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Roland garros experience

Never in a million years did I think I would attend the French Open. I really enjoy watching tennis, but I have never fully understood it nor watched it live. But 15 euro later, I was able to attend the tournament and have the experience of a lifetime.

When we first got in, we had no idea what courts our tickets even allowed us on but after finding someone to direct us, we made it to Court 18 which is way in the back. To make a long story short, the match on that court ended up finishing while we were in line to get in. To make a medium-length story short, we left and then ended up back at Court 18 to watch John Isner, an American who just so happens to be No. 10 in the world.

After not being someone who had ever seen tennis live and does not know a whole lot about the sport, it turned out being one of my favorite sports-related experiences to date. It was so cool to see the different dynamic of a tennis match versus what I have mostly seen, which is basketball and American football. Tennis is a lot quieter than most sports I have watched in person, but durning breaks fans still like to yell and do chants.

The coolest thing about sports is that they are universal and even though every sport obviously has different rules, anyone can learn and enjoy a game no matter where they are from or the language they speak. It is such a cool way to connect people from all over the world.

Tennis, I am now a fan.


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