While some dream of success, others are already up working to deliver it.
My day starts when the sun rises. There’s no such thing as a snooze button. Training is varied because I need to find that balance of power, endurance and agility. But it’s always intense. Weight training to improve my serve and groundstrokes, sprint training to improve my speed around the court, sports massage when my body is aching from it all. And if I wake up the next day, unsure if I can do it all again? I just imagine falling to my knees after hitting the winning shot in the final of my next tournament.
FedEx and Tennis
At FedEx we understand the sort of commitment that goes into the delivery of a world-class performance, because we do it everyday for businesses around the world. And it’s this synergy that makes us so proud to be global sponsors and official carriers of the ATP World Tour and Roland-Garros. We’ve lived to deliver for over 40 years and are one of the pillars on which they both rely when serving up world-class tennis on a global scale.
We’re delighted to be involved in the exciting world of tournament tennis. And the season highlight is the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at London’s O2 Arena. This is only for the world’s top eight players and doubles teams as they battle it out for the last title of the season. But what makes the top eight so good? Find out by exploring the FedEx Performance Zone, FedEx ATP Head 2 Head and the ATP World Tour player interviews.
The FedEx Performance Zone
The only place on tour where you can compare the greatest players of almost any era across their favourite surfaces, against their greatest rivals and in every possible condition.
FedEx ATP Head 2 Head
Directly accessible from the ATP World Tour home page, find out the current season win/loss records of any two players.
ATP World Tour interviews
Listen to players’ exclusive ATP World Tour interviews delivered by FedEx. Learn about their best shots, what makes them excel under pressure, understand their passion for the game and what drives them to excellence every day.
The French Tennis Open at Roland-Garros is one of the highlights of the world tennis calendar and FedEx is delighted to continue its sponsorship of this prestigious event. Held at the historic Roland- Garros stadium in Paris, the French Tennis Open played on the famous red clay courts is one of the most challenging of the four ‘Grand Slams’ in tennis.
FedEx is one of 9 Official Sponsors of the French Tennis Open and can display its distinctive logo and promote its brand in and around the Roland-Garros Stadium throughout the championships. FedEx is also proud to be the official carrier of the tickets and samples for anti-doping controls.
The partnership between FedEx and the French Tennis Federation, which runs until 2016, is a natural one. FedEx shares many important attributes with the globally popular sport of tennis, including speed, precision, reliability and service. The agreement has been very beneficial to FedEx, allowing it to reach a worldwide audience of millions through TV and other media exposure.
Some interesting facts
- The Roland-Garros stadium was built in 1928 and the French Open is now known officially as Roland-Garros.
- The stadium was named after a French pilot who became the first person to fly over the Mediterranean Sea in 1913.
- In 1968, the French Championships became the first Grand Slam tournament to go ‘open’, allowing both amateurs and professionals to compete.
- The French Open is the only one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments that is played on red clay, or terre battue.
Test your Tennis knowledge
Focus: How high is a competition net at the centre strap?
a) 71.5cm b) 81.5cm c) 91.5cm
Preparation: How long are today’s tennis courts?
a) 78ft b) 68ft c) 88ft
Commitment: Who hit the fastest serve ever recorded of 251 kp/h?
a) Pete Sampras b) Ivo Karlović c) Andy Roddick
Dedication: When was the world’s first tennis club opened in Leamington Spa?
a) 1872 b) 1972 c) 1792
Commitment b) 156 miles per hour (251 km/h) in a 2011 Davis Cup match