Wimbledon 2017 ends on Saturday 15 July and unfortunately British champion Andy Murray will be nowhere to be seen. Winner of the tournament in 2013 and 2016, Murray was unable to make it a third victory as he fell out of the running due to injury during a quarter final on Wednesday 12 July against Sam Querrey. Still, with Wimbledon 2017 out of the way, Murray will be able to focus on another passion of his – business investments. The gold medal-winning Olympian isn’t just serious about winning tennis, he’s serious about putting his tennis winnings to good use. Worth a reported £58m, the 30-year-old sportsman counts deals with the likes of Under Armour and Jaguar as additional revenue streams. In 2014, he said: A tennis career can be short. I try to invest as much as possible in things such as property. Last year I set up my own sports management company called 77, which I spent a few hundred thousand on.” To mark Murray’s impressive efforts on the court during Wimbledon 2017, now that it’s over for another year, we’ve looked at the key businesses he’s invested in and what they stand for.
77 Sports Management
Launched in 2013 by Murray in collaboration with business advisers Matt Gentry and Gawain Davies, 77 Sports Management helps sporting professionals preserve their careers and business opportunities, in the same way the tennis star has. Those signed up can expect business advice, support on and off the field, as well as brand strategies tailored for the client. “Putting the athlete and their performance first and then building a bespoke business strategy for them is vitally important,” Murray said. “It rarely happens in practice, but it’s one of the founding principles of 77 Sports Management. It’s something I am passionate about and is one of the areas I feel I can help and advise on, passing on the valuable lessons I’ve learnt in my career.” According to a report, sole shareholder Murray paid himself a £1.3m service fee for the year ended November 2015.Now we’re at the end of Wimbledon 2017, find out just how much devotion Murray has given his Scottish luxury hotel on the next page.
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