Rafael Nadal hits a ball into the crowd.

Photo : @rolandgarros

For the next two weeks, the eyes of the tennis world will be on Paris for Roland Garros.

In fact, even with the main draw not getting underway for a few more days, the focus was already on the famed clay courts as the world’s best descended on Stade Roland Garros to get their final preparation in.

That included the most successful player in the history of the tournament, whose practices probably had larger crowds than some matches.

Check it out.

On your marks

Return of the king.

Chatrier is not just for tennis apparently.

Hoping some of the greatness rubs off.

Double the champs, double the fun.

Peak Ons.

The Canadians are here too.

But here is the on-court meeting we all wanted to see.

A dog’s life

Some tennis content in the New Yorker.