Roland Garros 2018 will take place from May 28th to June 4th in Paris. This tennis tournament is the top sport event in the City of Lights and one of the most prestigious in the world. Held in the fancy 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. As Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in June 11th 2017 Roland Garros men's final, his quest for a 10th title became reality. No other men’s tennis player had won more than seven titles of the same Grand Slam event. Sports in Paris.
The Roland Garros Championships in Paris are 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 2018 will take place during a whole fortnight from May 28th to June 4th 2018. The ladies' final will take place on Saturday June 3rd and the mens' final on Sunday Jun 4th. Book your Paris hotel or apartment early if you can.
The tournament is the most exciting sport event in the city. Raphael Nadal has won the Roland Garros tournament an amazing ten times. List of winners in the last twelve 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).
There are three main courts, Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen, Court No.1, for the most important matches and outside courts. Ticket options, when available, will give you access to single matches up to unlimited access to matches. Packages, prices and tickets will be available through the web site. Find a good hotel near Roland Garros Stadium or prefer to stay in Paris central districts (20 to 30 minutes by metro). Check other tennis tournaments in town:
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.
Roalnd Garros does not have its own metro station.
The closest metro station, Porte d'Auteuil, is a 10' walk from the stadium. The Michel-Ange Auteuil and Michel-Ange Molitor stations on line 9 are also feasible for good walkers.
Roland Garros metro station: Porte d'Auteuil metro station 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.
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 devise 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 aircraft. 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.