Abhimanyu Vannemreddy of India and Anri Nagata of Japan and are the winners of “Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros in partnership with Longines.” Both received their wildcard for the French Open Junior’s tournament for the main girls’ and boys’ singles draws, which will take place from June 4 to 10 at Roland-Garros stadium.
To mark the end of “Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros’, of which Longines is the Title Partner, the French Federation of Tennis and the Swiss watch brand officially presented, on the Philippe Chatrier court, a wild-card entry to the winners of the competition, Anri Nagata (JPN) and AbhimanyuVannemreddy (IND).In the finals, played on Court No.6, Anri and Abhimanyu respectively defeated Cori Gauff (USA) and Hikaru Shiraishi(Japan). The talented players also received a Conquest Roland Garros timepiece, created by the Swiss watch brand as a tribute to the prestigious Parisian tournament.
Six boys and six girls aged under 18 took part in the final stage of this operation, which was held at the C.A. Montrouge courts from May 26 to 27. These juniors hailed from six different countries: China, India, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and the United States. They qualified at clay-court tournaments in their home countries earlier this year In all, 667 players participated in these qualifying stages.
The Swiss watchmaker supports and organizes competitions that are intended to promote sporting activities among young people, along with the values of fair play, respect, integrity and enjoyment, which Longines holds dear. In connection with Roland-Garros, at which Longines has been Official Partner and Timekeeper since 2007, the watchmaker is organizing this week the eighth edition of the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament, taking place on a court installed on the Parvis de la Défense.
For the first time this year, the number of contestants has been increased to twenty, each of them representing a different country: Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United-States. The final will take place on June 3, in presence of the event’s patron Alex Corretja and Longines Ambassador of Elegance Andre Agassi, who will take part in an exhibition match with the finalists.