May 21st, 2016
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Summer Reds

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.

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  • For me, Rolland Garros (the French Open in English) is a bit special : I always watched it my my Dad, then when I was a bit older, I used to hide to watch it as I was supposed to learn my lessons for upcoming exams, but I didn’t want to miss a game. It’s synonymous with summer for me too, and I hope Nadal will win again this time (though I love Federer as well !)

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    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    CarolineMay 25th, 2015  7:09 AM

     
  • I think everyone has that childhood event, that something that signals the start of summer and long days of doing nothing except going to the beach, reading books and watching the sun go down while sitting on the front door step. For me it’s a fair where artisan merchants come together to showcase their handmade projects. It feels like the start of another great summer whenever I go to that fair… www.milkandvelvet.com

    SarahMay 25th, 2015  7:26 AM

     
  • One of my travel aims it to attend every one of the Grand Slams!! Ok, I have made it to the Australian Open (twice) and seen Nadal (sigh), Djokovic and Murray play. Still regretting that I was in Paris when the French Open was on and did not attend, bit like ‘returner’s regret’. Your previous advice about attending the US Open and eating a lobster roll is tucked away in the memory bank.
    Spent my teenager years playing on antbed… love the red!
    Go Rafa!!

    ClaireMay 26th, 2015  4:56 AM

     
  • Wow, you’ve seen some legendary matches up close. What is a match or tournament that stands out as particularly memorable to you?

    AnnMay 21st, 2016  1:25 PM

     
  • When you went to Australia in the ’70’s did you ever fly Quantas First Class with the Captain Cook lounge up the spiral staircase on their 747-100 or Dash-200? That was a great place to hang out on those long flights from LAX to down under.

    M. Kirk OkayMay 21st, 2016  3:48 PM

     

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