New Delhi [India], April 25 (ANI): The fourth edition of Rendezvous Roland Garros will kick start with the Junior Wild-Card Competition at the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium, which is slated to be held from today and will run till April 27.
After having a tremendous response in the previous three editions, Rendezvous Roland Garros this year returns with two unique events.
Apart from the Roland-Garros Junior Wild-Card Competition by Longines, this year will also see the launch of the Roland-Garros Amateur Series by Longines, an open-for-all exhibition series to be held at at the Bowring Institute, St Marks Road in Bengaluru from April 30 to May 6.
Speaking on the occasion, Bernard Giudicelli, President of FFT, expressed his desire to promote young talent in India. He said, "We are happy to announce the 4th edition of Rendez-Vous a Roland-Garros. It has been an extremely satisfying journey for us in India so far. As a part of continued commitment to grow the sport, we are introducing multiple exciting avenues for fans and young players alike to engage with Roland-Garros. All of this wouldn't have been possible without the collaborative efforts of our sponsors and All India Tennis Association (AITA). I would like to thank them for supporting our initiative and making it an even bigger success with each passing year."
AITA President, Praveen Mahajan also talked about how the tournament has helped the Indian players. She said, "The tournament has helped us unearth many talents from across the country. Last year we had Abhimanyu Vannemreddy winning the wild card tournament in France and eventually qualifying for the Junior Roland-Garros. We have some fantastic players participating in the tournament, and I am looking forward to an exciting competition this year. l would like thank our honorary life President Anil Khanna for kick starting this wonderful initiative that provides a platform of global stature to the budding amateur tennis players of our country."
The Roland-Garros Junior Wild-Card Competition by Longines will see boys and girls vying for top honours in order to gain entry to participate in the wild card playoffs at the Junior French Open 2018 in Paris.