Tomorrow Federer will lose Roland Garros

Richard C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Tomorrow Federer will lose Roland Garros

I believe the English should say ‘Tomorrow Federer will lose to Roland Garros’.

Asked 8 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Richard, ‘Roland Garros’ is the name by which both the French Tennis Open and the stadium it is played at are officially known and referred to in France. They are named after an early French aviator. 

Federer could have either ‘lost Roland Garros’, or ‘lost at Roland Garros’, depending on the French sentence given, but not ‘lost to Roland Garros’.

 https://www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Open

 

Tomorrow Federer will lose Roland Garros

I believe the English should say ‘Tomorrow Federer will lose to Roland Garros’.

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