French Open 2023: When is it, who is competing and what is the prize money?
The countdown to the French Open 2023 is on, with many speculating that it could be the most open men’s singles draw in recent years due to the omission of a certain 14-time champion.
Join Tennishead as we tell you everything you need to know ahead of the second Grand Slam of the year.
When is the French Open 2023?
The main draws begin on Sunday 28th May, concluding on Sunday 11th June with the women’s doubles final and men’s singles final.
Qualifying for the singles draws kicks off on Monday 22nd May, before the draw for the main event takes place at 2pm local time (1pm BST) ON Thursday 28th May.
Day sessions for the event are scheduled to begin at 11am Parisian time (10 am BST), with the night sessions beginning at 8:30pm (7:30pm BST).
Players competing at the French Open 2023
The men’s entry list for the French Open has been struck by the big announcement that record 14-time champion Rafael Nadal will not be competing at the event for the first time since 2004, after failing to recover from his psoas injury in time.
However, his fellow Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz will be leading the men’s field after dethroning Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings following the Italian Open.
Former champions Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will also be in the field, with the former looking to lead the Grand Slam race for the first time in his career.
Men’s main draw wildcards have been awarded to Thanasi Kokkinakis, Hugo Gaston, Arthur Fils, Hugo Grenier, Benoit Paire, Arthur Cazaux, Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard and Patrick Kypson.
With Nadal out, who will win Roland-Garros? 🏆 pic.twitter.com/miKFDzO815
— Eurosport (@eurosport) May 20, 2023
The women’s draw is topped by defending champion Iga Swiatek, who is looking to lift her third Coupe Suzanne Lenglen this year.
She will face tough competition from Madrid Open champion Aryna Sabalenka and Italian Open champion Elena Rybakina, who both have recent wins on the clay over the Pole who retired from her quarter-final in Rome with injury.
The draw also sees the return of former champions Barbora Krejcikova and Jelena Ostapenko, as well as the return of 2021 Australian Open finalist Jennifer Brady who has not played a competitive match in over a year and a half.
Women’s wildcards were awarded to Kimberly Birrell and Emma Navarro, as well as home talents Clara Burel, Selena Janicijevic, Leolia Jeanjean, Kristina Mladenovic, Diane Parry and Jessika Ponchet.
Last year’s winners of the French Open
In 2022 there was a familiar feel to the eventual champions, as Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek triumphed in the French capital once again.
Nadal won his record 14th Roland Garros title after beating his academy product Casper Ruud, 6-3 6-3 6-0, in the final on Philippe Chatrier.
Swiatek also claimed the women’s title in comfortable fashion, beating Coco Gauff, 6-1 6-3, as part of her historic 37-match winning streak.
Here is the full list of French Open winners from 2022:
- Men’s singles – Rafael Nadal (ESP)
- Women’s singles – Iga Swiatek (POL)
- Men’s doubles – Marcelo Arevalo (SLV) and Jean-Julien Rojer (NED)
- Women’s doubles – Carolina Garcia (FRA) and Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
- Mixed doubles – Ena Shibahara (JPN) and Wesley Koolhof (NED)
- Wheelchair men’s singles – Shingo Kunieda (JPN)
- Wheelchair women’s singles – Diede de Groot (NED)
- Wheelchair quad singles – Niels Vink (NED)
- Wheelchair men’s doubles – Alfie Hewett (GBR) and Gordon Reid (GBR)
- Wheelchair women’s doubles – Diede de Groot (NED) and Aniek van Koot (NED)
- Wheelchair quad doubles – Sam Schroder (NED) and Neils Vink (NED)
Where is the French Open held?
The French Open is held at the Stade Roland Garros, which is one of the most iconic tennis venues due to the fact that it has hosted the tournament for 95 years.
The venue has a total of 20 courts, headlined by Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court Simon Mathieu.
Philippe Chatrier is the biggest of the three, holding a total of 15,225 spectators to watch the biggest stars battle it out at the clay major.
Where to watch the French Open 2023?
The French Open is broadcast exclusively on Eurosport and the Discovery+ app in the United Kingdom.
How many ranking points are on offer at the French Open 2023?
|Event||Winner||Finalist||Semifinals||Quarterfinals||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128|
What is the prize money for the French Open 2023?
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 1281||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Mixed Doubles *||€122,000||€61,000||€31,000||€17,500||€10,000||€5,000||—||—||—||—||—|
|Wheelchair Doubles *||€20,000||€10,000||€7,000||€5,000||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Quad Wheelchair Singles||€60,000||€30,000||€18,000||€11,000||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Quad Wheelchair Doubles *||€20,000||€10,000||€7,000||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Can I purchase tickets for the French Open 2023?
Buy tickets for the French Open via the tournament website.
How can I follow the French Open 2023?
Keep up to date with the French Open on the official tournament website and the official tournament Twitter.
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