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Rolex and Tennis

Rolex and tennis


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Rolex supports the most prestigious tournaments, players and organizations in tennis. From The Championships, Wimbledon and the Australian Open to Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer, Rolex’s contribution to excellence in tennis is based on a rich heritage of 40 years, championing performance while respecting the sport’s traditions.

Rolex and Tennis

They Talk about Tennis

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‘Leaving a Legacy’

with Roger Federer
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‘Elevating My Game’

with Garbiñe Muguruza
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‘A Nation’s Obsession’

with Juan Martín del Potro
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‘Competitive Roots’

by Caroline Wozniacki
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‘Writing a New Story’

with Dominic Thiem
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‘The Legends of the Court’

with Roger Federer
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‘Genius Between the Lines’

with Rod Laver
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‘The Modern Game’

with Björn Borg

The partnership between Rolex and tennis dates back to 1978, when Rolex became the "Official Timekeeper" of The Championships, Wimbledon.

Rolex at Wimbledon

ROLEX AND WIMBLEDON

Rolex and tennis

Rolex is proud to be the Official Timekeeper at The Championships, Wimbledon. For 40 years, Rolex has played an important role in Wimbledon’s history. As time passes, history is made, champions are born.

Roger Federer

Rolex and tennis

When Roger Federer is on court, time stops and millions watch the living legend do what he does best – play exceptional tennis. With a record number of 20 Grand Slam® tournament wins, the Swiss-born champion has rewritten the history of one of the world’s favourite sports. Grace and elegance, superior performance and excellence, Federer has mastered them all.

Roger Federer holding up his trophy

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rolex and tennis

And so the tennis season begins. Another clean slate. As the first Grand Slam® tournament of the year, the Australian Open always holds a special place in our hearts. Hence, its alias: “the Happy Slam”, coined by Roger Federer. It is a celebration. It is, without question, tennis at its very finest.

Australian Open

Rolex and the US Open

Rolex and tennis

Big and bold, just like New York itself. Huge crowds, epic matches – for 40 years the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows has seen it all. Rolex will partner the US Open as Official Timekeeper at the 2018 event, the fourth and final Grand Slam® tournament of the year.

A U.S. Open match in the National Tennis Center stadium

ROLEX SHANGHAI MASTERS

Rolex and tennis

The inspiration for the design of the stadium's roof: the magnolia. A symbol of purity and magnificence. Like tennis itself. Especially when played by the masters of the game, for whom it is more than a sport. They play for their place in history in a city filled with it, and a stadium that was made for it.

Shanghai Rolex Masters

Laver Cup

Rolex and tennis

The Laver Cup is an exciting new tennis team competition between Europe and the rest of the world that features 12 top‑ranked players on the men’s tour. The event is named after Australian legend Rod Laver, who dominated tennis in the 1960s. The teams will have as their non-playing captains two revered tennis rivals of the 1970s and 1980s: Björn Borg of Sweden, leading Team Europe, and John McEnroe of the US, for Team World. Contested over three days, the Laver Cup comprises three singles and one doubles match each day.

‘A Portrait of the Laver Cup’ by Björn Borg

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Monte-Carlo Masters

Rolex and tennis

For nine days, 56 players battle it out before a best-of-three final decides the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters champion. Dating back to 1897, this prestigious tournament, held since 1928 at the Monte-Carlo Country Club, is a highlight on the international tennis circuit. The setting – with its twenty courts on terraces overlooking the Mediterranean – is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. For over a century, the sport’s greatest players have gathered on its red clay courts perched between sea and sky.

The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters presented by Björn Borg

Datejust 41

The Oyster Perpetual

The elegant design and Cyclops eye magnifying the date have made the Oyster Perpetual Datejust, originally introduced in 1945, one of the world’s most recognizable watches.

NITTO ATP FINALS

Rolex and tennis

The NITTO ATP Finals gathers the top eight ranked singles players and top eight ranked doubles teams for the tennis season’s final major title. Considered the most prestigious event on the men’s tour after the four Grand Slam® tournaments, the 2017 NITTO ATP Finals – held in London’s O2 Arena – is a fitting stage for a year-end thriller between the very best players of the moment.

