Nishikori Australian Open outfit

A perfect start of the season for Nishikori, as he claimed his 12th career title in Brisbane, his first since February 2016, after nine consecutive final losses.
He will hit the Melbourne courts wearing his new colorful Uniqlo outfit. The shirt is available in two color ranges: pink/orange/green and yellow/dark green/brown. Do you like the vivid colors? Really different from Federer’s kit, don’t you think?

Roger Federer Australian Open outfit

Uniqlo unveiled the outfit Roger Federer will be wearing at the upcoming Australian Open. The former world number one will wear a blue shirt and blue shorts in the night session, all white during the day.
There was a polemic last year regarding Federer‘s supposed “protected status”, as he played most of his matches at night, in much better playing conditions. It will be interesting to see if he’s protected again this year.

Read more:
Roger Federer leaves Nike for Uniqlo

adidas has been working with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that raises awareness about the beauty and fragility of our deep, blue seas, since 2015. adidas and parley recently unveiled their Australian Open collection, made from upcycled plastic waste. Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, Sascha Zverev and Dominic Thiem will hit Melbourne’s courts wearing the new range, available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

Serena Williams, Roland Garros 2015

Le guide complet pour vous aider à acheter des billets pour Roland Garros. Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à laisser un commentaire, je ferai de mon mieux pour y répondre!

Les événements Roland Garros

Roger Federer

Qualifications du 20 au 24 mai 2019

Les billets permettent l’accès aux courts 6 à 18, sur lesquels se déroulent les matchs de qualification, mais aussi au court Suzanne Lenglen sur lequel les meilleurs joueurs s’entraînent avant le tournoi.

La journée des enfants samedi 25 mai 2019

La traditionnelle journée caritative (anciennement appelée la journée Benny Berthet) a lieu la veille du tournoi. Les trois courts principaux accueillent des matchs exhibitions. Des entraînements et diverses animations sont aussi programmés sur les courts annexes.

Roland Garros du 26 mai au 9 juin 2019

Depuis 2006, le tournoi commence un dimanche, le premier tour s’étale donc sur 3 jours, du dimanche au mardi. Les autres tous se jouent sur 2 jours. Contrairement à l’Open d’Australie et l’US Open, il n’y a pas de session de nuit, uniquement une session journée. Le calendrier prévisionnel est disponible ici.

Trophée des Légendes du 4 au 9 juin 2019

Le Trophée des Légendes rassemble 24 anciennes gloires du tennis (hommes et femmes) qui s’affrontent en double. Les matchs se disputent sur les court Suzanne Lenglen et numéro lors de la deuxième semaine du tournoi.

Tennis en fauteuil du 6 au 8 juin 2019

Les matchs du tournoi Tennis en Fauteuil sont accessibles à tous les titulaires de billets courts annexes.

Les courts

Court Philippe Chatrier

Les billets pour les courts principaux (Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen, Simonne Mathieu) donnent l’accès aux courts annexes. Les places sont numérotées sur les courts principaux, sur les courts annexes le placement est libre: premier arrivé, premier assis!

Court Philippe Chatrier

Bâti en 1928 pour accueillir la Coupe Davis, il peut accueillir 14 840 spectateurs. Anciennement nommé Court Cental, il a été renommé en 2001 Court Philippe Chatrier, en l’honneur de l’ancien président de la Fédération Internationale de Tennis.

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Court Suzanne Lenglen

Le 2ème court principal, construit en 1994 peut contenir 10 068 spectateurs. Suzanne Lenglen, née en 1899, surnommée La Divine par la presse française, est considérée comme la première star internationale du tennis.

Court Suzanne Lenglen Roland Garros

Court Simonne Mathieu

Le Court Simonne Mathieu remplacé le regrette court numéro un. Semi-enterré et entouré de 4 serres contenant de la flore de 4 continents, ce nouveau court, d’une capacité de 5 000 places est le 3ème plus grand court du stade après le Chatrier et le Lenglen.

Courts annexes

Les courts annexes sont souvent le théâtre de victoires surprises. Lors des premiers tours, il est possible d’y voir les champions s’entraîner.

