Under Armour Signs Tennis Great Andy Murray

Wimbeldon Champ Joins Stable of Endorsers Including Lindsay Vonn, Jordan Spieth

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Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray signed a four-year agreement with U.S. company Under Armour, replacing Adidas AG as his main clothing sponsor.

The sixth-ranked player will wear Under Armour apparel, footwear and accessories from 2015, both parties said in an e- mailed statement today. Terms weren't disclosed.

Mr. Murray's five-year deal with German sportswear manufacturer Adidas expired this year.

Mr. Murray said in the statement he was "very honored and excited" to join the Baltimore-based company.At Under Armour, Mr. Murray joins athletes including former Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, fellow tennis player Sloane Stephens and golfer Jordan Spieth. Founded by CEO Kevin Plank in 1996 to sell clothes to go under football jerseys, Under Armour has expanded into shoes, yogawear and bags with total sales of $2.66 billion in the 12 months through June.

"Signing Andy is really a special moment for the brand, as we continue to elevate and diversify our athlete roster and expand our international presence," said Ryan Kuehl, Under Armour's senior category director-global golf and tennis.

Mr. Murray also has endorsement deals in place with U.K. pension company Standard Life Plc and Swiss watchmaker Rado. He earned $19.1 million on and off the court in the 12 months to June, according to Forbes, which ranked him the seventh-highest paid tennis player in the world. The sport's top earner is Roger Federer with $56.2 million, followed by nine-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal with $44.5 million and top-ranked Novak Djokovic with $33.1 million.

-- Bloomberg News

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