Djokovic to Sergio Tacchini

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by michaelNY, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. SempreSami

    SempreSami Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    3,627
    Location:
    UK
    Maybe he'll just buy his own shoes, I mean, he has enough money to do so and if the adidas ones caused him so much trouble he might as well pick out whatever he likes.
     
  2. Aces09

    Aces09 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    533
    Location:
    Texas
    Damn! 10 years? ST must really have faith in Nole to sign him for 10 years. That's a real impressive deal. Good for nole, Adidas was wrong to only sign him for 3 years, they must've thought he'd burn out. Too bad. :p
    I wonder what he'll do for shoes (just like all of you) Maybe he'll go nike, he did for the grass court season, last year i think he wore the breathe cage II's on grass.
     
  3. mdjenders

    mdjenders Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,262
    way to go ST, stepping up to sign a big time player! i hope they come up with some impressive designs for him.
     
  4. lawrence

    lawrence Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,878
    [​IMG]

    this logo is disgusting from a design perspective. absolutely disgusting
     
  5. Chopin

    Chopin Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2004
    Messages:
    4,103
    Location:
    St. John, USVI
    lol disgusting?
     
  6. Cavaleer

    Cavaleer Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    715
    This is good news for players who like consistently chic tennis clothing instead of Nike's crazy fads, with one season good the next season ridiculous. Tacchini should keep the prices somewhere between Nike and Adidas though and avoid the Lacoste absurdity.

    And Djoker has a little bit of style to him, more than most pros.

    Good fit for everyone.
     
  7. Cavaleer

    Cavaleer Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    715

    It looks fine on the clothes although they've given some variations of it in recent designs that are sharp.

    It's certainly as good as a damn swoosh or three stripes. haha
     
  8. OliverSimon

    OliverSimon Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,174
    I wonder what shoes he will wear :D
     
  9. lawrence

    lawrence Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,878
    I don't know, it's just corny, doesn't flow, just looks too blehhh
     
  10. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,260
    That logo is classic and hasn't changed much since they started using it when the company was founded back in the '60's. Sergio Tacchini is one of the few companies that hasn't changed its logo over the years, which is why it is so instantly recognizable by tennis fans and players. I think it's a great logo, unlike Nike's dumb looking "swoosh".
     
  11. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,026
    Nice.
    Reverence or pandering?

    As though little Nole remembers either the short-shorted Pete or the pre-Nike Mac from anything other than stock footage. Next he'll mention Gerulaitis, Nastase, Connors, Navratilova, Nicola Pietrangeli, Lea Pericoli, Adriano Panatta, Sergi Bruguera and Goran Ivanisevic as Tacchinistas.

    It'd be even funnier if he mentioned how and why Mac and Pete both made a mid-career $witch to the $woosh.

    Novak = contrived.

    Well, at least he is improving his image and his ethics, he's playing great ... and it's really good for the historic ST brand.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  12. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,026
    Or 'retire' due to injury, ;-)
     
  13. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,026
    Absolutely. If I recall, the logo used to be more round back in the 70s. Basically the same. Upper/lower case lettering, or the coolest was no 'Sergio Tacchini' at all. Just the 'S' with the little 'T' in there.

    As a little kid, I always thought it was a big 's', then I saw the subtle 't' in the logo.

    Now, in the Nole era, it's just an 's' again.......which stands for Screech.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  14. Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,316
    Djokovic will just wear his own shoes, im sure he can dip into his $16 million prize money and shell out on a few pairs of trainers.
     
  15. Dino Lagaffe

    Dino Lagaffe Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,004
    About the shoes; Most players I've seen that have a clothing sponsor who does not provide shoes have worn shoes from either Nike or Asics.
     
  16. vanity

    vanity Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    280
    Was it Adidas who decided to drop Novak or was it vice versa?
     
  17. THESEXPISTOL

    THESEXPISTOL Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    3,008
    Location:
    Europe
    I think the contract expired and the two parts couldn't reach an agreement.
     
  18. Orion

    Orion Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    587
    Fila and Tacchini were THE tennis brands before Nike landed Mac and signed Andre and Pete.

    Ever think that Djoker is trying to improve his image as a polished player and not as a skillful clowner?? His game and attitude looked different in the Tsonga and Fed finals the past few weeks.

    Fila's quality is top notch, definitely better than Nike and Adidas.
     
  19. tennispro19

    tennispro19 Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    201
    good move and fair play to the guy. he will be the their main guy and he will probs get a sig line. novak either is a clever buisiness man or has good management in place. everyone called him when he switched rackets and now he is looking as good with his new one. no one should make comments like he is a sell out, to who does he owe any loyalty to? tennis has been getting boring with nearly everyone wearing either nike or adidas, im glad roddick is with lacoste, and i did love his reebok trucker hats and now djokovic has moved, ads more style and brings back abit of the old school.
     
