Passionate tennis fans, mark your calendars and gear up for the spectacular French Open 2023! As the eagerly awaited second grand slam of the year draws closer, tennis enthusiasts worldwide are buzzing with excitement. Roland Garros, also known as the premier clay court tournament, has a rich history dating back to its inception 132 years ago as the Championnat de France.
With 891 matches set to take place at the iconic Paris Stade Roland-Garros, this 127th edition promises to be a tennis lover’s paradise. Tournament Director Amelie Mauresmo, a former world No.1, is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that fans will experience the unmatched emotions that characterize this prestigious event.
So, without further ado, let’s delve into the essential French Open 2023 dates, so you can plan ahead and make the most of this unforgettable tennis extravaganza.
2023 French Open official dates announced
The 2023 French Open is officially set to take place from Sunday, May 28, to Sunday, June 11. Tennis enthusiasts worldwide will gather around their screens to witness top players battle it out at the renowned Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. This prestigious Grand Slam tournament is eagerly anticipated, and fans can expect thrilling matches and exceptional gameplay. Major networks such as NBC and the Tennis Channel will offer extensive coverage of the event, ensuring that viewers don’t miss a beat. Mark your calendars and get ready for a riveting competition! 
Nadal withdrawal due to injury
The French Open 2023 will see the absence of tennis legend Rafael Nadal due to a psoas muscle injury sustained earlier in the year. Here are some key points related to Nadal’s withdrawal:
– Nadal has been suffering from an injury to his lower abdomen and right leg since the Australian Open in January.
– The 14-time French Open champion has an astounding record of 112-3 at Roland Garros.
– His absence creates a massive impact on the competition, with rivals like Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz set to capitalize on the situation.
“It’s not going to be the same without Rafa,” says Alex Corretja, tennis analyst for Eurosport. The withdrawal of the “king of clay” not only means a void in the draw, but also increases the pressure on other favorites to seize the title at Roland Garros. 
Provisional schedule revealed for Grand Slam
Fans are eagerly waiting for the tournament’s provisional schedule. According to the latest information:
- The qualifying rounds for men’s and women’s singles will begin on May 22nd and conclude on May 26th.
- The main draw for singles events will start on May 28th, with the opening round taking place until May 30th.
- Quarterfinals are scheduled for June 6th and 7th, followed by the semifinals on June 8th and 9th.
- The women’s singles final will be held on June 10th, while the men’s singles final will conclude the tournament on June 11th.
Total prize money increased by 12.3% compared to 2022
The French Open 2023 is set to witness a significant increase in prize money, with a 12.3% rise compared to the previous year. This boost in the total prize pool will amount to a whopping 49.6 million euros ($54.6 million). Some key facts to note:
– Roland Garros singles draws will see a 9.1% increase in prize money.
– Losing players in the opening three rounds will receive between 11% and 13% more this year.
– Three rounds of qualifying competition will have an increased prize money average of 11.8%.
– Men’s and women’s champions will be awarded 2.3 million euros each.
– Doubles events will see a 4% increase in prize money.
– Wheelchair and quad competitions will receive a 40% increase, equating to 810,000 euros.