Spread betting and CFD provider London Capital Group (LCG) has agreed a four-year sponsorship deal with Swiss professional tennis player Stan Wawrinka.

Ranked no. 3 in the world, 31-year-old Wawrinka has won three Grand Slam tournaments and is currently competing at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals this week at London’s O2 Arena.

He will be a global brand ambassador for LCG, with the company’s logo to feature alongside FROMM and Yonex on his shirt sleeves during matches, beginning with yesterday’s Group A match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori, which he lost.

“We are extremely pleased to have Stan Wawrinka as LCG's global brand ambassador,” said LCG’s chief executive Charles Henri Sabet. “He is such a talented athlete and an inspirational figure whose career journey has been characterised by hard work and dedication.

“London Capital Group and Wawrinka share a common passion to achieve and maintain excellence in our respective fields. His unwavering commitment to his sport, make him an ideal partner for us. He is an individual who embodies the values of our company, which is why we consider this partnership much more than just branding.”

Commenting on the deal, Wawrinka said he was overjoyed to have partnered with a globally recognised name like LCG.

“They have put their full confidence behind me and I'm very excited to work with them as I start this new phase of my career,” he said.

Shares in London Capital Group plc (Co. Data) (LSE:LCG) were trading at 3.50 pence per share in London Tuesday.


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