French Open 2023 draw: When and where to watch?

The 2023 French Open's main draw is set to commence on 28th May, 2023 with some of the best players vying for the top prize.


French Open 2023 draw: When and where to watch?

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It’s that time of the year again when Roland Garros will be graced with enthralling rivalries, some hardcore tennis, and umpteen memories to cherish. Yes, the 2023 French Open is just around the corner, as the main draw begins on the 28th of May.

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While defending champion Iga Swiatek will lead the women’s charge in a fortnight-long tournament, young sensation Carlos Alcaraz will be the No. 1 seed in the men’s category. This will also be the first French Open since 2004 to not witness its greatest player ever, the King of Clay and a 14-time champ at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal, as the Spaniard withdrew his name from the Major citing a persistent problem with his hip.

Apart from him, most of the main players across both categories will grace the clay courts of the Paris suburbs. The all-important draw of this year’s French Open is set to take place on May 25, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. BST (2:00 p.m. local time).

The top-32 players across both sides participating in the tournament will be seeded based on their world rankings according to the WTA and ATP, respectively. The seeded players will then meet each other in the latter stages of the tournament, making for an exciting finish to the second major of the year.

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Where to watch the live stream for the French Open draw

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The 2023 French Open draw will take place tomorrow, i.e., 25th May at 2:00 pm local time in Paris. It can be live-streamed by viewers on the official YouTube channel of Roland Garros from the said time.

Players to Watch out for

Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz (Image via Daily Express)
Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz (Image via Daily Express)

In men’s singles, Carlos Alcaraz looks like the top favorite to lift the second Slam of his career and his maiden one at the French Open. The players who can challenge him are Daniil Medvedev and young sensation Holger Rune, both of whom Have shown endowment form on the clay courts this season. However, despite going through a lean patch, one can rule out the Serb Novak Djokovic at his own peril.

The 22-time major winner is expected to bring out his best during major tournaments, and one also needs to remember that he is the only one who has gotten the better of Nadal at Roland Garros not once but twice. On the women’s side, Iga Swiatek looks set to defend the title she won in 2022. The players who can stop her run are the reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champions Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina, respectively, who, along with Iga, are the most consistent women on Tour this season.

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Having said that, the player who can foil their plans is home favorite Caroline Garcia, who is winning tournaments of late and, on her day, is second to none. Let us see who other than the players mentioned can spring a surprise at Roland Garros this year.

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