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French Open enters the metaverse with Roland-Garros virtual-seat NFTs

Court Philippe-Chatrier sees runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas and winner Novak Djokovic stand with their respective trophies following the men's singles final at the 2021 French Open (by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has made its first move into the metaverse by announcing an NFT venture for the French Open grand slam tournament at Roland-Garros.

For the 2022 French Open, which is due to run from May 22 to June 5, the FFT is launching ‘RG Game, Seat & Match’. The FFT will harness blockchain technology to issue a collection of 5,000 NFTs, each representing a numbered virtual seat of Court Philippe-Chatrier.

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