The 2022 French Open begins Friday 27th May (27/05/2022) with Round 3 after an exciting Round 2 that saw top players at the peak of their game and even a stunning surprise.
Round 3 of the Roland-Garros Grand Slam tournament will air Wednesday from 5pm ET on the Tennis Channel, but will switch to NBC and even the Peacock streaming service for select timeslots on Saturday.
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After Barbora Krejcikova’s shock surprise in Round 1 (and her subsequent withdrawal from the doubles tournament due to Covid-19), most of the other top players in the world came through the round unscathed. Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Iga Swiatek have all advanced in Round 3 where they will be joined by the likes of Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
However, the round was not without surprises. In the women’s, Leolia Jeanjean defeated eighth seed Karolina Pliskova in a 6-2, 6-2 win. World No. 3 Maria Sakkari was also beaten by Carolina Muchova of the Czech Republic.
What is the 2022 French Open second round TV schedule?
The Tennis Channel will provide 24/7 coverage, including live broadcasts and replays, of most of the Round 3 action. However, select coverage will be exclusive to NBC and Peacock Premium. Here is the schedule:
- Friday 5/27 at 5am on Tennis Channel. Stream to fuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream
- Saturday 5/28 at 5am on Tennis Channel. Stream to fuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream
- May 28, 11 a.m. on NBC. Stream on fuboTV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- May 28, 2:00 p.m. on Peacock Premium
Looking for a specific matchup? Check the full schedule at RolandGarros.com.
The rest of the round plan is:
- Round 4, Sunday 29th May
- Quarterfinals, Tuesday, March 31
- Semifinals, Thursday 2 June
- Final, Saturday, June 4th
How can I stream the tournament for FREE?
Fans with cable subscriptions can log into Tennischannel.com/watchnow or NBC.com with their cable data to stream the tournament for free.
Cable cutters can sign up for a free trial of fuboTV to enjoy all TV coverage for FREE for a limited time. Peacock Premium coverage does not include a free trial.
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Story from The Associated Press
PARIS (AP) — FRIDAY PREVIEW
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, 13-time champion Rafael Nadal and rising star Carlos Alcaraz are all on the agenda when the third round of the French Open gets underway on Day 6. Defending champion Djokovic meets Aljaz Bedene on Court Philippe Chatrier. In another afternoon game, No. 5 Nadal plays Botic Van De Zandschulp. Alcaraz, 19, will be in the spotlight on Center Court against USA’s Sebastian Korda. Alcaraz, who is sixth seeded and leads the 2022 Tour with four titles, lost to Korda on clay last month in Monte Carlo. That was Alcaraz’s only defeat in 19 surface games this season. Alexander Zverev, number 3, will face another American, Brandon Nakashima. In the women’s draw, the youngest remaining player – 18-year-old Coco Gauff of the United States – meets the oldest – 36-year-old Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Belinda Bencic plays against US Open 2021 runner-up Leylah Fernandez in the first match on Court Philippe Chatrier.
FORECAST FOR FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Maximum temperature of 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius).
KEY RESULTS FROM THURSDAY
Women’s second round: No. 1 Iga Swiatek def. Alison Riske 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 Paula Badosa beat Kaja Juvan 7-5, 3-6, 6-2; No. 7 Aryna Sabalenk beat Madison Brengle 6-1, 6-3; Shelby Rogers beat No. 9 Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-3; Qinwen Zheng beat No. 19 Simona Halep 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Men’s second round: No.2 Daniil Medvedev def. Laslo Djere 6-3 6-4 6-3; No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Zdenek Kolar 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7); No.7 Andrey Rublev defeated Federico Delbonis 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-3; No.8 Casper Ruud defeated Emil Ruusuvuori 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; No.11 Jannik Sinner defeated Roberto Carballes Baena 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-3.
STATISTICS OF THE DAY
1976, 2022 – The only two times in the Open era that just three of the top-10 seeded women at the French Open reached the round of 32.
2009 – The last time all of the men’s top 12 made the third round.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The last point, I was like, ‘Can this just end? Eventually I either lose or you win, I don’t care. It was like, ‘I just want this to be over.’ It was so stressful.” – 11th-seeded Jessica Pegula of the USA, who needed eight match points to end her 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 second-round win over Anhelina Kalinina on Thursday, after needing 10 match points to earn her first win. Round win on Tuesday.