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Yay!!New ATP logo for 2009, see post #49

Black Adam
08-04-2008, 02:08 PM
Look at the folowing pictures carefully:
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40791000/jpg/_40791428_sampras270.jpg#

http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com/catImages/sampras99nike-1.jpg

http://www.thetennischannel.com/Ttc/Programs/ATP-Tag-315x185.jpg

Sampras has long retired from the game but why is his service motion still being used to epitomise tennis? Maybe in the 90's it was okay to have Sampras represent tennis but that was a long time ago and the game has long evolved. I think that the ATP Tennis company should come up with a symbol that isn't outdated. Thoughts?

Sunset of Age
08-04-2008, 02:11 PM
Sampras has long retired from teh game but why is his service motion still being used to epitomise tennis? Maybe in the 90's it was okay to have Sampras represent tennis but that was a long time ago and the game has long evolved. I think that the ATP Tennis company should come up with a symbol that isn't outdated. Thoughts?

Well, Boring Pete's still-standing GOAT status might have something to do with it, together with the fact that his serve was in fact one of the best EVER, if not perfect... :shrug: I think it's okay to keep it.

bokehlicious
08-04-2008, 02:11 PM
Yep, Sampras was ok for the 90's, they need to update the logo though and put either Nole or Rafa's service motion :o

finishingmove
08-04-2008, 02:16 PM
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4093/hulkzl4.jpg

seljanin
08-04-2008, 02:21 PM
Well, Boring Pete's still-standing GOAT status might have something to do with it, together with the fact that his serve was in fact one of the best EVER, if not perfect... :shrug: I think it's okay to keep it.

Agree, except for the bolded part :angel:

Sunset of Age
08-04-2008, 02:23 PM
Agree, except for the bolded part :angel:

It was sarcasm from my part. ;)

Black Adam
08-04-2008, 02:41 PM
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4093/hulkzl4.jpg
That's funny but I was thinking more along the lines of a tennis shot i.e. The double handed backhand or Fed's serve which would look good as a logo.

Voo de Mar
08-04-2008, 03:05 PM
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4093/hulkzl4.jpg

:lol:

Interesting thread BA :yeah: I think ATP would change this symbol. In Sampras' Era there were many players who won many titles mainly thanks to big serve, so Sampras' serve as the best shot in the 90's was a pretty summary of that Era.
Now, they should change it into Nadal's heavy forehand topspin.

Something like this -> :lol:

Johnny Groove
08-04-2008, 03:05 PM
Its the perfect logo for the ATP and should not be changed.

finishingmove
08-04-2008, 03:07 PM
i dont know... for me its a tie between the forehand and the backhand.

what do you think?

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6324/dsc0590vu3.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/pop_hernandezAC078471.jpg

the forehand edges it, doesnt it .. ?

oranges
08-04-2008, 03:09 PM
Way to make the choice more neutral :awww: Simple NO wouldn't do? I like the current one and certainly hope they won't be changing it every few years to make it more like some current player.

PiggyGotRoasted
08-04-2008, 03:09 PM
i dont know... for me its a tie between the forehand and the backhand.

what do you think?

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6324/dsc0590vu3.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/pop_hernandezAC078471.jpg

the forehand edges it, doesnt it .. ?

You have to give credit to that backhand though they are the two best strokes in tennis ever, maybe the atp should put them both in. :confused:

lalit
08-04-2008, 03:13 PM
its perfect as a logo
however i think clay death would want a two handed backhand shot

Sebby
08-04-2008, 03:25 PM
Here is the symbol the ATP should use :

http://static.metal-archives.com/images/5/9/0/4/5904_logo.jpg

You knew it would come, right? :umbrella:

Denaon
08-04-2008, 03:27 PM
I think it'd be cool to have a new logo :D

:shrug: That's all I can say about this :D

fast_clay
08-04-2008, 03:50 PM
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm182/patma2003/blanka-1.jpg

Chloe le Bopper
08-04-2008, 04:03 PM
I didn't like Sampras, but think the logo is fine.

Lee
08-04-2008, 04:22 PM
I think 99% of ATP players have a serving motion like the logo :shrug:

And to answer the question, I like a new one but that's has nothing to do with Sampras or not.

Denaon
08-04-2008, 04:31 PM
I think 99% of ATP players have a serving motion like the logo :shrug:

And to answer the question, I like a new one but that's has nothing to do with Sampras or not.

