French Open 2023: Which Canadians are playing? Schedule, how to watch in Canada

Leylah Annie Fernández

Canada provided three seeded players in the men’s and women’s singles draws at the 2023 French Open, with Felix Auger Aliassime in the top 10 for the second straight season.

Five players from the country took part in the main draw, with Bianca Andreescu causing an early upset by knocking out a seeded player in the first round.

Leylah Fernandez, the 20-year-old former US Open finalist, also wanted to do better in 2022 than her place in the last eight.

Here’s the list of Canadian tennis stars who have competed at the 2023 French Open, along with a look at the country’s seedings and past winners.

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Which Canadian players are at the French Open 2023?

Very happy Auger

World No. 10 Auger Aliassime arrived aiming to follow up on his best-ever run in Paris as he reached the quarter-finals in 2022.

However, he was hampered by a hamstring problem and a stomach virus, which meant he had to call a doctor in the middle of his first-round match – not to mention the 30 Winners Fabio Fognini called out in a straight-set win for the man Place 120 achieved places below Auger Aliassime.

Denis Shapovalov

After reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Shapovalov, 24, would have been aiming for his first sustained run at his least successful Grand Slam tournament to boost his ambitions of a return to the top 20.

The world No. 31 defeated American Brandon Nakashima in five sets and Matteo Arnaldi in four sets but was then unlucky to meet top seed Carlos Alcaraz, who edged him out in straight sets in Shapovalov’s first appearance of the third round of the tournament .

Thank you Paris ❤️

— Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) June 2, 2023

Bianca Andreescu

2019 US Open champion Andreescu suffered a serious ankle injury at the 2023 Miami Open in March, making her all-time best run at the French Open all the more admirable.

Andreescu recovered from a set deficit to defeat No. 18 seed Victoria Azarenka in the first round. She then knocked out American Emma Navarro in straight sets, setting up a third-round clash with Lesia Tsurenko, which she lost 6-1, 6-1.

Leylah Fernández

As a 19-year-old in 2022, Fernandez had her best Grand Slam run since competing in the US Open final the previous year, reaching the quarterfinals in Paris.

After the number 36 in the world had defeated Magda Linette, who was in 21st place, in the first round this time, she was surprisingly eliminated in three sets by Clara Tauson – ranked 127th.

Rebecca Marino

Eighteen years after turning pro, Marino traveled to Paris with a goal of extending her three-win-in-nine-game streak and reaching the third round for the second time in her career.

The world No. 81 faced Diana Shnaider in the first round and was eliminated in 74 minutes by an opponent 27 places below her.

Bianca Andreescu

How to watch French Open 2023 in Canada?

  • TV channel: RDS,TSN
  • Live Stream: TSN Direct

In Canada, fans can watch the action on TV on both RDS and TSN after the French Tennis Federation signed an agreement to broadcast the tournament live with these broadcasters as partners.

Canadian tennis fans can stream the tournament via TSN Direct.

Canadian players seeded at the 2023 French Open

Auger Aliassime and Shapovalov were the Canadian male seeds in the tournament.

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Denis Shapovalov26

Andreescu was the only seeded Canadian in the women’s singles competition.

Bianca Andreescu30

Canadian players have won the French Open

No Canadian player has ever reached the final of a singles competition at the French Open.

However, one player has won four men’s doubles titles: Belgrade-born Daniel Nestor first triumphed in 2007 and repeated the feat three times in a row between 2010 and 2012.

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