Forty years later, still at Roland Garros. An afternoon with Yannick Noah

Forty years later, still at Roland Garros.  An afternoon with Yannick Noah

On the Chatrier arena, a tribute to the last Frenchman to have won the Parisian trophy. Memories, anecdotes, and music. In the audience there is also Mats Wilander, and together they play "Knockin' on Heaven's door"

The Saturday that precedes the start of the main draw at Roland Garros is always a special day, one of celebrations, memories, nostalgia for the glorious times of tennis. And yesterday, on the central court of the French Open, the Philippe Chatrier, a great party was staged organized and animated by those who, forty years ago, lifted the Coupe des mousquetaires at the end of one of the most fascinating finals in history : Yannick Noah, the last French tennis player to win Roland Garros. “It's always special to be here, I've had the best moments of my life in this stadium. Forty years ago I was on the other side of the court when I served on Mats' forehand (Wilander, ed). I hit a very strong first shot and he had the kindness to respond by putting the ball wide, well away from the baseline,” jokes Yannick Noah in front of an audience excited to see his hero again on the Chatrier arena.

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