On 24 August 2023, the IT services company Infosys announced a three-year partnership with global Tennis star, Rafael Nadal and he was named as the new brand ambassador for the brand and Infosys’ Digital Innovation. It is going to be Nadal’s first-ever collaboration with a digital services company.
Nadal’s coaching team and Infosys are developing an AI-powered match analysis tool, as per the released statement. In the released statement, the company said: “Infosys onboards tennis icon Rafael Nadal as ambassador for the brand and Infosys’ Digital Innovation.” Rafa also shared his excitement.
Rafael Nadal is recovering from a hip injury
Nadal said: “I’m very happy to work closely with Infosys, as they work to not only evolve the experience of tennis to the times, but also empower people in our communities to be part of a brighter future. I love the way Infosys has brought its digital expertise across industries to the global tennis ecosystem.”
Infosys shared the news on their Instagram account with a post along with a caption that reads: “22 Grand Slams. 92 singles titles. 36 Masters 1000s. Introducing Infosys x Rafael Nadal A remarkable partnership, for a remarkable player #InfosysStats | #partner | #MoreATPWithInfosys.” The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys, Salil Parekh said: “He is someone who personifies the spirit of always evolving, never giving up, utmost dedication and determination to give the very best in every situation.”
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal pulled himself out of the French Open 2023 due to a hip injury. Now, he is expected to return in 2024 and hence, he is missing the ongoing US Open. The tournament began on 22 August and it will run until 10 September 2023. Earlier, the 22-time Grand Slam singles champion hinted that he would like to make a comeback by the end of the 2023 season in the Davis Cup. In a press conference, he said: “I’m going to try and come back by the end of the year – that might be a goal.”