Building on their recent success, Tennis Australia has extended its partnership with ICT consultancy firm Infosys until 2026, which will deliver new digital innovations for the Australian Open.
One month away from the 2022 Australian Open, Tennis Australia and ICT consultancy firm Infosys have announced a five-year extension of their breakthrough digital innovation partnership which began in 2018.
Infosys and Tennis Australia will continue to leverage advanced technologies such as data and analytics, AI, virtual reality and the cloud to further strengthen stakeholder engagement. “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Infosys until 2026 as part of our ongoing innovation journey,” said Craig Tiley, Managing Director of Tennis Australia, Australian Open Tournament Director since 2006 .
“We look forward to working together to continue to change the way fans, players, coaches and the public around the world engage with the Australian Open and our sport.”
Having already introduced a slew of new features over the past two years, the next stage of the collaboration will focus on four key areas, starting with improved broadcast stats for the upcoming event. Fans around the world can look forward to a number of new data points providing more in-depth information on matches and players, such as pressure point measurements and how players are capitalizing on early breaks in the game. the sets.
Match Center features for fans will also be available on the Australian Open mobile app, where viewers can take a virtual seat on the pitch, while some of the most breathtaking moments from multiple matches will be posted using “AI Shot of the Day”. Coaches and players will also be able to leverage AI videos to improve match strategies, as the partnership will continue to identify opportunities to drive the digital 360 vision.
In addition to an immersive experience for fans and coaching tools, the focus will also be on leveraging technology for greater inclusion through the Infosys Springboard digital learning platform, which enables students and communities of all ages to work together on various skills and inclusion initiatives to help underrepresented communities. According to the partners, this will have a positive impact on grassroots tennis.
“We are delighted to partner with Tennis Australia for another five years and continue to reinvent the Australian Open’s world-class digital offerings,” said Andrew Groth, who heads Infosys in Australia and New Zealand. “For us, this collaboration is about digital innovation providing greater access to the wonderful sport of tennis and helping to make it a truly global and inclusive game.”