Where did the French Open 2021 take place?
It was held at the Stade Roland Garros, also known as Roland Garros. The complex’s primary stadium, Court Philippe Chatrier, has a capacity of 15,000 people. Court Philippe Chatrier debuted its retractable roof in 2020.
The French Open 2021 has been postponed by a week due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The main draw fixtures were supposed to begin on May 23rd, however, the schedule was changed to May 30th.
The Grand Slam concluded on June 13th.
Roland Garros 2021, like 2020, featured both day and night sessions.
The day sessions started at 11 a.m. EST. The night sessions started at 7 p.m. EST.
Defenders of the French Open in 2021
In 2021, Rafael Nadal was the reigning champion.
He had won a record-tying 13th French Open title, defeating rival Novak Djokovic in the final in 2020.
On the women’s side, Iga Swiatek, a teenager, was the defending champion, having won the title without dropping a set in 2020 and defeating Sofia Kenin in the finals.
Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies of Germany are the reigning men’s doubles champions for 2020.
And the defending women’s doubles winners are Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic.
The 2019 mixed doubles champions are Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig.
The mixed doubles event was not included in the French Open 2020.
Prize Money for the 2021 French Open
The coronavirus epidemic also wreaked havoc on Roland Garros 2021.
The Grand Slam’s prize money was reduced for the second consecutive year.
In 2020, the total prize money will be €38,000,000.
In 2021, that sum will be reduced by 10% to €34,367,215.
The prize money for the winners and runners-up had fallen, but the first-round prize money had remained unchanged.
The winner in 2020 received €1.6 million, while the winner in 2021 received €1.4 million.
French Open 2021 Attendance
The year 2021 drew a large number of fans back into the stadiums.
The French Open 2021 was postponed, thus the new COVID-19 rules provided the organizers some leeway.
The first round of the event allowed 5388 spectators.
The number of spectators was later increased in the Grand Slam’s final stages.
Which channels will broadcast the French Open 2021?
- Amazon Prime Video, France – France. tv Sport
- Eurosport – Europe (all areas)
- ITV, Rtbf.be, SRG SSR, eirsport, ORF, EPT, Radio
- PTS, Kyle, Eesti Meedia, Ceska, Televijiza Slovenija, Televizia Markiza
- Hrvastska radiotelevizija, Televize, PTPC, RTCG
- NBC Sports, Tennis Channel, and Peacock TV are all available in the United States.
- RDS, TSN in Canada
- ESPN Latin America
- Band Sports in Brazil
- beIN Sports North Africa and the Middle East
- SuperSport, Canal+ Sub-Saharan Africa
- Star Sports in India
- CMG China
- Fox Sports South-East Asia
- WOWOW TV Tokyo, Japan
- Channel Nine in Australia
- Sky New Zealand