Murray and Under Armor

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Does anyone know what is going on with Murray and his UA clothes? What is taking UA so long to create actual tennis clothes. The shirts he wears now just look like UA workout clothes. And the shorts are just workout shorts with pockets. Hard to believe they would win the bidding war, then not actually create clothes that look like 2016 tennis designs.

I'm sure Murray doesn't care - as long as the payments are received on time and for the agreed upon amount.
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
^^^ I'm beginning to think that's really the case. That's too bad, since I like their clothing. So far, I have not seen any tennis-specific clothing available for general public. This is kinda similar with Uniqlo - they're just using Nole and Kei to market their non-tennis clothes. However, Uniqlo does have a VERY limited set of tennis clothing like what's worn by Nishikori and Djokovic.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
^^^ I'm beginning to think that's really the case. That's too bad, since I like their clothing. So far, I have not seen any tennis-specific clothing available for general public. This is kinda similar with Uniqlo - they're just using Nole and Kei to market their non-tennis clothes. However, Uniqlo does have a VERY limited set of tennis clothing like what's worn by Nishikori and Djokovic.
Uniqlo releases new set of tennis clothes styles at least 4 times per year. And they are making good $$$ on those. And Novak and Kei are not the only (popular) athletes they sponsor
 

every7

Hall of Fame
Uniqlo releases new set of tennis clothes styles at least 4 times per year. And they are making good $$$ on those. And Novak and Kei are not the only (popular) athletes they sponsor
Agreed. The Uniqlo stuff is very tennis specific - even the pocketing on the shorts is terry-lined and is roughly what Djokovic and Nish wear except for some pro-only customizations. Where I am it is widely available, too.
 

Dave1982

Professional
Yeah I don't think UA are that serious or keen on making a tennis specific line of clothes for Murray....may evolve over time but for the minute he is just a walking billboard for them.
 

every7

Hall of Fame
Yeah I don't think UA are that serious or keen on making a tennis specific line of clothes for Murray....may evolve over time but for the minute he is just a walking billboard for them.
Is making Andy a UA billboard designed to create demand for their gear in the U.K.? If not, who is the target audience? Are they trying to get tennis people to buy Under Armour when buying non-tennis related stuff? I can't imagine people taking buying cues from Andy Murray's endorsement unless they were into tennis in the UK?
 

Dave1982

Professional
Is making Andy a UA billboard designed to create demand for their gear in the U.K.? If not, who is the target audience? Are they trying to get tennis people to buy Under Armour when buying non-tennis related stuff? I can't imagine people taking buying cues from Andy Murray's endorsement unless they were into tennis in the UK?
All about increasing brand awareness and people gaining familiarity with UA. If people relate with Murray in a positive light then seeing the UA everytime they see his image will create reinforcement in their mind and such positive reinforcement (or negative) has been proven to influence buying habits.
As a top player Murray features prominently in the media and promotional material, therefore UA will get solid exposure for their investment and a much larger % of the population buy non-tennis related "Activewear" as opposed to actual tennis gear.
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
Uniqlo releases new set of tennis clothes styles at least 4 times per year. And they are making good $$$ on those. And Novak and Kei are not the only (popular) athletes they sponsor
Thanks for the info.

Admittedly I don't frequent Uniqlo shops often. The last time I went to their flagship store (12 floors!), I only saw 2 styles - one from Kei, and another from Djokovic. In general, their style is on the plain, functional, minimalist side.
 

ThirdEye

Semi-Pro
UA doesn't give a damn about tennis. All they want, by sponsoring Brown, Murray and his brother, is getting the UA name famous out of the USA.
 

WarrenMP

Professional
They only care to make money off of Steph Curry's shoes. They sell out. I am pretty sure if they make tennis stuff that UA will not sell as much. You see what Murray is wearing. There clothes are not exciting.
 

ThirdEye

Semi-Pro
I don't mind those clothes, at least they're not as flashy as the latest offers from Yonex or Nike, plus they're really light and hi quality. Which one do you prefer? I certainly do like the all black look UA gives Murray more than the popsicle look below.



 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Does anyone know what is going on with Murray and his UA clothes? What is taking UA so long to create actual tennis clothes. The shirts he wears now just look like UA workout clothes. And the shorts are just workout shorts with pockets. Hard to believe they would win the bidding war, then not actually create clothes that look like 2016 tennis designs.

