How Do Sponsorships Work For Pros?

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  1. CivicLx

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    So if Fed is back home and out on the court with Mirka, can he be wearing a t-shirt from the Gap. How much does Nike control him and what he wears?
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    1) Not on court.
    2) Why would he? He's getting equipment for free.
     
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  3. CivicLx

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    just a discussion I'm having with my dad on the phone:)
     
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    Not at court or in any public/media related appearance.

    But the point is, why would he use, for example, a cap from GAP if he gets nike stuff for free... better, he is being paid to wear it, haha. Anything as he wants, design, shape, colour...
     
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  5. Bobby Jr

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    At the top level they make sure their people and their family/coaching crew also have whatever they want and then some. It's much easier than worrying about not-idea photos in the media of the kids/wife wearing Reebok or whatever.

    Outside of sportswear I'm sure they can wear whatever they want. In the highest profile players (Federer, Nadal, Murray) they are probably asked to at least avoid wearing overtly branded stuff by other brands regardless whether it's non-sportswear or not. It reduces the chance of situations where other brands might use pics of said sportsperson walking around in their gear as if there's some tacit implication of endorsement of their brand.
     
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    if i was getting paid like that id wear it to bed;)
     
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  8. martini1

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    The stars are very careful on this matter. Even if the contract does not point out every single fine points, the manager of star would be very sensitive on this issue and watch out for stuff like that.

    Obviously wearing a shirt or hat with a big logo from a company that doesn't pay you to do it is a no brainer. And they never never wear brands that competes with their sponsors. That is very specific on the contracts (conflict of interests).

    But you can see like in team sports a player's team wears Nike Jersey but personally they are sponsored by Adidas (shoes).

    I have seen pictures of Federer in causal wear and other than the sneakers I think the outfit is not Nike.
     
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  9. West Coast Ace

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    Now they are.

    Back in the day Boris Becker signed a deal with Ford. Got caught (I think it was less than a year after the ink dried) 'going real, real, fast' - in a Porsche.
     
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    using the clothes just because they get it for free... that would make sense if it was I or anyone of us in this forum lol.

    But federer come on, he could buy the most expensive clothes on earth and still ...that would be like a drop of water in the ocean in his bank account
     
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    ^Why would he? He's getting what he wants, with the colours he wants, with the patterns he wants, for free. He still has blue jeans and suits in his chest for sure for his off days, but in terms of sports equipment, he has no reason to wear something else.
     
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    Every individual Contract is just that... "individual" - each are drafted with specific details agreed to by both Parties - sure, the basic Agreement Legalities are often the same, but there are also too many to list "additions" that are added at the request of either Party...
     
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  13. ASH1485

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    Like federer is sponsored by Mercedes, is he not allowed to own a Ferarri or a Lamborghini ???

    i would never accept such a condition :)
     
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  14. Lukhas

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    ^If it covers McLaren-Mercedes cars, I don't think he's going to care, or if he has time to care since he's on the tour. Imagine, you have a pick-up everywhere in the world guaranteed. With the kids and the wife, he'll have to use an E class anyway... :lol: That said, E class cars are pretty awesome IMO. It's like being in your (leather) couch driving. Just lacking the fire and glass of dry whiskey.
     
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