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Paris Underground Roland Garro

Love is what visitors look for in the City of Light…unless of course they’ve played their way into the world-renowned French Open. Think it’s easy prepping the stade Roland Garros for tennis’ biggest clay-court event of the year? Host Murphy Jensen makes you think again. There’s more than 100 years of history here, a century of fine-tuned tennis precision that holds up against anything across town in the Louvre. From the stadium museum and court rituals at the first flint of dawn, to ball boys and that immaculate, burnt-auburn clay: without a racquet you’ll never get any closer to the fine art of tennis in Paris, and all the magic and pageantry that comes with it.