Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by airdupont, Jun 2, 2012.
I just see this on TV now....
adidas shorts and k-swiss shoes?
It's an older Nike crew, his usual style of wearing whatever, evidently still no contract.
He is back to wearing Asics shirt. He is still wearing Ascics shoes which I think is interesting.
That Asics crew is awful, looks like he should be riding a horse in the Kentucky Derby.
When I saw Tommy at Indian Wells, he looked like he was just wearing whatever he had left in his closet. He doesn't have any contracts, which is a shame. He seems to prefer Nike shoes, but it's clay so maybe his old Ascics shoes worked better for that surface.
The asic shoes are the newer version. Besides that he is violating every clothing rule about being a professional player, especially being that he was once #2 in the world
He is wearing any shirt that he finds fitting at the moment. today vs Gasquet he cahnged a few times and the brands were not the same.. so the guys not on contract thats a given.
like chris said, it was confirmed, he doesn't have any contract
Why doesn't someone just give him a contract? He is still such a joy to watch
Haas is masterfully performing the fine art known as "Cageing,"* commonly seen on rec courts everywhere, but performed only by the bravest of men on the pro tour.
What is cageing?
I was wondering the exact same thing.
Wearing a sublime combination of mismatched clothing (Nike shirt, Adidas shorts, Asics shoes, for example) that compares in scope and variety to the career of great American thespian Nicolas Cage.
I cage a bit...always wear Yonex shoes and sometimes their shirts but always Nike socks and shorts. My shirt collection is dominated by Fed stuff from '05 thru '09...they got way too expensive afterwards.
The Yonex shoes are a necessity bcoz they are the best fit for my battered feet. I wish Mizuno made tennis shoes bcoz their running shoes are the ideal fit for a very difficult pair of aircraft carriers I walk and run on.
He probably grabbed those on sale
Thread of the Year here. The OP evidently has an aversion to looking below the waists of strange men.
Haas probably has no preference for under garment brands, or under garment at all.
I am wondering why he does not have a sponsorship
I understand that his career is almost over but he can still play...
^^ rough economy, unemployment still high, less endorsement money around to give to marginal players.
To 'Cage' is to wear a sublime combination of mismatched clothing.
To "Haas" is to, em, freeball.
On the Cageing note, anyone notice Haas actually switched from the Asics Speeds to the Gel Resolutions for his last match? Anyone have an idea of if/where these are available? They're a lot like the new colorway TW got, but more orange than gray, a little more white, and black at the top of the tongue. Some pics here of him practicing in them, or look up his last match photos. Sweet looking shoes.
They are stained orange form the red clay...... It is predominately a white mesh shoe. I believe he is wearing these shoes:
Asics Gel Resolution 4 White/Black Men's Shoes
for black men only.....:twisted:
His biggest idol is apparently Brook Shields.
Weird, in the practice pics in the flickr account above the inside rubber part of the shoe looks so much more gray than blue, but I think you might be right, just a trick of the clay/camera I suppose.
so exactly what terms did you enter into google to come up with this photo on this site, or is it something you have bookmarked?
Tommy is considered 'too old' for an endorsement deal. Also, since he left/was dumped by Nike, he's pretty much breached all of his contracts because he's so picky. I think he lost his KSwiss endorsement (his last contract) because he kept putting on Nike shoes instead. It's a shame Nike won't just say fine, we'll give you $2000 a year worth of merchandise, no cash. He always looked excellent in their stuff.
How much money does nike pay top 30-40 players that aren't rafa or fed? I wonder how much tommy was asking for.
tommy haas bulge, haha
It's pretty well-known on mens tennis forums dot com that Haas is a freeballer. There's a really long thread on players bulges over there, if that interests you :twisted:.
He is going to develop hernia.
I'm quite familiar with MTF, I was more interested in what you were up to.
I agree with @Fee - Nike should do something, however limited, with Tommy. If he's having this nice run on clay, he should be even better on grass and hardcourts (and stays healthy of course). He'll get on TV and they'll get plenty of 'human billboard' time.
Hard to believe any player will ever leave/come back to a sponsor this often.
Tommy unfortunately has burned all his sponsors over the years...
he changes them just like the underwear he obviously doesn't wear!:twisted:
He can't blame anyone but himself, he has always stood in his own way.
he made it hard for himself & his sponsors. Tommy is an unbelievable talent but he would also admit he has wasted a lot of it.
If I was Nike I wouldn't touch him. sad but true. There are so many other talented young players who want to wear their stuff...they will be signing more juniors for Wimbledon. They don't need to pay many of those.
Guhhh at Gerry Webber he is BACK to Nike. This man is all over the place haha. Although this kit looks so much nicer than the Asics fiasco he had going on.
He's just wearing what he owns or can buy. I suspect he will wear mostly Nike at Wimbledon, with a sleeve patch or two now that he's part of the conversation again.
Yep, he signs weekly deals with whoever.
Kimguroo should send him an outfit.
Haas apparel @ Citi Open, Washington
Well, I really don't understand what Tommy is doing. It seems, that he has no clothing sponsor now - that's for sure.
Playing the Citi Open with Nike shirt + short but Asics shoes, socks and wristbands and after that at the prize giving ceremony with Asics shirt...
So what's going on?
As others have said, Tommy always played with whatever clothes he liked wearing the most - even when he had sponsors! He never liked Nike shoes and never wore them, part of the reason why Nike dropped him (that and with all of his injuries and non-existant ranking a year ago, they thought he was done)
He was always wearing Nike shoes. Even when he was sponsored by Kswiss and Asics. That is why he could not keep any sponsors when Nike dropped him. When he was sponsored by Kswiss he would switch back and forth between Kswiss shoes and Nike. When he was originally sponsored by Asics he did the same thing. Going back and forth between Asics and Nike shoes.
For someone who never wore Nike shoes he sure would wear them a lot even when he was sponsored by Kswiss and Asics.
hahaha, I guess I got the companies mixed up. You're right, I remembered that he had one particular shoe brand that he liked and kept coming back to even though it clashed with his sponsorship but thought that the nike sponsorship was the one that he clashed with, guess it was the shoes instead
Tommy was dropped by Nike because his ranking fell and Nike was clearing house and whatever. It was about the same time they dropped Lleyton. Tommy has gone through a number of companies since then, but he always had Nike shoes on his feet, if not in matches then in practice. Both Kswiss and Asics dropped him because of it. He's very picky about his shoes, his clothes, his racquet. It's a shame Nike won't just give him a $4000 allotment of product per year, but even if they did, he'd probably screw that up somehow.
Now he is wearing Asics shoes with Nike clothing most of the time. Sometimes he is wearing a Ascis shirt.
Hass wore Asiscs vs Nole in Canada. Shirts were Nike and Asiscs. Wear what you like............
Don't forget the Asics socks and wristbands...
...when you're not getting paid.
I think Tommy is 'modeling' both companies' gear to try to wrangle a contract out of them. One of them would be smart to sign him for the US Open - likely to go 3 or more rounds and be on TV quite a bit.
Tommy is actually paying tribute to public court players all over the world. He's a man of the people, and he wants to dress like us.
(Asics just signed a bunch of players like Irina Falconi and Eric Butorac and others. I wouldn't be surprised if they made a deal with Tommy, but then he would screw it up again somehow).
to the contrary, I think Haas would certainly take the money, but do what he pleases. I think he's just wearing whatever 'cause that's what he does.
If Haas is truly paying tribute to the public court players, he needs to bulk up a bunch.
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