Sport is a big stress reliever and one of the better forms to establish world camaraderie. Different forms of sport draw different people to the grounds or their television sets. Tennis among the many kinds of sports has acquired a huge fan following for many years all over the world. Men and women, young and old have developed an intoxicating liking toward the sport over the years. Tennis in France has been very important for many years now and the French Open Tennis is an event every player wishes in his/her wildest dreams to win.
Also known as Tournoi de Roland-Garros, the spans over two weeks between mid-May and early June at the Stade de Roland Garros in Paris. Scheduled as the second Grand Slam of the annual tennis calendar year and the supreme clay court tournament in the world, the French Open Tennis began in the year 1891 with the name Championat de France International de Tennis, the women got to participate in 1897 and it was only in 1912 that the clay court was introduced instead of lawn tennis. Playing on the clay court is really different ball game and requires special talent to play the game, let alone winning it. Many great players have struggled to make it here while they have been champions on grass. Strange as it might sound, Pete Sampras, the winner of a walloping fourteen Grand Slam singles titles, Roger Federer, the present first seed, and Jimmy Connors have won each and every other Grand Slam singles title except the French Open. On the other side, players like Rafael Nadal, Gustavo Kuerten, Juan Carlos Ferrero have French Open Tennis and rarely any other Grand Slam.
The forthcoming French Open Tennis Tournament 2008 is supposed to be held at Stadium Roland Garros, Paris, from May 25th - June 8th, 2008 and the schedule is as follows:
- 2008 French Open - Men's Singles
- 2008 French Open - Women's Singles
- 2008 French Open - Men's Doubles
- 2008 French Open - Women's Doubles
- 2008 French Open - Mixed Doubles
People all over the world are eagerly waiting for the championship to begin and have them glued to their television sets.
- 2008 French Open - Boys' Singles
- 2008 French Open - Girls' Singles
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