Roland garros

roland garros

Why is it called Roland Garros?

The Stade Roland Garros tennis centre constructed in Paris in the 1920s was named after him. It accommodates the French Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Consequently, the tournament is officially called Les Internationaux de France de Roland-Garros (the French Internationals of Roland Garros).

Who is Eugene Garros?

Eugène Adrien Roland Georges Garros (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁos]; 6 October 1888 – 5 October 1918) was a French pioneering aviator and fighter pilot during World War I and early days of aviation.

How old was Roland Garros when he died?

Roland Garros Birth name Eugène Adrien Roland Georges Garros Born ( 1888-10-06) 6 October 1888 Saint-Denis ... Died 5 October 1918 (1918-10-05) (aged 29) Vo ... Buried Vouziers, France 3 more rows ...

What does Garros stand for?

For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation. Eugène Adrien Roland Georges Garros ( French pronunciation: ​ [ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁos]; 6 October 1888 – 5 October 1918) was a French pioneering aviator and fighter pilot during World War I and early days of aviation.

What is the meaning of the word Roland Garros?

Roland Garros is the name of the tennis complex (officially Stade Roland Garros) in Paris where it is played. French Open and Roland Garros are the common names of the event. The facility was named after WWI aviator-war hero Roland Georges Garros. He was also apparently a Tennis and sports enthusiast.

Who was Roland Garros and what happened to him?

Roland Garros was a famed French Aviator in WWI. He was killed in air combat near the end of the war. At one French Open, many of the top lady players from other nations, were asked if they knew who Garros was. Apparently, the Williams sisters were the only ones who did-they both had read the Encyclopedia Britannica growing up.

What is Roland-Garros and why is it famous?

Opened in 1928, Roland-Garros was built to preserve Frances tennis success with the country having won the Davis Cup the year prior. Emile Lesueur, president of the Stade Francais at the time, requested the venue be named after his heroic former classmate Roland Garros, who had died during World War I in 1918.

Why is the Stade Roland Garros named after a French pilot?

A decade after his death, the Stade Roland Garros was erected for the Davis Cup final, but the French pilot had very little, if anything, to do with the sport. Fascinatingly, Garros was thought to prefer rugby to tennis and one of his WWI comrades, Emile Lesieur, actually played a key role in assigning his name to the stadium.

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