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Uranium
May 25th, 2009, 11:42 PM
I am curious as to which people use more, so which do you say?

WowWow
May 25th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Roland Garros

V's a star
May 25th, 2009, 11:47 PM
RG:rocker2:

Dave.
May 25th, 2009, 11:59 PM
I use RG if I'm using initials but I call it the French Open mostly, that's the actual name of the tournament used long before Roland Garros. Roland Garros is the venue name I think.

new-york
May 26th, 2009, 12:00 AM
as a frenchie, i use Roland Garros. :p

LindsayRulz
May 26th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Roland Garros :D

Craig.
May 26th, 2009, 12:02 AM
French Open. Like Dave said, The French Open I think is the official name of the tournament and it's the one I like to use most of the time. Roland Garros sounds better though.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
May 26th, 2009, 12:03 AM
It is known as Roland Garros in Latin America

charmedRic
May 26th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Up until 2 years ago I used FO, now I use RG.

vml
May 26th, 2009, 12:09 AM
Roland Garros because i'm french

danieln1
May 26th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Roland Garros... is diferent, and classier at the same time! :haha: much better than french open

Dave.
May 26th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Roland Garros is the guy's name, it's like calling the US Open, Billie-Jean King. :lol:

We call the Australian Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open by those tournament names, not by their venue: Melbourne Park, All England Club or Flushing Meadows. :shrug:

Uranium
May 26th, 2009, 12:28 AM
Roland Garros is the guy's name, it's like calling the US Open, Billie-Jean King. :lol:

We call the Australian Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open by those tournament names, not by their venue: Melbourne Park, All England Club or Flushing Meadows. :shrug:

wtatour.com refers to it as Roland Garros:p

spiritedenergy
May 26th, 2009, 12:31 AM
French Open. Roland and Garros are Arantxa's dogs:kiss:

Sean.
May 26th, 2009, 12:36 AM
A better question would be 'The Championships or Wimbledon?' :p

Balltossovic
May 26th, 2009, 12:37 AM
When I'm speaking to people who know nothing about Tennis or when speaking English I use French Open. But If I'm speaking French or Creole I use Roland Garros

southern star
May 26th, 2009, 12:46 AM
I mix it up a bit.

Alizé Molik
May 26th, 2009, 12:52 AM
the tournament is called les internatianaux de france so you could argue that a sensible translation of that would be french open, but I think the more accepted name is RG.

hdfb
May 26th, 2009, 01:23 AM
French Open. Roland and Garros are Arantxa's dogs:kiss:

Because the French (crowd) are dogs? :tape:

Dawson.
May 26th, 2009, 01:28 AM
I use RG if I'm using initials but I call it the French Open mostly, that's the actual name of the tournament used long before Roland Garros. Roland Garros is the venue name I think.

Same here.

Only Wimbledon is prestigious enough to name it after the location it is held in :p


EDIT - Oh wait I just read your other post, I didn't know that. I though RG was the name of the location too

TennisViewer531
May 26th, 2009, 01:32 AM
Both. :)

Lunaris
May 26th, 2009, 08:11 AM
French Open. Like Dave said, The French Open I think is the official name of the tournament and it's the one I like to use most of the time. Roland Garros sounds better though.
The official name is Roland Garros. ;)

Sexysova
May 26th, 2009, 08:12 AM
Roland Garros, it's even the official name :p

Nikkiri
May 26th, 2009, 08:14 AM
Roland Garros :inlove:

Huntress55
May 26th, 2009, 08:20 AM
I call it both at one stage or another, I'm not really fussed.

Привет
May 26th, 2009, 08:25 AM
I call it Roland Garros. :shrug:

Isn't Wimbledon really called The Championships or something like that?

Szczecin
May 26th, 2009, 09:06 AM
This year I call it...


Lena's Event


:hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 26th, 2009, 10:12 AM
FO. But I'll mix up a bit too sometimes.

Edinboro
May 26th, 2009, 10:18 AM
I always say French Open because is like whenever I speak of the French Open with casual tennis fans and I say Roland Garros they look at me like what are you talking about? lol

Plus, Roland Garros is just a weird sounding stupid name IMO.

Shvedbarilescu
May 26th, 2009, 10:24 AM
I say both but mostly Roland Garros. When writing usually I prefer to just write RG.

frenchie
May 26th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Everybody says RG in France

AnnaK_4ever
May 26th, 2009, 11:19 AM
In Russian I call it "Ролан Гаррос". In English I use both RG and FO.

joćo.
May 26th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Roland Garros

unknowndiamond
May 26th, 2009, 01:19 PM
I think French Open is more official and popular for non-tennis fans,while others will prefer call it Roland Garros.And i think Roland garrot is better.

dave1971
May 26th, 2009, 01:21 PM
both, depending on the context. It's good to have two names.

Vegeto
May 26th, 2009, 03:08 PM
I actually forgot about the word "French Open". I felt like "French Open"? what? lol
but "Roland Garros" actually makes me forget that it is held in France.

fnuf7
May 26th, 2009, 03:55 PM
I usually use Roland Garros (especially when writing) but sometimes say 'The French' in general conversation.

propi
May 26th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Roland Garros :)
We don't call Wimbledon British Open, do we?? :p :p