Noah idolized for more than winning French Open

Yannick Noah is enjoying yet another successful chapter in his life, 23 years after winning the French Open.

Updated: May 24, 2006, 2:00 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- Chestnut trees and flowerbeds aren't the only things blooming in the capital city. In the last few days, distinctive red, yellow and green wristbands have sprouted on the urban landscape -- a gift included with the weekend magazine published by the French sports daily L'Equipe, which dedicated a special issue to the only French man to win at Roland Garros in the last 60 years.

That gear was the trademark of Yannick Noah, whose portrait appears on the cover with no headline or ...

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