  20. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,026
    Yeah, I guess people don't like change, but this is the oposite of Pete and Mac selling out and going to Nike.

    The really old school is Murray with Fred Perry (but not for much longer, I guess),
    Roddick et al with Lacoste,
    Blake and Clijsters Wearing The FILA (WTF),
    and Robredo and the Djoker w/ ST.
     
  21. SuperDuy

    SuperDuy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,518
    agreed. :):)
     
  22. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,260
    Which effectively means that Adidas wasn't willing to pay up to keep Djokovic.

    It's like if you go to your boss and tell him that if he doesn't give you a raise, you're walking, and he says - "Don't let the door hit your butt on the way out." :wink:
     
  23. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,260
    Don't you mean Monfils?
     
  24. wangs78

    wangs78 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,888
    Location:
    New York
    Sponsors should pay Murray NOT to wear their clothes LOL.
     
  25. Kick Serve 14

    Kick Serve 14 Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,021
    i like sergio tacchini, i'll be interested to see what they make fopr novak to wear, i wonder if it will look anything like what he has with adidas, or if it will be something that looks more like a classic.
     
  26. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    13,217
    Location:
    So Cal
    Yeah. Almost like they had to choose between Murray and Joker. And Joker came in 2nd place...
     
  27. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    13,217
    Location:
    So Cal
    Agreed - they are walking billboards. As long as they consistently go deep in tournaments, it's hard to get that kind of worldwide exposure.

    Not sure I agree with this part - and since we won't get to look at their books we'll never know for sure. From the comment of TW board members - and I know a lot are younger and don't yet have jobs - but even those who are out of school balk at the $$$ of the clothes and will only buy when heavily discounted. And I'm not into golf anymore but I've heard (from my golf fanatic friends - yes, they need help!) Nike doesn't sell a ton of Tiger clothes - WAY too expensive. Which leads me to this: I think some of the execs at these companies do spend too much and know it - but they like associating with these guys.
     
  28. iTennis

    iTennis Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    295
    Great news! I love Sergio Tacchini apparels, and looking forward to new/ more product offering in the US, hopefully something more classic. Anybody knows when they debut Nole's stuff?
     
  29. iTennis

    iTennis Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    295
    That circle ST logo is a piece of tennis history..... period. But I do not care the full name spelled out on ST apparel, and I hope Nole's stuff retains more classic taste.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  30. Shaolin

    Shaolin Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,027
    Location:
    Kansas
    Im glad for ST that they have a Djokovic now. They make classic looking stuff unlike a lot of the crap that is being put out currently. Just a simple logo unlike adidas covering everything in 3 stripes from head to toe.
     
  31. viktorkwan

    viktorkwan Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Messages:
    277
    Location:
    Sydney + HK
    what I meant was...UK would seem to be a better platform to market their products compared to Serbia.
     
  32. BobFL

    BobFL Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    3,692
    Location:
    Orlando
    That comparison is irrelevant from marketing and sale point of view (in this case). We are talking about world wide players and world wide phenomenon...
    It is about politics and few other things.
     
  33. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,260
    I don't think where a player is from matters at all as far as worldwide marketing of a sportswear brand. I mean Nike signed Federer to a huge deal early in his career even though he's from the tiny country of Switzerland. Tennis pros have worldwide exposure and that's all the companies care about.
     
  34. se0what

    se0what Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Messages:
    216
    Location:
    La Palma, CA
    After changing racket sponsors and the beginning of the 2009 season, Serbian star Novak Djokovic will make a clothing change at the start of the 2010.

    Signing a 10-year clothing deal with Italian giant Sergio Tacchini, Djokovic will sport newly inspired apparel beginning at the Australian Open.

    Djokovic, who is currently signed to Adidas, spoke about the change to his favorite clothing company growing up.

    “My own idols Pete Sampras and John McEnroe have won almost all titles … wearing the Sergio Tacchini logo,” expressed Djokovic.

    The news comes on the heels of Andy Murray signing a lucrative 5-year deal with Adidas.

    Tacchini’s current stars include Tommy Robredo and Ivo Karlovic.

    Quote courtesy of Tennis.com
     
  35. adidasman

    adidasman Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,459
    Location:
    Frederick, MD
    Sampras and McEnroe won all titles wearing Tacchini? Right. How many titles did Sampras win wearing Tacchini - one? Two? As for Murray, adidas has some experience with UK tennis stars, since Henman was an adidas guy; you'd have to assume they learned something there that led them to believe Murray was more valuable to them that Djokovic. I mean, Henman wasn't exactly Mr. Excitement. :) I think it's a good move for Tacchini in Europe, but it won't mean much here; Djokovic is too polarizing.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  36. JStar7

    JStar7 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    293
    Location:
    NJ
    I can see Djokovic wearing one of two shoes in my mind for next year, Vapors or Breathe Cages.....take your pic. He switched to Breathe Cage II's in his loss to Marat at the 08' Wimbly, and Vapors are probably the next closest thing to the CC Genius.....take your pic fellas....cuz there's no way in hell that Adidas is going to let him wear CC Genius' anymore after they failed to resign him.
     
