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.
92 Grand Slam events (since 1925)
|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.
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.
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.
|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|
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