FedEx to Sponsor Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2013
TOKYO, September XX, 2013 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYS: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, will sponsor the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2013, which will be held from September 30 to October 6.
During the competition, FedEx will have a booth at the venue with fun games and premium ATP prizes as well as an autograph session with participating tennis players. On the final day of the competition, October 6, London Olympic hammer thrower bronze medalist Koji Murofushi (sponsored by Mizuno) will be at the event to interact with fans.
“We are very proud to once again support the Rakuten Japan Open where some of the top international tennis players will compete. FedEx and the players at this tournament share the desire to give an outstanding performance,” said Masamichi Ujiie, regional vice president, North Pacific, FedEx Express.
FedEx began its sponsorship of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in September 2010 and supports 22 ATP tour championships in 14 countries worldwide. Star players slated to take part in the 2013 Rakuten Japan Open include Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the singles competition and Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the doubles.
■Name: Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2013
■Schedule: Qualifying matches September 28-29 Main Draw September 30 to October 6
Koji Murofushi will attend the event on the afternoon（TBD） of October 6
■Venue: Ariake Tennis Forest Park / Ariake Coliseum 2-2-22 Ariake, Koto-Ku, Tokyo, 135-0063 Japan
■Draw Size: Men’s Singles – 32 (16 qualifying), Men’s Doubles – 16 (TBD)