The passion for the game and a new record !

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Published on 06/09/24

Carlos, with his Babolat Pure Aero 98 in hand, becomes the youngest player in history to win a Grand Slam on all surfaces. The 30-year saga of success for Babolat racquets continues: it’s the 39th singles victory for a Babolat racquet in a Major tournament.

As the brand celebrates the 30th anniversary of the launch of its racquets this year, Carlos Alcaraz perpetuates the winning culture at Babolat by clinching his first title at the French Open with his Pure Aero 98, his third Major title after the 2022 US Open and 2023 Wimbledon. Carlos Alcaraz develops his game with the Pure Aero 98 racquet, equipped with Babolat RPM Team strings, combining the exceptional spin and feel offered by the Pure Aero with the top-notch control and precision of the RPM Team strings.

30 years of racquet success and a 39th singles victory in a Major for Babolat. A figure that expresses leadership in the tennis market for Babolat, inventor of the first string in 1875. For the brand, this victory in Paris by Carlos Alcaraz is the pride and result of ten years of work and partnership with the inspiring Spanish athlete, the youngest player in history to reach the world number one ranking in September 2022, at 19 years and four months.

With this title, Carlos Alcaraz also becomes the youngest player to have won a Grand Slam on three different surfaces (hard, grass, clay). A tremendous success for Babolat, which has collaborated with multiple champions, maintaining this winning culture across different eras and styles of play through unique expertise. Carlos Moya was the first player to win a Major with a Babolat racquet, in Paris, in 1998. The path he paved has since been widely followed.

The succession is underway. This singles victory in a Grand Slam for Babolat is the 27th achieved by a player using the Pure Aero, the racquet of Rafael Nadal, Francesca Schiavone, and Caroline Wozniacki. Eleven other major trophies have entered Babolat’s history thanks to the Pure Drive, the racquet of victories for Carlos Moya, Li Na, Kim Clijsters, Garbine Muguruza, and Sofia Kenin. Finally, during his US Open 2020 victory, Dominic Thiem played with the Pure Strike.

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