The company is providing a new set of immersive and intelligent tools to transform the experience for fans, players, and broadcasters


The Roland-Garros 3D Art Museum. (Credit: Infosys Limited)

Infosys said that it has been working with the French Tennis Federation to transform the Roland-Garros experience for the entire tennis ecosystem by introducing new technologies to narrow the gap between remote fans and the sport.

The ongoing French Open 2021 will have fans, players and their coaches, broadcasters, journalists, and organisers of the tournament innovatively navigate the tournament with a new set of immersive and intelligent tools.

The grand slam tournament will see Infosys and the French Tennis Federation leverage artificial intelligence (AI), 3D, and cloud solutions for enhancing match viewing, tournament reporting, broadcast editing, and also player training experiences.

The French Tennis Federation with the help of Infosys will also launch a digital art museum to showcase Roland-Garros.

French Tennis Federation CEO Amélie Oudéa-Castera said: “This is our second year impacted by the challenges of the pandemic and social distancing, but partnering with Infosys we have set a gold standard for other sporting organizations navigating a disrupted season, and looking to bridge the gap between players, coaches and fans across the world.

“The innovations we have created are leading the way in establishing a long-term immersive and digital standard for sporting tournaments.”

Fans following the Roland-Garros will get the real views and sounds from the stadium following their integration with Infosys’ data and insights capabilities. This enables the fans to follow the match and also analyse it simultaneously.

Infosys Match Centre is available in an immersive 3D format with data-driven views from the courtside, while the Match Centre in the Roland-Garros app offers a mobile-first data visualisation experience, said Infosys.

The app will also provide commentary and insights via AI-powered voice assistants to fans.

For the tennis stars taking part in the tournament, Infosys AI Videos have been improved with the addition of new cognitive capabilities like natural language search. Players can analyse their performance with insights generated by the AI tool.

In the official players portal, the Infosys AI feature analyses positive elements of performance along with areas that need to be focused on for players.

Apart from that, the AI tool helps in facilitating remote collaboration between players and coaches for better communication and analysis.

For various official broadcasters of Roland-Garros, Infosys will offer its AI Highlights solution, which comes with richer analysis and identification of crucial, shareable moments.

Infosys chief operating officer Pravin Rao said: “As the official Digital Innovation Partner for Roland-Garros, we have innovated to ensure the digital experiences we create are truly human experiences. This year, we are proud to have leveraged digital technologies in ways that truly immerse remote audiences into the full tournament experience.

“Through AI and 3D technologies we now have the potential to revolutionise the ways in which coaches and players train, and can ensure that fans, players, and coaches remain as close to the game as possible.”