JAMES BLAKE back with DUNLOP?!!

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Ernie, May 24, 2007.

  1. Ernie

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    A friend of mine has just returned from Dusseldorf where James is playing. Guess what? he must be back with Dunlop because he is carrying the thermo bag. Anyone else seen this?
     
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  2. crazylevity

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    Good morning. There is already a thread on this that confirms your suspicions. Please OPEN your eyes wide and take in all the information before you post a new thread.
     
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  3. Duzza

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    I didn't realise he had actually gone back to Dunlop as a sponsor. I knew he was using a Dunlop under Prince sponsorship...

    EDIT: just read the other thread. All I can say is.. BAHHAHAHA.
     
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    Prince and Blake Part Company

    George Napier, ceo, Prince Sports, Inc. announced yesterday that James Blake and Prince had severed their business relationship. His letter read;

    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.?
     
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    http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=20355

    James Blake Signs with Dunlop
    Dunlop Sports Group Americas announced today that James Blake has rejoined the Dunlop Tour Team, the most accomplished in tennis. Presently ranked # 8 in the world, Blake is the highest ranked American player to sign with Dunlop since John McEnroe in 1981. Adding to the excitement, Blake will be playing with a Dunlop frame at the French Open, his first tournament since re-signing and where Dunlop is the official ball supplier. Dunlop plans to unveil which one of its cutting-edge Aerogel racquets James Blake will play at the Wimbledon championships.

    “I began my professional career at Dunlop, have played the best tennis of my career with a Dunlop frame and I am looking forward to calling Dunlop home again,” said Blake. “The new Aerogel racquet technology provides several frame specifications that will suit my game well and give me the confidence to know that I can take my career to new heights.”

    Known for his speed and powerful forehand, Blake was first signed by Dunlop when he turned pro in 1999. He has won a total of 9 professional singles titles and finished 2006 at a career-high World #4. His unwillingness to accept defeat in the face of adversity and his charisma both on and off the court have made him a fan favorite.

    “James has enormous talent, presence and respect on tour,” said Neil Morton, CEO of Dunlop Sports Group Americas. “He epitomizes what Dunlop tennis is all about. We’re excited to have him back, and we know he’ll have continued success playing with Aerogel.”

    With Blake, Dunlop continues the strong momentum built behind its line of Aerogel racquets which has received a number of ‘best in class’ awards around the world. Aerogel is being played by an increasing number of top tour professionals and top junior players – its success made clear through record sales.

    Dunlop Sports now boasts 4 players in the ATP top 12 -- James Blake (8th), Tommy Robredo (9th), Tommy Haas (10th), and Tomas Berdych (12th) -- all of them playing with the extraordinary technology of the new Dunlop Aerogel racquet.
     
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  6. oscar_2424

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    geez give him a break.
     
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  7. tennis4losers

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    James Blake Returns to Dunlop



    - Fan Favorite & Nine-Time Singles Champion Inks New Deal -

    PARIS, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunlop Sports Group Americas announced
    today that James Blake has rejoined the Dunlop Tour Team, the most
    accomplished in tennis. Presently ranked # 8 in the world, Blake is the
    highest ranked American player to sign with Dunlop since John McEnroe in
    1981. Adding to the excitement, Blake will be playing with a Dunlop frame
    at the French Open, his first tournament since re-signing and where Dunlop
    is the official ball supplier. Dunlop plans to unveil which one of its
    cutting-edge Aerogel racquets James Blake will play at the Wimbledon
    championships.
    "I began my professional career at Dunlop, have played the best tennis
    of my career with a Dunlop frame and I am looking forward to calling Dunlop
    home again," said Blake. "The new Aerogel racquet technology provides
    several frame specifications that will suit my game well and give me the
    confidence to know that I can take my career to new heights."
    Known for his speed and powerful forehand, Blake was first signed by
    Dunlop when he turned pro in 1999. He has won a total of 9 professional
    singles titles and finished 2006 at a career-high World #4. His
    unwillingness to accept defeat in the face of adversity and his charisma
    both on and off the court have made him a fan favorite.
    "James has enormous talent, presence and respect on tour," said Neil
    Morton, CEO of Dunlop Sports Group Americas. "He epitomizes what Dunlop
    tennis is all about. We're excited to have him back, and we know he'll have
    continued success playing with Aerogel."
    With Blake, Dunlop continues the strong momentum built behind its line
    of Aerogel racquets which has received a number of 'best in class' awards
    around the world. Aerogel is being played by an increasing number of top
    tour professionals and top junior players - its success made clear through
    record sales.
    Dunlop Sports now boasts 4 players in the ATP top 12 -- James Blake
    (8th), Tommy Robredo (9th), Tommy Haas (10th), and Tomas Berdych (12th) --
    all of them playing with the extraordinary technology of the new Dunlop
    Aerogel racquet.
    About Dunlop Sports Group Americas
    Dunlop Sports Group Americas, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dunlop
    Slazenger International, Ltd. is known worldwide by sports enthusiasts who
    value quality and performance in their sporting goods equipment.
    Headquartered in Greenville, SC, the company's product line spans tennis
    racquets and tennis balls; squash racquets and balls; Carlton badminton
    racquets and shuttles; golf balls, golf accessories and golf clubs.
    International endorsers include tennis legend John McEnroe, world squash
    champion Jonathon Power and three- time world long-drive golf champion Sean
    Fister. For further information phone: 800.768.4727.
     
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  9. Forehand Forever

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    Let's get some pics baby.
     
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    The US invade normandy!!!
     
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  11. Fedace

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    What is this new magical Aerogel racket he is supposed to dayview at wimbledon ?? And if it is so good, why is he not using it at the french ?? is he afraid he is going to suck with it and hate it ?? any racket with Aerogel immediately improves your level by 1 level at least. anyone who tried it knows this.
     
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  12. crazylevity

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    what's a DAYVIEW????
     
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  13. Lambsscroll

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    Dude, why are you jumping all over Ernie. The guy is just sharing some info with us.
     
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