Every year in September, 50 European countries take part in the European Heritage Days, a programme that offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. For the first time, yesterday, the French Federation of tennis opened up the Roland-Garros stadium and museum free to the public as part of Heritage Days, and of course, I was there.
— FFT (@FFTennis) September 18, 2014
Waiting to enter the museum, you could still see the Davis Cup semifinals poster and the French and Czech flags atop Court Philippe Chatrier.
The permanent exhibition showcases trophies, players memorabilia, a few videos as well as some infos about tennis history and the future Roland Garros stadium expansion.
You might be disappointed if you’ve visited the Wimbledon museum, Roland Garros museum is quite small, with less content and interactivity.
Below, the trophies presented each year to the winner of the men’s singles (Coupe des Mousquetaires) and women’s singles (Coupe Suzanne Lenglen):
2-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt signed with Athletic DNA last May, and Lleyton’s C’mon clothing line is now become part of Athletic DNA. Starting in 2015, the C’mon brand will make a much more prominent appearance on Hewitt’s gear.
Here’s the shirt Hewitt will be wearing at this year’s US Open:
Lleyton’s shirt is available online.
The full collection is available online.
A sneak peek at Novak Djokovic‘s outfit for this year’s US Open:
Stay tuned for more infos, and follow our 2014 US Open coverage on Tennis Buzz.
Kei Nishikori had cyst removed in foot and is questionable for US Open, but here’s a sneak peek at the outfit he’ll compete in (if he plays):