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Old 11-06-2012, 06:37 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by stringertom View Post
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?
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