Things kickoff this week in Stuttgart, Germany and s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, both six hours ahead of EST, so there will be breakfast tennis every morning for North American tennis fans.
The second major of the year and the mid-point of the tennis season are upon us with the onset of the French Open from Roland Garros on Sunday.
The major lead up events to the Rafa beatdown that is Roland Garros are over and the tour heads to two small 250 events as final prep while most of the big names take the week to rest up.
This week is the second leg of Europe’s version of the Sunshine Double. Much like Indian Wells and Miami in the United States, Madrid and Rome are two Masters Series 1000 events held in back to back weeks.
It’s the Rafa Show, back for week five of the clay season. Madrid is the second Masters Series event of the clay season.
Being in Europe though, albeit across two different times zones, it means North American tennis fans get to enjoy daytime tennis all week and there really is nothing better than breakfast with tennis, followed by lunch with tennis.
The European clay swing is well underway now as the tour moves on from Monte Carlo to Barcelona and Budapest.