FedEx Sponsors Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2015
TOKYO, Japan (October 7, 2015) – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), is sponsoring the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2015, which is being held from October 5 to 11 at Ariake Tennis Forest Park/ Ariake Coliseum. FedEx is a Gold Sponsor and Official Carrier of the Rakuten Japan Open.
“As a global sponsor and official carrier of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), we support the success of its world tours through the strength of our operational network by handling various logistical matters inherent to the nature of the tours,” said Masamichi Ujiie, regional vice president, North Pacific, FedEx Express. “We are also delighted to be part of the excitement and growth of the tennis culture in Japan and look forward to some great games.”
FedEx has been a sponsor of the Association of Tennis Professionals since 2010 and continues to support international sponsorship programs for 17 tournaments across 13 countries, including the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
At this year’s Rakuten Japan Open Championships, star players slated to take part in the singles competition include Kei Nishikiori, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic and Gilles Simon.
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