We lost the nine-time and defending French Open champion on Wednesday, as Novak Djokovic dismantled Rafael Nadal in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a semi-final clash with Andy Murray, who saw off Spain’s Albert Ferrer.
But fear not, for Thursday’s play at Roland Garros brings us both women’s semi-finals, with Serena Williams taking on Timea Bacsinszky, and Ana Ivanovic squaring off against Lucie Safarova – conqueror of Maria Sharapova – in the other half of the draw.
For the nostalgic, there’s also a cracking legends doubles match, with Kim Clijsters and Martina Navratalova facing Conchita Martinez and Anastasia Myskina.
It’s a grab-bag of channels for viewers in the US, with live coverage on The Tennis Channel from 6am Eastern ’til 9am, whereafter ESPN2 has live coverage of the women’s semi-finals from 9am Eastern to 2pm and NBC from 11am Eastern ’til 2pm.
In the UK, the tennis is free to watch live on ITV4 from 11am until 9pm BST.
In the UK and across Europe, cable or satellite subscribers can catch live coverage via Eurosport 2, with coverage starting at 11am CET. Click here for further details.
For those who won’t be in front of a TV on Thursday, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch 2015 French Open Tennis Women’s Semi Finals Online
For US viewers, if you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to Watch ESPN, you can watch the tennis at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream. Replays will be available after the live coverage.
In addition, and again if you have access to a cable or satellite subscription — either yours or someone else’s — you can watch the tennis online for free via NBC Sports Live Extra. You’ll need a cable or satellite log-in and password to access the stream. The site’s frequently asked questions page has a rundown of technical requirements and other information. Replays will be available after the live coverage.
You can also catch the French Open in the US via The Tennis Channel Everywhere online service. You’ll need a Tennis Channel subscription to watch. Replays will be available after the live coverage.
In the UK, viewers can catch live coverage online for free via the ITV Player. No subscription is required, you lucky, lucky people.
Across Europe, viewers with a Eurosport Player subscription will be able to watch via the Eurosport Player website.
Watch 2015 French Open Tennis Women’s Semi Finals on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with access to Watch ESPN can watch the game on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store or the Google Play store.
Mobile users in the US can also watch live coverage via the NBC Sports Live Extra App, which you can download in the App Store or the Google Play Store. As is the case with the desktop livestream, you’ll need a cable provider log-in to watch.