Paris, June 7: The French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Thursday announced that it has named Brazilian tennis legend Gustavo Kuerten as a Roland-Garros ambassador.
Kuerten will undertake his mission of promoting the clay-court Grand Slam all over the world, reports Xinhua news agency.
"We are extremely proud that Gustavo Kuerten has agreed to become a Roland-Garros ambassador. He is one of the champions that best represents our tournament," said FFT President Bernard Giudicelli.
"He stole the hearts of the Parisian public with his fighting spirit, his kindness and his famous smile. It is truly a wonderful opportunity to have him as an ambassador. He has already increased the visibility of the tournament, and tennis in general, in Brazil. We are extremely grateful to him," Giudicelli added. IANS