Roland-Garros' winning attitude
Who better than a pair of clay-court specialists to enable fans to share an unforgettable Grand Slam experience in Paris? Since 2011, Babolat has worked closely with Roland-Garros to produce a collection as exclusive as it is innovative, one which marries performance and design. The tournament’s official supplier for the sixth year running, Lyon-based equipment manufacturer Babolat has gone for decidedly modern lines in its 2017 range, wonderfully capturing the energy and passion of the fabled event. Fans of the recognisable yellow that adorns the racquets of powerhouses like Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will notice the addition of a rich blue and a touch of red, a nod to the clay courts of Roland-Garros.
Big and small, kitted out like champions
It hardly warrants an introduction: the official racquet of the 2017 tournament, the Babolat Pure Aero French Open, is the tool of choice for champions on the hunt for high performance. And since it is now also available in Lite and Junior versions for young competitors and children, the magical blend of power and spin is no longer the sole preserve of adults. To complete the look, and feel just like Team Babobat players during the tournament, the official bag of Roland-Garros, the perfect complement to the Pure Aero French Open, is the ideal accessory – the must-have bag for tennis aficionados. Equipped with two cooler compartments, it ensures optimal protection for up to 12 racquets.
The exclusive tournament ball
Over the space of three weeks – qualifying matches and main draw included – some 70,000 balls are used on the courts of Roland-Garros. These official, high-performance balls are a Babolat exclusive, enabling players to reproduce, on the surface of their choosing, performance after performance with this premium product that blends speed, durability and comfort.