The Legends Trophy (Trophée des Légendes) is a great opportunity to watch some familiar old faces play in a friendly and funny atmosphere. Two men competitions are scheduled: players under 45 and over 45.

Six teams take part in each competition, divided into two pools of three teams. The winners of each pool meet in final.
And for the second year there will also be a women competition, with 3 former world number one (Navratilova, Hingis and Davenport).

Under 45:
Pool A: Enqvist/Muster, Kafelnikov/Medvedev, Boetsch/Pioline
Pool B: Ivanisevic/Stich, Santoro/Woodbridge, Bruguera/Krajicek

Over 45:
Pool A: Gomez/McEnroe, Cash/McNamara, Pernfors/Wilander
Pool B: Bahrami/Woodforde, Nastase/Sanchez, Forget/Leconte

Women:
Pool A: Navratilova/Novotna, Maleeva/Tauziat, Majoli/Martinez
Pool B: Davenport/Hingis, Zvereva/Gigi Fernandez, Temesvari/Testud

Some pics of Peter McNamara and Pat Cash training yesterday:

Pat Cash

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I was in Paris this week end for the Roland Garros charity day and the Sunday Start. Here’s a photo recap of Sunday’s matches on the court Philippe Chatrier.

Stosur-Benesova

Solid first match by Stosur, semifinalist in 2009 and finalist here last year. She beat Iveta Benesova, ranked 52, in straight sets 6-2 6-3. Next opponent for the Australian: Simona Halep.

Sam Stosur

Sam Stosur

Sam Stosur

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Amélie Mauresmo:

Amélie Mauresmo

Amélie Mauresmo

Nathalie Dechy:

Nathalie Dechy

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A few videos of the third round matches Gael Monfils vs Fernando Verdasco, Michael Llodra vs Novak Djokovic and Nikolay Davydenko vs Tomas Berdych.

Gael Monfils:

Amelie Mauresmo and Guy Forget:

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Guy Forget and Cédric Pioline are obviously not the reason why I decided to attend this year’s Lagardère Trophy. They’ve never been nor charismatic nor exciting players. And their accomplishments look quite pale compared to those of Lendl, Wilander, McEnroe and Edberg. But they were both good players and I respect them.

I’ve seen both of them play numerous times, at Roland Garros and Lagardère Trophy:

Guy Forget, Trophée Lagardère 2006:

Guy Forget

Guy Forget, Roland Garros 2010:

Guy Forget

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