Why exactly people are always calling Roland Garros the French Open?


No. The place is the stadium of Roland garros but the complete name of the tournament is "Internationaux de France de Roland Garros" in French, and it is always referred as Roland Garros.

French Open, or his french version, Open de France, does not exist really. It's the name of a golf tournament.

I just thought it was odd to call Roland Garros the french open while Wimbledon was not named the english open.

I think it's more of a decriptive term than an official name


Around here, we just refer to it as "the French".

Not read all the replies, so I don't know if this has already been said but Wimbledon is actually The Championships, Wimbledon. If you want to get technical, the FO (or RG) should be referred to as Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros or as Tournoi de Roland-Garros. As these are both a mouthful, I'll just refer to it as "the French".

Is "Roland Garros" that difficult?


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Is "Roland Garros" that difficult?

Is Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros that difficult?

Why should we all have to accept your abbreviated name and not mine? If you really want to nitpick, Roland Garros is not actually correct. It could refer to the French aviator, Stade Roland Garros, Roland Garros Airport, etc.
What's up lately with people getting annoyed at majors being called grand slams and Roland Garros being called the French Open? No matter what you call it, it's still the same tournament.

If people want to call it the French Open, so be it. If people want to call majors grand slams, so be it. They shouldn't be thought of as fake tennis fans or haters. What is up with you people?