French Open 2023: What time is the men’s final and how to watch on TV?

French Open 2023: What time is the men’s final and how to watch on TV? - AFP/Emmanuel Dunand
French Open 2023: What time is the men’s final and how to watch on TV? - AFP/Emmanuel Dunand

Novak Djokovic will be trying to set the record for the most grand slam singles trophies won by a man when he goes for what would be No 23 against Casper Ruud in the French Open final on Sunday.

Djokovic enters that match with 22, tied with Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer, who announced his retirement last year, is next with 20.

Among women, Margaret Court leads the way with 24, some earned during the sport’s amateur era, while Serena Williams finished her career last season with 23, the most in the Open era.

In his way of a record-beating title is Casper Ruud who will be seeking his first slam success. This will be Ruud’s third final in the past five majors. Last year, the 24-year-old from Norway was the runner-up to Nadal at the French Open and to Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open.

The No 3-seeded Djokovic owns a 4-0 head-to-head record against No 4 Ruud and has won all eight sets they have played against each other.

On Saturday Iga Swiatek won her third French Open title with a tense three-set win over Karolina Muchova.

Sunday’s order of play

(All times local, Paris is one hour later than BST. Play from 11.00)

Philippe Chatrier

From 11.30: Su-Wei Hsieh (Tpe) & Xin Yu Wang (Chn) v (10) Leylah Annie Fernandez (Can) & Taylor Townsend

Not before 14.30: (3)Novak Djokovic (Ser) v (4) Casper Ruud (Nor)

How to watch the French Open 2023 on TV

In the UK, Eurosport has the broadcasting rights to live action from Paris. 273 live hours will be shown on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 complementing the digital offering on discovery+ and the Eurosport App – where every match will be available to watch live throughout the tournament.

Every qualifying, wheelchair, junior and legends match will be available to watch live.

Eurosport’s on-site presentation team includes multiple grand slam winners Mats Wilander, Chris Evert and John McEnroe, who join Alex Corretja, Laura Robson and Alizé Lim in Paris. World No 4 and 2022 finalist Casper Ruud will also offer his insights. Tim Henman and Barbara Schett will anchor coverage from the mixed-reality Cube studio in London before presenting live from Paris from the semi-final stage of the tournament.

To watch on discovery+, an entertainment and sport pass is £6.99/month or £59.99/year.

In the United States the tournament is broadcast on ESPN.

When is the French Open 2023 final?

The men’s final is today, Sunday, June 11.

What is the French Open prize money?

The French Open total prize pool is €49.6 million (£43.2 million), up 12.3 per cent on 2022.

The men’s and women’s singles champions will each take home €2.3 million (£2 million) and the finalists will earn €1.15 million (£1 million).

French Open 2023: How to watch on TV in the UK - Getty Images/Mustafa Yalcin
French Open 2023: How to watch on TV in the UK - Getty Images/Mustafa Yalcin

What happened to the British players?

Cameron Norrie’s tournament ended with a crushing third-round defeat to Lorenzo Musetti. Jack Draper retired from his first round match against Tomas Etcheverry with a shoulder problem while Dan Evans also went out in the opening round, losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Britons were notably absent on the women’s side, after a dreadful qualifying tournament and due to the absence of Emma Raducanu through injury. It is the first time since 2009 that no British women have featured in the main draw at a major.

Why is Andy Murray not playing in Paris?

Andy Murray withdrew from this year’s French Open to prioritise the grass-court season in the build-up to Wimbledon.

Murray was beaten in the first round of the Italian Open and made another early exit on clay after losing to Stan Wawrinka at an ATP Challenger event in Bordeaux.

The 36-year-old is understood to still be considering which tournaments to target which may include Queen’s from June 19-25.

The great Scot says he still reckons he can mix it with the best. Andy Murray: I still feel like a world top 10 player 

Who are the defending champions?

Last year, Rafael Nadal became the first man to win 22nd major singles titles after sweeping aside eighth seed Ruud 6–3, 6–3, 6–0.

Swiatek solidified her status as the world’s best women’s player when she overwhelmed Gauff, who was playing in her first major singles final, 6–1, 6–3.

What are the best of the latest odds?

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Men’s singles:

  • Novak Djokovic 1/57

  • Casper Rudd 7/2

Odds correct as of June 11