French Open 2023: full schedule, standings, match times, prize money, odds and British players at Roland Garros
All eyes in the tennis world are on Roland Garros for the next fortnight as the French Open unfolds, although it will be missing a familiar face.
Defending champion and 14-time winner Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw through injury as the Spaniard wants to be fully fit for a final year on tour in 2024, and so it is Carlos Alcarez who arrives in Paris in as the favorite for the men’s title. .
The 20-year-old won his first Grand Slam at the US Open last year and it’s surely only a matter of time before that tally is doubled, with Alcaraz so impressive for much of the swing on clay this season. Novak Djokovic will, however, be keen on his chances of winning a third success at Roland-Garros, which would pave the way for a serious candidacy for the Grand Slam calendar.
On the women’s side of the table, Iga Swiatek is still the one to beat, despite her recent thigh scare in Rome. The world number one has won at Roland Garros in two of the last three years, but will face stiff competition from Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka.
The three have been the top in-form players in the women’s game in 2023, with Sabalenka getting the better of Rybakina in a thrilling Australian Open earlier this year.
Dates and place
The French Open will start on Sunday May 28, 2023 and continue until the men’s final a fortnight later on Sunday June 11.
As always, it is played at Roland Garros in Paris.
How to watch the French Open
TV channel: The tournament will be shown in full on Eurosport, with subscription costing £6.99 per month or £59.99 for an annual pass.
Direct: Those who have subscribed can stream every game through the Discovery+ app and website.
Men’s and Ladies’ Singles
- Champion – €2.3 million
- Second – €1.15m
- Semi-finalist – €630,000
- Quarter-finalist – €400,000
- Fourth Round – €240,000
- Third Round – €142,000
- Second Round – €97,000
- First Round – €69,000
Men’s and women’s doubles (per pair)
- Champions – €590,000
- Second – €295,000
- Semi-finalist – €148,000
- Quarter-finalist – €80,000
- Third Round – €43,000
- Second Round – €27,000
- First Round – €17,000
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Full Singles Calendar
Play will start for the morning sessions at 10am BST, with the action beginning on Philipe-Chatrier an hour later. The 10 night sessions will begin at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday May 28 – first round men and women
- Monday, May 29 – first round men and women
- tuesday 30 may – first round men and women
- Wednesday May 31 – second round men and women
- Thursday, June 1 – second round men and women
- friday june 2 – third round men and women
- Saturday June 3 – third round men and women
- Sunday June 4 – 4th round men and women
- Monday, June 5 – 4th round men and women
- Tuesday, June 6 – men’s and women’s quarter-finals
- Wednesday, June 7 – men’s and women’s quarter-finals
- Thursday, June 8 – women semi-finals
- friday june 9 – men’s semi-finals
- Saturday June 10 – women’s final
- Sunday June 11 – men’s final
British players in the main draw
Well, that’s not good news.
There will be no British players in the women’s singles draw, the first time this has happened at a Grand Slam in 14 years. Emma Raducanu is injured and Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart and Fran Jones were among those who failed to qualify.
Andy Murray opted to prioritize Wimbledon and Kyle Edmund pulled out hours before the draw due to injury, leaving Cameron Norrie, Jack Draper and Dan Evans as British-flagged players.
Norrie will face Frenchman Benoit Paire in the first round, while Evans will face Thanasi Kokkinakis, who played that marathon match with Andy Murray in Melbourne in January. Draper, making his first appearance in the Roland Garros main draw, takes on Tomas Etcheverry.
- 1 – Carlos Alcaraz
- 2 – Daniel Medvedev
- 3 – Novak Djokovic
- 4 – Casper Ruud
- 5 – Stefanos Tsitsipas
- 6 – Holger Rune
- 7 – Andrei Rublev
- 8 – Jannik Sinner
- 9 – Taylor Fritz
- 10 – Felix Auger-Aliassime
- 11 – Karen Khachanov
- 12 – Frances Tiafoe
- 13 – Hubert Hurkacz
- 14 – Cameron Norrie
- 15 – Borna Coric
- 16 – Tommy Paul
- 1 – Iga Swiatek
- 2 – Aryna Sabalenka
- 3 – Jessica Pegula
- 4 – Elena Rybakina
- 5 – Caroline Garcia
- 6 – Coco Gauff
- 7 – Ons Jabeur
- 8 – Maria Sakkari
- 9 – Daria Kasatkina
- 10 – Petra Kvitova
- 11 – Veronika Kudermetova
- 12 – Belinda Bencic
- 13 – Barbora Krejcikova
- 14 – Beatriz Haddad Maia
- 15 – Ludmila Samsonova
- 16 – Karolina Pliskova
Latest odds for Roland-Garros
Carlos Alcaraz 8/5
Daniel Medvedev 2/17
Iga Swiatek 8/11
Elena Rybakina 6/1
Aryna Sabalenka 13/2
Odds correct as of Thursday 25th May. Subject to change.