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French Open Tennis on iPhone, iPad, and Android with the Roland Garros Mobile App

The French Open, one of the world’s premiere tennis championship gets underway this week and you can follow the action on your mobile devices with the free Roland Garros app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android.

The app has been updated for 2013 and back again is the news feed, a video section, schedule and results, a live radio feed, player info, and a section for those who plan to attend the French Open.

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Included this year is a very nice visitor’s guide and stadium access map.

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While the app looks nice, App Store reviews to this point have been poor. The app was OK for me during opening day play (iPad version), but I did notice that results were not showing up for me in the schedule/results tab even a few hours after matches had concluded. The loading of some content was also rather sluggish. News articles and some highlights were available for completed matches.

UPDATE (May 26, 2013): due to territory rights limitations, live matches streaming is only available to Orange mobile or Livebox customers in France.

Download

iPad: Roland-Garros 2013 for the iPad

iPhone: Roland-Garros 2013 from the App Store

Android: Roland Garros 2013 App for Android from Google Play

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  • John Gerard

    I dowoaded the iPhone app but I can’t find a link to the live radio from here in thUSA. Is radio available? and where do I find the link? From the Roland Garros web sit I need Flash in order to listen to the live Radio that of course does not work on an Idevice. HTML 5 does work on an Idevice. So they should design the web site based on HTML 5 not flash. Then any device computer of Idevice could use the services.

    • sportsgeekery

      There is a little Radio icon at the top left.

  • John Gerard

    Duh, actually I spoke to soon I just did not have the volume turned up on
    my iPhone to hear the live radio via the iPhone app. But the best web site is the US Open tennis site. At least here in the USA I can watch up to 6 matches directly from my iPad and switch at will to any one of the other matches. So I can watch a few games of one match then switch and watch another match. This is great and I don’t need flash to do it. So I say if the IBM US Open site can do it then any of the grand slam sites could do the same. And should do the same, please.