Originally Posted by Stuart S
Just as an aside, folks: the "RG final" (sic) is the FRENCH OPEN, to give it its proper (and pretty obvious) title.
I find it quite amazing how frequently on this site the French Open is referred to as either "The RG" or "Roland Garros".
Roland Garros is the LOCATION of that tournament. That's all. It is not, and never has been, its TITLE.
" Roland Garros was a French aviator during World War I.
Roland Garros may also refer to:
The French Open, a Grand Slam tennis tournament referred to in French as Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros or Tournoi de Roland-Garros.
Roland Garros Airport, the airport in Saint-Denis, Réunion
Stade Roland Garros, a tennis stadium in Paris, France..."
I emboldened the relevant part. We use it as a synonym for the entire tournament because it is one!