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 French Open at Roland Garros 2018 will take place between 21st May (qualifying rounds) and 10th June (Men’s Final).
Some information about Roland Garros 2018
The matches are played on 24 courts and ticket prices vary:
-The cheapest: €20 per person for qualifying matches on courts 6-18, as well as training sessions on the Suzanne-Lenglen court with unreserved seating.
– The most expensive: €1490 per person for the best seats at the Philippe-Chatrier court, with unlimited access to outdoor courts and training sessions, backstage tours, gifts, and the chance to meet the French professionals.
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.
Retrospective 2017 and 2018’s favorites
The Men’s 2017 championship winner, Rafael Nadal will be back this year to defend his title, (which he has won a record-breaking 10 times now!). He will be up against top players such as Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Wilfried Tsonga. Not to mention new international favourites like Milos Raonic and Stanislas Wawrinka, and of course some French favourites: Gaël Monfils and Richard Gasquet.
As for the Women’s tournament, 2017’s winner, Jelena Ostapenko will be back hoping to retain her title. Big favourites such as Garbine Muguruza, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniaki, and Simona Halep will also be battling it out to win the 2018 title along with French favourites Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.
Roland Garros 2018: Practical Information
Dates and location
Like each year, Roland Garros 2018 will take place in 2 avenue Gordon Bennett 75016, Paris.
The event will be held from 21st May to 10th June.
Find more information on the programme, times and match results on the Roland Garros’ official website.
Ticketing and prices
You can buy your tickets on the official website’s ticketing platform. There are several options available:
– Online: from 21st March, you can see the tickets’ real time availabilities and receive an instant confirmation by e-mail after placing the order.
– On site: You can buy paper tickets for qualifying matches only.
– By mail: this ordering method is restricted to a maximum of €200 and the processing is longer.
– Through the event’s official agencies, which will provide you with packages according to your criteria.
Find the tariffs and packages for each game at the official website.
There are several ways of getting to Roland Garros:
– Metro: Line 9 stations Michel-Ange Auteuil or Michel-Ange Monitor; or line 10 stations Porte d’Auteuil or Boulogne Jean-Jaurès
– Bus: Lines 22, 62 station Porte de Saint Cloud; or lines 32, 52 station Porte d’Auteuil ; line 72 station La Tourelle; line 123 station Roland-Garros, line 241 station Suzanne-Lenglen or line PC1 station Porte d’Auteuil.
– We recommend getting there early to queue as it will be busy. Gates will open at 10:00.
– Be prepared to go through extensive security checks on arrival – make sure you bring your tickets and passport for ID checks (because a foreign driver’s licence won’t be accepted as ID).
– There are certain things that aren’t allowed inside the grounds (selfie sticks, bottles over 1.5l, etc.) and there are baggage restrictions as well, so be sure to check these before you go.
Enjoy Roland Garros 2018 and Paris
The 2018 French Open at Roland Garros is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Paris in the summer.
Lodgis recommends combining the tennis with a stay in the City of Lights, with your family, friends or partner. We offer a large range of furnished rentals in the 16th arrondissement of Paris where Roland Garros takes place.