Russia, Denmark claim Cup honours


Russia (girls), Denmark (boys) take first place in the International Philippe-Chatrier Cup.

Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune© Cedric Lecocq / FFT

The International Philippe-Chatrier Cup has been awarded following the completion of the juniors’ tournament, with Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN) and Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune (DEN) winning the girls’ and boys’ singles respectively. The countries that came out on top in the rankings were Denmark for the boys, and Russia for the girls.

Top 5 countries (girls) Top 5 countries (boys)

1 Russia 2865 pts 1 Denmark 2090 pts

2 Canada 2180 pts 2 Argentina 1675 pts

3 China 1035 pts 3 Italy 1545 pts

4 Colombia 945 pts 4 Brazil 1315 pts

5 Ukraine 585 pts 5 Japan 1125 pts

Part of the French Tennis Federation’s international “Agir et Gagner” (Act and Win) programme, this cup funds national tennis federations* based on the results obtained by young players in the singles and doubles junior tournaments, which took place from 2-8 June on the courts at Roland-Garros.

With this cup, the FFT aims to reward national federations’ efforts to train future champions on clay and support younger players.

The cup comes with prize money of €1 million, which is split equally between the boys’ and girls’ competitions. The money is distributed to federations based on players’ final results.

Leylah Annie Fernandez© Cedric Lecocq / FFT

This cup is named after Philippe Chatrier, a former tennis champion who served as President of the FFT between 1973 and 1993. Chatrier revolutionised tennis in France, as well as supporting the sport’s international development and its inclusion in the Olympic Games.

By naming this cup after him, the FFT is continuing his work and ensuring his memory lives on in the younger generations.

* The Lawn Tennis Association (UK), the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Tennis Australia (TA) are not part of this initiative; the FFT has decided to gear the trophy towards those federations that do not directly earn revenues from Grand Slams, but train juniors on a daily basis.