It's funny, Davydenko isn't getting any money from Prince, but they're still using a picture of him on their website so any davydenko fan browsing the prince website see's davydenko holding his prized racquet, so Prince is getting all the benefit of a sponsorship without sending Nikolay the checks. :-D
Posted by David
12/10/2009 at 06:08 AM
"and I suspect all the tennis brands these recessionary days might be reevaluating their pro-player spending as well."
When did davydenko ever spend the kind of money the celebrities mentioned do? I vaguely remember that nicolay and his wife goes to a garage sale with his wife.
I'm sure it has something to do with the controversy a few years back. Plus prince has been doing a lot of tennis channel promos. Plus prince knows that Davy isn't very marketable. I'm sure that they could call him the "giant killer" or something.
It's the nature of the beast. He should get a deal or paint his rackets.
Posted by jarrod
12/10/2009 at 01:18 PM
it is the nature of the beast. well said. Who knows what davydenko was asking them to pay him and there was a controversy. I think Prince is stand-up and respect what tehy have been doing lately b/c they don't mislead by painting other brands frames... yOu know players actually really using a prince b/c the hole technology is right there in front of you. its more real credibility for their rackets.
I guess the FTC regulations will also force some tennis players who play with racket paintjobs to reconsider their contracts - according to my understanding, this is now illegal, is it not?
Posted by Squashman
01/01/2010 at 01:39 AM
There is a Squash player, who is now #1 in the world, who is an ex-Prince sponsored player. He just could not switch racquets away from his trusty prince. Prince ended his contract and he went with Head, then during his head contract, started using his old prince again, with black paint. Head finally had to end his contract and he went back to his old racquet, without a prince sponsor. Same situation as Davydenko. This guy also wears Adidas shoes, but the shoes tend to peel away at the toe and so he put TAPE on the shoes to make it stay together. Imagine, your player puts tape on your shoes and uses someone else's racquet. What a guy to sponsor!
Posted by Shaggy
01/20/2010 at 05:32 PM
No one believes that this is delayed fallout from point shaving/gambling accusations 2 years ago?
Posted by pure conrol
01/23/2010 at 01:00 PM
Davydenko actually has a gret personality, he just doesn't want to get caught up in being famous and rich, he wants play tennis
Posted by Aufbau The Dog
02/04/2010 at 10:54 PM
I guess decreasing wind resistence would be similar to increasing your strength, which we know is an advantage. You could impart more impulse to the shot in the same time. But couldn't you achieve something almost as good by using a racquet with a lower swing weight achieved by a head-light balance?
Posted by Rodney Williams
02/19/2010 at 09:09 AM
You can't paint a prince racquet and pretend it is a head.
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well, this summer i couple new places to try out. thanks for the tips. and i love the "prefix." it took me a moment to switch accents in my head and understand "prix fixe." i forget sometimes what french sounds like.
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