French Open 2019: Provisional schedule, match timings in IST

The fortnight-long Roland Garros 2019 will start from May 26. Here's all you need to know about the tournament - from fixtures to facts.

The French Open 2019 will retain the advantage set in the final sets, while the Australian Open and Wimbledon, on the other hand, have now switched into tiebreaks.   -  Getty Images

The 2019 French Open will be played from May 26 to June 9 at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The 2019 tournament will be the 123rd edition of the tournament and the second Grand Slam event of 2019 after the Australian Open was held in January earlier this year.

The ongoing qualifiers for the 2019 Roland Garros end on Friday. The main draw will begin from May 26.

The women’s singles final will be held on June 8, and the men’s singles final will be played on June 9, both at 6:30 PM IST.

The tournament will be played on three main show courts, namely Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen, Court Simonne Mathieu, and field courts.

128 players will participate in the main draw in the men’s and women’s category each.

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As opposed to the Australian Open and the Wimbledon, which increased the qualifying matches to 16 in the women’s category, the French Open will see only 12 women qualifiers.

The tournament will also retain the advantage set in the final sets, while the Australian Open and Wimbledon, on the other hand, have now switched into tiebreaks.

Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Romanian Simona Halep are the defending French Open champions in the men’s and women’s singles categories.

Last year in Paris, Nadal became the first man in tennis history to win 11 titles at the same Grand Slam championship.

Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in the 2018 final, while Halep pulled off a comeback victory 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 versus Sloane Stephens for the title.

French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut clinched the men’s doubles championship, and Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the women’s doubles trophy last year.

Taiwanese Latisha Chan and Croatian Ivan Dodig emerged victorious in the mixed doubles category in the last edition.

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The 2019 Roland Garros will feature a quarter of winners Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic for the first time in four years.

Federer will make his French Open return for the first time since a quarterfinal run in 2015. The Swissman retired out of the Italian Open quarterfinal earlier this month against Stefanos Tsitsipas owing to an injury.

Nadal has 11 French Open titles to his name, the most in men’s singles.

Chris Evert, former World number 1, is the most successful player in women’s singles with seven titles.

Here’s the complete schedule and match timings in Indian Standard Time (IST):

May 26 (Sunday) - First round - TBD - 2:30 PM IST

May 27 (Monday) - First round - TBD - 2:30 PM IST

May 28 (Tuesday) - First round - TBD - 2:30 PM IST

May 29 (Wednesday) - Second round - TBD - 2:30 PM IST

May 30 (Thursday) - Second round - TBD - 2:30 PM IST

May 31 (Friday) - Third round - TBD - 2:30 PM IST

June 1 (Saturday)  - Third round - TBD - 2:30 PM IST

June 2 (Sunday) - Fourth round - TBD -  2:30 PM IST

June 3 (Monday) - Fourth round - TBD -  2:30 PM IST

June 4 (Tuesday) - Quarterfinal - TBD - 5:30 PM IST

June 5 (Wednesday) - Quarterfinal - TBD - 5:30 PM IST

June 6 (Thursday) - Women’s singles semifinal - TBD - 6:30 PM IST

June 7 (Friday) - Men’s singles semifinal - TBD - 4:20 PM IST

June 8 (Saturday) - Women’s singles final - TBD - 6:30 PM IST

June 9 (Sunday) - Men’s singles final - TBD - 6:30 PM IST

 

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