2013 French Open
I am planning to go to the French Open next year, but have never attended a large scale tournament like this before.
I think we were planning on getting grounds passes for several days, and then getting stadium tickets for a day just so we can get the satisfaction of saying we watched some of the big names play.
We don't really have the trip planned out yet, but we will be in France for a long enough duration that we could go to the tournament at really anytime that is best for watching.
I am wondering what are the best days to get grounds passes at a major? Is getting grounds passes for something around the day 1 and 2 range and then getting stadium tickets on day 3 or 4 the best option?
Or is it better to get grounds passes later on during week 1?
I would rather be watching singles, and not doubles and from what I have noticed by the end of week 1 it seems like the singles matches are starting to move towards the stadiums as opposed to the outside courts. Am I correct?
I would also like to be watching matches with possibly some players who I am able to recognize, maybe see some top 20 or 10 players play while with grounds passes.
Does anybody have any experience going to the French Open and what would you recommend for the best tennis watching experience?