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SBD Global/April 5, 2013/Marketing and Sponsorship
Scottish Tennis Pro Andy Murray Signs Deal With XIX Globosport, Eyes Asian Market
Published April 5, 2013
DOUBLE TEAM: In London, Paul Newman reported as part of the new deal Murray "will also team up with Ugo Colombini, a former player and highly experienced agent who has worked closely with Juan Martin del Potro." Bhupathi's company "will provide expertise in the expanding Asian markets." Colombini "will bring more tennis specialist expertise to Murray's management team." Murray said in a statement: "I believe a mix of Simon's experience and Mahesh's understanding of the sport will create the perfect team for my off-court interests and will allow me to continue to dedicate myself and focus on my goals on the court" (INDEPENDENT, 4/4). The AFP reported Murray's commercial activities have been managed by Fuller's XIX Entertainment since '07. Bhupathi launched media and entertainment company GloboSport in '02 (AFP, 4/4).