Wednesday/ tennis, in Lyon & Geneva 🎾

The men’s professional tennis tour action is in Lyon, France, and Geneva, Switzerland, this week. The clay court season is nearing its end, with the French Open in Paris starting in just a few days on Sunday.

Lyon (also spelled Lyons) is the capital of both the Rhône département and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes région, in east-central France. It is set on a hilly site at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Lyon is the third largest city in France, after Paris and Marseille.
Geneva (French Genève, German Genf, Italian Ginevra) is the capital of Genève canton, in the far southwestern corner of Switzerland that juts into France. [From britannica.com]

Lyon. That’s Saint George Church of Lyon on the right, with the passerelle Saint-Georges (foot bridge) crossing the Saône river.
The Georges Prévéral velodrome (Tête d’Or velodrome) is the site of the Lyon Open tennis tournament. Today, Holger Rune (Denmark, age 19) beat Adrian Mannarino (France, age 33) 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals. [Still from Tennis TV]
Geneva, at the southern tip of expansive Lac Léman (Lake Geneva).
The big man-made fountain is a city landmark, Jet d’Eau (The Geneva Water Fountain).
The Geneva Open is staged at the Tennis Club de Genève at the Parc des Eaux-Vives, the oldest and largest tennis club in Switzerland.

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