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.

Waiting to enter the museum, you could still see the Davis Cup semifinals poster and the French and Czech flags atop Court Philippe Chatrier.

Roland Garros

Tennis museum

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):

Roland Garros trophies

Replica of the 1991 Davis Cup captured by Henri Leconte and Guy Forget over the dream team of Sampras, Agassi and Flach-Seguso:

1991 Davis Cup replica
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Victoria Azarenka US Open outfit
NIke 2014 US Open outfits

Victoria Azarenka will compete wearing the Nike Premier Sleeveless Polo, Nike Printed Pleated Woven Skirt combination and Nike Lunar Ballistec footwear (middle in the picture below):

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

Maria Sharapova 2014 US Open outfit

Maria Sharapova makes her return to New York after a year’s absence. She will compete in a unique Nike Maria Day Tunic.

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

Maria’s footwear choice is a customized version of the NikeiD Zoom Vapor 9 Tour (right in the picture below):

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

Sharapova’s Nike Maria Night Dress on the left:

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

Roger Federer 2014 US Open outfit

5-time US Open champion Roger Federer will wear the Nike Advantage Premier RF Polo, Nike Premier RF Sweater, Nike Gladiator Premier Shorts and the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour.

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

Roger Federer night kit (on the left), Rafael Nadal night kit on the right:

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

Rafa 2014 US Open outfit

Nike has just released the official pictures of his players 2014 US Open kits, and as we previewed it here, Rafa is going back to sleeveless:

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

For his title defense, Nadal will wear the 2014 Nike Advantage Premier Rafa Sleeveless, classic Nike Premier Rafa Jacket, the Nike Premier Gladiator Shorts, and his signature shoes, the Nike Lunar Ballistec (middle in the picture below):

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

Rafa’s night pack (right, left: Roger Federer night kit):

NIke 2014 US Open outfits

NIke 2014 US Open outfits