The French Open, also known as Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament. So Here’s the French Open 2023 start date and fixtures.

French open 2023 : Draw, Start date, Fixtures

The French Open is the premier clay court championship in the world and the only Grand Slam tournament currently held on this surface.

French open 2023 : Draw, Start date, Fixtures

French open 
Founded 1891; 131 years ago
Editions 126 (2022)
92 Grand Slam events (since 1925)
Location Paris, XVIe
France
Venue Stade Roland Garros (since 1928)
Societé de Sport de Île de Puteaux, at Puteaux (1891–1894); Tennis Club de Paris, at Auteuil (1895–1908); Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose at Bordeaux (1909); Croix-Catelan de Racing Club de France at the Bois de Boulogne (1910–1924, 1926); Stade Français at Saint-Cloud (1925, 1927)
Surface Clay – outdoors (1908–present)
Sand – outdoors (1891–1907)

It is chronologically the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three are the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. Until 1975, the French Open was the only major tournament not played on grass.

Between the seven rounds needed for a championship, the clay surface characteristics (slower pace, higher bounce), and the best-of-five-set men’s singles matches, the French Open is widely regarded as the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.

French open 2023 Draw

The French Open has been the only major played on clay courts since 1978, when the US Open changed to hard courts. Clay courts slow down the ball and produce a high bounce when compared with grass courts or hard courts.

For this reason, clay courts take away some of the advantages of big servers and serve-and-volleyers, which makes it hard for these types of players to dominate on the surface.

For example, Pete Sampras, known for his huge serve and who won 14 Grand Slam titles, never won the French Open – his best result was reaching the semi-finals in 1996.

French open 2023 : Draw, Start date, Fixtures

Many other notable players have won multiple Grand Slam events but have never won the French Open, including John McEnroe, Frank Sedgman, John Newcombe, Venus Williams, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt, Jimmy Connors, Louise Brough, Virginia Wade or Martina Hingis; McEnroe and Edberg lost their only French Open finals appearances in five sets.

On the other hand, players whose games are more suited to jumpier surfaces, such as Rafael Nadal, Björn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Justine Henin and Chris Evert, have found great success at this tournament. 

Fixtures 

With two action-packed weeks of world class tennis, there’s a lot to see at the French Open. Take a look at the schedule below to assist with planning your ultimate French Open experience.

French open 2023 : Draw, Start date, Fixtures

Day Date Session Start Time* Round
Sun May 28 Day 11:00 AM 1st Round
Mon May 29 Day 11:00 AM 1st Round
Mon May 29 Evening 9:00 PM 1st Round
Tue May 30 Day 11:00 AM 1st Round
Tue May 30 Evening 9:00 PM 1st Round
Wed May 31 Day 11:00 AM 2nd Round
Wed May 31 Evening 9:00 PM 2nd Round
Thu June 1 Day 11:00 AM 2nd Round
Thu June 1 Evening 9:00 PM 2nd Round
Fri June 2 Day 11:00 AM 3rd Round
Fri June 2 Evening 9:00 PM 3rd Round
Sat June 3 Day 11:00 AM 3rd Round
Sat June 3 Evening 9:00 PM 3rd Round
Sun June 4 Day 11:00 AM 4th Round
Sun June 4 Evening 9:00 PM 4th Round
Mon June 5 Day 11:00 AM 4th Round
Mon June 5 Evening 9:00 PM 4th Round
Tue June 6 Day 12:00 PM Quarterfinals
Tue June 6 Evening 5:00 PM Quarterfinals
Wed June 7 Day 12:00 PM Quarterfinals
Wed June 7 Evening 9:00 PM Quarterfinals
Thu June 8 Day 2:00 PM Semifinals
Fri June 9 Day 3:00 PM Semifinals
Sat June 10 Day 3:00 PM Women’s Singles Final,
Men’s Doubles Final
Sun June 11 Day 3:00 PM Men’s Singles Final

 

By Rishabh

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