Andy Murray launches management company

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has set up a new management company, 77, with Simon Fuller.

The new company, which is based in London, looks after Andy and his brother Jamie’s interests on and off the court.

Simon Fuller, who has managed Andy for the last five years, becomes Andy’s business partner and continues to provide strategic direction for the new venture.

Andy comments, ‘The new company will allow me more freedom and the chance to become more involved in my business affairs. I’ve got a great team of people around me who I trust, both on and off the court, which in turn allows me to completely focus on my tennis.’ He adds, ‘I look forward to working with the team on the next stage of my career. The choice of name, 77, is symbolic and means a lot to me – the wait for a Wimbledon Men’s Singles Champion and the final being played on the 7th of July.’

Since teaming up with Fuller at the former Spice Girls manager’s XIX Entertainment business, Murray has gone from being a fine grand slam prospect to a winner of the US Open, Wimbledon and Olympic gold.

Fuller will be a business partner of Murray at the new enterprise, becoming chairman, with Murray’s long-time PR and media man Matt Gentry named as managing director.

Mahesh Bhupathi, the Indian doubles player who has forged a separate career in tennis business, will continue to work with Murray in new business and sales.

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