Khalaf makes history as the first Kuwaiti official at French Open

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Ahmed Khalaf, an international tennis referee.

PARIS, June 3: Ahmed Khalaf, an international tennis referee from Kuwait, has made history by officiating matches at the renowned French Open, known as “Roland Garros.” This significant achievement follows his attainment of the bronze international badge, alongside his colleague Abdul Raouf Abdul Salam, and his successful management of matches at the Wimbledon International Championship in London last year.

At Roland Garros, Ahmed Salman Khalaf demonstrated exceptional skill in overseeing the matches assigned to him, showcasing the advancements he’s made in both the administrative and technical aspects of refereeing. His performance has left a positive impression, highlighting the capabilities of Kuwaiti referees on the international stage. The tournament, hosting elite players from around the world, runs until June 9 in Paris.

Expressing his gratitude, Ahmed Khalaf thanked the Kuwait Tennis Federation and the Public Sports Authority for their unwavering support, which facilitated his participation in the prestigious event. He expressed immense joy in being the first Kuwaiti to officiate matches at a Grand Slam tournament, acknowledging the honor bestowed upon him by the International Federation of the Game.

Hassan Musa

Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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