French Open Signs a Deal With New Ball Sponsors

Published 11/16/2019, 2:45 PM EST
French Open

The clay major tournament, Roland Garros will be collaborating with Wilson as their ball sponsors from the year 2020. Wilson will be the official tennis balls supplier for the next five years at the French Open tournament. They will also serve as the official stringer of the tournament. The US Open tennis championships have been using Wilson tennis balls since 1978.

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“We are very proud to welcome Wilson as an official partner of Roland Garros and the French Tennis Federation,” French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli said.

“This partnership, which is built for the long term, is based on shared values such as performance and innovation. This double signing with Wilson, a world-renowned brand, will increase Roland Garros’ international exposure while encouraging French people to take up tennis, particularly young people, who represent the future of our clubs”.

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Wilson and the FFT will be working together besides the French major. They will be launch innovative tennis goods and products for tennis followers. They have planned to introduce a range of co-branded, premium Wilson/Roland-Garros products including tennis balls, rackets, string, tennis bags, and accessories.

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Earlier this month, the French major called off their eight-year-old alliance with the tennis goods manufacturers, Babolat. The Roland Garros balls were developed by Babolat and Roland Garros and they ensured very precise standards that were fulfilling the clay-court parameters. Babolat proved their balls were ideal and weather and court conditions at the French Open.

Know More – French Open Terminates Its Partnership With Babolat as Official Balls Sponsorer

Tennis Balls Used at Roland Garros

Before Babolat, Dunlop was the official ball sponsors from the Parisian Grand Slam. When Roland-Garros made a switch to Babolat, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic accused that Babolat balls were bouncing higher and moving faster than Dunlop balls. 

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