Sport

May 2014

French Tennis Open

25.05.14 - 08.06.14
Roland Garros Stadium, Paris

One of the four grand slam tournaments in professional tennis, the French Open is played on clay. Hosted by one of the world's most beautiful cities, it is guaranteed to provide a fortnight of excitement for dedicated tennis fans.

The French tennis open championships date back to 1891, but did not become international until 1925. The tournament moved to its current home, Roland Garros (named after a pioneering aviator and French war hero) in 1928.

The current men's record holder is a resurgent Rafael Nadal, the current champion. He beat world number one Novak Djokovic in 2012 to take a seventh victory at Roland Garros. He will be looking to overcome his injury problems of the last few months to win his first title in a year.

The clay courts at Roland Garros have claimed many professional scalps. Both Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors were frustrated in their attempts to gain a French Open title.

Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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