Thursday, October 2, 2008

José Luis Clerc

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, we’ve partnered with José Luis Clerc, one of Argentina's most recognized and revered, former professional tennis players.  He will serve as Director of the José Luis Clerc Tennis Center, overseeing construction of Algodon Wine Estates’ tennis center, including the design of the courts, clubhouse, and the overall tennis program itself.  As the official Ambassador of Algodon Global Properties, he will also serve as a public relations conduit and provide his personal and professional international contacts with the goal of developing tennis exhibitions with former and/or top world players and futures tournaments to be held at Algodon Wine Estates. José is very personable, and we believe he is uniquely qualified to represent the Algodon brand, both on and off the court. You can read his player’s history here: José Luis Clerc.



José began playing professionally in 1977, and won 25 ATP Titles, and retired in 1988. His highest rank was World No. 4 in August 4, 1981, following a run of 27 victories and 4 titles in one month, and had year-ending rankings 8th in 1980, 5th in 1981, 6th in 1982, and 8th in 1983. José represented Argentina for the Davis Cup from 1976 to 1989. He currently runs a tennis school in Argentina was recently a featured commentator for ESPN Latin America’s coverage of the 2008 US Open.

- Scott Mathis 

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