Ever-popular Gustavo Kuerten named as Roland-Garros ambassador
The French Tennis Federation has announced that it has named Gustavo Kuerten as a Roland-Garros ambassador
The French Tennis Federation has announced that it has named Gustavo Kuerten as a Roland-Garros ambassador. As part of this role, Kuerten will promote the Parisian Grand Slam all over the world.
This nomination is no coincidence — the Brazilian has always had a special connection with the tournament. Kuerten made Roland-Garros history by lifting the Coupe des Mousquetaires three times: in 1997, 2000 and 2001.
Kuerten and Roland-Garros is something of a love story. The charismatic player quickly charmed the public at Porte d’Auteuil in 1997, when he became the lowest-ranked winner in the tournament’s history. At his last win in Paris in 2001, he thanked the public for their unwavering support by drawing a huge heart in the clay.
FFT President Bernard Giudicelli said:
“We are extremely proud that Gustavo Kuerten has agreed to become a Roland-Garros ambassador. He is one of the champions that best represents our tournament. He stole the hearts of the Parisian public with his fighting spirit, his kindness, and his famous smile. It is truly a wonderful opportunity to have him as an ambassador. He has already increased the visibility of the tournament, and tennis in general, in Brazil. We are extremely grateful to him.”
Gustavo Kuerten said:
“It’s a great honour and a huge opportunity to continue this magical relation with Roland-Garros that definitely transformed my life and helped me to find and enjoy valuable feelings, memories and sensations as a tennis player and a human being. Once again, we have the chance to inspire people all around the world with passion, love and conviction!”