Every year, as the wind blows across the city of Paris, it carries with it the sound of rackets striking balls, the sound of feet sliding on the clay courts, the cries of linesmen’s calls and resounding rounds of applause. The long-awaited Roland Garros 2016 will take place between May 16th (qualifying rounds) and June 5th (Men’s Final).
Tickets go on sale from March 8th – 20th 2016 for members of the FFT (The French Federation of Tennis) and from February 17th for the general public (with a premium subscription) or from March 23rd
Some information about Roland Garros 2016
The matches are played on 24 courts and ticket prices vary:
-The cheapest: €20 per person for qualifying matches that take place on courts 6-18, as well as training sessions on the Suzanne-Lenglen court with unreserved seating.
– The most expensive: €1245 per person for the best seats in Category 1 seats of the Philippe-Chatrier court with unlimited access to outdoor courts, a breakfast reception upon arrival, backstage tours, access to training sessions, the chance to meet the French professionals, and a signature Roland-Garros gift for each guest.
The eagerly-awaited draws will take place a few days before the start of the tournament, giving you a precise schedule of the matches.
128 players will contest the precious «coupe des mousquetaires», 104 qualify automatically as seeds, 16 come through the qualifying matches and 8 arrive as the notorious wild-cards.
The clear favorites this year are: Stanislas Wawrinka, winner of Roland Garros in 2016, Novak Djokovic who would give anything to win the only Grand Slam that’s missing from his record, Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard who this year aims to return to his best, and the inescapable Roger Federer who has struggled a little more to excel in recent years.
Spectators will also be able to enjoy watching Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gaël Monfils on court, who are always fired up when they play in Paris.
On the women’s side are Serena Williams who remains a huge favorite for the tournament, Maria Sharapova who prepares to return after a disappointing performance last year, and Garbine Murguruza, l’espagnole, the Spaniard who might also have a chance.
For more information, visit the Official Roland Garros 2016 website.
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Don’t miss out on this momentous occasion for tennis fans – come to Paris for an unforgettable experience in the sun!