Originally Posted by フェデラー
Must be my eyes failing me. I mean he's back in the top 25 I can't believe Nike hasn't resigned him (I guess they havent had much reason too yet). Think about how long James Blake was able to hold onto his nike sponsorship, even when he was essentially doing nothing and fading into obscurity.
I think Nike kept James because he fit into a niche that they wanted to market to and they didn't have a "top American" player at the time. But he wasn't performing so they let him go and he went to Fila for a while.
Asics just signed Jan-Michael at the end of June, right before Team Tennis. You would think they could easily sign Tommy, but he's burned them once so why would they take the chance again?