A summer of UK grass court tennis is underway after a thrilling clay court season culminated at the French Open. Tennis hospitality firm DTB Sports and Events have received glowing reports from their clients about the quality of Roland Garros facilities and securing the best seats available courtside to watch the action.
Hospitality guests are treated to luxuries and opportunities which standard tickets can’t boast alongside the spectacular tennis matches. Maybe in 2019, you’ll visit the French Open or UK based tennis events, Queen’s or Wimbledon perhaps, and savour the best that tennis hospitality providers can deliver.
Rafael Nadal achieved his 11th singles title at Roland Garros this June. Can anyone stop him getting a 12th? Finalist Dominic Thiem tried everything to outplay the Spanish clay court legend, but he ended his impressive tournament as the runner up.
In the ladies competition, Sloane Stephens, winner of the US Open 2017, met Simona Halep in the final. Halep has suffered losses at this stage in a few grand slams, but she found her game after a shaky first set to claim the French Open title, her maiden Grand Slam win.
The women’s doubles champions Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova from the Czech Republic won against their Japanese opponents in straight sets; the French triumphed in the men’s doubles with a straight sets win for Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert and in the mixed doubles Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig beat the top seeds Gabriela Dabrowski and Mate Pavic.
What was your favourite moment?
The event organiser’s favourite moments included the triumph of Argentinian Marco Trungelliti who drove overnight from his base in Barcelona as a last-minute replacement for Nick Kyrgios who withdrew. He won his 1st round match against Bernard Tomic and stunned everyone. After a loss in the 2nd round, he drove home with his gran!
During a 3rd round match with Alexander Zverev, Damir Dzumhur fired a ball far too high. Up for a challenge, or a miracle, he ran forward and reached out to hit the ball as it fell to the ground, only to collide with a ball-boy who was aiming to retrieve it. Dzumhur bowled the ball-boy over and left him dazed so he didn’t remain on court, but happily there was no lasting injury.
A running joke between a strongly accented Yorkshire based journalist and Alexander Zverev made for interesting press conferences and UK news stories. The German player has assured Yorkshire that if ever the county hosts a professional tennis event, he’ll be there, just because he loves the accent, even if he can’t always understand it!
After the men’s doubles win, Nicolas Mahut’s son stole the show; after the Marseillaise was played and the trophies presented, little Mahut crossed to his father and started flossing, the latest dance craze. What could Papa do but join in?
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