The 2021 edition of the French Open is just a few days away. The draws are already in place and the very best of tennis players in the world will do battle from Sunday to determine who finishes as the King/Queen of Paris for the season.
As we look forward to the action, let’s just take a look at some of the important sponsors for Roland Garros. As we have seen for many years, the sponsors are the most important part of any sporting event, especially at the international level.
The main partner for the French Open is BNP Paribas. The banking leaders have been long associated with this clay court event for many years. Besides the French Open, they are also seen at the Indian Wells event in California and Paris-Bercy indoors at the end of the season.
Emirates comes under the premium partners’ category. The leading airline company from the United Arab Emirates too has been associated with many tennis tournaments over the years. They are the flying partners for Roland Garros.
Rolex if the official time keeper for Roland Garros
Rolex watches is a global brand that has always issued its support to tennis. Besides, sponsoring the French Open, the Swiss company also partners with Wimbledon, Australian Open and US Open. Several leading tennis players also endorse Rolex as one of their sponsors—Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Garbine Muguruza and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Lacoste the French apparel leader too is one of the premium partners for Roland Garros. The brand also sponsors world’s top-ranked male player, Novak Djokovic. Mobile leaders, OPPO seal the final spot as the premium sponsors.
As far as the official partners are concerned, ENGIE, Infosys, Perrier to Peugeot cover up the category. Tennis equipment leaders, Wilson too fit in. While Infosys looks after the technology part, Perrier officially supplies mineral water and energy drinks to the players. Accor Hotel group, Master Card, Magnum, Lavazza, Orange, The Adecco Group and Hesperide complete the list of other sponsors.
Vivek has been writing on cricket & tennis for over a decade. He has worked with famous brands-- Mid-Day, Mumbai Indians & Dream11. He has also been to Grand Slams, Davis Cups & ATP tournaments. He also plays tennis at the club level. Besides being a Rafael Nadal fan, he has also enjoyed the privilege of interviewing the Spaniard.
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