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French Open – Roland Garros

It is one of the great tennis tournaments in the world. It is a tournament where Spanish players, lead by Rafael Nadal, usually perform greatly. But in sport the past is no guarantee for future success. So, will Nadal be able to hold his title against an ever more aggressive opposition with such fearful players as Djokovic or Federer? Who is going to win the ladies’ single competition after last year’s surprising victory by Chinese player Li Na?  Whatever it happens, you can see it all live with EventGo!

The French Open, commonly known as Roland Garros, is the world’s greatest clay court championship and together with Wimbledon and the Australian and US Opens, is part of the Grand Slam tournaments. The origins of the French Open date back to 1891, when the French Tennis Federation organized its first national tennis championship. Later on, in 1925, the tournament was opened to foreigners and thus the French Open we know today was born.

The prestige of the French Open comes not only from its history, with past champions with names such as Borg, Evert, Wilander, Lendl or Graf, but from its toughness as well. The physical toughness of the tournament comes partly from playing on clay, which is a rather slow surface and leads to longer matches.

Don’t miss this opportunity to come to Roland Garros with EventGo!

Just as warm up, here is a video with ten of the best shots of the last year’s Roland Garros:

 

Sources:

Photographs by Yann Caradec at Flickr

Video uploaded by fababoca at youtube