French word of the day (FWOTD) #2

FWOTD #2: TERRE BATTUE – Red clay The surface is made up of natural clay covered with crushed brick as a fine surface dressing. This layer gives the ball extra grip when it hits the deck, making the surface characteristically slow. But clay courts’ speed depends greatly on weather conditions: when there’s a bit of […]

Nike Football Commercial: Write The Future

May, 20th: Produced by Wieden + Kennedy, Nike Football presents their “Write The Future” commercial. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSggaxXUS8k[/youtube] “NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today unveils an action-packed film that brings together some of the world’s greatest players to inspire football lovers and sports fans around the world. The epic three-minute “Write the Future” film takes people on a journey […]

Children’s Day at Roland Garros – mini report

I’m just back from 4 days in Paris and I just wanted to share a few pictures of yesterday’s Children’s Day at Roland Garros (previously known as “Benny Berthet Day”). Children’s Day at Roland Garros is a charity event, devoted to fund raising for charitable organisations. The idea is simple: on the eve of the […]

French Open preview with Warwick Bashford

Thanks to Warwick, former coach of Marcos Baghdatis and Amélie Mauresmo, who answered our questions. Please note this interview happened three weeks ago (before Kim Clijsters’ withdrawal). If you want to know more about Warwick, please visit our About page. Q: Let’s talk first about world number one Serena Williams: although she won the French […]

French word of the day (FWOTD) #1

Every day during the Roland Garros tournament, a new french word or expression related (or not) to Paris, tennis and Roland Garros. FWOTD #1: DIMANCHE (Sunday) Since 2006, the final draw of the tournament has begun on a Sunday. So, Roland Garros is the “longest Slam”, being contested over 15 days (14 days Oz and […]