Les tickets

Court Philippe Chatrier, Roland Garros

Tickets à l’unité

Tickets journée: le billet classique qui donne l’accès au court de votre choix (Chatrier, Lenglen ou Mathieu) et/ou aux courts annexes. A partir de 32€.

Attention, l’achat des billets pour les demi-finales messieurs se fait à la demi-finale. Il vous faudra acheter deux billets si vous souhaitez assister aux 2 demi-finales.

Pass multi journées

Les pass offrent des meilleurs prix que les billets achetés à l’unité. Les pass disponibles:
– week end: samedi 1er et dimanche 2 juin. A partir de 200€ pour les 2 jours sur le Lenglen, à partir de 225€ pour le Chatrier.
– demi-finales: jeudi 6 et vendredi 7 juin. A partir de 265€.
– finales: samedi 8 et dimanche 9 juin. A partir de 295€.

Offres premium

Les offres premium comprennent un ticket pour le Court Philippe Chatrier ou Suzanne Lenglen ansi que certains services: loges, repas, hotels … Plus d’infos sur le site officiel.

Limites de commande

– 4 tickets pour les courts principaux par personne sur l’ensemble du tournoi.
– 12 tickets pour les courts annexes sur l’ensemble du tournoi.
– aucune limite pour les qualifications et la journée des enfants

Comment acheter vos tickets

Carlos Moya

Il n’y a aucune vente de billets sur place avant ou pendant le tournoi. Attention, les billets s’écoulent très rapidement.

Il n’y a que 2 moyens légaux d’acheter des billets:
– le site officiel Roland Garros
– les agences officielles qui proposent uniquement des offres packagées (billets + prestations). La liste complète ici.

Site officiel Roland Garros

La billetterie grand public ouvre le 20 mars. Les billets s’écoulent très rapidement, je vous conseille de vous préparer un peu à l’avance pour le jour J!

Tous les billets commandés sur le site sont des e-billets strictement nominatifs, vous avez jusque la veille pour attribuer à chaque e-billet les nom et prénom du bénéficiaire. Attention, les cartes d’identité sont vérifiées à l’entrée du stade!

A partir du 17 avril, vous pourrez aussi acheter et vendre vos tickets sur le site officiel de Roland Garros.

Des billets de dernière minute seront mis en vente à partir du 7 mai.

Quelques conseils

– créez votre compte à l’avance ou vérifiez que vos identifiants fonctionnent
– préparez vous! Allez sur le site officiel, notez les tickets qui vous intéressent, les prix…
– la billetterie ouvre à 10h
– ne rafraîchissez pas la page de votre navigateur, vous perdriez votre place dans la queue
– si vous n’avez pas réussi à acheter vos billets, réessayez à partir de mi-avril.

Roland Garros 2016

You plan to attend the 2019 French Open? Here’s my guide to help you buy tickets for Roland Garros, the second Slam of the season. If you have any question, feel free to ask below, I’ll do my best to answer.

The events

Serena Williams, Roland Garros 2015

Qualifyings – 20 to 24 May 2019

Tickets give access to the entire public area within the stadium. Courts 6 to 18 have unreserved seating and are open to all. Court Suzanne Lenglen is also open to all spectators to watch players from the main draw practising before the tournament starts. (Check out my report from the 2017 qualifyings: 3 days at Roland Garros: Rafa, Andy, Petra and more).

Roland Garros Kids’ Day – 25 May 2019

Roland Garros Kids’ Day is a charity event, devoted to fund raising for charitable organisations. On Kids’ Day, exhibition matches are scheduled on the three main courts, with plenty of other activities and practice sessions on the other courts and throughout the stadium.

French Open – 26 May to 9 June 2019

Since 2006 the French Open has started on a Sunday, that means the first round is played over three days from Sunday to Tuesday. Every other round is played over two days. Unlike the Australian and US Opens, there is no night session, only a day session.