I'm sure Murray doesn't care - as long as the payments are received on time and for the agreed upon amount.
never mind cloth. We will Die of OLD age waiting for his shoes to come out....................LOL
 

Jamesm182

Semi-Pro
There seems to be a lot more visibility for UA now in the uk , and thir products are finding their way into most sports shops. Albeit not tennis specific gear. I have a fair bit of their running gear and tops which i wear for tennis, which are significantly cheaper than normal tennis prices.

I love it

Maybe im part of the problem :D
 

robbo1970

Hall of Fame
Murray doesn't exactly wear the most vibrant colours and designs anyway. I recall him wearing an orange Adidas top about 5 years ago, but since then it's either black, grey or navy, except for his Wimby whites.

So regardless of the brand, I think his outfits would always be quite dark and non-descript.

Maybe that swayed him to UA. He wanted to avoid the brighter offerings from Adidas and Nike. It does seem to be that case at a lot of the majors, where you see different players wearing the same Adidas or Nike outfits as each other.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Is making Andy a UA billboard designed to create demand for their gear in the U.K.? If not, who is the target audience? Are they trying to get tennis people to buy Under Armour when buying non-tennis related stuff? I can't imagine people taking buying cues from Andy Murray's endorsement unless they were into tennis in the UK?
Agree 100%.

The others might be right that they won't make tennis lines - but I wonder why they bothered making Murray sign for the shoes - they're tougher to make than the clothes (not a lot of R&D in shirts/shorts).

And to those saying Murray doesn't like bright colors - you can still make a decent looking shirt in black/white/dark blue - not expecting anything incredible; just a little styling.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
Well I'm sure Murray put "some" effort on the line that he's wearing. I remember I saw him advertised wearing a royal blue with black shirt and black shorts. Once I saw it, I liked it. It wasn't too flashy or dull. Somehow he never wore it. I believe it was for the AO. Anyways, UA isn't big on tennis clothing, the brand itself is more towards training/workout gear. Tbh the shirts are quite comfortable & has a mesh material on the back which keeps you cool. I own like 4 now, plus much cheeper then any Nike or Adidas crews. I'm sure his "brand" of clothing will come out soon with other colors in tack when the shoes comes out which who knows when..smh
 

MCallanan

Semi-Pro
My problem is you can't even purchase half the shirts he wears. I liked the white and black shirt he wore at the Australian Open but it wasn't available for purchase. I spoke to Under Armour on Twitter to complain and they were apologetic but promised big thing from the Murray line in the very near future. I won't hold my breath.
 

WarrenMP

Professional
The tennis market is new for Under Armour. We all know businesses want to turn a profit on their products, so I think Under Armour is examining the market. They already invested in endorsing Sloane Stephens and Andy Murray. I think they are waiting on them to win something big, so they can put out selling products.
 

Seth

Legend
Murray is destined for greatness since he's with UA.

American football - Cam Newton
Golf - Jordan Spieth
Basketball - Steph Curry
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
The tennis market is new for Under Armour. We all know businesses want to turn a profit on their products, so I think Under Armour is examining the market. They already invested in endorsing Sloane Stephens and Andy Murray. I think they are waiting on them to win something big, so they can put out selling products.
I don't have a problem with taking their time. But you sort of make my case for me - they've put some effort into Sloane's outfits - they look like tennis wear for women. Murray's still wearing stuff that looks like something you run to lift weights or go for a run.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
May have been better served to use Tom Brady instead of Cam Newton.
I would be happy with Tom's wife modeling tennis stuff or any stuff - Giselle B...., better for the eyes! But I don't think she would do it; she strictly high fashion ultra designer clothing!
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
I would be happy with Tom's wife modeling tennis stuff or any stuff - Giselle B...., better for the eyes! But I don't think she would do it; she strictly high fashion ultra designer clothing!
They can't afford her.

I think she's too thin for tennis clothes; the current TW model on the tv commercials is better suited for it.
 

every7

Hall of Fame
I don't have a problem with taking their time. But you sort of make my case for me - they've put some effort into Sloane's outfits - they look like tennis wear for women. Murray's still wearing stuff that looks like something you run to lift weights or go for a run.
Agreed. Sloane has had some great outfits. And they haven't played it safe. Some of the colours she's worn were pretty out-there, but most of them have looked great.
 
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