The French Open is upon us, the second of 2018's four tennis majors. And on those famous clay courts of Roland Garros, we're expecting a fierce fortnight of competition. And the best bit…there are loads of free ways that you can live stream the French Open from all corners of the world.
On the Men's singles side of the competition, Rafael Nadal – quite simply the greatest clay court player in history – is going to be defending his title from last year, and chasing an astonishing 11th win. He'll be the man to beat in Paris.
Reigning Women's champ Jeļena Ostapenko will have to face stiff competition in the form of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, the three-time and two-time winners respectively, who both missed last year's tournament. This one is much tougher to call.
Taking place over the course of two weeks, the French Open is always one of the tennis highlights of the year. Luckily for you, we've put together this handy guide so that you can watch it from anywhere in the world with a free live stream.
How to live stream French Open tennis in the UK for free:
The UK's free-to-air ITV station has the rights to UK coverage this year, meaning that you'll be able to catch certain matches on ITV1 and 2 and the bulk of the action on ITV4, if you're near a TV, on the ITV website if that's more convenient, or on the ITV Hub app if you're away from home.
Coverage will also be available on British Eurosport – and if you're a Virgin TV customer, you'll be able to see the clay action in Ultra HD 4K for the first time. It's worth noting that Eurosport is a service you'll have to have a subscription for.
The alternative is to watch the game on TVPlayer.com, which let's you channel hop at your convenience. If you can't live stream the French Open as it happens then TVPlayer Plus will allows you to 'record' the matches and watch them later. You'll need to sign up for a paid account, but the good news there is that the site offers a 14-day free trial so no payment is required.
Live stream the French Open from anywhere in the world
How to watch the French Open: US live stream
In the US, you've got a couple of different options for catching the action, you can either tune into the Tennis Channel or NBC Sports. It's worth knowing that both of these are paid-for services so in order to watch you'll need to have a subscription.
If neither of those works for you, there's always the VPN option for a completely free watch. By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's in the UK. It's really easy to get started with a VPN.
How to watch the French Open: Australia stream
In Australia, your options are slightly more limited, with Fox being the only broadcaster to cover Roland Garros this year. As this is a subscription service, you'll need to be a paid-up member in order to watch.
Failing that, use of a VPN would allow you to watch the free UK coverage.
The best way to stream the French Open 2018 in Canada
In Canada, it's a similar deal, you've got fairly limited options, it will be covered by TSN and RDS, but again, these are subscription services.
If you want to watch for free, your best bet is to use a VPN and access the UK (or French coverage if you're French-speaking) coverage for no cost in the comfort of your own home.
The best way to stream the French Open 2018 in New Zealand
In New Zealand you're going to be able to catch all the action on Sky NZ, although again, this is a paid service.
If you want to catch it but don't have a Sky subscription you can use a VPN to access the free UK coverage.