Federer inks deal with IMG

Updated: September 19, 2005, 8:37 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Roger Federer has relented.

The 24-year-old from Switzerland, who is ranked No. 1 in the world, was the most high-profile athlete in all of the sporting world not to have representation. But on Monday, IMG, the world's largest sports marketing and management agency, announced it had signed him.

"Roger is an international superstar on and off the court and has emerged as a global icon," IMG chairman Ted Forstmann said in a statement. "I am delighted to have the opportunity to ...

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