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Tennis: Who is Andy Murray sponsored by? Wimbledon 2021 hopeful's brand AMC revealed

Joshua Rogers June 29, 2021
Tennis: Who is Andy Murray sponsored by? Wimbledon 2021 hopeful's brand AMC revealed
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After watching his first Wimbledon appearance in four years, people want to know more about who Andy Murray is sponsored by. The legendary tennis figure was seen wearing AMC on his clothing during his first round match against Nikoloz Basilashvili and in his second round victory too.

Two-time champion returns to Wimbledon with victory

Andy Murray made his first appearance in a singles match at SW19 on Monday, 28 June.

Murray limped off Centre Court following his 2017 quarter-final defeat by American Sam Querrey and hadn’t been back since.

Wimbledon 2021 – BBC Sport Promo Trailer

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The two-time Wimbledon champion has been blighted by injury in recent years. At one point he even considered retiring from the game.

However, Murray returned to singles play at Queen’s recently in order to get his grass-court season going.

He defeated Benoît Paire in the first round but lost in the second round to no.1 seed Matteo Berrettini.

At his first appearance at Wimbledon in four years, the three-time Grand Slam champion beat 24th seed Basilashvili, 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-3.

And marvellous Murray went a step further on Wednesday, 30 June when he beat German qualifier Oscar Otte in a five-set, second-round thriller.

Facing defeat at two sets to one down, a break in play to close the Wimbledon Centre Court roof seemed to boost Murray who, literally, roared back in front of a partisan crowd to secure a 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory.

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Who is Andy Murray sponsored by?

During the game, people couldn’t help but notice Sir Andy’s sponsor.

Murray donned an Adidas kit during his first triumph at Wimbledon. In 2016 when he won, he wore Under Armour.

However, he is no longer with either brand.

Instead, Andy Murray is sponsored by Castore in 2021, which has a special AMC collection.

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What does AMC mean?

AMC stands for ‘Andy Murray Collection’.

On its website, the company states: “AMC is a tennis apparel label that fuses the respective brand ethos of Andy Murray and Castore, created to deliver a new standard in tennis performance clothing on and off the court.”

The deal is worth an estimated £8 million over eight years. It comes from a company founded in 2016 by the Beahon brothers.

Phil Beahon is a former top-level cricketer, while his brother Tom was a footballer with lower league side Tranmere Rovers. The brand also sells golf, McLaren and lifestyle collections.

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Murray speaks on the partnership with Castore

Tom Beahon, co-founder of Castore, said: “The most successful British tennis player in history choosing to wear our products to help his performance is a real privilege.”

Murray added: “I am a fan of the Castore brand and have been following their progress for some time.”

He added: “It’s strange for me because I never see myself as a brand.

“I see myself as an athlete and as an individual first and foremost and that was always my number one priority. 

“But I hope [Castore] is right and I hope I can make a difference.”

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Other notable Andy Murray sponsors

Andy Murray is also sponsored by a number of other well-known, iconic brands.

He has deals with sports brand Head, Jaguar and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) among others.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.