Longines The champions of the 2018 Longines Future Tennis Aces
The ninth edition of the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament was rounded off by the win of Switzerland’s Kilian Feldbausch for the boys and Spain’s Victoria Jimenez for the girls.
The Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament, organized by Longines for the ninth consecutive year, welcomed this year 40 international players, all aged under 13 years old and coming from twenty different countries - Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. This unique event took place at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, for three days of competition on clay court under conditions identical to those of Roland-Garros.
After a week filled with thrilling moments, the tournament rounded off with the girls’ and boys’ finals. Kilian Feldbausch (SUI) confronted Yaroslav Demin (RUS), with the former quickly taking control to win in 4-2,4-2, while at the girl’s finals Victoria Jimenez (SPA) defeated Clervie Ngounoue (USA). The two winners then took part in an exhibition match alongside Longines Ambassadors of Elegance Stefanie Graf and Andre Agassi, whereas the two finalists confronted the professional tennis mentors’ and former Spanish players Alex Corretja and Arantxa Sanchez. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing and Roland-Garros Director Guy Forget, presented the tournament’s trophy and Longines timepieces from the Conquest V.H.P “Very High Precision” collection to the champions. In addition, they received an annual bursary until their sixteen birthday.
Longines Ambassadors of Elegance Stefanie Graf and Andre Agassi © Longines
Prior the tournament, they had the opportunity to practice over a two-day camp – the “Longines Academy” – and be coached by experienced players,Séverine Beltrame for the girls’ team and Christophe Rochus for the boys’ team. They also attended the lucky draw ceremony, which was held at the Eiffel Tower in presence of the press, to discover their groups and opponents. On this occasion and to mark this exceptional edition, the brand was proud to present the players with a Conquest Roland Garros timepiece, specially designed to celebrate the prestigious Paris tournament’s clay court.
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