Children’s day at Roland Garros – recap

Arnaud Clément vs Edouard Roger-Vasselin: A pretty boring match between the two French players. Clément wins 6-3. Michael Llodra vs Mardy Fish: Next, a really entertaining set between hard courts specialists Michael Llodra and Mardy Fish, with spectacular serve and volley play by Llodra.

1990 French Open: Opposites attract, Gomez defeats Agassi

Back in the days when Agassi was wearing pink lycra bike pants and a wig. Agassi was then just a “forehand and a haircut” as Ivan Lendl once said. Coached by Florida tennis guru Nick Bolletieri, Agassi was tennis’ enfant terrible, known as much for his look as his explosive game. Seeded number 3, Agassi […]

French word of the day (FWOTD) #4

FWOTD #4: ENFANTS (Kids) The first Wednesday of the French Open is tradionnally Kid’s Day. The stands and grounds of Roland Garros are full of kids running in the allées, cheering for their favorite players and chasing for autographs. During the tournament there are plenty of activities for kids like mini-tennis and autograph signing sessions.

2010 French Open: day 3 recap

Third and final day of the first round today. – Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal cruise into second round. – Andy Roddick survives five set scare: the 6th seed came within two points of defeat against Jarko Nieminen, but he prevailed after a intense battle 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3. It was Roddick’s […]