Rendezvous with Rafa at Roland-Garros

 - Roland Garros

To celebrate Rafael Nadal's 10 triumphs in Paris, Babolat has organised a special exhibition event with Spain’s hero on Friday.

Rafael Nadal Roland-Garros vamos Rafa / French Open© Corinne Dubreuil/FFT

At Roland-Garros, from the very first day, there’s always something happening. On Friday 25 May, as well as being able to attend the last qualifying matches and watch training sessions featuring your favourite players on Court Suzanne-Lenglen, your tickets will also allow you to see Rafael Nadal in action!

In celebration of the Spaniard’s 10 victories at Roland-Garros - using six generations of Babolat Pure Aero racquets - since 2005, the brand has decided to offer a unique experience to the public. All spectators at Roland-Garros will be able to attend (provided there are enough available places) an exhibition event featuring Nadal and 10 young French hopes, each playing with one of his 10 winning racquets.

The Pure Aero Decima racquet, the latest addition to the Pure Aero family designed by Babolat and on the market since March 2018, will be showcased during this demonstration. It’s with this racquet that Nadal this year won Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome, and he will also use it to defend his Roland-Garros title.

The exhibition event, hosted by Marc Maury with the help of Eric Babolat, will also offer the chance for fans to see another former Roland-Garros champion and enjoy the many surprises in store. For example, some may have the opportunity to take part on court as a ball boy or girl. There’ll also be the opportunity to leave with a souvenir photo.

Where: Court 15 at Roland-Garros

Date: Friday 25 May

Time: 11.30am

Note: no tickets are sold at Stade Roland-Garros so remember to buy your tickets through the official ticket office site.