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 10 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 the official and exclusive international carrier for all Roland-Garros products sold through the French Open website.
The partnership between FedEx and the French Tennis Federation, which runs until 2011, is a natural one. FedEx shares many important attributes with the globally popular sport of tennis, including speed, precision, anticipation 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.
- 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 former French tennis player who was also the first pilot to fly over the Mediterranean Sea.
- 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. The ball bounces much higher on clay than on grass and players often have to hit the ball at shoulder height.
Visit the official website of Roland-Garros at rolandgarros.com
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