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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 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.

http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/...ap1950787.html

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Booo, I say. Reebok made him different from most of the others. His style was unique in a sea of ugly Addidas and Nike clothes.

Oh Andy, please sign up with Lacoste and stay a million miles away from Addidas and Nike. please please please.... *begs*

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Very interesting...

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His style was unique in a sea of ugly Addidas and Nike clothes.
Sorry, but I have to disagree. Roddick's US Open outfit will go down in my memory as one of the ugliest tennis outfits I have ever seen.

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Sorry, but I have to disagree. Roddick's US Open outfit will go down in my memory as one of the ugliest tennis outfits I have ever seen.
No, the ugliest should be Rafter's outfit with white hibiscus flowers on red shorts.
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Ha ha, now the Ducklings have egg on their faces for slamming the poster who first revealed this news in the Roddick forum several days ago.

I agree with the poster above, Roddick's US Open outfit was an aesthetic eyesore that we should never see the likes of again. I think he will look so much better when he signs with Nike and breaks out the orange sleeveless shirt and clam-diggers. Find a headband and work on that grunt, Andrew!

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

http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/...ap1950787.html
I want to see Andy with santoro-pants Vs. Nadal with too-ass-tight capri.
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[b]Reebok and Roddick 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.
Money drives all, unfortunately, to the detriment of the game and of the players.
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Andy is not worth that money Euroka. They should deny him.
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I bet A-rod will be with Nike.
With Agassi coming to the end of his career, Nike needs a new high profile male tennis player from America to promote it's brand in the American Market; and that is A-rod.
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I think he will look so much better when he signs with Nike and breaks out the orange sleeveless shirt and clam-diggers. Find a headband and work on that grunt, Andrew!
It probably has a lot of sarcasm in your post but it would actually look quite good on him, though so not him at the same time.

By the way, can he pull off sleeveless shirts like Hewitt, Nadal and Moya? Hmm.


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Andy isn't no.1 anymore he isn't even close and haven't won any slams since USO 03, so it's quite natural to replace him, not worth the money anymore...
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I loved the Reebok aparell too..

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