Lagardère Unlimited Inks Multi-Year Representation Agreement with #20 ATP World Tour Singles Player Tommy Haas

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September 18th, 2009, MIAMI, Florida

Lagardère Unlimited announced today that it has inked a multi-year management representation agreement with #20 ATP World Tour Singles Player Tommy Haas of Hamburg, Germany. Haas will be managed by an international team of experienced agents, including Ken Meyerson, to maximize Haas’ revenues.

Arnaud Lagardère commented, “I met Tommy several years ago. I recently spent some time with him this Summer, and we are thrilled to be representing such a wonderful athlete and contributor to the sport of tennis.”

Haas, who currently resides in Bradenton, Florida, spent the first half of 2009 recovering from a right-shoulder injury he suffered at the end of 2008 and started the season at Roland-Garros where he advanced to the Round of 16 and led Roger Federer by two sets before falling in a five-set thriller. Haas followed-up Roland-Garros by winning the Gerry Webber Open in Halle, Germany, where he defeated current ATP World Tour #3 Singles Player Novak Djokovic in the final, and continued on at the Wimbledon Championships defeating world #15 singles player Marin Cilic 10-8 in the fifth set tiebreaker in the Round of 32, Novak Djokovic in the the Quarterfinals before falling to eventual Champion Roger Federer in his debut Semifinal appearance.

‘’I have been a huge fan of Tommy’s for a long long time,’’ said Ken Meyerson. ‘’With my own personal history in terms of management representing Michael Stich, we are extremely comfortable in Germany, and with our sports assets in that market, feel that we can deliver.’’

Haas turned pro in 1996 and has won 12 career singles titles including one ATP World Tour Master Series events. Haas reached a career high singles ranking of #2 in the world in May of 2002.

‘’I have been impressed with what Lagardère Unlimited has done with some of the other clients they represent, and I am eager to get started as althought I live in the States, I am from Germany and feel that their strong presence in my home country was definitely a major part of my decision to be represented by them,’’ stated Tommy Haas.

Lagardère is headquartered out of Paris, France, with their tennis division, Lagardère Unlimited, based out of Miami, Florida. Lagardère Unlimited prides itself on a qualitative, personal approach to managing their clients by offering a comprehensive range of services that meet every requirement for their clients. Currently, Lagardère Unlimited represents some of the best players on the ATP World Singles Tour including Andy Roddick (#6), Fernando Gonzalez (#12), Gaël Monfils (#13), Jérémy Chardy (#33), Richard Gasquet (#48) and former Sony Ericsson WTA World #1 Singles Player Justine Henin.

For more information on Lagardère Unlimited visit www.lagardere-unlimited.com

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