French Open 2019
It doesn’t get any bigger than the Grand Slam tournaments.
On the 26th May – 9th June, the second Grand Slam event of the calendar year will commence with the French Open 2019. Held at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, fans from Europe and beyond will make the journey to Paris to witness the tennis action unfold in one of the most prestigious venues that the sport has to offer.
Being one of the four majors, the French Open will be the home to some of the most iconic names in the tennis world, including the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. For those not familiar with this terminology, there are four annual Grand Slam competitions every season, with each individual event offering the most ranking points and prize winnings.
In the capital of France, you can soak in the lavish culture of Paris and observe the highest level of tennis that the sport has to offer. For French Open 2019 travel packages you can contact City and Stadium Travel, we have over 20 years of experience putting together itineraries
A Spanish King in the French Land
In the modern era, there is only one name that dominates the French Open. Simply put, it is Rafael Nadal. Nicknamed the “King of Clay”,the Spaniard has earned this nickname through his performances on clay courts and surprise, surprise, the Stade Roland Garros is a clay court tennis championship.
Boasting 11 titles to his name, no other player comes close to matching the Open Era success of Nadal, with Bjorn Borg sitting far down in second on the list, with 6 medals to his name. The Coupe des Mousquetaires is certainly a trophy that every male player wishes to place in their trophy cabinet, but is anybody capable of putting an end to the Spaniards dominance?
Without question, Nadal will be made the outright favourite amongst the French Open odds and not many other players will be given much of a chance to dethrone the Spanish king. The last winner of the tournament, that wasn’t Nadal, was Djokovic in 2016 and after topping the 2018 ATP rankings, the Serbian will enter France brimming with confidence.
On the topic of the 2018 ATP rankings, it wouldn’t be just to not mention the name of Alexander Zverev. On the back of his ATP Finals victory, the German is being tipped to carry this momentum into 2019 and start to make significant waves of progress within the sport. Alongside the aforementioned names will also be Federer and if fit, Andy Murray.
The French Open 2019 will be an event for the pristine only, so expect horns to be locked and for battles to be tense when the players take to the centre court in May.
Doubles & Womens Fixtures On Show
Although the men’s fixtures tend to receive more of the mainstream media coverage, the women’s and double’s games are of just a high calibre.
During Serena Williams’ absence from the sport, the WTA rankings have never been tighter, with the women fighting it out to establish their name on the top spot. Last year’s winner Simona Halep will inevitably be tipped amongst the outright favourite odds and the Romanian is certainly hitting the peak of her game. The Coupe Suzanne Lenglen is a famous accolade to brag about and the two names of Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki will be equally as desperate to win the French Open 2019.
In terms of the double’s action, both the men and women will compete in separate fixtures to get their hands on the Coupe Jacques Brugnon and the Coupe Simone Mathieu – each trophy is named after an iconic tennis star!
Will the competition mark the return of the Bryan brothers or will Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic continue to impress fans with their dynamic style of play? Any Americans travelling to France will certainly hope to see the acclaimed duo do so, but this all depends on Bob’s recovery from injury. If the American paring are fit to participate in France, expect them to reach the latter stages of the tournament.
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The city of Paris is usually not a hard sell to travellers and it is a reason behind why the French Open 2019 will inevitably be just as popular as usual.
Tickets will certainly be in hot demand so make sure you get your hands on them together with your travel and hotel through City and Stadium Travel. France in May is certainly the place to be and the tennis occasion is usually the home to many celebrities and other iconic sporting stars.
Don’t miss the chance to witness the action – secure your French Open 2019 Travel Packages with us via a phone call or fill out an online form today. Will Nadal’s dominance continue to reign over the tournament, or is a new prodigy officially on the rise?