The extended collaboration is expected to enhance match broadcast stats, bring new digital ideas, and STEM initiatives, while improving stakeholder experiences


Roland-Garros is the sports event organised by the French Tennis Federation. (Credit: Infosys Limited)

India-based Infosys has extended its existing three-year-old partnership with Roland-Garros, the sports event organised by the French Tennis Federation, for an additional five years.

Under the expanded partnership, the Indian IT firm will serve as the ‘Official Digital Innovation Partner’ to offer advanced technology for the Parisian Slam, until 2026.

Through their previous partnership, Roland-Garros and Infosys are said to have enhanced the tennis experience, by leveraging advanced AI, cloud, and analytics solutions.

Both firms introduced new video and stats analysis platforms to help players and coaches improve training, and broadcasters to post engaging content.

In addition, the partnership offered new ways for fans to engage with the tournament, through the 3D Art Museum, which brings the history and heritage of RG to fans.

Infosys EVP and chief marketing officer Sumit Virmani said: “Roland-Garros is a tennis institution celebrated around the world and we are honoured to be a part of the journey enhancing the sporting experience through next-generation technologies.

“Over the years, our partnership has helped the sport embrace the digital potential where players, coaches, fans and the media are empowered to connect, train and engage with technology.

“2022 marks the fourth year of our partnership, and a year where we look forward to bringing more innovation and value for everyone across the tennis ecosystem and beyond to positively impact the community.”

Under the renewed contract, Infosys is expected to double down its broadcast and technology advancements, while introducing a new social inclusion initiative at RG 2022.

The partnership is aimed at powering digital innovations, where Infosys Tennis Platform will offer data and insights for fans, players, coaches, journalists, and broadcast teams.

Its Match Centre, Players Portal and AI-Assisted Journalism platforms will deploy advanced AI capabilities to deliver immersive and predictive analytics.

The collaboration aims to enhance the broadcast experiences by delivering statistics of player performance during live matches, through the new Infosys Stats Flash.

Building on its previous innovations, the partnership will also enhance future experiences with new mixed reality experiences and immersive digital platforms.

Furthermore, Infosys will launch a new STEM programme powered by its Springboard initiative, which allows young children to experience STEM education.

Roland-Garros tournament Director Amélie Mauresmo said: “Over the last four years, Infosys has been pivotal in taking the RG experience to new standards, thanks to industry-leading digital experiences and innovations.

“Every year, we welcome viewers from over 222 countries to enjoy one of the most anticipated moments of the year for tennis, and each year we’ve topped the last enhancing the fan experience thanks to the strength of our partnership.”