  37. vanity

    vanity Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    280
    He wore the Cages because the Barricades had no traction on grass. And i seriously doutb he will wear vapors. From my perspective, he will either wear Barricades or even the second edition of his signature shoe, the Genius 2's.
     
  38. hondas2k

    hondas2k Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    353
    right now, at 2009 world tour masters...djokovic's box is wearing ST already
     
  39. vanity

    vanity Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    280
    ^^
    beat me to it, yeah his team were indeed carrying ST gear.
     
  40. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,260
    How can Adidas allow or not allow Djokovic to do anything that he wants if he's no longer under contract with them? If Djokovic orders a whole bunch of pairs of Genius shoes from TW, how is Adidas going to stop him?
     
  41. JW10S

    JW10S Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,891
    You'd be wrong. Wawrinka left Adidas for a better deal with Lacoste clothing and still wears Adidas shoes. If he wants them Adidas will still gladly supply Novak with Adidas shoes. Adidas, Nike, etc are more interested selling shoes than clothes anyway which is why you see former Nike contract pros switching to another clothing brand and still wearing Nike shoes and why former Adidas contract pros are now wearing different clothes but still wearing Adidas shoes.
     
  42. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,026
    I took it to mean that they won the Slams they won wearing ST.
    Then they won the same titles later on wearing Nike.

    ...won all the titles...
    vs
    ...won all their titles.

    I think he meant 'the'.

    Or maybe his handlers told him wrong. But I think by the time Pete was wearing Nike and winning all the rest of his titles, little Nole was aware of the swoosh.
     
  43. stormholloway

    stormholloway Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    6,834
    Location:
    New York City
    Look I love Tacchini and still wear the classic gear, but the newer modern stuff is just crap. I bought some stuff that looked good on Robredo on TV but turned out to be thin, cheap polyester crap, so they better get their act together and start making quality threads again.
     
  44. DNShade

    DNShade Professional

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,171
    Location:
    Hollywood baby...
    Actually I have some of their recent stuff from the last couple of years and it's some of the best quality tennis gear I have. And I have tons from all the companies. So don't let anyone tell you otherwise - it is top notch quality and lasts much better than most others - especially compared with Nike and Adidas.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  45. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,026
    No comparison, man. Now, the Dallas crew and polo are decent, but yeah, most of the new stuff can't hold a candle to the Pat Cash/Wilander lines from 20 yrs ago.

    Just weak fabrication....craftsmanship is an afterthought.

    Hey, wait a minute. Storm likes classic Tacchini but he also rocks the garish neon Agassi Nike stuff. That's beautiful.
     
  46. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,260
    Actually, John McEnroe did indeed win ALL of his 7 Grand Slams wearing Sergio Tacchini clothing. He never won any Grand Slams wearing Nike clothes, which he switched to at the beginning of 1985. I guess he should have stuck with Tacchini. ;-)
     
  47. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,260
    But that's what ALL the performance tennis clothes are made of today. Have you seen some of the Nike stuff from the past few years? They look like they cost less than $1 to make and some are really thin with crappy fabrics and terrible fits.
     
  48. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,026
    Truth! 1984 was his absolute best....and he had that white ST shirt with the navy across the shoulders...and other colors, too.

    Well, best of luck to Tacchini. I hope they do well.

    As for Novak, yeah, I'm still waiting for him to grow on me.

    It's funny, I know Nike has a great relationship with him, but, Roger would be such a better fit for Tacchini. Swiss, fancylad, stylish, a bit classic and a bit modern. I see him as a niceguy version of Nastase mixed with Sampras IF Sampras were urban/metro and hip with an $800 haircut.

    Nole just seems so Nike to me.
     
  49. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    13,217
    Location:
    So Cal
    The line from the movie New Jack City: "Money talks and 'you know what' runs the marathon..."

    I don't want to have nightmares so I have no desire to know what a 'fancylad' is.

    The $800 haircut blast was great though... at least he doesn't get them on the taxiway at LAX like a former Arkansas car salesman turned president did and inconvenience thousands of travelers...
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  50. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,260
    Actually, for me, I could see Federer in the classic Borg Fila "Bj" polo shirts as they were also tight fitting like his Nike polo shirts are today and also because Fila is so classic with a great tennis heritage and tradition, just like Federer himself. Besides, Federer has always reminded me of Borg - stoic on the court, showing very little emotion on court, never seems to sweat, moves like a ballet dancer, both are European, wears a headband, speaks English with an accent, never gives up on a ball, is all business when playing tennis, and was a racquet tossing brat as a kid. :)
     

Share This Page