Just got an email from Prince regarding James Blake's racquet... From Prince: 18 months ago we welcomed James Blake to the Prince family. Our mutual plan, then, was for James to endorse the Prince brand and play the company's award winning 03 technology racquets. During the 18 months, James has been an integral part of our Team, working with R&D to develop new racquets for him, and for us to take to market. In fact,James' feedback and input has been the inspiration for several new Prince frames, all of which are now used and endorsed on tour, notably the 03 Hybrid Tour as well as several new Speedport racquets that will be on the market in July. Despite those contributions, James has concluded that, at this stage of his career, he is not prepared to switch to our technology and together, we have made the decision to move in a different direction. As James says, "During the extensive testing we did, I could feel the benefits of 03 technology, but I was playing the best tennis of my career and I guess I just wasn't open to switching. I don't know if superstition or habit came into it, but it felt like the right decision for me. Being part of the Prince family was a great experience, and we are parting in the friendliest and most respectful way." James has been absolutely great to work with, and Prince is privileged to have been associated with him and his Team. He has developed as a player and spokesperson for the game and we wish him every success going forward. We also congratulate, in advance, the lucky company that's going to sign him as an endorser. Best Regards, George Napier CEO, Prince Sports, Inc.