Roland Garros in Paris, France is one of the largest Tennis tournaments in the world. With players from around the world taking part stars hoping to repeat their previous successes and take the titles up for grabs.
With tennis having a huge following around the world many fans are wondering how they can watch the tournament and if it’s not shown in your home country on regular TV then you won’t be able to keep up with all the action.
So we’ve put together this simple guide to show you how you can watch live online for free with the help of a simple little tool known as a VPN, but don’t panic because they’re incredibly easy to use and you’ll be watching Roland Garros online in no time!
Where to watch Roland Garros online free
If you’re in one of the lucky few countries that show tennis online then you’ll be able to watch on the following websites, but if you’re not in one of those countries read on below and we’ll show you how to access those same sites with a simple little trick.
- United Kingdom – ITV 4
- France – France TV
- Romania – DigiSport
So if you’re from one of the above countries just head over to the respective online streaming site and you can watch for free without doing anything else.
If you’re outside of those countries then the French Open may be available on expensive premium Pay TV and you should check with your local TV operator if you’re willing to splash out. However, this is unlikely to let you watch online and it can be expensive.
If you find yourself in a country that doesn’t show it on TV, you can’t or don’t want to pay for an expensive Pay TV subscription and you can’t watch online then follow our next section as it will be the solution for you.
How to watch Roland Garros anywhere else in the world
To watch the French Open online from anywhere in the world, you need to make use of a service called a VPN.
This allows you to disguise your online location and appear as if you’re in another country. When you access a website like ITV 4 from the UK it checks to see if you’re in the UK and if you aren’t then it blocks you.
A VPN allows you to pretend you ARE in the UK by routing your internet traffic in an encrypted manner via the UK before it hits the ITV 4 website.
The result is the site thinks you’re in the UK and so streams you the Roland Garros tennis when in reality you could be in any country of the world.
A VPN costs between US$5-$10 per month and if you just want to watch the tennis then you’ll only need a one month account but there are tons of other uses so have a look around our site because you may want to keep it a bit longer.
To watch the tennis online, we recommend using one of the following three VPN providers because they’re not only cheap but in our tests we’ve found them to be extremely reliable.
What to do when you’ve signed up
Once you’ve signed up to one of the providers above you’ll be emailed instructions of how to download the VPN software itself.
Now with the three providers recommend you can use a VPN on either your desktop or laptop computer or even your tablet or phone if you have an Android or iOS device. Once you’ve downloaded the required software or app for your computer or tablet/phone simply press to connect to a UK Server. You can see this with ExpressVPN in our image below.
Once connected visit the ITV Player ITV 4 website by following THIS LINK and you’ll be able to watch Roland Garros online free from anywhere.
The final of the French Open takes place in June and you can watch all the live streamed matches up until that point and the final on ITV 4 with a VPN.
You can also watch on FranceTV Sport by connecting to a French server using the same VPN package and visiting their site.