It's no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, error, break, love (zero), the basic elements of tennis are those of daily existence, because every match is a miniature life. Andre Agassi
Tennis is one of the most played and followed sports on the planet. Complete and harmonious, it requires a combination of excellent physical skills - speed, endurance, coordination - and mental skills - technique, tactics, vision of the game, reflexes, intuition, patience and nervous control. There are four main tournaments awarded annually: Australian Open, French Open or Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open or Flushing Meadows. These royal competitions go on to compose the Grand Slam.
is about to start and it is the only one of the four tournaments that is played on clay after cement courts took favour in the U.S. Open since 1978. Not all tennis players are comfortable on this type of court, a playing surface characterized by higher and therefore slower rebounds than grass, concrete and synthetic courts. It is no coincidence that Roland Garros is often decided at the end of very long sets
. This is one of the factors that make the French Open one of the most legendary tennis tournaments.
The first edition of Roland Garros took place in 1891 and has been held annually ever since. Since 1925, after an initial phase in which it was reserved exclusively for French tennis players or members of a transalpine tennis club, the event has been open to players from all over the world.