will also be in action.

Defending champions matches

Nadal vs Popyrin

Nadal, who is aiming for his 14th French Open title, got a tricky opener in the first match. He will lock horns against 21-year-old Alexei Popyrin. The latter owns several impressive victories in 2021, including successes over the likes of Reilly Opelka, David Goffin and Jannick Sinner. He is ranked 32 in latest ATP rankings.

Swiatek vs Juvan

On the other hand, Iga Swiatek will face Kaja Juvan in her opening round fixture of the French Open 2021. The latter has grown from strength to strength in the Grand Slam competitions. She had reached the third round of the Australian Open 2021. Swiatek, meanwhile, is coming on the back of good form on clay court with a couple of titles.

Men’s Singles- 1st round big matches

Novak Djokovic vs T Sandgren

Rafael Nadal vs A popyrin

Roger Federer vs TBC

Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Andujar,

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jeremy Chardy

Alexander Zverev vs TBC

Kei Nishikori vs TBC

Daniil Medvedev vs A Bublik

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French Open 2021 Day 1 Preview Women’s Singles: Schedule, timings, big fixtures; all you need to know

Women Singles- 1st round big matches

Ash Barty vs B Pera

Karolina Pliskova vs D Vekic

Venus Williams vs E Alexandrova

Sofia Kenin vs J OStapenko

I Swiatek vs K Juvan

Serena Williams vs I Begu

Petra Kvitova vs TBC

Naomi Osaka vs PM.Tig

A Kerber vs TBC

Jennifer Brady vs A Sevastova

Elia Svitolina vs O Babel

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When where and how to watch French Open 2021 / Roland Garros 2021?

France: Amazon Prime Video

Australia: Channel Nine, 9 Go, 9GEM, 9Now and OTT-platform Stan

Brazil: Globo and Bandsports

USA: Tennis Channel, NBC Universal

Europe: Eurosport, itv, ptc

Canada: TSN, RDS

Latin America: ESPN

North America and Middle East: beIn Sports

Sub Saharan Africa: SuperSport

INDIA: Star Sports Select/ OTT-platform Disney+Hotstar

China: CMG

South East Asia: Fox Sports

Japan: TV Tokyo

New Zealand Sky: Sky

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