French Open 2022: prize money, participants, TV & streams

Welcome to Paris: From May 22nd to June 5th, the best tennis players in the world will compete at the French Open. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

The French Open in Paris will start next Sunday. The tournament will take place from May 22nd to June 5th. The qualifiers are currently underway. Here you will find all important information about the tournament.

When and where will the French Open 2022 take place?

The French Open will be held from May 22nd to June 5th this year. The qualification for the tournament is already underway. As every year, the world’s best players compete in the clay court Grand Slam in the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. The largest courts in the complex are the Court Philippe Chatrier, the Court Suzanne Lenglen and the Court Simonne Mathieu. Since 2020, the Philippe Chatrier court has had a closable roof, so that you can play even when it rains. As every year, the champions get 2000 world ranking points for their triumph.

Every year since 1980, Roland Garros officials have commissioned artists to design the official tournament poster. French artist Louise Sartor is only the second female artist to receive this honor:

What is the prize money at the French Open 2022?

The prize money at the French Open will increase by more than 6.8 percent this year compared to 2019, when the tournament was last organized under normal conditions before the corona pandemic. In total, the Stade Roland Garros is about prize money of 43.6 million euros, which is distributed equally in the women’s and men’s competitions.

Women’s and men’s singles

Champion2.200.000 €
Finale1.100.000 €
semifinals600.000 €
Quarterfinals380.000 €
round of 16220.000 €
3rd round125.800 €
2nd round86.000 €
1 round62.000 €
3R Quali31.000 €
2R Which ones20.000 €
1R Which ones14.000 €

Women’s and men’s doubles (per team)

Champion580.000 €
Finale290.000 €
semifinals146.000 €
Quarterfinals79.500 €
3rd round42.000 €
2nd round25.000 €
1 round15.500 €

French Open 2022: Men’s field of participants

As expected, all the top players are in Paris at the height of the clay court season. The defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic leads the field and, after his triumph at the Masters tournament in Rome, drives to Paris with a good tailwind. After a long injury break, Daniil Medvedev is back at the start. Matteo Berrettini is still out after the operation on his batting hand in March. The Germans Alexander Zverev, Daniel Altmaier, Oscar Otte and Peter Gojowczyk are currently in the main draw of the tournament. Dominik Koepfer and Jan-Lennard Struff have withdrawn from the tournament. Yannick Hanfmann, Mats Moraing, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Daniel Masur play the qualifying tournament, with Hanfmann, Moraing and Kohlschreiber already eliminated.

The German hope in the men: Alexander Zverev wants to win his first major title in Paris. In 2021 he failed in the semifinals against Stefanos Tsitsipas. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Men’s seeding list:

French Open 2022: women’s field of participants

All the top stars are also represented among the women. World number one Iga Swiatek is the absolute favorite for the title in Paris after her series of 28 match wins in a row. But last year’s winner Barbora Krejcikova, the third in the world rankings Paula Badosa and the winner of the Masters tournament in Madrid Ons Jabeur are also hoping to win the tournament. Angelique Kerber, Andrea Petkovic and Tatjana Maria are the German representatives in the main draw. Jule Niemeier, Tamara Korpatsch, Nastasja Schunk, Katharina Gerlach and Laura Siegemund can expand the group of German players in the tournament through a successful qualification.

German number one: The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament that Angelique Kerber has not yet won. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Seeds for the women’s competition:

French Open: Defending champions and former winners

Last year Novak Djokovic won his second French Open title. The triumph in Paris was his 19th Grand Slam title. In the final he prevailed after a 0:2 set deficit against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. The sole record winner for men is the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who won a total of 13 titles at Roland Garros. The last Frenchman to win in Paris is Yannick Noah, who won the competition in 1983.

