Originally Posted by West Coast Ace
You forgot about - or more likely didn't hear because you're far away from the US, but Young's Nike deal was over a mil - so they definitely took a bath and probably are a little gun shy.
Young is a slightly different scenario. He's an African-America and so invokes the Tiger Woods hysteria clause which makes talent spotters overthink the situation and the reality of the level of talent.
Nike desires an American star first and foremost, they're just not finding one in men's tennis.