I agree with that...:yeah:

Mateya
08-04-2008, 04:37 PM
I think curretnt simbol is cool...and service motion is practicaly the same with all pro players. Well, just the serve isn't. :lol:

If there is a need for change, I have one MTF inspired simbol:

http://shrani.si/f/l/e/18X9EjW1/happyfacemug.jpg

GlennMirnyi
08-04-2008, 04:41 PM
This is how the ATP logo should be nowadays.

Mateya
08-04-2008, 04:49 PM
Or maybe Argentina tennis asociation simbol :tape:

GlennMirnyi
08-04-2008, 04:53 PM
Or maybe Argentina tennis asociation simbol :tape:

Spanish, Argentine... you choose. But honestly... who are we kididng? ;)

StevoTG
08-04-2008, 05:00 PM
Way to make the choice more neutral :awww: Simple NO wouldn't do? I like the current one and certainly hope they won't be changing it every few years to make it more like some current player.

I agree, why change it every few years? If it aint broke, don't fix it.

KitinovRules
08-04-2008, 05:03 PM
This is how the ATP logo should be nowadays.
Well,

I miss Dr.Fuentes prodige photo nearby. That would make complete story :devil::devil::devil:

Fee
08-04-2008, 06:48 PM
Well, there is reportedly a new logo coming with the name change (ATP WORLD TOUR) but I don't know what it is. The serve logo is perfect, to me, because it represents the action of tennis, the beginning of every point. That logo also works because it could really be anyone even though educated fans know that it was modeled after Pete (the AO logo was too apparently).

If they are going to change it, it needs to be something equally universal and action oriented. I would suggest a backhand volley closeup, even though that shot is about as rare as a California Condor these days.

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 06:50 PM
You have no life if you want the ATP symbol to be changed. No life.

MacTheKnife
08-04-2008, 07:12 PM
Yep, I'm in. keep it. Maybe Pete is outdated, but name a single shot today or since then more powerful and dominating than the Sampras serve. (1st & 2nd)

Acer
08-04-2008, 07:18 PM
I'm for changing the logo as long as it's replaced by one that doesn't really represent any particular player, past or current. I think it's unfair the pick just one player when there are many many others who have done so much for the game.

fast_clay
08-04-2008, 07:44 PM
This is how the ATP logo should be nowadays.

:haha: :lol:

oh my godfather... so funny i shat...

:lol:

fast_clay
08-04-2008, 07:48 PM
the problem with de villiers is that he went about fixing a game that is not really that broken, instead of treating the players with more respect first... to be honest i like the symbol, and the change is nothing but a cosmetic one that would cost money and for what...?

one of the world sports most recognisable and prestigeous right now imo... altho, f***head is doing his best to put his dirty **** thru it...

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 07:58 PM
Yep, I'm in. keep it. Maybe Pete is outdated, but name a single shot today or since then more powerful and dominating than the Sampras serve. (1st & 2nd)
Karlovic's backhand. Murray's dropshot. Coria's serve.

Metis
08-04-2008, 08:00 PM
I'm surprised nobody suggested this as the new logo:

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:gUE9xF3NmWp5IM:http://www.masks-wigs-and-costumes.com/Masks/images/mickey_mouse_mask.JPG (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.masks-wigs-and-costumes.com/Masks/images/mickey_mouse_mask.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.masks-wigs-and-costumes.com/Masks/character.asp&h=412&w=477&sz=61&hl=en&start=42&um=1&tbnid=gUE9xF3NmWp5IM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmickey%2Bmouse%26start%3D36%26ndsp%3D 18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN)


or even this one, which includes the mug era concept:

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:dq-cEX7PD_eahM:http://www.dizpins.com/archives/images/2008januarypics/wdw_spotlight_mug_mickey.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.dizpins.com/archives/images/2008januarypics/wdw_spotlight_mug_mickey.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.dizpins.com/monthly_releases/2008/wdw_march2008.htm&h=300&w=300&sz=18&hl=en&start=3&um=1&tbnid=dq-cEX7PD_eahM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmickey%2Bmouse%2Bmug%26um%3D1%26hl%3D en)


:D

RagingLamb
08-04-2008, 08:02 PM
also some way to represent the gambling and match-fixing

PiggyGotRoasted
08-04-2008, 08:04 PM
also some way to represent the gambling and match-fixing

http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/nevada/images/s/nevada-silver-legacy-resort-casino.jpg

Damn
08-04-2008, 08:12 PM
This is how the ATP logo should be nowadays.

