How to watch the French Open live stream in Australia
The delayed French Open is ready to roll at Roland Garros. Here's your viewing guide to the clay court grand slam.
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Almost exactly four months after its original scheduled date, the French Open will take place between September and October this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Australia's Ash Barty won't be in Paris to defend her women's singles title as a result of the outbreak, Rafael Nadal has a shot at history.
The Spanish superstar has an opportunity to win a 13th French Open title this year, which would move him level with great rival Roger Federer with an equal-record 20 grand slam singles titles in total. The top-ranked Novak Djokovic will also be smarting from his stunning disqualification at the US Open and will surely be right among the contenders.
With the Australian and US Opens having been completed this year, and Wimbledon scrapped from the calendar, this is how you can watch the third and final tennis major of 2020.
How to watch the 2020 French Open
The French Open will be live streamed onto mobiles, tablets, computers and TVs in Australia through SBS, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. However, of those options Kayo will have the most extensive coverage. Kayo's coverage begins from 6:50pm (AEST) each day across two dedicated French Open channels. While SBS broadcast doesn't begin until 10pm.
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How to watch the French Open live on SBS free-to-air TV
For those not prepared to pay for the premium sports viewing experience, there is an opportunity to watch the action unfold on SBS. It offers a live TV broadcast of the French Open from 10pm to 4am AEST through the first 9 days of competition. The broadcast times change after that from the quarter-finals onwards, so check your local guides.
Watch the French Open on Kayo Sports
If you're not familiar with Kayo Sports, it's a live sports streaming service that launched in Australia in November 2018. Kayo Sports gives you all of Foxtel's sports channels and offers a way to get Fox Sports without Foxtel.
It also stands out for its unique viewing features. This includes SplitView (watch up to four channels at once), a picture-in-picture mode, No Spoilers, a Key Moments timeline and more. Kayo Minis, a short highlights package of matches, will also be on offer for the semi-finals and finals of the men's and women's singles.
After the trial period, Kayo Sports will set you back $25 a month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on 2 screens or devices. The Premium option is $10 more per month and gives you 3 screens. You can see our detailed Kayo review for more information.
Watch the French Open on Foxtel Now
Foxtel subscribers can access the tennis your way using Foxtel Now, the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack, which costs $54 a month in total.
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