French Open Men’s Semifinal 2024: How to Watch, Stream Alcaraz vs. Sinner From Anywhere

The two main contenders to lift the coveted Coupe des Mousquetaires are set to battle it out on Friday as Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner face off in this French Open Men’s semifinal.

With defending champ Novak Djokovic’s withdrawal through injury on Wednesday, the path looks clear for this much-anticipated clash between Wimbledon winner Alcaraz and Australian Open champion Sinner.

Despite question marks over their fitness coming into this tournament, both players have dropped just a single set each on their way to this stage. Alcarez will draw encouragement from winning the most recent encounter between the two at Indian Wells back in March, a result which brought the pair level at 4-4 in their head-to-heads.

Below, we’ll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch the French Open 2024 live wherever you are in the world.

Carlos Alcaraz saw off the challenge of Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas with a straight sets win in the quarterfinals to set up this tie. Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Carlos Alcaraz vs. Jannik Sinner: When and where?

This semifinal clash between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner takes place on Court Philippe Chatrier at Stade Roland Garros in Paris on Friday, June 7. The game is set to get underway no earlier than 2:30 p.m. CET local time in France, making it a 8:30 a.m. ET or 5:30 a.m. PT start in the US and Canada, and a 1:30 p.m. BST start in the UK. For tennis fans in Australia, the match is set to get underway at 10:30 p.m. AEST.

How to watch or stream Carlos Alcaraz vs. Jannik Sinner in the US

The French Open is being shown live on NBC, Tennis Channel and Peacock. If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch the matches on NBC and Tennis Channel with a live TV streaming service. For the big matches at the end of the tournament on NBC, however, you will need to make sure you can get a live feed of NBC in your area. In some markets, you can watch on-demand but not live content from NBC and the other local networks.

If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch matches on NBC for free just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV.

James Martin/CNET Peacock Live afternoon coverage for $6 a month Peacock offers two Premium plans: The ad-supported Premium plan costs $6 a month, and the ad-free Premium plan costs $12 a month. You can watch the French Open live with either plan. Peacock will have live afternoon coverage most days of the tournament and will show the big matches live at the end of the tournament, including the men’s and women’s semifinals and finals. Read our Peacock review. See at Peacock

How to watch the French Open from anywhere with a VPN

If you find yourself unable to view the tournament locally, you may need a different way to watch — that’s where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.

With a VPN, you’re able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. So if your internet provider or mobile carrier has stuck you with an IP address that incorrectly shows your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can correct that problem by giving you an IP address in your correct, nonblackout area. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.

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Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.

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How to watch or stream Carlos Alcaraz vs. Jannik Sinner in the UK

Tennis fans in the UK will need to subscribe to Eurosport or the streaming service Discovery Plus to watch the French Open.

Sarah Tew/CNET Discovery Plus Carries the French Open in the UK A subscription to Discovery Plus in the UK costs £7 a month or £60 for the year. The service is available on a wide array of devices, and also includes access to all Eurosport TV channels. See at Discovery Plus

How to watch or stream Carlos Alcaraz vs. Jannik Sinner in Canada

Canadian tennis fans can watch the tournament via streaming service TSN Plus. Existing TSN cable subscribers can watch at no extra charge using the details of their TV provider.

TSN TSN Plus Carries French Open tennis TSN Plus is a direct-streaming service that costs CA$8 a month and offers coverage of PGA Tour Live golf, NFL games, F1, Nascar and the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. See at TSN

How to watch or stream Carlos Alcaraz vs. Jannik Sinner in Australia

Good news for sports fans Down Under: They can watch the French Open without paying a cent, thanks to free-to-air channel 9Gem. That also means you’ll be able to watch the tournament live online via its streaming service 9Now.

Aussies also have a second option for streaming the action from Roland Garros via pay TV sports network Stan Sport, which is livestreaming every match on every court without ads. A Stan Sport subscription costs AU$15 a month on top of a AU$12 Stan subscription.

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