Wawrinka Gets Subaru Deal Weeks After Winning First Tennis SlamBen Priechenfried
Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka signed an endorsement deal with carmaker Subaru, two weeks after winning his first tennis Grand Slam.
Wawrinka, 28, had been in negotiations with the company for months, an e-mailed statement from his management firm said.
Neither the length nor the value of the agreement were revealed in the statement. Subaru is the auto unit of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
Wawrinka moved up to third in the men’s rankings following his Jan. 26 victory in Melbourne. He had to get past Novak Djokovic, the No. 2, and top-ranked Rafael Nadal to claim his first major.
In rising to his highest-ever ranking, the Swiss player also ousted compatriot and men’s record 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer as his country’s No. 1.