Tags: Roland Garros Stadium (Paris, France)

Postcards From the French Open: Cheering John McEnroe in Paris Never Gets Old

Advertisement Postcards From the French Open John McEnroe, above, played alongside Cédric Pioline at the men’s legends tournament for players 45 and up at the French Open in Paris.CreditPete Kiehart for The New York Times By Kurt Streeter June 9, 2018 PARIS — It looked like an easy shot for John McEnroe: a forehand sitter,…

On Tennis: After the Trophy Presentation, It’ll Be Time to Tear Up Roland Garros

“But we don’t have any ventilation: no air conditioning, none of that. When we close the roof we want to always have the impression that we are still playing outdoors, because we are an outdoor tournament.” Leave it to the French to conceptualize a stadium roof in this manner: Spectators in the top few rows…

In Paris, a Mosaic of Sport and Art

PARIS — Roland Garros is the smallest of the four Grand Slam tennis venues, packed into a narrow wedge of parkland. Its 17 courts are fixed rectangular slabs, like the bricks that are crushed into dust to cover their surface. But unlike the grass at Wimbledon and the hardcourts in Melbourne, Australia, and Flushing Meadows,…