Tennis l May 25, 2018

How to watch French Open 2018 live – stream Roland Garros Grand Slam tournament online

Are you a tennis fan? Do you like following Grand Slam tournaments around the world? Would you like to watch all the matches online and enjoy live broadcast of your favorite players’ duels? If your answer to even one of those questions is ‘yes’, this article will be just right up your alley. Or down your cross.

The French Open history in a nutshell

Roland Garros tennis tournament is said to be one of the most demanding tournament in the world and the only Grand Slam event which is held on clay. The history of the championships goes back as far as 1891. After the French National Stadium offered the tennis authorities land and ordered it to be named after the World War I pilot, Roland Garros in 1928, the event has been held in the same place ever since.

Stream French Open live

The main events will be held between 27 May and 10 June, 2018. As the tournament is one of the most popular sports events, not only among tennis fans, there are many networks and channels that broadcast the French Open live online. We have compiled a shortlist of the most popular free and paid channels that will stream the competition:

iTV (free, UK)

FranceTV (free, France)

Eurosport 1 and 2 (US, UK, EU)

Tennis Channel

NBC Sports (US)

Hotstar/Star Sports (India)

SuperSports (South Africa)

Fox Sports (Australia)



Multiple locations, multiple devices

Most of those channels are geo-located, which means that they are available only in certain areas and if you happen to be located somewhere else, you will not have access to those channels. There are two ways to bypass geographical restrictions – Smart DNS or VPN. Both services are available with our service and are extremely easy and convenient to use. They can be used around the world (USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Europe, Asia) and will allow you to stream the 2018 Roland Garros matches live on numerous devices (including PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, Roku, AppleTV, PS4, Xbox, Fire TV, Chromecast and others).

Find your favorite service

Unless you have an active paid subscription with a local provider of sports coverages, you will have to look for a streaming site that will make it possible for you to watch events live. Some of them are paid and if you are a serious sports fan, perhaps it’s advisable to consider getting a subscription from a solid sports events provider. However, if it comes from a country which is different than your location, you will still need Smart DNS or VPN to access it.

Even free channels (like iTV) require subscription so, before you watch anything, you need to sign up to them. In case of iTV, in the process of signing up, apart from standard information like name, email address and a date of birth, you will need to provide a valid UK postcode (zip code). WC1X 0AA will do the trick. After you click on activation link that you will receive to your email, you’re good to go. With one exception – if you’re not in the UK, you will see this: “We’re sorry. ITV Hub is only available to viewers in the UK.” 

How to bypass geographical restrictions

Now it’s time to choose which method you will use. Both Smart DNS and VPN will be useful. Some more detailed pieces of information can be found here. Essentially, you trick the service into thinking that you actually come from a place where the service originates. There are differences as to the level of protection and speed between both solutions and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Either way, what will happen once you sign up with us is that you will gain access to hundreds of streaming sites which would otherwise be unavailable for you due to geographical restrictions. Sign up with us for free (if you’re not our user yet) and find your sports broadcasting provider (either free or paid) and enjoy watching your favorite players and teams.

All-in-one service

Smart DNS Proxy provides you with a comprehensive service of both Smart DNS and VPN solutions. Once you sign up (or sign in), make sure your IP address is active in our database, choose the server that is closest to your actual location and go to the website that you want to access. Our website has an extensive support section with detailed instructions on how to set up numerous devices. Our human support is also live 24/7 and you can always open a ticket with them if you happen to stumble upon any problems. We’re here to help you any time you need us.

Who will win this time?

With such contenders as Rafael Nadal, Novac Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federrer, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep or Carla Suarez Navarro, the French Open 2018 is expected to attract a lot of attention, not only of hardcore tennis fans. A lot of those players have become celebrities that awake general public interest and watching them actually play can be a very interesting experience even for someone who is not so much into tennis. Do you think Rafa Nadal will repeat his 2017 domination? Will there be any surprises like Jeļena Ostapenko who was the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933? Leave us some comments on what you expect will happen on Paris courts.

Join us and enjoy streaming!

Sign up with us and find your perfect Smart DNS and VPN provider. Remember that our services can be put to many uses – live sport broadcasting, streaming movies and shows, watching news, listening to music and watching music videos or simply accessing any websites (including social media sites) that are blocked for you due to geographical restrictions. Additional perk is an online security ensured by encrypting protocols which help you remain secure and anonymous on the web.

Have fun and keep your fingers crossed for your favorite players with Smart DNS Proxy!