19. Grand Slam title: Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final in 2021. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The winners in the men’s competition of the last 20 years:

2002SpainAlbert CostaSpain John Charles Ferrero6:1, 6:0, 4:6, 6:3
2003Spain John Charles FerreroNetherlands Martin Verkerk6:1, 6:3, 6:2
2004Argentina Gaston GaudioArgentina William Coria0:6, 3:6, 6:4, 6:1, 8:6
2005Spain Rafael NadalArgentina Marian Gate6:766:3, 6:1, 7:5
2006Spain Rafael NadalSwitzerland Roger Federer1:6, 6:1, 6:4, 7:64
2007Spain Rafael NadalSwitzerland Roger Federer6:3, 4:6, 6:3, 6:4
2008Spain Rafael NadalSwitzerland Roger Federer6:1, 6:3, 6:0
2009SwitzerlandRoger FedererSweden Robin Söderling6:1, 7:616:4
2010Spain Rafael NadalSweden Robin Söderling6:4, 6:2, 6:4
2011Spain Rafael NadalSwitzerland Roger Federer7:5, 7:635:7, 6:1
2012Spain Rafael NadalSerbia Novak Djokovic6:4, 6:3, 2:6, 7:5
2013Spain Rafael NadalSpain David Ferrer6:3, 6:2, 6:3
2014SpainRafael NadalSerbia Novak Djokovic3:6, 7:5, 6:2, 6:4
2015Switzerland Stan WawrinkaSerbia Novak Djokovic4:6, 6:4, 6:3, 6:4
2016Serbia Novak DjokovicUnited Kingdom Andy Murray3:6, 6:1, 6:2, 6:4
2017Spain Rafael NadalSwitzerland Stan Wawrinka6:2, 6:3, 6:1
2018Spain Rafael NadalAustria Dominic Thiem6:4, 6:3, 6:2
2019Spain Rafael NadalAustria Dominic Thiem6:3, 5:7, 6:1, 6:1
2020Spain Rafael NadalSerbia Novak Djokovic6:0, 6:2, 7:5
2021Serbia Novak Djokovic Stefanos Tsitsipas6:76 2:6 6:3 6:2 6:4

The Czech Barbora Krejcikova will defend her title in the women’s category. Last year she managed the feat of winning the French Open in both singles and doubles (with Katerina Siniakova). With a total of seven titles in Paris, the American Chris Evert is the record winner.

Barbora Krejcikova managed the feat of winning the French Open in both singles and doubles in 2021. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The winners of the women’s competition of the last 20 years:

2002United States Serena WilliamsUnited States Venus Williams7:5, 6:3
2003Belgium Justine Henin-HardenneBelgium Kim Clijsters6:0, 6:4
2004Anastasia MyskinaJelena Dementjeva6:1, 6:2
2005Belgium Justine Henin-HardenneFrance Mary Pierce6:1, 6:1
2006Belgium Justine Henin-HardenneSvetlana Kusnezova6:4, 6:4
2007Belgium Justine HeninSerbia Ana Ivanović6:1, 6:2
2008Serbia Ana IvanovićDinara Safina6:4, 6:3
2009Svetlana KusnezovaDinara Safina6:4, 6:2
2010Italy Francesca SchiavoneAustralia Samantha Stosur6:4, 7:62
2011People's Republic of China Li NaItaly Francesca Schiavone6:4, 7:60
2012Maria SharapovaItaly Sara Errani6:3, 6:2
2013United States Serena WilliamsMaria Sharapova6:4, 6:4
2014Maria SharapovaRomania Simona Halep6:4, 6:756:4
2015United States Serena WilliamsCzech Republic Lucie Safarova6:3, 6:726:2
2016Spain Garbiñe MuguruzaUnited States Serena Williams7:5, 6:4
2017Latvia Elena OstapenkoRomania Simona Halep4:6, 6:4, 6:3
2018Romania Simona HalepUnited States Sloane Stephens3:6, 6:4, 6:1
2019Australia Ashleigh BartyCzech Republic Markéta Vondroušová6:1, 6:3
2020Poland Iga SwiatekUnited States Sofia Kenin6:4, 6:1
2021 Barbora KrejcikovaAnastasia Pavyluchenkova6:1 2:6 6:4

Where will the French Open 2022 be broadcast?

The broadcasting rights for the French Open 2022 are held by Eurosport this year. You can watch selected matches on free TV, and the Eurosport Player is ideal for a larger selection.