Rado is the Official Timekeeper of Aircel Chennai Open 2013
Rado, which has been associated with the ATP World Tour and other international events in tennis, has come on board as Official Time Keeper of Aircel Chennai Open 2013 for the first time. A prominent sponsor and leading official timekeeper in international tennis for more than two decades, Rado is synonymous with precision timing in its products and on the courts.
As the Official Timekeeper, Rado will provide timing and scorekeeping services through the Aircel Chennai Open 2013, guaranteeing the precision and reliability of results. The displays on the Rado corner clocks will ensure that spectators across the world can follow each match and service speeds through the tournament.
Aircel Chennai Open 2013 will see in action an impressive line-up of Indian and International players including Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka, who are among the top 20 players in the world.
Ashu Jindal, COO, IMG Reliance said,” We are delighted to have a global brand like Rado associating with Aircel Chennai Open 2013 as the Official Timekeeper. Rado has long been associated with tennis and we are proud that they have decided to partner with Aircel Chennai Open. We are excited and definitely looking forward for a strong and successful long-term association.”
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ABOUT AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2013
The USD 430,000 Aircel Chennai Open owned by IMG and operated and organized by IMG Reliance, is India’s only and South Asia’s premier ATP World Tour Open 250 event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the tournament has completed sixteen successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP’s Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP’s Best Marketing Award (2008), the event has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 18th edition of the tournament will be held from December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organized with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).
Rado is a globally recognized brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in Lengnau, Switzerland in 1957, Rado has had a pioneering spirit, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today. Rado has long been associated with tennis. Its continued focus on pushing traditional boundaries in the world of watchmaking reflects the dedication of tennis stars past and present to push themselves to the limit, surpassing all expectations through strength and determination.
Rado is the Official Timekeeper of the following tournaments in 2012: the Aegon Championships, The Queens Club, London (June), the Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur (22nd – 30th September), the Rakuten Open, Japan (1st – 7th October), the Erste Bank Vienna Open, Austria (13th – 21st October) the Bank of Russia Kremlin Cup (13th – 21st October), the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, Abu Dhabi (27th – 29th December), Aircel Chennai Open, India (31st Dec – 6th Jan)
ABOUT IMG RELIANCE:
In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.
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