Stanislas Wawrinka & Bernard Tomic sign with YONEX
- 01 January 2012
YONEX is pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement with ATP Tour top players Stanislas Wawrinka (SWI) and Bernard Tomic (AUS).
Wawrinka is 26 years old who have won 3 ATP Tour tournament in his career. His single-handed powerful backhand enables him into another achievement in this year. YONEX signed Wawrinka to a full contract including racquets, apparel, shoes and bag.
Tomic is 19 years old from Australia. In 2011, he reached his career high #42 in the world ranking (November 7th, 2011). He won the qualifying tournament of Wimbledon and advanced to the quarterfinals in the main draw by defeating some seeded players en route. Currently, he is a youngest player in the world top 50 and one of a promised player to be a world number 1 in the future.
Wawrinka and Tomic will use VCORE 98D, which provides both spin and power and is suited for middle grade and advanced player. Not only world #1 women’s tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, but also Juan Monaco, Go Soeda and other players started to use VCORE series in 2011.
“VCORE racquet has a larger sweet spot and I can hit with more control.", Wawrinka said. Tomic added, “The new VCORE racquet is very good and it’s very powerful and it has a lot of control."
We are very proud that the world’s top players selected our products to play. We will support them with better surroundings and products than ever.
DOB: 12 March 1985 (age 26)
Height: 1.84m (6 ft)
Turned Pro: 2002
ATP ranking: No. 17 (Dec. 26 2011)
2011 Chennai Open Winner, 3 titles in total
2008 Beijing Olympics Men’s Doubles Winner
Tennis Apparel, shoes, bag and accessory
For 2012 season
“I want to be back to the top 10."
DOB: 21 October 1992 (age 19)
Height: 193m (6ft 4in)
ATP ranking: No. 42 (Dec. 26 2011)
2011 Wimbledon quarterfinalist
2011 Australian Open 3rd round
Tennis racquets and bag
For 2012 season
“I’d love to do really well this year in 2012, being to be the top 10, all day hard work but if I stay healthy, hopefully I can do it."