Roland Garros Tournament

Roland Garros 28.05 – 08.06 2014

Roland Garros was the first Grand Slam tournament to join the “Open” era in 1968, and since then many tennis greats have graced the famous clay courts, including Björn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Gustavo Kuerten, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Home fans will never forget 1983, the year Yannick Noah became the first, and so far only Frenchman to win the singles title. In 2013, Nadal became the first man in tennis history to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam championship.

 

Roland-Garros, a never-ending story
How did Roland-Garros come to be? Why is it named after an aviator? In what year was the tournament first held? Who are the legends of the game to have inscribed their name on the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy? We take a fond look back at the long and glorious history of the world’s greatest clay-court championship.

Way back when…
The stadium that stages one of the world’s four major tennis tournaments was built in 1928, but the French men’s singles championship goes back much further than that. Originally reserved for members of French clubs, it was first held on the courts of Stade Français club in Paris in 1891. The women’s singles were added six years later, it was not until 1925 that the French Tennis Federation decided to open the event to the best foreign players. Thus, the French Internationals were born, and staged alternately at Stade Français and Racing Club de France until the Roland-Garros stadium came into being in 1928.

Ion Tiriac & Ilie Nastase at Roland Garros
Ion Țiriac first appeared on the international sports scene as an ice hockey player on the Romanian national team at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Shortly after that he switched to tennis as his main sport. With fellow Romanian Ilie Năstase he won the men’s doubles in the 1970 The Roland Garros Tennis Tournament and reached the Davis Cup finals several times in the 1970s.

Nadal the undisputed king
Today, the tournament is fully deserving of its reputation as the world’s premier clay court event. It is furiously competitive each year, to such an extent that French successes have been few and far between. Since the war, only Nelly Landry (1948), Françoise Durr (1967) and Mary Pierce (2000) among the women, together with Marcel Bernard (1946) and Yannick Noah (1983) in the men’s event, have lifted the supreme title. Will a Frenchman be able to re-write the history books? To win at Roland Garros, it almost seems to be a prerequisite for a player to speak Spanish. Most of the current clay court specialists are Spanish, including of course the current holder, Majorcan left-hander Rafael Nadal, who has won no fewer than eight times in nine appearances!

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Roland Garros Tennis Tournament 2014
Place: Paris, France
Date: 25.05 – 09.06.2014

 

Package prices:
– Starting from 570 euro / person / 5 nights accommodation in 4* hotel ( 06 june – 09 june 2014 period );
– Starting from 400 euro / person / 3 nights accommodation in 4* hotel ( 04 june – 09 june 2014 period );

Services included:
– 5/3 nights accomodation 4* hotels;
– Flight ticket Bucharest – Paris – Bucharest, Air France company;
– Meals: breakfast;

Services not included:
– Transfer airport – hotel – airport;
– Rolland Garros Tennis Tournament tickets;
– Medical insurance;
– Optional trips.

Tickets prices:

 

Quarterfinal: from 04 june – 05 june 2014
Standard price: starting from 20 euro / person / day/ individual all day ticket;
VIP price: starting from 230 euro / person /day / VIP-La Brasserie;
Multi-day passes: starting from 925 euro / person / week ( available from 02 june – 08 june )

Semifinal: from 06 june – 07 june 2014
Standard price: starting from 20 euro / person / day/ individual all day ticket;
VIP price: starting from 275 euro / person /day / VIP-La Brasserie;
Multi-day passes: starting from 925 euro / person / week ( available from 02 june – 08 june )

Final: from 08 june – 09 june 2014
Standard price: starting from 20 euro / person / day/ individual all day ticket;
VIP price: 620 euro / person /day / VIP-La Brasserie;
Multi-day passes: starting from 925 euro / person / week ( available from 02 june – 08 june )