French Open 2021 tennis - How to watch Roland Garros on Eurosport TV, app, live stream and more
Ahead of the second Grand Slam of the 2021 season at Roland Garros in Paris, we take a look at what you need to know, including how to watch the event on TV, app and live stream, plus much more. Roger Federer is aiming to compete at the French Open after his latest comeback, while Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek are the reigning singles champions.
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Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have all found themselves in the same part of the men's draw at the 2021 French Open, while Naomi Osaka could take on Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the women's.
The draw looks particularly exciting for Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev with the quartet not having to face any of the 'Big Three' until the final at least.
A mouth-watering projected quarter-final line up could see Djokovic v Federer, Nadal v Andrey Rublev, Zverev v Thiem and Tsitsipas v Medvedev.
Djokovic could take on Nadal in the semi-finals in Paris in what would be a repeat from last year's final in the postponed autumnal edition. The three most successful players in the history of the men's game have won 17 of the last 20 Grand Slam titles between them.
The world number one and Australian Open champion will take on Tennys Sandgren in his opener, while Nadal will face Alexei Popyrin. Second seed Medvedev will face Alexander Bublik, Dominic Thiem will take on Pablo Andujar and Federer will await a qualifier.
Defending champion Iga Swiatek will start her campaign against Kaja Juvan, while last year's runner-up Sofia Kenin takes on 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko. Swiatek and Kenin could face off in the quarter-finals.
Second seed and Australian Open champion Osaka - who said she would not speak to the media throughout the tournament for mental health reasons - will make her comeback against Maria Patricia Tig.
Osaka could take on Williams - who opens up against Irina-Camelia Begu - in the semi-finals with the seventh seed still bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title.
World number one Ash Barty begins her campaign against American Bernarda Pera and faces the prospect of a potential semi-final against Swiatek.
A projected quarter-final line up could present the following encounters: Ash Barty v Elina Svitolina, Sofia Kenin v Iga Swiatek, Serena Williams v Aryna Sabalenka and Bianca Andreescu v Naomi Osaka.
Who is playing?
Only one of Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles has come at Roland Garros, when he brushed aside Robin Soderling in the 2009 final, but he has been preparing to play in Paris for only the second time in the last six years.
Rafael Nadal has been utterly dominant at the French Open, racking up 13 of his 20 Grand Slams in the French capital, and he will be aiming to further add to his tally this year.
Andy Murray will not compete as he prepares for the grass season, and former champion Stan Wawrinka will also not be playing.
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On the women's side, Iga Swiatek is the bookies' favourite for repeating her astonishing triumph last year. The Polish sensation did not drop a single set as she stormed to the title in 2020 in style.
Can Serena Williams finally secure that elusive record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown? Roland Garros has never been her favourite event, but the 39-year-old still has three titles to her name in Paris.