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Stanislas Wawrinka & Bernard Tomic sign with YONEX

Date
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, and has three ATP Tour tournament titles to his name. We will certainly see more achievements this year with his powerful single-handed backhand. YONEX signed Wawrinka to a full contract including racquets, apparel, shoes and bag.

Australia’s 19-year-old Tomic reached his career high of No.42 in world rankings last year (November 7th, 2011). He won the Wimbledon qualifying tournament, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the main draw, defeating a number of seeded players en route. Currently, he is the youngest player in the world in the top 50, and has his eyes set on being world number 1.

Wawrinka and Tomic will use the VCORE 98D, which provides both spin and power, and is suited for intermediate to advanced players. Not only does the world’s top female tennis player Caroline Wozniacki use the VCORE series, but Juan Monaco, Go Soeda, and other players also started using it in 2011.

“The 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, very powerful and it has a lot of control."

We are very proud to receive endorsement from the world’s top players. We will support them with the best support and products

Stanislas Wawrinka
DOB: 12 March 1985 (age 26)
Country: Swiss
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
Contract details;
Racquet: VCORE98D
Tennis Apparel, shoes, bag and accessory
Goal for 2012 season
“I want to be back to the top 10."

Bernard Tomic
DOB: 21 October 1992 (age 19)
Country: Australia
Height: 193m (6ft 4in)
ATP ranking: No. 42 (Dec. 26 2011)
2011 Wimbledon quarterfinalist
2011 Australian Open 3rd round
Contract details;
Racquet: VCORE98D
Tennis racquets and bag
Goal 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."