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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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IMG Signs Tennis Player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga For Representation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

IMG, a division of William Morris Endeavor, has signed tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga , who is currently ranked 15th on the ATP Tour. He had been managed by Morgan Menahem , who also runs the nascent Int'l Premier Tennis League, which launches this fall. Tsonga has deals with adidas and Ba...

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