You will be sorry when some young Frenchie wins the Euro-Slam! @ Disneyland Paris Open.
That has a great ring to it, Gasquet would be a worthy winner of such a tournament
If the tournament itself is named after a person, not a place, then couldn't it still be Roland Garros at another venue? I mean, I suppose the current venue is called RG, but couldn't the name be transferred? Don't get me wrong though, I appreciate that it being moved to another location does detract from the history and tradition of the whole event, it's just that after reading the headline I feared it might end up somewhere miles away in the provinces, at least that won't be the case.
They're currently looking at 4 different locations:
, east of Paris near Disneyland, it's okayish transportswise but awful place otherwise
, west of Paris much nicer for tourists (and most importantly me)
, in the south
Fuck all to do there
, in the north of Paris, can't get much more glamourous than that
Frankly, other than Versailles they're pretty much all dreadful places. Apparently they're inching towards it as it's much more in keeping with the image of the tourney.
Fuck the environmentalists. Expanding where it currently is would be less damaging than constructing a new complex.
The only good thing is that it would cost about 3 times as much to move to another location than to expand the current one