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ATP Tour serves up new app developed by Infosys

Men’s tennis competition the ATP Tour has released a new mobile app that has been designed with the support of Infosys, the India-based technology company.

Brilliant Basics, Infosys’ London-based design arm, helped to design the ‘ATP Tour’ app that is available to download for iOS and Android devices today (Friday).

The app delivers official live scores from all ATP Tour and Challenger Tour events, statistics, news and video content, along with a personalised feed featuring fans’ favourite players and tournaments.

Customised notifications allow fans to be kept updated on when players’ start or finish a match or when fresh news and video about their favourite players has been uploaded. Services provided by the new app also include player bios, schedules and results, full Tour calendars, official ATP Race and Rankings tables.

Pravin Rao, chief operating officer at Infosys, said: “It’s the fifth year of our relationship with the ATP, and we are very excited to continue this digital transformation journey with them. This new app is built with best-in class principles of digital and design and has been created with fans front and centre.”

Infosys last year extended its sponsorship agreement with the ATP, continuing its role as the global technology services partner and platinum partner of the ATP World Tour and the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals for two more years, through to 2020.

The initial three-year agreement between the ATP and Infosys was announced in September 2015. That deal included a role in developing the ATP Player Zone, a next-generation player engagement platform and mobile app. The revamped Player Zone app and website was unveiled in August 2017.

Infosys was also appointed to manage the infrastructure, applications and data of ATP World Tour “by leveraging the elasticity and computational power of the cloud-based model”.

Earlier this year, Infosys agreed a technology partnership with the French Tennis Federation to provide the French Open with expertise in artificial intelligence, big data and analytics, mobility, virtual and augmented reality. That agreement runs from 2019 to 2021.

Infosys is also heavily involved with the Australian Open, another Grand Slam tournament, after becoming Tennis Australia’s Official Digital Innovation Partner in a three-year deal announced in September 2018.