Between March 16 and 19, the Roland Garros Junior Series It will be played on the traditional clay courts of the Sociedade Harmonia de Tenis, a prestigious club in São Paulo. The competition is the result of a collaboration between the French Tennis Federation (FFT), the South American Tennis Confederation (Cosat) and the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT).
With the main support of Renault and official partners Accor and Rolex, the tournament will guarantee the champions of the men’s and women’s individual phases the chance to play in the main draw of the 2023 edition of Roland-Garros Junior, in Parisvia a wildcard.
This edition of the Roland-Garros Junior Series by Renault will be made up of 32 athletes, 16 boys and 16 girls, all under 16. Furthermore, for the first time in its history, the tournament will have representatives from 10 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) and will be broadcast daily exclusively in Brazil through ESPN and Star+ for all of South America.
Aymeric Labaste, director of international development of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), highlights not only the presence of Juan Martin Del Potro as ambassador, but also the involvement of the Roland-Garros sponsors in supporting the next generation of South American tennis: “It is a special feeling to have three of the Roland-Garros sponsors (Renault, Rolex and Accor) involved in this youth tournament. The tournament’s ambition was bolstered by the presence of Juan Martín Del Potro as an ambassador and coverage throughout South America with ESPN. Together with COSAT, we are fully committed to providing all 32 players with a unique experience that will be beneficial for their future careers.”
In addition to the experience of being able to compete at Roland-Garros Junior in the French capital, the tournament will also provide the 32 qualified tennis players with the meeting and advice of Juan Martín Del Potro.
The Argentine tennis player, who reached third position in the ATP rankings and two-time Roland-Garros semifinalist (2009 and 2018), will be an ambassador of the competition for the first time.
The complete list of players and players:
Argentina: Luna Cinalli, Sol Ailin L. Guidi; Bolivia: Dayanara Velasco; Brazil: Gabriela K. Cho, Isabela de Mattos Silva, Isabeli Andreola, Isadora Sigrist, Pietra rivoli; Victoria Polatti Fontana Chile: Camila R. Contreras; Ecuador: Valentina Vargas; Paraguay: Victoria L. Ocampos; Peru: Elizaveta Castillo, Francesca M. Bunkowska Uruguay: Josefina Soldo; Venezuela: Andrea AN Mendoza.
Argentina: Valentin Garay; Bolivia: Santiago Lora; Brazil: Bruno Vieira A. Malacarne, Enzo Tafarelo Vargas, Luiz Felipe O. Silva, Pedro Chabalgoity, Víctor Cunha W. Lima; Chile: Luis Acevedo; Colombia: Alejandro Arcila, Pablo Robledo Hoyes and Samuel Vidales; Ecuador: Francesco Castro; Paraguay: Alex Santino N. Vera, Alvaro Ariel F. Alonso; Peru: Nicolas Baena; Uruguay: Francisco Danatro.
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