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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Tennis agent’s big week: ‘It was like a film’

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 19 / 16

For 5-year-old boutique tennis agency StarWing Sports, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships men’s final was a landmark day, and the company founder almost missed it. Lawrence Frankopan (in hat) of StarWing Sports cheers on cli...

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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