Does anyone here know what a typical racquet sponsorship is worth to the player? I'm guessing that players such as Federer get incredible deals, but if you're number 113 on the ATP tour and get virtually no "face time" on TV, what are you getting from Wilson, Prince, Head, etc.? The reason I'm wondering is this: If a mid-to-low-ranked pro gets $50,000 a year from a racquet deal, it may seem like a lot of money. But what if instead of taking the sponsorship, that same player went to Bosworth, paid $400 per racquet for ten racquets that were perfect for his game, and wound up winning one of the third-tier events that pay about $50,000? Wouldn't it be worth buying racquets if you are performing better in tournaments than you could with sponsored racquets? It seems to me that unless racquet sponsorships are REALLY valuable, the free racquets could easily be costing the mid-range players a ton of money. What am I missing out of the equation?