Octagon Signs Rising Tennis Star Louisa Chirico


Octagon’s Mike Scherer has signed American tennis star Louisa Chirico. Chirico has accomplished a lot at the young age of 17. In 2013, she was a semifinalist at both the Junior French Open and the Junior Wimbledon Championships. Further, she is the highest ranked (322nd) in the world at her age group among the Women’s…
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Australian Open Champion Li Na To Turn Real Estate Mogul

Li Na (CHN) reacts during her match against Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) on day eleven of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Mandatory Credit: Nicolas Luttiau/Presse Sports via USA TODAY Sports

Li Na’s already enormous endorsement portfolio is about to get bigger. The 31 year-old Chinese tennis star already has deals with Nike, Crown Resorts, Mercedes-Benz and Haagen-Dazs among her 10 endorsement deals. Since Na won the French Open in 2011, her agent Max Eisenbud has wrangled over $42 million worth of endorsements for her. Now…
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The Time For A Tennis Players’ Union Is Now


At the time that I started writing this article, play was suspended on outside courts at the Australian Open. The temperature was over 40ºC. It reached this level over the past few days, but only now has the tournament decided to stop play. Over the first 3 days of the tournament several players experienced distress…
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Roger Federer Officially Launches His Agency

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) leaves the court after being defeated by Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) (not pictured) on day five of the 2013 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Last year it was reported that Roger Federer had left IMG to setup his own representation firm, taking his agent Tony Godsick with him. ‘Team8′ has now officially launched, with the headquarters of the agency to be in Cleveland, Ohio – the same city in which IMG is based. The company has already started making…
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On To The Next One: Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has left IMG Worldwide and will handle his own affairs in the meantime. Credit: Susan Mullane-US PRESSWIRE

Former world No.1 tennis player Rafael Nadal has left IMG. He will start his own management company with his father and manager. It has been a big few months in the realm of tennis representation, with No.1 Novak Djokovic joining powerhouse IMG just last week. Roger Federer, who was also previously managed by IMG, left…
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On To The Next One: Novak Djokovic

Nov 13, 2012; Novak Djokovic reacts during his match against Roger Federer during the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena. Credit: Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE

No. 1 ranked tennis player Novak has signed with IMG for representation. He was previously with CAA Sports. Novak made his intention to leave CAA known back in August citing simply that he needed to move on. While most insiders believed he would eventually end up at IMG, he took his time to make a decision.…
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Is Andy Murray On To The Next One?

TENNIS: Wimbledon-Federer vs Murray

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…
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Tennis Agent Tony Godsick Leaves IMG Worldwide; Could He End Up At Excel Sports?

Roger Federer. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE

Tony Godsick, a tennis agent at IMG Worldwide for roughly 19 years, is no longer with the company.  IMG Worldwide also lost Roger Federer (who has won a whopping won 16 Grand Slam titles in his career) as a client along with Godsick’s departure.  However, IMG Worldwide still has hope that Federer will return as a client at some…
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RIP Ken Meyerson, President of Lagardère Unlimited Tennis


The entire sports agent and sports business community mourns the death of a respected individual who was at the top of Lagardère Unlimited’s tennis division at the time of his passing.  Ken Meyerson, best known for his representation of tennis stars including Andy Roddick, Justine Henin, Fernando Gonzalez, Mardy Fish, and many others, passed away late…
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2011 Australian Open: Where are the Americans in Tennis?

Serena Willams

As the 2011 tennis season kicked off with the first major, Australian Open, no one can deny the lack of American players in tennis.  Over the last decade, the number of American professional tennis players (men and women) has declined. Serena and Venus Williams are ranked four and five in the world. They have dominated…
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