Dec
28

On To The Next One: Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has left IMG Worldwide and will handle his own affairs in the meantime. Credit: Susan Mullane-US PRESSWIRE

Former world No.1 tennis player Rafael Nadal has left IMG. He will start his own management company with his father and manager. It has been a big few months in the realm of tennis representation, with No.1 Novak Djokovic joining powerhouse IMG just last week. Roger Federer, who was also previously managed by IMG, left…
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Dec
21

On To The Next One: Novak Djokovic

Nov 13, 2012; Novak Djokovic reacts during his match against Roger Federer during the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena. Credit: Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE

No. 1 ranked tennis player Novak has signed with IMG for representation. He was previously with CAA Sports. Novak made his intention to leave CAA known back in August citing simply that he needed to move on. While most insiders believed he would eventually end up at IMG, he took his time to make a decision.…
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Jul
11

Is Andy Murray On To The Next One?

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Daniel Kaplan from Sports Business Journal has reported that Wimbledon finalist Andy Murray is shopping around for a new agent. He is currently represented by Simon Fuller at XIX Entertainment, which is an arm of CAA Sports. Fuller also represents David Beckham and Lewis Hamilton. No reason has been given for the decision, though it…
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Jun
04

Tennis Agent Tony Godsick Leaves IMG Worldwide; Could He End Up At Excel Sports?

Roger Federer. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE

Tony Godsick, a tennis agent at IMG Worldwide for roughly 19 years, is no longer with the company.  IMG Worldwide also lost Roger Federer (who has won a whopping won 16 Grand Slam titles in his career) as a client along with Godsick’s departure.  However, IMG Worldwide still has hope that Federer will return as a client at some…
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Oct
20

RIP Ken Meyerson, President of Lagardère Unlimited Tennis

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The entire sports agent and sports business community mourns the death of a respected individual who was at the top of Lagardère Unlimited’s tennis division at the time of his passing.  Ken Meyerson, best known for his representation of tennis stars including Andy Roddick, Justine Henin, Fernando Gonzalez, Mardy Fish, and many others, passed away late…
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Jan
23

2011 Australian Open: Where are the Americans in Tennis?

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As the 2011 tennis season kicked off with the first major, Australian Open, no one can deny the lack of American players in tennis.  Over the last decade, the number of American professional tennis players (men and women) has declined. Serena and Venus Williams are ranked four and five in the world. They have dominated…
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Jan
21

Sponsored Post: How to Choose Tennis Racquets for Beginner Players

Sponsored Post Shopping for a tennis racquet can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re a beginner.  Tennis racquets may all look the same but every little thing makes them unique and completely different. Start with length—when it comes to adult racquets there aren’t too many lengths to choose from, however even one or two…
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Oct
21

Ted Forstmann Of IMG Accused Of Making Wagers On Tennis Matches

Would there be any problem if I placed a bet on the outcome of tonight’s Phillies vs. Giants game?  What if I had placed a bet on one of Clint Robinson’s (a client of mine) games this past regular season?  Is there a difference between the two? Yesterday, I read a report that Ted Forstmann,…
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Jul
07

The Evolution of Women’s Tennis

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There is a debate concerning women’s professional basketball. Many believe the WNBA will not survive because the organization does not have the same sponsorship or financial backing as the NBA. Many think the women do not have the athleticism to play at the same level as male professional basketball players. Therefore, women’s professional basketball is…
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Jun
23

Rookie Reflections

As agent advocates, we anticipate our clients making the necessary adjustments upon being drafted or securing placement with a professional organization. We expect our clients to perform based on contractual obligations and add value to the organizations as a professionals and human beings.  Athletes are consistently being evaluated by management and coaches. Evaluations are based on…
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