Legends Trophy – 4 to 9 June 2019

The Legends Trophy (Trophée des Légendes) brings together twenty-four of history’s greatest champions, grouped according to age in the two men’s draws, and twelve former women’s tennis stars. Matches are played on court 1 and court Suzanne Lenglen during the second week of the French Open and can be watched by holders of outside courts tickets.

Wheelchair tennis tournament – 6 to 8 June 2019

The wheelchair tennis tournament is held during the second week of the French Open. All wheelchair tennis matches can be watched by holders of outside courts tickets.

Check out the provisional schedule.

The courts

Court Philippe Chatrier, Roland Garros 2015
Tickets for show courts (Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen, Simonne Mathieu) give you a reserved seat on one of the three main courts and access to the outside courts; there is no allocated seat on the outside courts, seating is on a first come first served basis.

Court Philippe Chatrier

Court Philippe Chatrier was built in 1928 as Roland Garros’s centerpiece and remains its principal venue, seating 14,840 spectators. The stadium was known simply as “Court Central” until 1998, when it was renamed for Philippe Chatrier, the long-time president of the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) who helped restore tennis as a Summer Olympics sport in 1988.

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Court Suzanne Lenglen

The secondary Roland Garros stadium with a capacity of 10,068 spectators, the court Suzanne Lenglen was built in 1994. Suzanne Lenglen, born in 1899, was the first female tennis celebrity and one of the first international female sport stars, named La Divine (the divine one) by the French press.

Court Suzanne Lenglen Roland Garros

Court Simonne Mathieu

Court Simonne Mathieu replaces the “Bullring” court number one. Semi-sunken and surrounded by four greenhouses which will contain flora from four different continents, this new court is the venue’s third show court (5,000 seats). The Allée des Serres will link the new court to the historic site and provide an area for spectators to relax and stroll.

Outside courts

Courts 3 to 18. Outside courts and have been the scene of some stunning French Open upsets in the past. In the early rounds of the tournament, outside courts are also the place to be to watch the top players practicing.

The tickets

Novak Djokovic, Roland Garros 2015

Individual tickets

Single all day tickets: Allow a reserved seat on one of the show courts (Chatrier, Lenglen and Court 1) and/or unlimited access to the outside courts. From €32.

For the men’s semifinals, tickets are purchased per semi-final. You will need two tickets if you wish to attend both semi-finals.

Multi day passes

Multi-day passes available:
– week end: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June. From €200 for 2 days on Lenglen, from €225 on Chatrier.
– semifinals: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June. From €265.
– finals: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June. From €295.

Premium packages

All Premium packages include one ticket to the Court Philippe-Chatrier or Suzanne-Lenglen and dedicated services: lounges, dining, hotels … Premium ticket sales open on March 6. More details on the official website.

Booking limits

– 4 tickets for the main courts over the entire tournament.
– 12 tickets for the outside courts over the entire tournament
– no limit for qualifyings or Roland Garros Kids’ Day

How to order tickets

Court Chatrier, Roland Garros 2015

Keep in mind that there are no ticket sales at the stadium itself before or during tournament. All bookings have to be made before the event. The tickets sell out really fast, so you better be prepared.

There are only 2 ways to legally buy tickets:
– the official Roland Garros website
– official French Open agencies that propose exclusively VIP tickets and corporate hospitality offers. You can find the complete list here.

Roland Garros website

Ticket sales open to the general public on March 20. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis, so check out the website in advance to plan what days and courts you would like tickets for.

The e-tickets need to be printed and will be scanned at the entrance gate of the stadium, where a pass will be printed in the name of the ticketholder. These will be checked against an ID to enter the stadium.

From 17 April, you can also resell tickets via Roland Garros website and buy tickets up until the day of the event, depending on their availability.

Last minute tickets will be put on sale on 7 May.

Tips to order your French Open tickets

– create your account in advance
– tickets are sold on a first come first served basis, so check out the website in advance to plan what days and courts you would like tickets for
– write down the tickets you want to order
– check out the booking limits
– no need to try to log in at midnight on the first day, tickets sale open at 10am Paris time (9am GMT)
– don’t refresh your browser page, you would only lose your place in the queue
– if you didn’t get the tickets you wanted, try again from 17 April

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