Cox Signs with IMG
BRADENTON, Florida — IMG Tennis, a division of global sports entertainment and media company IMG, today announced that rising American tennis star Jordan Cox selected IMG for worldwide management and marketing representation.
Cox, 17, from Duluth, Georgia recently reached the finals of the 2009 Wimbledon Junior Championships, and competed in the Main Draw of the Lexington, Kentucky Challenger this week. Cox will continue to train at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (NBTA) at IMG Academies, while beginning his career on the professional tour. The NBTA, viewed as the world’s foremost sports and educational training facility, has produced many of the world’s top tennis players including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Tommy Haas, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova, and Nicole Vaidisova.
When talking about Jordan, Nick Bollettieri, his coach and Founder and President of IMG Academies, said, “He reminds me a lot of Jim Courier. He is a bulldog on the court. He grinds, fights, and does everything in his power to come off the court as a winner. We all know what a fantastic career Courier had, and if Jordan keeps the attitude he has been showing, it can carry him a long way.”
“I am delighted to become part of the IMG family and use their worldwide resources and expertise to my advantage,” added Jordan. “I look forward to taking my game to the next level and I am thrilled to be doing it under the guidance of IMG.”
Jordan is currently ranked No. 37 in the ITF Junior World Rankings. In addition to playing a number of professional events this summer, he is also set to compete in next month’s U.S. Open Junior Championships.
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