Published on Sunday, 10 April 2016
After the Australian Open, which was held in January, the second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year takes place from May 22nd to June 5th, 2016 in Paris. This is the Internationaux de France de Roland-Garros; the French Open, otherwise known simply as the Roland Garros. It’s an essential event for sport lovers, and if you don’t want to miss a single instant of these 15 action-packed days at the Porte d'Auteuil, we recommend you book your accommodation right now at the Hotel de la Herse d’Or.
Roland Garros: it’s time for revenge!
After his second victory at the Australian Open, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is fully intent on winning at Roland Garros so he can claim the only Grand Slam title missing from his list of conquests. You’ll recall that in the 2015 event he was beaten in the final by Stanislas Wawrinka, creating a huge surprise.
This year, for 15 days straight, the world’s finest tennis players will thrill us as they meet in a clash of titans. Can the Swiss defending champion Wawrinka achieve the same feat he startled us with in 2015? Remember that Rafael Nadal is still chasing his tenth title in Paris; will he succeed this year? What about Roger Federer? Will he shine again on clay? Oh, the suspense...!
On the women's side, we saw the defending champion Serena Williams beaten by Germany's Angelique Kerber in Melbourne, after she conquered Maria Sharapova in the quarter finals. These three will have their sights set on the title in Paris, but will face tough competition from the likes of Simona Help, Garbine Muguruza, Ana Ivanovic or 2015 finalist Lucie Safarova.
What about the French at the Roland Garros?
The French favourites are obviously Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils. Will they capture the French Open title for their nation this year and succeed the previous homeland champion, Yannick Noah, who won back in 1983? Last year JWT reached the semi-finals and, with the home crowd cheering him on, he might just lift the trophy in 2016.
In the women’s game, we find Alizé Cornet, Caroline Garcia or Kristina Mladenovic; fine players who will have to play their best tennis ever to reach the finals.
Enjoy a stay at the Hotel Herse d’Or during the French Open
So you don’t miss anything of this great sporting event, why not stay at the Hotel Herse d’Or and enjoy the comfort and hospitality we offer? Book now and choose the category of room best suited to your requirements. When you arrive you’ll have the full attention of our friendly staff, who will be delighted to provide you with our usual impeccable standard of service. If you don’t feel like attending every day of the French Open, remember that all rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV and a WiFi connection so you can keep up with the action as it happens.
Hôtel de la Herse d’Or Paris, a two star hotel in the Marais district.