Roland-Garros 2020 tennis tournament is played from September 21st to October 11th 2020. The original dates of May 24th 2020 to June 7th 2020 have been rescheduled as a result of the confinement caused by the coronavirus epidemic. Roland Garros 2019 was played between May 20th and June 9th 2019. As Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 on June 9th 2019 in Roland-Garros men's final, his quest for a 12th title became reality. No other men’s tennis player had won more than seven titles of the same Grand Slam event. Roland-Garros tennis tournament is the top sport event in Paris and one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Held in Bois de Boulogne on the edge of the city and named after the French aviator Roland-Garros, it is the premier clay court tennis championship in the world. Sports in Paris.
The Roland-Garros tournament in Paris is the premier clay court tennis tournament. This prestigious event is also the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The slow playing surface makes it very demanding.
Roland-Garros 2019 took place during a fortnight from May 20th and June 9th 2019. The ladies' final took place on Saturday June 8th. Beating Marketa Vandrousova 6-1, 6-3, Ashleigh Barty was the first Australian woman to win the French Open since Margaret Court in 1973. The mens' final took place on Sunday Jun 9th. The tournament is the most exciting sport event in the city. Raphael Nadal has won the Roland-Garros tournament an amazing twelve times. List of winners in the last years:
2005: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2006: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2007: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2008: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2009: Roger Federer (Swiss). 2010: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2011: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2012: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2013: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2014: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2015: Stan Wawrinka (Swiss). 2016: Novak Djokovic (Serbia).
2017: Rafael Nadal (Spain). 2018: Rafael Nadal (Spain).
2019: Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Ticket sale is open through the web site. In view of the sanitary situation, very few people are allowed to attend the matches. Ticket options give access to single matches up to unlimited access to matches. There are three main courts, Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen, Court No.1, for the most important matches and outside courts. Find a hotel near Roland-Garros Stadium or prefer to stay in Paris central districts (20 to 30 minutes by metro). The Rolex Paris Masters are the city's second world level tennis tournament.
The Roland-Garros Tournament is held in the fancy Roland-Garros Stadium on the edge of the very large Bois de Boulogne in Paris and of the affluent city of Boulogne.
Roland-Garros does not have its own metro stop.
The closest metro stop, Porte d'Auteuil, is a 10' walk from the stadium. The Michel-Ange Auteuil and Michel-Ange Molitor stops on line 9 are also feasible for good walkers.
Roland-Garros metro stop: Porte d'Auteuil metro stop on metro line 10. 10 minute walk from metro to Stadium.
Free shuttles are available during the tournament. Download and print the detailed transport map with all the various metro, bus, shuttle options.
The organizer of the Roland-Garros tournament, the French Federation of Tennis (FFT), is at the origin of the extension project kicked-off in 2011. Roland-Garros stadium had become much too small and it was not functional enough. The Philippe-Chartier central court had no roof, a big problem when it rains. The Place des Mousquetaires, the central meeting point, was much too small and the offices were outdated. The Roland-Garros extension project will deliver a spectacular stadium in 2020 on par with its main competitors in the rest of the world, including Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows. The Roland-Garros stadium will be one of the major equipments of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Throughout the world, Roland-Garros is synonymous with tennis. Few people know the stadium was named after a legendary aviator who pioneered fighter combat during World War I. Roland-Garros’ passion was flying.
When war broke out in 1914, Roland-Garros was famous in the world of aviation. He was exempt from the draft but decided to enroll anyway. He took part in reconnaissance missions and bombings, but was frustrated by technological limitations. Garros helped design a synchronization system that enabled pilots to shoot through a plane’s propellers without hitting the blades. On October 5, 1918, on the eve of his 30th birthday, Garros took part in one last, fateful mission over the Ardennes, along with five other French aircrafts. Four of them had left to chase a German aircraft when a squadron of six Fokker planes suddenly appeared. Garros dived in for the fight and never came back.
In 1928, France hosted the final of the Davis Cup and won it against the USA in a new stadium. The constructor insisted it be named after Garros, his comrade during the war.