Ticketing, Draws, Nadal: 15 questions about 2022 Roland-Garros

Here is everything you need to know about the plans so far for the 2022 edition of Roland-Garros, from the scheduled dates to broadcast details

Nadal Roland-Garros 2020 Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action at Roland-Garros 2020 Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

When will Roland-Garros 2022 take place?

The main draw of the 2022 edition of Roland-Garros is scheduled to take place from May 22 to June 5. The qualifying draw takes place from May 16 to May 20.

Who are the defending champions of the French Open?

In 2021, Novak Djokovic claimed his second singles title at the French Open, beating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets in the final.

Djokovic 2021 French Open
19 – Djokovic won his second Roland-Garros title in 2021, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final, 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 (Panoramic)

On the women’s side, Barbora Krejcikova lifted her first Grand Slam singles trophy after beating Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets. The Czechwoman also won the women’s doubles title with countrywoman Katerina Siniakova.

Barbora Krejcikova, Roland-Garros 2021
Barbora Krejcikova, Roland-Garros 2021, Simple Dames, Photocall || 202850_0003 2021 ATP FRANCE international internationaux open open de france paris Portait pose RG Roland-Garros shooting sport tennis trophee vainqueur WTA

Here are all the other 2021 champions:

  • Men’s doubles: Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut
  • Mixed doubles:  Desirae Krawczyk / Joe Salisbury
  • Wheelchair men’s singles: Alfie Hewitt
  • Wheelchair women’s singles: Diede de Groot
  • Wheelchair quad singles: Dylan Alcott
  • Wheelchair men’s doubles: Alfie Hewett / Gordon Reid
  • Wheelchair women’s doubles: Diede de Groot / Aniek van Koot
  • Wheelchair quad doubles: Andy Lapthorne / David Wagner
  • Boys’ singles: Luca Van Assche
  • Girls’ singles: Linda Nosková
  • Boys’ doubles: Arthur Fils / Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard
  • Girls’ doubles: Alex Eala / Oksana Selekhmeteva

Will Russian and Belarusian players be allowed to compete at Roland-Garros?

The French Tennis Federation has said that Russian & Belarusian players will be welcome to compete at the French Open.

Amélie Oudéa-Castera, director general of the French Tennis Federation, had told the media in March that that Russian and Belarusian players can continue participating as independents but they can’t represent their country (no flags or country codes are displayed by their names).

“In competition, individual athletes are only banned if they are selected by their countries to represent them,” Oudéa-Castera said. “This is not the case in tennis; players are allowed to participate in tournaments on the basis of their ranking.”

When was the first French Open held?

The tournament was first held in 1881 and was known as the Championnat de France, or the French Championships. It was only open to players who were members of French clubs at that time.

The first women’s singles tournament was held in 1897.

Who are the trophies named after?

The men’s singles trophy is called the Coupe des Mousquetaires (The Musketeers’ Cup) and has been named in honour of the “Four Musketeers” where as the women’s singles winner gets the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen (Suzanne Lenglen Cup) since 1979.

The trophies are manufactured by Mellerio dits Meller, a famous Parisian jewelry house and are all made of pure silver with finely etched decorations on their side.

Who has won the most titles at the French Open?

Rafael Nadal has won an incredible 13 men’s singles titles at the French Open, which is the most by any player at a single Grand Slam event.

Rafael Nadal holding the French Open trophy in 2008
Rafael Nadal holding the French Open trophy in 2008

American Chris Evert has won seven titles, which is the most by any woman in the clay court Grand Slam. French legend Suzanne Lenglen and Germany’s Steffi Graf follows with six each.

Do any of the courts at Roland-Garros have a roof?

Currently, Court Philippe Chatrier has a roof, which was launched in 2021. Court Suzanne-Lenglen court, the second largest court with 10,000 seats, should be fitted with a roof ready for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.

Will there be night sessions at French Open 2022?

Yes. Night sessions were introduced for the first time at the French Open in 2021 and will continue this year as well.

How can I get tickets for Roland-Garros?

Tickets for the tournament are on sale on the French Open website.

The most reliable source of information on ticket prices and conditions is the ticketing tab of the official Roland-Garros website.

Where can I watch Roland-Garros 2022?

France Télévisions and Amazon Prime, a video-on-demand service, will broadcast Roland-Garros in France for the period from 2021 to 2023. This all means that Eurosport will not broadcast the 2022edition for the home country – although it still has rights across Europe, including in Britain.

For a list of the broadcasters in different broadcasters, you can click on this link on their company website.

Who is the Tournament Director of Roland-Garros?

Amelie Mauresmo at the Roland-Garros 2022 Press Conference
Amelie Mauresmo at the Roland-Garros 2022 Press Conference Image Credit: FFT / Panoramic

In December 2021, former world No 1 Amelie Mauresmo was named as the Tournament Director of the French Open. The 42-year-old Frenchwoman, a two-time Grand Slam champion herself, is the first woman to hold the position in the history of the tournament.

“I am very proud to join the Roland Garros team. I have accepted the position of Tournament Director with clear ambitions,” Mauresmo said. “I will carry them out with the same high standards, freedom and passion that have always driven me.”

Are any big names missing from the 2022 French Open?

Some big names have alreayd announced they will not be in Paris this year. This includes 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray, former US Open finalist and Australia’s Nick Kyrgios on the men’s side, and 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and 2021 French Open runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on the women’s side.

In the women’s draw, world No 1 Iga Swiatek, who is on a 28-match winning streak, has drawn 2018 champion Simona HalepAryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa in her section.

Are Djokovic and Nadal in the same half of the Roland-Garros draw?

World No 1 Novak Djokovic and 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal have been drawn to meet in the quarter-finals of the 2022 Championships when the draw was released on Friday.

Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, one of the other big favourites for the title in Paris, is also in the same half , having being drawn to meet Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals.

What are the greatest moments in French Open history?

Throughout it’s more than hundred years of existence, the French Open has seen several watershed moments in its history. Some of the greatest moments in Paris have been captured by our team in our “On This Day” series, which looks back at some of the landmark moments in tennis history. Here are a sampling of some of them from Roland-Garros.

Does the French Open have a social media presence?

You can follow all the updates from the tournament on Twitter (2.2 million followers), Instagram (2 million), and Facebook (3.1 million).

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