ITF Press Release, January 31, 2019
The International Tennis Federation and Kosmos Tennis today announced an agreement with LaLiga, according to the IFFHS, the best football league in the world, to become an official sponsor of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Finals for the next four years.
LaLiga will promote the Davis Cup Finals through their international broadcasts in Europe, Asia, Africa, United States and Latin America. The campaign will air during LaLiga Santander matches scheduled throughout the month of October. Thanks to this agreement, LaLiga and its clubs will increase their global visibility and reach a new audience through tennis fans across the world.
LaLiga is a global reference as a sports and entertainment brand with a reach of 2.7 billion** viewers across nearly 200 countries worldwide. Through this deal, the Davis Cup, the largest annual international men’s team tournament, will increase its global audience reaching millions of tennis fans and new audiences of sports enthusiasts.
David Haggerty, ITF President commented, “The cross-sport partnership with LaLiga is innovative for the Davis Cup. This will widen our reach to not only tennis fans but other sports enthusiasts. One of our strategic initiatives is to grow tennis and this allows us to reach many more fans in new and diverse ways.”
Javier Alonso, CEO Kosmos Tennis said, “We are excited by the partnership with LaLiga and the immense potential of innovative marketing and sponsorship models that LaLiga has already implemented. By combining the reach of LaLiga with that of the Davis Cup, we will connect the global tennis and football communities and engage with millions of sports fans worldwide.”
Oscar Mayo, International Business Development Director at LaLiga, said: “LaLiga is pleased to partner with Kosmos Tennis and the ITF as it represents a great opportunity to link our brand and those of our clubs with a worldwide sport and entertainment icon. The fact that Spain, our home market, will host the first two editions of the Davis Cup Finals and, that other strategic markets for us are being considered to host future editions, have been key in our decision to go ahead with this sponsorship agreement.”