The champ has been made to wait hours and hours for his quarter-final match, but Rafael Nadal is finally facing off against a young prodigy in Paris tonight. We’ll show you how to live stream Nadal vs Sinner for FREE at the French Open, no matter where you are.
Rafael Nadal vs Jannik Sinner live stream
Nadal and Sinner have had to wait until the fifth match on Court Philippe Chatrier today and a very belated start time of 10.40pm local time (9.40pm BST). If you’re based in the UK, the great news is that you can watch the match for free on ITV4 and the ITV website – and you can watch if you’re abroad with a VPN. We explain how below.
Rafael Nadal, meet… the new Rafael Nadal? Teenage sensation Jannik Sinner has been the toast of the 2020 French Open, becoming the first first-timer to reach the men’s quarter-finals since Nadal all the way back in 2005. The Spaniard was 19 – the same age Sinner is now – and went on to win the entire tournament, the first of four in a row. Today, the King of Clay is the villain of the piece, and looking to ensure Sinner’s fairy tale doesn’t have an equally happy ending.
Sinner has already knocked out No. 11 seed David Goffin and No. 6 seed Alexander Zverev, losing just one set in the process. In fact, he’s lost only one set throughout the tournament so far. It’s safe to assume that the Italian, who’s currently ranked 75th in the world, will be shooting up the list next weekend.
After a strangely disappointing Italian Open, Nadal has been as formidable as ever in Paris, winning all four of the matches he’s played so far in straight sets, the latest a potential banana skin tie against Sebastian Korda, another bright young talent, in the Round of 16.
If you’re even a casual tennis fan, you won’t want to miss a Nadal vs Sinner live stream. So keep reading to discover options for watching absolutely free, and where else you can catch French Open tennis.
Who has a free French Open tennis live stream?
Some regions get lucky when it comes to Roland Garros where it’s free-to-air.
On UK TV, you can get a free French Open live stream courtesy of ITV4 and, more specifically, its ITV Hub streaming service – available either right through your web browser or as an app for mobiles, tablets, set-top boxes, select smart TVs, consoles and more.
If you prefer your coverage local, then French TV has you covered, too – specifically France TV Sport.
How to live stream Nadal vs Sinner from outside your country
For broadcast and streaming details in tennis-mad countries like the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, we have all the information you need on this page.
But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from somewhere outside your home country, you’ll soon find a problem – geo-blocking. That’s where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It’s a common problem for sports fans all over the world. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution in the form of a VPN.
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How to watch Nadal vs Sinner for FREE in the UK
The 2020 French Open is being shown live in the UK on free-to-air channel ITV4 – so anyone can stream it using the channel’s ITV Hub platform. It finally got started at around 9.40pm.
You can also watch ITV’s tennis coverage online and on the ITV Hub app, which is pretty much available on every mobile and streaming device available (but not PS4 unfortunately).
If you’re from the UK but not at home right now, you can get your French Open fix by grabbing a VPN.
How to live stream Nadal vs Sinner in Australia
Aussies will need to be around from 7.30am to wait for Rafa and Jannik to take the court.
SBS has been showing free tennis Down Under, but this goes beyond its scheduled coverage.
Kayo Sports subscribers will also be able to stream all the action live as it happens each day. A Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously, while a Kayo Sports Premium Package provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
Needless to say, this makes it super-affordable if you share with friends, family or fellow tennis fans – plus Kayo offers a FREE trial period so you can watch some of the event for free.
If you’re away from Australia at the moment, you’ll need to go down the VPN route as set out above.
How to watch Nadal vs Sinner at Roland Garros in the US
This intriguing match-up is now likely to start at around 4.40pm ET / 1.40pm PT Stateside.
Both NBC Sports and the Tennis Channel are airing the French Open action. If you have NBC Sports on cable already, you’re all set and can watch the tennis from Roland Garros via the network’s website – just log-in with details of your TV provider.
Cord-cutters can watch NBCSN on Sling TV, where it’s available as part of the over-the-top service’s Blue bundle. You can even try a FREE Sling trial that will let you watch this week’s race without paying a penny, if you play your cards right.
If you’re outside the US right now you can always use a VPN to get access to your home coverage.
How to live stream the French Open and watch tennis online in Canada
If you get them as part of your cable deal, then you’ll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to a French Open live stream.
And if you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go – just try the No. 1 VPN around 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.
French Open live stream 2020: how to watch the tennis online in New Zealand
The official broadcaster for the French Open in New Zealand is Sky Sport, which costs $31.99 per month and includes channels dedicated to football, rugby, cricket and golf.
For mobile streaming, you can tune in via the Sky Go app, and if you’re away from New Zealand right now you can use a VPN to catch your home TV coverage.