French Open

French Open 2021: Latest News, Results and Records

The second Grand Slam tournament in the sport of tennis, the French Open or also known as Roland-Garros and takes place during the last week of May and the first week of June at Stade Roland-Garros, Paris. It was founded in 1891. The tournament is played on clay and consisting of the regular seven rounds victory needed for a championship. French Open 2021 was the 125th edition of the tournament and was played on the renovated Court Philippe Chatrier.

General view inside the arena ahead of the first round match between Belgium's David Goffin and Italy's Jannik Sinner. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The surface is slow, and it is the only Grand Slam where the final set is retained to be an advantage set i.e., played without a tiebreaker. It is the most prominent court clay tournament of tennis and the game on his surface is regarded as the most physically exhaustive forms of tennis.

The men’s trophy, Coupe des Mousquetaires, refers to 'The Four Musketeers' of French tennis, Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet, and René Lacoste. And the women’s trophy, Coupe Suzanne Lenglen is named after the French tennis player, Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen.

French Open 2021 points distribution

The champions of the tournament are given 2000 ranking points and the ATP finalists collect 1200 ranking points and the WTA counterparts are awarded 1300.

French Open 2021 prize money

The French Open 2021 total prize money was €34 million. It was less by 10 percent from 2020's figure of €38 million. The prize money decreased for the second year in a row because of the losses on account of the coronavirus.

The men's and women's singles champions received cheques of €1.4 million each. The finalists took home €750,000 each.

This year, only 5,388 fans were allowed in the initial rounds with the capacity increased in the second week of the Grand Slam.

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Champions of the event

In the Open Era of tennis, on the men’s tour, the ‘King of Clay’, Rafael Nadal has won the highest number of Roland Garros titles and has won 13 times in his career. And Chris Evert has won the seven titles which is the highest on the women’s tour. The champions of the French Open 2020 were Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek. The Polish youngster Swiatek became the first singles Grand Slam winner from her country. She was dominant throughout the event.  

Nadal defeated great rival Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the final.

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - Poland's Iga Swiatek kisses the trophy as she celebrates after winning the French Open. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French Open 2021 Schedule:

The Roland-Garros 2021 main draw matches started on 30th May and concluded on 13th June. Matches began at the usual timing of 11 am local time (5 AM Eastern Time). And like last year, this year also continued with night sessions. 

As the matches were played under lights in the 2021 edition and Court Philippe-Chatrier had a roof, many matches went late in the night and were also played despite the rain.

French Open Winners List (ATP) Over The Past 16 Years:

Gaston Gaudia2004
Rafael Nadal2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Roger Federer2009
Stan Wawrinka2015
Novak Djokovic2016

French Open Winners List (WTA) Over The Past 16 Years:

Justine Henin-Hardenne2005, 2006, 2007
Ana Ivanovic2008
Svetlana Kuznetsova2009
Francesca Schiavone2010
Li Na2011
Maria Sharapova2012, 2014
Serena Williams2013, 2015
Garbine Muguruza2016
Jeļena Ostapenko2017
Simona Halep2018
Ashleigh Barty2019
Iga Swiatek2020

French Open 2021 LIVE Streaming:


France - France.tv Sport, Amazon Prime Video

Europe (all territories) - Eurosport

Europe (local) - ITV, Rtbf.be, SRG SSR, eirsport, ORF, EPT, Radio

Televijiza Slovenija, Televizia Markiza, PTS, Kyle, Eesti Meedia, Ceska

Televize, Hrvastska radiotelevizija, PTPC, RTCG

USA - NBC Sports, Tennis Channel, Peacock TV

Canada - RDS, TSN

Latin-America - ESPN

Brazil - Band Sports

North-Africa and Middle-east - beIN Sports

Sub-Saharan Africa - SuperSport, Canal+

India - Star Sports

China - CMG

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South-East Asia - Fox Sports

Japan - TV Tokyo, WOWOW

Australia - Channel Nine

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New Zealand -Sky

South Korea - JTBC (Fox Sports)

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