Sports fans are gearing up for the first summer in over a year to enjoy some of their favorite events in person, as restrictions lift amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Stadiums are piling up for major sporting events, as allowed capacities continue to rise in some of the world’s most celebrated arenas.
This week, the 2021 French Open is the event on tennis fans’ minds, as some of the sport’s biggest stars have taken to the signature clay courts of the French Open since its start in late May. A few days remain in the 2021 French Open schedule, so who’s left to play this year, and who’s set to take home first place? Take a look at 2021’s remaining French Open schedule below.
The 2021 French Open began just over a week ago on May 30th, at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, and the competition is already in the quarterfinals phase. Quarterfinals take place on Wednesday, June 9th, and will match up some of the Open’s best players.
So far, the women’s quarterfinals are finished, as Maria Sakkari defeated Iga Swiatek, along with Barbora Krejcíkova beating Coco Gauff in two highly anticipated bouts of skill & strength. However, the men’s quarterfinals have yet to produce two winners.
Rafael Nadal will go head to head with Diego Schwartzman in the men’s singles matchup in the early afternoon, along with Novak Djokovic facing Matteo Berrettini at 2pm. The winners of the matches will go on to battle it out in the men’s semifinals.
On Thursday, June 10th, the women’s semifinals will go down at 9:30 am, pitting experts Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Tamara Zidansek against each other in an attempt to make it to the finals of the 2021 French Open schedule. Only time will tell who has the upper hand in one of the competition’s most heated battles.
At 10:15am on Thursday, the last qualifying round for women in the French 2021 open will begin between Barbora Krejčíková & Maria Sakkari to see whose swing reigns supreme.
On Friday, June 11th, the winners of the men’s quarterfinals will go head to head, and you can watch the schedule live on The Tennis Channel from 8am to 3:30pm EST, or from 11am to 3:30pm on NBC. The winners of the matches will go on to the men’s final in the culmination of all of the 2021 French Open’s men’s singles matches.
The big final of the 2021 French Open will come to sports fans on Saturday June 12th, as the women semi finalists will come together to duke it out in the early morning hours for anyone tuning in from the U.S.
The competition begins at 9am EST, and you can watch all of the action on NBC. The women’s doubles final won’t happen until Sunday June 13th, when you can watch the battle on Peacock from 12pm to 3pm EST.
Finally, the men’s finals portion of the 2021 French Open schedule will go down on Sunday June 13th at 9am EST, and you can watch the grand finale all on NBC. However, you won’t have to wait until Sunday to watch the men’s doubles final.
The men’s doubles final will air just after the women’s finals on Saturday June 12th from 12pm to 3pm EST, and you can catch all the action on Peacock. After the weekend, the 2021 French Open will come to a close, and tennis fans will have to wait for the next big tennis competition to see whose backhand rises above the rest.
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