Roland Garros will protect tennis players from abuse on social media

MADRID, 22 May. (dpa/EP) –

The organizers of Roland Garros, ‘Grand Slam’ on clay that takes place in Paris (France), will offer a way to protect all tournament players against abuse on social networks through an artificial intelligence system.

In the first initiative of its kind, the French Tennis Federation is using Bodyguard AI technology, which filters abusive comments on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

Tennis players have frequently denounced the terrible messages they receive after their defeats, often from players who have lost money betting on them.

Caroline Flaissier, director of the FFT, assured that the mental health of the players is a “priority” for the Roland Garros tournament. “We will not accept any form of violence in our tournament,” she assured.

“We are very proud to be the first Grand Slam tournament to offer players a solution that effectively protects them against cyberbullying,” he added.

In this sense, he reiterated his desire to protect tennis players. “We want to protect players from this harmful behavior, so they can be in peak mental condition when they compete in the tournament,” she concluded.