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Sanneriet
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:32 PM
Reebok and Roddick Seperate
Reebok Announces End of Roddick Contract

Reebok announced today that they are not continuing their endorsement arrangement with Andy Roddick when the current contract expires at the end of this month.

This announcement was not unexpected. Trade sources tell Daily Tennis that Roddick’s representatives are seeking a huge amount of money for his endorsement. So much, in fact, that both Reebok and Nike are not likely to step forward and pay the requested amount.

Now that Reebok has decided not to proceed with Roddick, it will likely be in a position to negotiate an endorsement contract with Venus Williams, whose endorsement contract with Reebok expired last year.

Speculation about Roddick’s contract is now centering on Lacoste as the likely suitor.

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Reebok response

Reebok International Ltd. on Friday dropped tennis star Andy Roddick of Austin as a spokesman for its athletic shoes, apparel and accessories.

The Reebok-Roddick relationship dates back to May 2000. But effective May 1, Roddick no longer will endorse Reebok products.

"Throughout our relationship, Andy has always been a loyal ambassador for the brand and has continuously proven himself to be a player capable of bringing intense energy and excitement back into the sport of tennis, with a talent and charisma to forever change the game," Reebok (NYSE: RBK), based in Canton, Mass., says in a statement.

"As our contract came to a close, and after carefully considering what is in the best interest of our business, Reebok has elected to not continue this partnership."

A representative of Washington, D.C.-based SFX Sports Group Inc., which manages Roddick's career, couldn't be reached for comment.

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I thought she had already re-signed with them.:confused:

40-0
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:40 PM
no, she still wears their clothers because she likes it, she has some kind of deal with them but as far as having her own line like she did back in 99 2000 i dont think so. Maybe with the new deal she can have her own stuff into court and not something Vaidisova will wear too!

V-MAC
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:54 PM
hmm, maybe that explains so why Venus hasn't been very adventurous with her tennis wardrobe this year if her contract has run out with Reebok. I hope she stays with them, they can be quite inventive and unique with their style.

yukon145
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:14 AM
Roddick in Lacoste??? didnt see that coming

kabuki
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:16 AM
I don't know why she doesn't make her own clothing line. VENUS-WEAR.

Hey, if Martina could do it in the 80's.... :shrug:

icequeen
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:22 AM
I don't know why she doesn't make her own clothing line. VENUS-WEAR.

Hey, if Martina could do it in the 80's.... :shrug:


Make her own clothing line she has to much on her plate now when will she find the time to do that.

kabuki
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:25 AM
Make her own clothing line she has to much on her plate now when will she find the time to do that.

:shrug: I don't know. I just like her style. :cool:

tennisIlove09
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:29 AM
Venus will always wear Reebok I think. She's loyal

Tennisaddict
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:33 AM
I hope she will change her outfits soon because it's good to see her in something new and refreshing.

icequeen
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:53 AM
:shrug: I don't know. I just like her style. :cool:


Yea, I like her style too. Really classy outfits from Vee.

icequeen
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Venus will always wear Reebok I think. She's loyal


Those williams girls are something else...talking about loyality to their employees. The have had Kerri Brookes, Their Lawyer, coaches, Carlos..everyone around them they hang onto....truly amazing when they trust someone they do not let go of them. I am not surprise that Venus will still wear Reeboks even if she does not get another contract with them.

skanky~skanketta
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:57 AM
well, i think only puma, lacoste and reebok come up with some nice stuff. the rest is so regular.

adidas used to be great with anna too.

maccardel
Apr 16th, 2005, 01:01 AM
Yea, I like her style too. Really classy outfits from Vee.

I kinda like her gold outfit dress from 2000. It was really nice on her and tight. It made her look flexible and gracious on court. I think it Maria's current one piece was influenced by that dress. No need to jump on me, it is just an observation.

icequeen
Apr 16th, 2005, 01:03 AM
well, i think only puma, lacoste and reebok come up with some nice stuff. the rest is so regular.

adidas used to be great with anna too.


I always liked that yellow and black outfit that Serena wore I think '02 when she kicked Martina's but 3, 2. that was a really nice outfit simple and well made and a nice fit.

icequeen
Apr 16th, 2005, 01:05 AM
I kinda like her gold outfit dress from 2000. It was really nice on her and tight. It made her look flexible and gracious on court. I think it Maria's current one piece was influenced by that dress. No need to jump on me, it is just an observation.


I can't remember that one....Oh is that the one when she won her first U.S. Open and she jumped so high she almost touch the clouds.

icequeen
Apr 16th, 2005, 01:06 AM
I kinda like her gold outfit dress from 2000. It was really nice on her and tight. It made her look flexible and gracious on court. I think it Maria's current one piece was influenced by that dress. No need to jump on me, it is just an observation.

What are you talking about.

Fantastic
Apr 16th, 2005, 04:13 PM
What's going on at Reebok? They're now devoid of all their stars. Other than Andy Roddick and Venus Williams, the company used to have Patrick Rafter, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Michael Chang on their books. Those are some very huge, internationally-popular players right there. With Rafter, Sanchez Vicario and Chang retired, you'd think the company would be doing well enough to pay for Roddick and Williams to endorse their products. The amount of exposure those two gave Reebok over the last seven years was unimagineable.

virtue05
Apr 16th, 2005, 04:16 PM
Reebok used both of them, now that Venus and Andy are struggling they want to throw them away like yesterday's trash.

CJ07
Apr 16th, 2005, 04:17 PM
no, she still wears their clothers because she likes it, she has some kind of deal with them but as far as having her own line like she did back in 99 2000 i dont think so. Maybe with the new deal she can have her own stuff into court and not something Vaidisova will wear too!
Dian Van Fostenburg does exclusive pieces for Venus.

They'll probably do an extension of that as well

Infiniti2001
Apr 16th, 2005, 04:27 PM
What's going on at Reebok? They're now devoid of all their stars. Other than Andy Roddick and Venus Williams, the company used to have Patrick Rafter, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Michael Chang on their books. Those are some very huge, internationally-popular players right there. With Rafter, Sanchez Vicario and Chang retired, you'd think the company would be doing well enough to pay for Roddick and Williams to endorse their products. The amount of exposure those two gave Reebok over the last seven years was unimagineable.

I dunno, but something tells me that Reebok is slowly moving away from tennis :shrug:

Dinkie
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Reebok just signed Nicole Vaidisova as their new cover girl.