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UNIQLO Renews Commitment to Wheelchair Tennis Tour - Extends Agreement with International Tennis Federation for Three Years

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UNIQLO today announces it will continue supporting wheelchair tennis through its close partnership with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), committing to a renewal of its title sponsorship agreement for the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour for a further three years, through 2024. Under the agreement, UNIQLO will continue to sponsor the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Masters and the wheelchair tennis World Team Cup. It will also remain official apparel supplier to tournament personnel. The UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour calendar encompasses at least 160 events in more than 40 countries each year. UNIQLO has been tour title sponsor since 2014, with the original sponsorship agreement extended twice since 2017.

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Speaking of the announcement, ITF President, David Haggerty, said, "On behalf of the ITF and the whole wheelchair tennis community I would like to thank UNIQLO for their ongoing commitment to the sport. UNIQLO continues to invest in wheelchair tennis, supporting players and tournaments around the world."

Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President & CEO of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., commented, "We are delighted to have the continued honor of being title sponsor of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour. Professional wheelchair tennis players Shingo Kunieda and Gordon Reid have been UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassadors since 2009 and 2017, respectively. UNIQLO will continue to collaborate with those outstanding athletes and the ITF to help foster the development of para sport."

Shingo Kunieda noted, "I started competing in international wheelchair tennis tournaments exactly two decades ago this year. It has made me very happy as an athlete to see wheelchair tennis gain more and more attention. I believe UNIQLO's support for wheelchair tennis over the years has done much to enhance the sport and competition levels. I will continue to work with UNIQLO to make wheelchair tennis even more exciting."

Gordon Reid remarked, "I am honored to compete in the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour each year as a UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador. I will keep doing my very best to emphasize what is possible and to inspire young people with disabilities, playing in front of as many people as I can."

About the UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador Program
UNIQLO partners with world-leading athletes as Global Brand Ambassadors to promote the UNIQLO brand and LifeWear concept. UNIQLO provides support that enables Global Brand Ambassadors to achieve their best performance and makes use of their professional insight to create LifeWear; the ultimate in everyday clothing, unparalleled in value, that improves the lives of all. UNIQLO also works with Global Brand Ambassadors to strengthen ties with society, and to develop communities around the world.

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