The third and final day in Paris we headed to Roland Garros to watch some first round matches on Philippe Chatrier. The matches started at 11 a. m. and we had to leave by 5:30 p. m. to catch our train. Four matches were scheduled and we hoped to see all four, but time was not on our side. Let’s see how it went.
We arrived by 10 and wandered the grounds some before making our way to our seats.
The first match featured Na Li v. A Medina Garriques.
Li won in two sets.
Time to prepare the court for the next match.
Up next: Rafael Nadal vs Daniel Brands! Rafa Nadal has won the French Open seven times. Seven! To see him play live at the French Open was a real treat. And I was stunned when he lost the first set. Then in the second, there were times when I thought he would lose that one as well. However, the champion pulled through and won the match in four sets.
For those who get a chance to see Nadal play in person keep an eye on him after each set. He changes his shirt.
The next match featured Tomas Berdych and Gael Monfils. Monfils is a French player and even though Berdych was the favorite to win, Monfils stunned the Czech and won in five sets.
Unfortunately we only had time to watch the first set. We missed most of this match and the next one. Oh well, there’s always next year.