Originally Posted by stringertom
They have gambled very heavily and lost on top juniors in the past with front-loaded deals that blew up when potential wasn't realized.
What typically is a "front-loaded" deal in this context? Is it simply lots of cash up front plus additional bonuses for meeting certain performance targets?
Would Monfils count as a recent Nike dud? One would think Tomic is headed down that route.
And is Berdych a Nike junior turned good, and so remains with the Swoosh to this day? Or was he a calculated marketing choice because of his good looks?