The 2022 French Open is just around the corner with the draw poised to set the scene for the action to come at Roland-Garros. The tournament will see 128 men and 128 women placed in the singles draws.
Both singles draw at the French Open consist of 104 direct entries, 16 qualifiers, and eight wild cards. In 2021, the draw tossed up a number of epic matches and many more should be expected this year.
When is the French Open draw?
The 2022 French Open draw is expected to take place on May 19 in France. While there is no official date as yet, the tournament draw took place three days prior to the event starting in 2021.
Assuming they follow a similar time frame, that means the draw will be done on May 19, with the French Open to begin on May 22 this year.
How does the French Open draw work?
Like every other Grand Slam and major tennis tournament, the French Open draw is heavily determined by seedings. A total of 32 players in the singles events are seeded with the subsequent draw done in a way to ensure the best players avoid playing one another until deep into a tournament.
For example, the top two seeds are placed in opposite sections of the draw meaning they will only play each other if they both progress to the final. These seedings mean higher seeds are often handed kinder draws with Djokovic in 2021 not facing a seeded opponent until the quarter-finals.
French Open 2022 singles draw format
The 2022 French Open singles draw will consist of 128 players facing off across 64 first-round matches that will begin on May 22.
To win the French Open singles, a player must win seven straight matches at Roland-Garros. The French Open women’s singles final is expected to be played on June 4 with the men’s final held a day later on June 5.