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Old 09-24-2010, 03:49 PM   #76
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Default Re: French Open could be saved at Roland Garros

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Tennis fans are too conservative! The French Open needs to grow and be modernized.

Leave the strict traditions to Wimbledon.
They can modernize and grow in Boulogne.
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I was on the fence before but Versailles is growing on me

this is simply fucking fantastic

http://www.monversailles.com/2011/01...de-versailles/
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Good that they can expand the venue and keep it in the same area.
wouldnt it be 2 different arenas?
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Who needs the French Open anyway? Boring MM event!
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I was on the fence before but Versailles is growing on me

this is simply fucking fantastic

http://www.monversailles.com/2011/01...de-versailles/
This is pretty impressive
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:16 PM   #81
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wouldnt it be 2 different arenas?
From what I gather it'd just be an extension using some of the greenhouses around the current site. They're planning on making some of the main courts bigger though.
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According to L'Equipe Versailles is looking good at the moment, and I can see why
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Versailles might actually be a good option after all. Besides, I like the fact that they're going to put a train station within the site. I hate it that stations are a bit far away from the current site.
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I guess there's a language barrier here because the video didn't impress me one bit in the visual sense
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Default Re: French Open could be saved at Roland Garros

Main arguments :

_ Close to the Chateau de Versailles and the added value of being close to such an historic site
_ RG would be the biggest Slam as far as surface goes by 2016
_ They'll have the federation offices and the training facilities nearby
_ A green environment for a modern tournament
_ Not too far away from Paris, plus they want to put a train station within the site
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Who needs the French Open anyway? Boring MM event!
The French Open is the best grand slam - period. Yeah the grounds are small, but the people, services, atmosphere etc... are far better than the others (I've been to all four). I should make a small caveat that I was a ballboy at the FO for four years so maybe I'm biased but it should stay where it is for tradition sake
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I guess there's a language barrier here because the video didn't impress me one bit in the visual sense
Basically it's huge, it's cheap, it's green, there's a ton of easy access including a new train station inside the site, and it's right behing the castle in the middle of a new enormous park (there are military facilities there at the moment, probably why it looks a bit ugly in the "real" pictures).


Also it's fucking Versailles, that's pretty cool by itself
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Main arguments :

_ Close to the Chateau de Versailles and the added value of being close to such an historic site
_ RG would be the biggest Slam as far as surface goes by 2016
_ They'll have the federation offices and the training facilities nearby
_ A green environment for a modern tournament
_ Not too far away from Paris, plus they want to put a train station within the site
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Basically it's huge, it's cheap, it's green, there's a ton of easy access including a new train station inside the site, and it's right behing the castle in the middle of a new enormous park (there are military facilities there at the moment, probably why it looks a bit ugly in the "real" pictures).


Also it's fucking Versailles, that's pretty cool by itself
Thanks.

I'm open to change. It's pretty clear the RG name will be staying anyway
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The USO and the AO have changed sites in the past. Well, if it's for the better then I'm fine with RG changing site too. The current site is a bit meh in some aspects.
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The French Open is the best grand slam - period. Yeah the grounds are small, but the people, services, atmosphere etc... are far better than the others (I've been to all four). I should make a small caveat that I was a ballboy at the FO for four years so maybe I'm biased but it should stay where it is for tradition sake
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As for a change of venue, if it will improve the event then go for it. Sure it would be good to keep it where it is now, but it looks like it's not practical.
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