So it was reported last month that Nadal hadn't renewed his deal with IMG and like Federer has chosen to set up his own business with his long time manager Carlos Costa (see reports of him creating a sports and event management company here: http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2013/f...ement-company/
It's been reported in the Chilean press today that he and his team have been so impressed with Garin that they've nearly completed a deal to sign him -- so Carlos Costa will now manage Garin's career. Interesting development and a sign of the promise they see in him. http://www.lasegunda.com/Noticias/De...ager-que-Nadal
Translation of above article:
Finished the game yesterday against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, far from satisfied after having given tough fight to number 26 in the world, Christian Garin was upset, almost to tears by the loss. That's the mentality of this 16 year old boy, who in Vina del Mar Chile became the youngest ever to win a match on the ATP (the first round of the Serbian Dusan Lajovic).
Its performance has surprised the international journalists who came to Chile to see Nadal, and the Spanish player's own staff. In fact, Garin is about to sign with the same company that manages the career of Rafa. Since last year many companies were being set international representation in the young Chilean, including Nadal, headed by former tennis player Carlos Costa, who is in Viña del Mar as part of the circle of the Spaniard.
Leveraging its presence in Chile, Costa met with Christian's father, Sergio Garin, who acknowledged that "we're almost ready ... I think we will close deal." Everything will be resolved in the coming days or hours ... The sharing manager with Nadal entail immense benefits to Garin. Wild cards in high level tournaments, rapprochement with sponsors, driving better business in the area ... certainly a giant leap in its infancy and already remarkable career.