As the French open slowly fades away and the talk starts to focus on the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, the question everyone will be expecting an answer for is whether Federer will return to form and regain the world #1 spot or will Nadal be able to maintain his torrid run in Europe. Despite his lackluster performance in Paris against Soderling, Roger can expect the support of the masses as he reasserts his position in the confines of the AELTC.
The French Open was a brutal two weeks for our company as Chris who was to join me in Paris to help manage the tours had to stay back as his wife is expecting any day. It all worked out. The weather was actually pretty nice except for maybe a day or two, but there were no cancellations. The talk in Paris this year is whether the event will be moved from it’s current location on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne in the 16th arrondissement to a location 30 minutes outside Paris towards Euro Disney. I think this would be a very risky move. We’ll see what happens. The French were also trying to come down on tickets purchased and sold in the secondary market. This is a joke. They have partnered up with viagogo which is a complete and utter failure. They force people who want to resell their tickets to use only this site so they can get a cut on the resale and post their ticket for face value. No wonder you never saw any center court tickets on there except in the very rare chance. If you were lucky enough to secure a ticket to the mens final would you post it for face value on viagogo? I didn’t think so. I guess Capitalism is still a foreign concept to the French.
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Michael Bernstein is president of Championship Tennis Tours. He may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tennistours.com.
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