Roland Garros : rendezvous for this new edition of the biggest clay-court tournament on the ATP circuit, the one that all professional tennis players dream of winning and that an extraordinary champion has captured for many years Rafael Nadal. A unique atmosphere in a venue with recently renovated courts and a central court that can accommodate 15,225 people, all nestled in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, makes this event a fabulous spectacle where the best tennis players compete.
Amélie Mauresmo, director of Roland-Garros
The new generation led in particular by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev dreams of finally dethroning the king Nadal and his 13 victories Auteuil gate or the world number one of the circuit Novak Djokovic. You will vibrate while reading this book with the exploits of the greatest tennis players who have walked the clay courts of the Porte d’Auteuil: the musketeers, Yannick Noah, Gustavo Kuerten, Bjorn Borg and his indispensable adversary William Vilas. Without forgetting, Rod Laver, Ivan Lendl and of course Roger Federer so many champions who have engraved their names in the red ink of the Porte d’Auteuil in the eternal history of Roland Garros.
The author, Felicien Taris
Félicien Taris, lives between Paris and his native Chalosse in the Landes. Strong personality in his youth chalossaise, he was approached to go up to Paris and participate in an innovative TV show the “loft story” on M6 in 2002. Success is there. His curiosity for this media world, and his desire to create allows this autodidact to push the song in a very Southwestern spirit with “the cum cum mania” which becomes N ° 1 of the top 50. He connects shows throughout France. Then, passionate about sport and eager to share his knowledge, he became the author of successful sports books with his collection “A whole story” at Ramsay and then decided to put these books into images by becoming a producer and co-director of sports documentaries such as “All Blacks at the heart of the myth” for Canal+ or “Le Crunch” on France 2. Always very attached to his region, he embarked on a new challenge in 2017: the creation of an innovative restaurant concept “O’FAM » revisiting the products of the South-West and in particular those of Chalosse in tapas. Success is there with in less than 5 years (and despite the covid period) three establishments (2 in Levallois and 1 in Paris 4th, Morland district). Always concerned with showcasing his native region, he is also developing a large leisure accommodation project on his Landes lands which will see the light of day in 2023. A tireless entrepreneur, Félicien Taris has been proving for 20 years with each new thoughtful project, built and concretized, its determination, its fidelity and its creativity.