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IMG extends Japan Open sponsorship role until 2027

Action from the 2019 Japan Open at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

IMG will continue to market the global sponsorship rights for the Japan Open tennis tournament after extending its long-running commercial agreement with the Japan Tennis Association (JTA) until 2027.

The agency has overseen the distribution of the rights for more than 20 years. The new agreement comes ahead of the return of the tournament in October following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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