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jones101 12-28-2012 03:12 PM

Nadal To Leave IMG Agency!
 
http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Dai...nts/Nadal.aspx

IMG loses its Federer and Nadal but gains Novak it seems.

Clarky21 12-28-2012 03:14 PM

Eeyore isn't much of consolation prize for losing Fed and Nadal. IMG is a mess right now so I don't blame either one of them for jumping ship. Eeyore is a dummy for going to them considering IMG is going under at a rapid pace.

underground 12-28-2012 03:25 PM

Refer to this thread:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=449151

jones101 12-28-2012 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underground (Post 7083839)

I did before making this one, no mention of Nadal/

El Diablo 12-28-2012 04:03 PM

"Dummy"??? I think not. Going to an agency that's having problems puts you in a position to get more favorable terms. If the agency were to go under you simply move your account to another one.

Clarky21 12-28-2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by El Diablo (Post 7083949)
"Dummy"??? I think not. Going to an agency that's having problems puts you in a position to get more favorable terms. If the agency were to go under you simply move your account to another one.


IMG is in a disarray. It is being sold off and split up. I do not think that going to a company that can't even keep itself together is going to be able to do much for Eeyore. You also have to factor in his lack of popularity because if the public ain't buying it won't matter what he's selling.

Steve0904 12-28-2012 04:43 PM

I must say Clarky, I like this new nickname you have for Djokovic much more than ****.

Matchball 12-28-2012 05:05 PM

In dubio pro ...rumors (!)

Mike Sams 12-28-2012 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clarky21 (Post 7083815)
Eeyore isn't much of consolation prize for losing Fed and Nadal. IMG is a mess right now so I don't blame either one of them for jumping ship. Eeyore is a dummy for going to them considering IMG is going under at a rapid pace.

Djokovic is in the prime of his career. Federer and Nadal are nearing the end.

Mike Sams 12-28-2012 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve0904 (Post 7084019)
I must say Clarky, I like this new nickname you have for Djokovic much more than ****.

Clarky isn't in a position to be making nicknames for anybody. Djokovic is the world #1 tennis player. Clarky is the world #1 tennis forum clown. :lol:

veroniquem 12-28-2012 05:19 PM

Clarky just worries too much about Djoko. I'm sure he will be fine, no matter what agency he's with...

Clarky21 12-28-2012 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by veroniquem (Post 7084074)
Clarky just worries too much about Djoko. I'm sure he will be fine, no matter what agency he's with...


I'm not worried about Eeyore because I could not care less about him. What I said about IMG is the truth.

mistik 12-28-2012 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Sams (Post 7084063)
Djokovic is in the prime of his career. Federer and Nadal are nearing the end.

True Fed is old and Rafa finished but Djokovic is just not a charismatic player.Being N0 1 doesnt make you so.

Mike Sams 12-28-2012 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mistik (Post 7084085)
True Fed is old and Rafa finished but Djokovic is just not a charismatic player.Being N0 1 doesnt make you so.

Well the tennis world sure found Djokovic 2.0 charismatic for a while there eh? Basically beside themselves at the path of destruction Djokovic was leaving in his wake, crushing Nadal everywhere and ripping the #1 ranking from his hands literally!

smoledman 12-28-2012 05:33 PM

IMG in a freefall as top athletes learn they don't need them anymore.

mistik 12-28-2012 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Sams (Post 7084091)
Well the tennis world sure found Djokovic 2.0 charismatic for a while there eh? Basically beside themselves at the path of destruction Djokovic was leaving in his wake, crushing Nadal everywhere and ripping the #1 ranking from his hands literally!

You either charismatic or not.There is no such a thing of being found charismatic for a while.He is a top 3 player for the last 6 years he has an amazing 2011 followed by pretty good 2012,of course he will have some kind of fame and there will be some people who admires him.He is just doesnt have a star power like Borg and Agassi used to having,Fed and Nadal has.

veroniquem 12-28-2012 05:42 PM

Fed never had the slightest charisma and look what they've done with him! At least, Djoko is funny and easy to relate to, 2 things Fed is definitely not. I say their task will be easier with Djoko (provided he keeps winning of course).

smoledman 12-28-2012 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by veroniquem (Post 7084118)
Fed never had the slightest charisma and look what they've done with him! At least, Djoko is funny and easy to relate to, 2 things Fed is definitely not. I say their task will be easier with Djoko (provided he keeps winning of course).

Have you ever seen his Nike or Lindt commercials(especially the last one)? Nadal has ZERO charisma.

Mike Sams 12-28-2012 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistik (Post 7084109)
You either charismatic or not.There is no such a thing of being found charismatic for a while.He is a top 3 player for the last 6 years he has an amazing 2011 followed by pretty good 2012,of course he will have some kind of fame and there will be some people who admires him.He is just doesnt have a star power like Borg and Agassi used to having,Fed and Nadal has.

Federer doesn't have any charisma. :lol: And all Nadal does is grunt and 'vamos' his butt off. You think anybody would care about these guys if they only had 2-3 Slams respectively?

veroniquem 12-28-2012 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by smoledman (Post 7084121)
Have you ever seen his Nike or Lindt commercials(especially the last one)? .

That's exactly what I'm saying: if they can make enjoyable commercials with the dullest guy on earth, they should be able to do even better with an actual fun guy. Bring them on!


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