Roland Garros Paris private car service
In May, held over two weeks, the French Open attracts all serious tennis fans to the magnificent jewel that is the Roland-Garros stadium. We take you back through the history of a legendary tournament that has introduced and made the biggest names in world tennis.
Deluxe team will help you to enjoy this event by the booking of your tickets, by organizing your Paris private car service or for any other help during your stay. It’s a great opportunity to combine one of the Major sport event in the Word with some nice sightseeing in Paris with our knowledgeable english speaking drivers and guides.
Considered to be the greatest clay tennis tournament, Roland-Garros is in the Grand Slam series along with the Australian Open (January), Wimbledon (end of June/beginning of July) and the US Open (August). In the beginning, it was an “international French championship”, and the first one was held back in 1891 and involved… five players. There was only a men’s singles competition.
In 1925, it became the French Open and was held on the courts of the Stade Français, an historic Parisian and national sports club. The Davis Cup triumph of the legendary Four Musketeers team (Borotra, Brugnon, Cochet and Lacoste) in 1927 inspired the construction of a new venue to accommodate the return match. The stadium was opened in 1928 and was named after the French aviator Roland Garros, who had died ten years earlier in the First World War.
Roland-Garros has the strongest media coverage of all the competitions because of its rich programme, offering many different sporting challenges: fifteen different competitions, including five senior, four junior, four wheelchair tennis and two Trophée des Légendes competitions.
Down the years, Roland-Garros has proclaimed famous world tennis champions as “King of clay”: Björn Borg (6 wins) considered to be the greatest clay court player, Rafaël Nadal (7 wins), his natural successor and current title holder, and Michael Chang and Monica Seles – the youngest winners of the tournament (at the age of 17 and 16 respectively), André Agassi, who was the first player ever to win all four Grand Slams, Gustavo Kuerten the darling of Roland-Garros (three-time winner)… and of course Yannick Noah and Mary Pierce, who were the last French players to win the trophy (in 1983 and 2000 respectively).