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Game, set and match: France's love of Roland-Garros

This week we explore the ins and outs of the French Open, known as Roland-Garros here in France. The tennis tournament is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments in the calendar year and it’s the only one played on clay. Organising the event is a huge logistical operation for the French Tennis Federation, but it brings in a lot of money that is used in turn to promote the sport. Yet despite Yannick Noah shaking things up with his win in 1983, critics say Roland-Garros remains elitist.

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