The second Grand Slam of 2013
Spring is here! And with it one of the favorite events of tennis fans: Roland Garros! The second Grand Slam in the global tennis calendar. The date is near, from May 21 to June 9 you can enjoy the world´s best players in the French capital.
The Roland Garros tournament is one of the most legendary and also very special because of its features, like Wimbledon. Its Grand Slam condition makes it last two weeks and units male and female players and also grants them more points as the tournament winner takes home 2000 points that will surely help him get a good climb in the rankings.
The other great feature is that Roland Garros is the most important tournament on the clay surface. It is one of the oldest tennis tournament in the world and of course the oldest clay one. The clay or clay pot makes the ball slower than on other surfaces such as cement or grass and therefore one of the main features is that players require a resistance that is not required in other tournaments.
Held at the Roland Garros Stade southwest of Paris. A complex with tennis twenty courts among which is the renowned Philippe Chartier track. This court had unique encounters witnessed in the history of tennis. The big names come to mind: Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of course, a true emperor of this track with 7 trophies won
How is this year´s tournament?
In the men category , last year lived an exciting final, Rafael Nadal Vs Novak Djokovic, a true clash of the titans that marked the great victory that came to Rafa needing it for the Serbian was a real king in his best year.
This year there is an undisputed leader, Rafa who just is healing from a very lasting injury, but who has shown that he can win big tournaments, Djokovic continues with his good tennis, but he is not in as good shape as the previous year. Andy Murray or Roger Federer in turn could cause an upset.
On the girls side, last year´s champion Maria Sharapova was queen, and threatened reign players like Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and China´s Li Na.
Ticket sales to the public began on February 13, 2013 and you can book yours through its official website rolandgarros.fft-tickets.com. To get the maximum comfort it is best to create a user account through which will give you all the information you need.
Enjoy one of the best shows in the world! Long live tennis!
Find accommodation in Paris for your stay during the tournament for it does not cost too much money. A great formula to enjoy tennis at its best!