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Saturday 26 July 2014

Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph will propel him up money ladder

Crowds watching the Wimbledon final at Belfast City Hall . Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Crowds watching the Wimbledon final at Belfast City Hall . Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Crowds watching the Wimbledon final at Belfast City Hall . Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Crowds watching the Wimbledon final at Belfast City Hall . Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Downing Street flying the Scottish Saltire to mark the occasion of Andy Murray playing in the Wimbledon final. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Downing Street flying the Scottish Saltire to mark the occasion of Andy Murray playing in the Wimbledon final. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

ANDY Murray could become one of the top earning British sportsmen of all time following his historic Wimbledon victory, a marketing expert has said.

Murray (26) is likely to land a raft of new sponsorship deals after his win and stands to rake in up to £15m a year.

The boost to his finances could put him just behind Lennox Lewis and David Beckham as one of the top earning British sports stars in history.

The Scot was ranked at number 32 in The Sunday Times Sports Rich List 2013 with an estimated fortune of £32m. His victory yesterday earned him £1.6m.

Nigel Currie of sports marketing agency brandRapport, said Murray will be likely to profit from lucrative new contracts.

He said: "It is as a global superstar where the major earnings exist. Murray could secure some really big deals with the biggest brands. He's earning £8-9m off court at the moment. We could see that edging up to £15m."

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