Marcelo Melo as an ambassador
“On behalf of Brazilian tennis, I would like to thank the French Tennis Federation for partnering with us and for their faith in the work we have done in Brazil,” said Rafael Westrupp, the president of the Brazilian Tennis Confederation, speaking after the finals. “The staging of another Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series is a sign of the excellent cooperation between us over these last five years.”
Brazilian doubles star Marcelo Melo put in an appearance as the competition got under way, in his capacity as the ambassador of the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series in Brazil. The former world No. 1 and current world No. 6 and a 2015 French Open men’s doubles champion, Melo shared some quality time on court with the 32 participants, to the delight of everyone at the tournament.