Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic live stream: How to watch the French Quarter Final match online
The Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream will show you the number one seed's third French Open match from Roland-Garros.
Read on and we'll show you how to watch the match live from anywhere with a VPN , potentially for FREE.
Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream: How to watch live online
The Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream should start at 7.45 p.m. BST / 2.45 p.m. ET / 11.45 a.m. PT on Tuesday, May 31.
► FREE LIVE STREAM — France.tv
► U.S. — Peacock/NBC/Tennis Channel via SlingTV
► U.K. — Discovery Plus
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
Djokovic has had a relatively untroubled start to the 2022 French Open, beating Yoshihito Nishioka and Alex Molčan in straight sets to reach the third round. He's not even been properly tested in those first two games, with only one set even going as far as a tie-break.
Bedene is unlikely to upset Djoko too much either. The 32-year-old Slovenian is ranked 195 in the world and although clay is his best surface and he's in decent form, the world no.1 should be far too strong for him. Indeed, they've met three times previously and Djokovic has won all three.
Tougher tests undoubtedly await the Serbian, though: he would face either 15th seed Diego Schwwartzman of Argentina or 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the fourth round, then potentially Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.
First he has to beat Bedene of course — so you'll want to watch a Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream to find out if he can do so. Djokovic is second on the main Court Philippe-Chatrier, but the Belinda Bencic vs Leyla Fernandez game before him (which Fernandez won) lasted longer than expected, so he's now due to start at around 2.15 p.m. BST / 9.15 a.m. ET, give or take.
Read on for full info of how to watch, including details of where it's streaming for FREE, and also check out our 2022 French Open live streams hub for today's schedule, seedings and more.
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How to watch Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live streams for FREE
If you're lucky enough to live in Australia, France or Austria then you can look forward to FREE coverage of the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream.
That's because the free-to-air 9Gem and its 9Now streaming service in Australia, France.TV in France and ServusTV in Austria all have rights to the match.
But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for a particular French Open live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?
Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.
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How to watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream from anywhere with a VPN
It's natural that you might want to watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there when it's on?
Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.
For instance, an Australian who's currently in the U.S. could watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream on 9Now , even though they're not in Australia.
They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN . It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Australian service, you'd select Australia from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to 9Now or another website and watch the tennis match.
How to watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream in the US
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If you're in the U.S. you have lots of options to watch a Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream from Roland-Garros.
Viewers can watch all the action on NBC and the Tennis Channel, plus selected Bally Sports regional networks. NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas, while the Tennis Channel is available in some cable packages.
If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream via several live TV services, including NBC's own Peacock , plus Sling TV and Fubo.TV.
Of these options, we recommend Peacock: it costs just $4.99/month with ads, or $9.99 without, and includes lots more great content as well as the French Open live streams from Roland-Garros.
If you go the SlingTV route, you'll want Sling Blue, which is $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC (in select regions). It also includes the Tennis Channel as part of its Sports Extra package, for an extra $11/month. On the plus side, right now Sling is offering 50% off the first month .
Fubo.TV, meanwhile, costs $70 per month for 121 channels. Sports fans will find a number of niche sports channels among its lineup.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN . And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN , which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.
In addition to showing selected French Open live streams, Peacock also has a huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.
Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC in some regions. You can add the Tennis Channel for $11/month more and Sling is currently offering 50% off the first month.
If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBC and the Tennis Channel.
How to watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream in the UK
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British tennis lovers also have a couple of options to watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream from Roland-Garros, but the situation isn't quite as good as in previous years.
This year, the tournament won't be available to watch on free-to-air channels, whereas last year it was on ITV.
Instead, Discovery Plus and Eurosport have the rights to all French Open live streams. Don't worry about the fact that there are two channels listed; Eurosport is being rolled into Discovery Plus, so it won't matter which you subscribe to.
Discovery Plus is available for £6.99/month or £59.99/year. You can sign up for Discovery Plus here , or access the service via Amazon Prime Video — and here you can get a seven-day free trial of the service. Plus, if you don't already have Amazon Prime itself, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial of that at the same time.
Going on holiday this week or next? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.
How to watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream in Canada
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Canadians can watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal match on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If they've cut the cord, they can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month.
Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.
How to watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream in Australia
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Aussies can watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal live stream on Channel Nine this year, after they cut a deal for exclusive coverage from Roland-Garros that also saw them broadcast last year's tournament.
As the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal is a big tie, it will air on the free-to-view 9Gem channel and via the on-demand service 9Now , however to watch every French Open match, ad-free and in up to 4K, you'll need a subscription to Stan Sport .
Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 30-day FREE trial gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the Sport add-on also has a 7-day FREE trial.
You'll need to pay extra to access HD or 4K streams and to increase the number of devices you watch on, but even if you go for the full-fat Premium sub with the Sport add-on, you'd still only be looking at $29/month.
As well as the French Open live streams, Stan also has tennis action from Wimbledon, Champions League 21/22 live streams, Europa League coverage plus a huge amount of live Rugby.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN, such as ExpressVPN , to watch all the action on your Stan account, as if you were back home.