Originally Posted by ozza
Interesting you bring up McIlroy so I'll link this to Caro at the end. But McIlroy is under big pressure to find his form, he's obviously recently signed a well publicised $250m sponsorship deal. Every day his form stays bad is hurting Nike, he's had a well publicised change of golf clubs of which may have nothing to do with his dip in form, but they right are an easy excuse/target and thus every day his current form goes on hurts Nike. Supposedly Nike are not happy at all with McIlroy's start to the year, and he's being urged that he has to find his form before The Masters which starts next week (where a lot more eyes will be watching his form), so it's likely Nike have urged him to play this week (this is from UK newspapers).
Bringing this to Caro, you have to wonder if she is under any sort of similar pressures. She's under-performing, is there any pressure on her to get better? We know famously Nike had a "pep-talk" with Serena when she was under-performing many years ago.
Adidas might not be as demanding as Nike is within the tennis realm.AI signed a huge,lifetime personal services contract with Adidas,and even her fans have accused her of remaining an active player merely to fulfill minimum terms of that contract.It's believed that Adidas angrily pressured her when she reached her slutty depths(eventually dropping out of the Top 60!).Heinz Gunthardt basically salvaged her career and allowed her to maintain the pretense of being a pro tennis player(for NOW),and the sweet angel was so grateful that she fired him at season's end
....Caroline's ranking and level have dropped off a bit from her 2010-2011 level,but she's almost a DREAM when you compare her to other wastes-of-endorsement(life)
Off-topic: Mitten Kitten,"lifes" is not a word;with most all English words when an 'f' is the last pronounced letter,the 'f' changes to a 'v' in the plural form...so it's "lives"
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