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Transcript of Roland Garros
Built in 1928
For France to host their defense of the Davis Cup
The French Championship moved to the stadium
Later became Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros
Stadium and competition named after him
French aviator in Premiere Guerre Mondiale (WWI)
Also an engineer and loved tennis
Starts in late May and ends in early June
Roland Garros is played on
la terre battue
Le Stade Roland Garros
Mens title winner receives a big trophy
Trophy named La Coupe des Mousquetaires
The "Four Musketeers": Henri Cochet, Rene Lacoste, Jean Boratra, and Jacues Brugon
Winner gets 1.25 million Euros
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Has 20 courts
Open year round
Has many other amenities
Rafael Nadal - "The King of Clay"
Causes different playing situations