Lagardère Unlimited signs tennis talent Andrey Golubev

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Paris, December 20, 2010

Lagardère Unlimited announced today they have signed ATP World Tour Singles Player  Andrey Golubev ok Kazakhstan.

23-year-old, the young and promising tennis player Andrey Golubev has definitely made a name for himself during the 2010 season, reaching the Top 100, then the Top 40 and claming his very first ATP title.

Andrey will be represented by Lagardère Unlimited Tennis President Ken Meyerson out of the Miami Office. “Andrey Golubev is one of the most talented young players that I have seen in a long time. He has the ability to hit winners from pretty such anywhere on the court. If he keeps working hard and stays healthy, he will be a top 10 player. It was a competitive recruiting process and I am thrilled he will be part of our group moving forward” Meyerson said.

Volzhsky native Andrey Golubev emigrated in Italy as a teenager and made his breakthrough in 2008, when he reached the final in Saint-Petersburg. He has kept growing since then, defeating Top 10 players like Davydenko or Ferrer and winning his very first ATP title in Hambourg last summer. After beginning the year 2010 as the World’s number 133, he finished the season at No. 36 in the ATP rankings. He was also instrumental in the Davis Cup, helping Kazakhstan to reach the world Group for the first time.

Andrey Golubev said “With Ken’s track record and now the ressources behind Ken with Lagardère unlimited, it was an easy choice. I am looking forward to a successful 2011 and beyond”.

 

Among its businesses, the talent management business unit of the Lagardère group, Lagardère Unlimited, representing some of the world’s best athletes in Sports and Entertainment, including Tennis, Football, Basketball, Rugby, Mixed Martial Arts, Fencing, Track and Field, Swimming, Motorsports, Cricket, Golf, Coaches, Living Legends and Entertainment. Lagardère Unlimited also works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, and sports properties for sales/sponsorship opportunities. The company operates worldwide with offices in NY, LA, Miami, Paris, Singapore. Currently, Lagardère Unlimited represents some of the best sporting clients around the globe; including Andy Roddick, Magic Johnson, John Wall, Dwight Howard, Randy Moss, Sachin Tendulkar, Joakim Noah, Gael Monfils and Justine Henin.

 

Press contact :

Luthna Plocus - Head of Communication and External Relations - 01 40 69 16 66 - lplocus@lagardere-unlimited.fr

Lagardère is a pure media group (books, press, broadcast, digital, travel retail and press distribution, sport industry and entertainment), and is among the world leaders in the sector. Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A).

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