MasterCard Becomes Official Payment Card of Roland-Garros

May 15, 2013

MasterCard today announced a partnership with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) to become the official payment card of the Roland-Garros tournament, cough one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.

The partnership signals the start of a five year relationship between the French Tennis Federation (FFT) and MasterCard, which combines MasterCard’s expertise in technology and payments with FFT’s strengths in the organization, co-ordination and promotion of tennis in France and around the world.

“This is a great opportunity to reinforce our partnership with Roland-Garros and the French Open. It is one of the major events of the year, which demonstrates MasterCard’s expertise in sports sponsorship worldwide and the company’s ambition to continuously offer unique priceless experiences to our clients and tennis fans during the tournament,” explains Alfredo Gangotena, Chief Marketing Officer at MasterCard. “Through this event, we will give MasterCard cardholders and customers the chance to re-discover and enjoy the Priceless city of Paris in a unique way with prominent partners, locations and institutions specially selected for this occasion.”

“We are very happy to initiate this collaboration with MasterCard, one of the most prestigious brands in the world,” said Michel Grach, Media and Sponsoring Director at the FFT.

“The presence and commitment of MasterCard will contribute to the success of this season of Roland-Garros as well as the next ones. We hope that millions of tennis fans and card-holders will enjoy many priceless experiences.”