I have returned from Paris, and the French Open. I went 3 days. The first Sunday, Monday, and on Wednesday. These are my opinions on what I experienced. NOTE this will be done through multiple posts, as I am now working. I will spare you my opinion on the French in general and try to keep it to the Open. I stayed near the US Embassy, about 3 blocks away, and took the train to and from Roland Garros. I must say, I liked the subway better than the subway in NY. Smoother ride, a bit cleaner. Now to the French Open. I watched Kiefer practice for a while, very simple very calm and efficient. Then we watched Kuznetsova practice with Stosur or someone. Also saw Jiri Novak practice. Interesting. I also say Jurgen Melzer practice with Potato Starachi. Afterward, I spoke to Jurgen, got his autograph, and he took a photo with me. He was really cool. Nice guy. Potato Starachi was a jack ass, who mimicked my german thank you (vielen dank). (I speak German almost as well as I speak English). I asked PS why he had the same tatoo on his left arm as his left leg. Before he answered I said, "So you can tell your left from your right". Melzer chuckled, PS looked, well stupid. I was glad he lost his match. As they left the court, in walks Richard Gasquet. He had a bunch of people around him and seemed to like the popularity. Good for him. Then we went to court 3 for the Malise-Massu match. Massue put a beating on the X-man, who did not seem to care. Keifer versus Melzer, on a side court. Full of Germans. While I am a naturalized US citizen from Germany, I like Melzer better. I was the only one for him it seemed. The first set was great, a tie break. Then down hill, as JM got distracted with calls, the court, and the rest of the match. Keifer won easily.