The French Open 2020 will be the 124th tournament at Roland Garros. This is the oldest and most popular tennis event in sports. The French Open is the second grand slam tennis tournament of the year. It is considered to be the hardest one to play due to the clay courts.
It is held over two weeks and begins in late May and ends in early June. This tournament started in 1891. It begins May 24th, 2020 and the finals are June 7th, 2020. Tickets are available on the official French Open web site.
The French Open is located at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, France. The French Open tennis matches are played all over the Roland Garros stadium. The French Open prize money is worth $45 million that are spread out amongst the champions.
In 2010, there were 250 “ball girls and boys.” They are ages 12 through 16 years old. They were picked to take part in the French Open by an application process. There were 2000 kids who applied. The ones who were chosen had to go through training to make sure that they were prepared for the tournament.
When a player makes it to a certain round, they are given points and will receive money if they do not go to another round after that. Men and women receive different points and money values are often different. This is based on the rules of their respective tours.
The trophies are made of pure silver with finely etched decorations on their sides. Each singles winner gets their name written on the base of the trophy. They get custom made pure silver replicas of the trophies they have won.
NBC has been covering the French Open since 1975. The Tennis Channel owns pay-TV rights to the tournament. The morning matches are shown on ESPN as well.
Tickets are available on January 29,2020. The French Open has a last-minute ticket sale as well. The last batch of tickets will be on sale for a few days in the last week of April and the first week of May. These tickets are first come first serve.
If you are planning a trip to Paris here are a few tips for you. Paris can have people flustered if they do not know where they are going. There are resources for travelers during this time to help you find your way around.