Wilson will be supplying a brand new high-performance tennis ball, specially designed for the French Open. The French Tennis Federation and Wilson have teamed up to collaborate on products such as tennis balls, racquet strings, and other accessories. Speaking about the tennis balls, they are approved by the ITF for competitive play. The ball comprises 100% natural rubber, which helps in maintaining maximum consistency and resiliency.
However, there is one change this year that was in the making for almost a year and was announced much before the coronavirus pandemic struck – the introduction of new tennis balls for the French Open. For the 2020 edition, the French Open will use Wilson tennis balls. The French Open and Wilson have a five-year deal in place. This breaks an eight-year-old alliance with tennis goods manufacturers Babolat as the official ball sponsors of Roland Garros.
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of the new Wilson balls being used at Roland Garros, which have replaced Babolat balls. Dan Evans was one of several players who felt the chill on the opening day of the French Open. On the eve of...
You also want to make sure that the balls you are playing with are "flat". Tennis balls lose their air pressure after you play with them. You can keep them in a special pressurized tennis ball can, but these are not used very much anymore. Make sure to open a new can of tennis balls when you hit the tennis course for a match.
Rafa Nadal (pictured) has criticised the new tennis balls used at this year's French Open. (Getty Images) Austria's newly-crowned US Open champion Dominic Thiem, who lost to Nadal in the final of ...
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has announced that Wilson Sporting Goods will replace Babolat as the official ball and official stringing partner of the French Open grand slam.
Tennis' biggest stars are facing a unique problem at this year's French Open. High-profile players like twelve-time Roland-Garros champion Rafael Nadal, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem, and more have complained that the tennis balls at this year's tournament have felt heavier than in years past.
Austria’s newly-crowned U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem, who lost to Nadal in the final of the last two editions at Roland Garros, also prefers the ball used in previous editions.