LOT Business Class Chicago to Warsaw
Hotel du Louvre
Park Hyatt Paris
Notre Dame and adding our “lock of love” to a Parisian bridge
French Open (day 1)
French Open (day 2)
Radisson Blu Champs Elysees
Arc de Triomphe and Siene river cruise
Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan
Le Eiffel Tower and Sacre Couer
Lunch at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower and other Dining options around Paris
LOT Polish Airlines Economy Class WAW-ORD
French Open Day two
Our second day at the French Open was going to be exciting for me as I was going to get to see Rafa Nadal play on the main court (Phillipe Chatrier) at the French Open! This is the court in which he has won eight previous championships!! We had good seats again as these were behind the baseline. Our tickets as I mentioned in the previous installment were ‘category one’ seats and they costed us around $125 per person (which isn’t to bad when you consider you’re going to get to watch four matches).
We thought we might arrive late due to us once again forgetting our tickets at the hotel! However by the time we got there the woman’s match was still going on before the Nadal match so we had plenty of time and decided to grab a quick bite to eat. By the time we got back the Jankovic vs Nara match was just about done.
Jankovic vs Nara match (Jankovic won)
Nadal vs Thiem match (Nadal won this match and the 2014 French Open for his 9th French Open title!)
Walking around the grounds
After watching the Nadal match, grabbing some food and watching Gulbis practice for a while we debated going back to our seats to watch part of the Ana Ivanovic match however there was a mens match going on and it was in the 4th set and we didn’t feel like waiting so we ended up leaving early around 4pm. The entire experience of being at the French Open is something I will always remember! Even my wife who is not a tennis fan enjoyed her time there. Seeing Nadal play on Chatrier at the French Open is something I can now check off my “bucket list”. We look forward to going to perhaps visiting all the Grand Slam events in the future using our stockpile of miles and points!!