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Indian Wells

Rolex and Tennis

The Californian desert provides a beautiful backdrop for the BNP Paribas Open. Each March, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, located about 200 km from Los Angeles, hosts the first of nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, offering the winners 1,000 ranking points. Its facilities are immensely popular with both players and spectators. Voted ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the year from 2014 to 2016, attendances of 450,000 make it the most patronized outside the four Grand Slam® tournaments.

TOP SPORTSMEN

Rolex and Tennis

Rolex has forged relationships with some of the greatest tennis players in the men’s game. Today’s champions demonstrate skill and tenacity at the top of the game. From Milos Raonic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem, Rolex counts some of the sport’s most exciting sportsmen among its tennis Testimonees.

TOP SPORTSMEN

Dominic Thiem

Rolex and tennis

Dominic Thiem, Austria’s best tennis player, is one of the new talents on the international tennis roster. He reached an ATP high ranking of world No. 7 in 2016, and has won eight singles on the men’s professional tour.  The eldest son of two tennis coaches, Thiem is determined to do whatever it takes to win the sport’s greatest titles.  The young champion has reached the echelon of the world’s top players, a level where he intends to stay.

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA

Rolex and tennis

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s first big breakthrough came in 2008 when he reached the finals of the Australian Open. His consistent performances at the first Grand Slam® tournament of the year took him to the quarter-finals in 2009, 2013 and 2017; and the semi-final in 2010. Tsonga is a veritable powerhouse whose playing style, speed and agility make him a challenging opponent for any competitor. His passion for the sport and generous nature have made him a favourite worldwide.

Grigor Dimitrov

Rolex and tennis

Tennis powerhouse Grigor Dimitrov has quickly made a name for himself on the international tennis circuit. The young Bulgarian player’s top-15 ranking and good tournament performances have made him a leading contender at the highest level of the sport. After reaching his first Grand Slam® semi-final at Wimbledon in 2014, a feat he would repeat at the 2017 Australian Open, Dimitrov went on to win the Acapulco title, showcasing his fluid style as he glides across the court.

Milos Raonic

Rolex and tennis

Former world No. 3 Milos Raonic is one of the top talents in professional tennis. His 2016 season brought him to the semi-finals at the Australian Open and the finals at The Championships, Wimbledon. His spectacular serve is one of the strongest on the tour, reaching up to 230 km/h, and contributes to more aces per match than almost any other player. The highest-ranked Canadian player in history is determined to excel.

Grigor Dimitrov and Rolex

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WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global

Rolex and tennis

The 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Action is guaranteed at this annual competition, considered one of the most important on the women’s international tennis calendar. Sponsored by Rolex since 2008, the prestigious event assembles the top eight singles and top eight doubles pairs for the women’s tennis season finale.

LEADING SPORTSWOMEN

Rolex and Tennis

Among Rolex’s family or Testimonees are some of the greatest tennis players in the women’s game, from Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza and Germany’s Angelique Kerber to Danish champion Caroline Wozniacki. These courageous sportswomen are following in the footsteps of the legendary players that came before them, to carve out their place in the history of one of the world’s most cherished sports.

LEADING SPORTSWOMEN

Angelique Kerber

Rolex and tennis

World No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam® champion Angelique Kerber experienced a phenomenal 2016 season marked by the singles title at the Australian Open and the US Open. The German ace has reached the pinnacle of the sport and in impeccable style, winning on all court surfaces. With an Olympic silver medal to her name, Kerber strives for excellence and superior performance in all that she does.

Garbiñe Muguruza

Rolex and tennis

Garbiñe Muguruza won her first Grand Slam® singles title at the 2016 French Open. By beating Serena Williams, the sport’s top competitor and holder of 23 Grand Slam® titles, Muguruza proved that she has the makings of a true champion. At the pinnacle of her sport, she joins the ranks of those exceptional athletes who epitomize passion, performance and precision.

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

Rolex and tennis

Caroline Wozniacki has been at the forefront of tennis since 2008. Her Grand Slam® tournament success has taken her to the quarter-finals and semi-finals at the Australian Open and 2 finales at the US Open, displaying tennis excellence worthy of a champion. With 25 WTA titles to date and a World No. 1 ranking for two consecutive seasons, the Danish star has rightly earned the admiration and respect of the sporting world.

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