Roland Garros 2015

My Roland Garros 2015 in 15 instagrams

I spent a great few days at Roland Garros this year, I tried to share my experience live via my new instagram account @tennisbuzzlive, I hope you enjoyed it. Here’s a recap of my Roland Garros 2015 in 15 instagrams.

1- May 21st, my first day at Roland Garros 2015, the third day of the qualifyings. Few people in the alleys, a relaxed atmosphere, a different way to enjoy the Roland Garros stadium before the actual start of the tournament.

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2- My first RG15 match: German hope Alexander Zverev vs Igor Sijsling.

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3- Defending champion Maria Sharapova hard at work, I really enjoy watching players at practice, interacting with their teams and fans. More pics of Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros 2015.

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4- Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg at practice. I’ve been an Edberg fan since the mid 80’s and it was only the second time I got to see him live (first time was at the Trophée Lagardère in 2010).

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5- Some players complained this year because they were not happy with the quality of the clay. Do you know what clay is made of?

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6- A regular fan day at Roland Garros: queue to enter the stadium, queue to enter the court, queue to the restroom, queue to buy food and then again queue to enter the court, queue to buy drinks, repeat x times and finally queue to leave the grounds, and sometimes you end up just queuing for nothing!

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7- Amélie Mauresmo, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Andy Murray. The first time I saw Murray, he was playing the juniors tournament here and if I remember well he had just left the Sanchez Casal academy in Barcelona. He was just playing drop-shots after drop-shots.
I was disappointed by his defeat in semifinal, but I’m sure he’ll be a serious contender at Wimbledon.

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8- Overcrowded:

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9- To watch former champions playing is always entertaining. I’ve been really impressed by Martina Navratilova‘s level of play, especially the volleys, she still got it! Martina won the Legends’ trophy alongside Kim Clijsters .

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10- Tsonga at practice the day before his semifinal against Wawrinka. It’s been now 27 years since a Frenchman reached the final and 32 years since a Frenchman lifted the trophy.

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11- Wawrinka and Tsonga were playing their quarterfinal match on Court Chatrier when I took this picture of a Swiss flag floating over court number one. Little did I know that a few days later, Wawrinka would capture his first Roland Garros title. Next year, the Swiss flag will float over Court Chatrier.

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12- Roland Garros did a really good job promoting wheelchair tennis. Me, watching the mens doubles final:

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13- 20th Grand Slam title for Serena, and first Slam for me as a spectator. A bit disappointed by the match and the – lack of – atmosphere.

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14- Beaten by Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, Nadal‘s reign at Roland Garros is over -for now. Read Rafa’s interview to Roland Garros magazine.

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15- Next Slam: Wimbledon, only 365 kms away, but a whole different world.

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Also read:
Roland Garros 2015 coverage

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