Is Andy Murray On To The Next One?
Daniel Kaplan from Sports Business Journal has reported that Wimbledon finalist Andy Murray is shopping around for a new agent. He is currently represented by Simon Fuller at XIX Entertainment, which is an arm of CAA Sports. Fuller also represents David Beckham and Lewis Hamilton.
No reason has been given for the decision, though it is timely being just 3 days after his defeat. Murray signed a 5 year, £15m deal with Adidas in 2009. His other partners are Head Racquets, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Rado. If he was to win Wimbledon, many suggested he would hit the stratosphere in endorsements, potentially earning upwards of $100 million.
Many agencies are said to be circling for Murray’s signiture, including powerhouses Lagardere and IMG. However, IMG’s tennis division has taken a hit lately, with both Roger Federer and his agent, Tony Godsick departing to start their own company. With the US Open starting next month, it is likely Murray will choose new representation by then. It will be interesting to see whether Andy’s brother Jamie, who is also managed by Simon, will jump ship as well.