Dominic Thiem Roland Garros outfit

adidas unveiled its latest collection of high performance wear to be worn on Grand Slam courts – the new Roland Garros Line. To be played on court by top players including Jelena Ostapenko, Angelique Kerber, Sascha Zverev, Dominic Thiem and Jo Wilfried Tsonga.

In the men’s collection, Dominic Thiem and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga will wear the adidas Roland Garros Climachill polo in navy, with a multicoloured flatknit collar and contrasting colour blocking sleeves, and Roland Garros logo on the chest. Sascha Zverev, Lucas Pouille and Tomas Berdych will wear the Roland Garros Climachill tee. The slim fit tee has a flatknit rib neckline with a two button placket.
All adidas male athletes will also wear the Roland Garros shorts in navy with an exposed multi-coloured striped waistband.

A few pictures of Dominic Thiem‘s outfit:

Dominic Thiem Roland Garros outfit

Dominic Thiem Roland Garros outfit

Dominic Thiem Roland Garros outfit

Dominic Thiem Roland Garros outfit

The adidas Roland Garros collection is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

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Garbine Muguruza Roland Garros outfit

2-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza will be hitting Roland Garros’ courts wearing the classic black dress from the adidas by Stella McCartney new collection.

Garbine Muguruza Roland Garros outfit

Garbine Muguruza Roland Garros outfit

Garbine Muguruza Roland Garros outfit

The 2018 adidas by Stella McCartney Roland Garros collection is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

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Winner in Melbourne, Caroline Wozniacki will be looking forward to adding a new trophy to her collection in Paris:

My year couldn’t have started better – I’ve won my first Grand Slam and I’ve been training hard to keep up that momentum. I know what it takes to win a Grand Slam and I’m prepared to bring that again to Paris. The adidas by Stella McCartney little black dress is inspired by a timeless design, one I love and feel confident wearing. I look forward to hitting the courts of Roland Garros and bringing my game.”

Caroline Wozniacki Roland Garros 2018 outfit

Caroline Wozniacki Roland Garros 2018 outfit

Caroline Wozniacki Roland Garros 2018 outfit

Caroline Wozniacki Roland Garros 2018 outfit

The adidas by Stella McCartney Roland Garros collection is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

Follow our Roland Garros 2018 coverage on Tennis Buzz.

Monte Carlo 2018 collection by Sergio Tacchini

Sergio Tacchini celebrates a decade as the official outfitter of the Monte Carlo Masters with a brand new collection, featuring uniforms for on-court officials, including chair umpires, line umpires and ball boys and girls.

The uniform polo shirt features bright colours, mostly turquoise and a thin neon orange piping outlining the raglan sleeve, and it will be made from techno fabric like the pro range match uniforms. This polo shirt, a merchandising item, will make a souvenir to wear at matches on the court. A novelty this year is the introduction of the Italian flag detail on many items of the collection: on the wristbands of the ball boys and girls, on the zips of track tops and bomber jackets and even on the official towels used by the players on the court.

The footwear includes a new technical shoe for ball boys and girls and court staff in a colourful mesh that matches the uniforms. The leather version of the same shoe style has a classic look but a sporty performance, ideal for training on the court.

A few items from the collection:

Sergio Tacchini Monte Carlo 2018 collection

Sergio Tacchini Monte Carlo 2018 collection

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Roland Garros 2017

You managed to get French Open tickets? Here are a few tips to help you have the best of day at Roland Garros. Some advices might sound obvious, but forewarned is forearmed!

Be prepared

– verify you assigned correctly the name of the ticket holder on each ticket
– don’t forget your ID or passport with the name matching the name on your ticket
– check out the list of prohibited items: no cans, no glass bottles, no bottle over 1,5l, no stroller…
– check out weather predictions and prepare your bag accordingly
– bring some food and some water bottles you can refill at the drinking fountains
– print the order of play and write down the matches you’d like to watch
– have a look at the map of the grounds, and spot where the information stands, restrooms and drinking fountains are located
– follow @MyRG on twitter to know what’s going on inside the stadium

In the queue

– arrive early, you might have to queue a bit to enter the stadium (I had to queue 40 minutes the last days of the qualies)
– you can’t access directly your gate, you have to go through a security checkpoint before arriving at your gate and go through bag check, metal detector and body check
– be nice and polite with security guards, they’re only doing their job
– don’t jump the queue: 1. you’ll look like an asshole 2. people will make you understand (more or less nicely) where the queue starts 3. security guards will make you understand where the queue starts

In the stadium

– pick up Roland Garros daily program: it’s free, usually located near your entry gate and features the order of play, a map of the grounds, the schedule of animations…
– if you have any question, go to the information stand (near the Lenglen and the Chatrier)
– don’t lose your countermark ticket, especially in you have a seat on one of the show courts, you need to show it to the hostess to enter the court
– if you have a bit of time, have a walk around the grounds, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere and you might also see players at practice

Watching matches

– don’t take someone else’s seat. If someone took your seat, gently say: excusez-moi c’est ma place, and show him/her your seat number on your ticket
– put your mobile phone on silent
– if you’re a newbie tennis fan, I urge you to read Grandslamgal’s tennis spectator etiquette
– applaud the ball boys, linesmen and umpire when they enter the court
– you might be surprised that the crowd tends to boo and whistle a lot, sometimes you won’t understand why, and they probably don’t know why either
– the crowd likes its mexican wave too, sometimes they do la ola because they have fun and enjoy the match and sometimes because they are so bored they want to have some action
– don’t forget your bags when you leave your seat

To end up this post, a few usueful French words:
bonjour hello
s’il vous plaît please
merci thanks
droite right
gauche left
les toilettes restrooms
parlez vous anglais? do you speak English?
où est ma place s’il vous plaît? where is my seat please?

Enjoy your day at Roland Garros, and please share your story and pictures.