Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer but, for me, the French Open is the opening act of my favorite season.
My stepfather was a television producer, primarily covering tennis. I grew up going to all the Grand Slam tournaments, except the French Open. Not until I was in college (and got out mid May) did I get to see matches on the red clay courts at Roland Garros. The color of Nantucket reds, I felt right at home.
Sadly, Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament, which begins tomorrow.