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In a constant quest for innovation, Wimbledon and Babolat have been making tennis history for 150 years. As the official partner and equipment supplier of Wimbledon, Babolat is bringing its champions together this Friday at Wimbledon. Among them is Carlos Alcaraz, the current titleholder, who embodies 30 years of Babolat racquet success.

Babolat is gathering its champions this Friday at Wimbledon in a convivial atmosphere. Carlos Alcaraz, the defending Wimbledon champion and the youngest player to win three Majors on three different surfaces (including the 2022 US Open on hard court and his recent victory at Porte d’Auteuil), will be present for this moment of sharing and exchange alongside Éric Babolat, the brand president. Alcaraz, who joined the Babolat family at the age of 10 and became the youngest world No. 1 in September 2022, extended his partnership with Babolat until 2030 during the last US Open. He will be joined by Henri Searle, the 2023 defending Wimbledon junior champion, as well as other members of the Babolat family, including local ambassadors and coaches, along with Holger Rune (DEN), Karolina Pliskova (CZE), Xinyu Wang (CHN), Arthur Fils (FRA), and Jordan Thompson (AUS).

150 years of history, 30 years of Babolat racquets

Unique in the tennis world, the Babolat story began in 1875 with the invention of tennis racquet strings. A significant milestone was reached in 1994 when the brand designed and launched its first racquets, driven by the ambition to create the finest racquet and string combination in the world.

Three decades of passion dedicated to tennis enthusiasts. Three decades of global victories with iconic players like Carlos Moya (ESP), Caroline Wozniacki (DEN), Li Na (CHN), Garbine Muguruza (ESP), Rafael Nadal (ESP), Francesca Schiavone (ITA), and Carlos Alcaraz (ESP), all of whom have solidified Babolat's leadership in the tennis market. Players using Babolat racquets have won an impressive 40 Grand Slam singles titles. By bringing its champions together at Wimbledon, Babolat is also celebrating this remarkable anniversary.

Babolat & Wimbledon: Innovation Serving the Game

This event highlights the unique partnership that blends innovation and heritage between Babolat, the pioneering tennis brand, and Wimbledon, the world's oldest tennis tournament.

An event that celebrates nearly 150 years of passion for the game, prestige, and excellence embodied by Babolat and Wimbledon. The close ties between these two brands were forged when Babolat invented tennis strings just two years before the first Wimbledon tournament, which introduced this newly invented sport. These ties were further strengthened in 2013 when Babolat became Wimbledon's official supplier of racquets, strings, shoes, bags, and accessories, and then extended their partnership to include the tournament's racquet service in 2022.

Fans around the world can discover the Babolat Pure Drive Wimbledon, an iconic model that blends prestige and elegance, along with the official Babolat Wimbledon shoes, specially developed for tennis with soles designed in partnership with Michelin.

The racquet service is to tennis what the pit stop is to Formula 1. Babolat brings all its expertise to the official tournament racquet service, provided by an international team of technicians who meticulously prepare players' racquets for every event, including wheelchair tennis, strictly following the athletes' specifications. Last year, a record-breaking day saw a racquet strung every 2 minutes, totaling 573 racquets in one day! Over the entire tournament, 5,889 racquets were strung. For the 2024 edition, 25 professional racquet service members will be operating in three distinct areas: Aorangi, Roehampton, and Raynes Park.

Éric Babolat, President of the company and great-great-grandson of Pierre Babolat, the inventor of tennis racquet strings, states: 'With Wimbledon, we share much more than a partnership. Our two brands are pioneers in their fields and have been making tennis history for 150 years, blending innovation and sport. I am thrilled to return this year, accompanied by the defending champion, Carlos Alcaraz, among others.

Usama Al-Qassab, Marketing & Commercial Director at the All England Club, which stages The Championships, said: “Our ambition is for Wimbledon to be at the pinnacle of sport, and so it is only natural that we should surround ourselves with premium partners such as Babolat. Through our partnership with Babolat, we benefit from the organisation’s know-how, honed over the last 150 years, which means they provide us with industry-leading rackets, bags, shoes and accessories, in addition to an exceptional racquet stringing service throughout The Championships.”

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