John Isner, 2019 New York Open
FILA Extends Partnership With Top Ranked American Male, World No. 9 John Isner
(FILA Global) – FILA announced today it has extended its partnership with the top ranked American male, World No. 9 John Isner. FILA has been a partner of Isner for the past three years, and during that time he has risen to a career-high ranking and captured six titles – including his first Masters 1000 singles crown at the 2018 Miami Open.
“The progress John has made in the last three years, elevating his game to become a top 10 ranked player in the world, is impressive,” said Gene Yoon, Global Chairman at FILA. “We are confident John has a lot of great tennis ahead of him and are thrilled to support him moving forward.”
Isner is fresh off his career-best season in which he earned three titles – two in singles (Atlanta and Miami) and one in doubles (Indian Wells). He also registered impressive performances in the Grand Slams, reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon and quarterfinals at the US Open. At the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, John joined an illustrious club by reaching 10,000 career aces and in the process passed Roger Federer for second all-time. He finished the year by competing in the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in London, the first appearance of his career. Isner currently holds 19 career championships – 14 in singles and 5 in doubles.
“My relationship with FILA has been tremendous and I am excited that we are going to continue working together,” said Isner. “The team at FILA goes to incredible lengths to make sure I have the best apparel and footwear, and that has been instrumental to my performance the last few years.”
2019 BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL Kiki Bertens (NED)
FILA Signs Sponsorship Agreement with WTA Top Ten Ranked Player Kiki Bertens
January 2, 2019–FILA announced today that it has signed a sponsorship agreement with Kiki Bertens, the WTA No. 9 ranked singles player in the world. Bertens, who just capped off her best professional season to date, will join the company’s roster of endorsed WTA and ATP World Tour players who wear the FILA® brand on-court.
The 27-year-old Dutch star owns seven career WTA singles titles and ten doubles titles – four of which came in 2018. After capturing the doubles title at Brisbane in January, she won three singles titles at Charleston, Cincinnati and Seoul before qualifying for the WTA Finals, where she reached the semifinals and achieved her career-high ranking of World No. 9.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to represent FILA both on and off the court,” said Bertens. “FILA has a long history of sponsoring the best tennis players in the world and it is such an honor to be a part of that family.”
Kiki Bertens (Photo: Tony Callaio)
“We believe that Kiki Bertens is on the rise, has tremendous potential, and is a great fit for FILA,” said Gene Yoon, Global Chairman at FILA. “She consistently won against some of the best players in the world this past year, and was extremely competitive every time she stepped on court. We look forward to supporting her and helping her to achieve more career-defining results.”