Expected :rolleyes:

ChinoRios4Ever
08-04-2008, 09:32 PM
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:dq-cEX7PD_eahM:http://www.dizpins.com/archives/images/2008januarypics/wdw_spotlight_mug_mickey.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.dizpins.com/archives/images/2008januarypics/wdw_spotlight_mug_mickey.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.dizpins.com/monthly_releases/2008/wdw_march2008.htm&h=300&w=300&sz=18&hl=en&start=3&um=1&tbnid=dq-cEX7PD_eahM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmickey%2Bmouse%2Bmug%26um%3D1%26hl%3D en)


:D

When i enter this topic i was sure to see something like that :haha:

but in the mug it must say ATP, no the mickey mouse face :devil:

jpatatsos
08-04-2008, 10:40 PM
doesn't bother me

tangerine_dream
08-04-2008, 10:47 PM
The logo is fine as it is. Sampras' serve is textbook perfect, it will never be outdated. You guys are almost as bad as Mr Disney, trying to fix something that ain't broke.

luie
08-05-2008, 12:33 AM
This is how the ATP logo should be nowadays.
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

bad gambler
08-05-2008, 12:40 AM
I'd say the ATP have more pertinant issues to deal with than deciding whether their logo should change

FairWeatherFan
08-05-2008, 12:49 AM
That logo also works because it could really be anyone even though educated fans know that it was modeled after Pete (the AO logo was too apparently).

The AO logo is modeled after Edberg's serve, actually.

BigJohn
08-05-2008, 01:05 AM
I voted no, not because it is a tribute to Sampras, but because it looks perfectly fine as it is. If there is a new one on the way, I hope it is still a serving motion.

Fee
08-05-2008, 02:55 AM
The AO logo is modeled after Edberg's serve, actually.

Neat-o, that's even better. :)

Via
08-05-2008, 08:59 AM
yumm... mickey for logo :D

The AO logo is modeled after Edberg's serve, actually.
i've heard about that, but thought it's only speculation. people say it looks like his serve cos it bends so much backwards. i don't know it's a confirmed fact.

as for the atp logo... well it's been re-designed this decade. it was a 'stick man' in the 90s. so there really isn't any reason the logo should look like sampras after he retired.

i would like to think that any similarity is unintentional. you have to understand that designers have to work from somewhere :)

FairWeatherFan
08-05-2008, 10:12 AM
i've heard about that, but thought it's only speculation. people say it looks like his serve cos it bends so much backwards. i don't know it's a confirmed fact.

Mmmmm. You're right, I can't find a confirmed source for it. It does look a lot like Edberg's serve, though, and definitely isn't Sampras' at least.

I guess it's weird that they don't use someone like Laver, Roche, Newcombe's serve though.

Oh, and on the thread topic (:p), I actually like the use of Sampras' serve because it's really IMO the most aesthetically perfect shot in the history of tennis. No need to change it, it's good to pay respect to the history of the game.

Black Adam
08-05-2008, 10:13 AM
The point is that logo was okay the days tennis was domionated by the Serve aka Sampras in his prime. Now if Roddick were the main event these days I wouldn't mind that logo but the game is dominated by baseline tennis and not the serve hence it needs to be upgraded and remodeled.

Fumus
08-05-2008, 03:19 PM
The point is that logo was okay the days tennis was domionated by the Serve aka Sampras in his prime. Now if Roddick were the main event these days I wouldn't mind that logo but the game is dominated by baseline tennis and not the serve hence it needs to be upgraded and remodeled.

Haven't you seen the new symbol?

http://www.atptennis.com/finals/index.html

It looks like my avatar...

Black Adam
08-05-2008, 03:28 PM
Haven't you seen the new symbol?

http://www.atptennis.com/finals/index.html

It looks like my avatar...

Splendid. It's up to date and universal for most players who raise their arms to the sky after victory.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=147137&d=1217950080

lorenz
08-05-2008, 04:41 PM
I remeber me completing a ATP survey about those new logos !!

Fumus
08-05-2008, 05:01 PM
I remeber me completing a ATP survey about those new logos !!

Yea as did I, it was about what to call the events, and what colors the logo should be.

Fumus
08-05-2008, 05:04 PM
Splendid. It's up to date and universal for most players who raise their arms to the sky after victory.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=147137&d=1217950080

Update your thread...the ATP Symbol has been changed...:yeah:

BigJohn
08-05-2008, 05:10 PM
Is it the new ATP logo or the ATP World Tour Final logo? The serving dude is still on the ATP website.

Fumus
08-05-2008, 05:25 PM
Is it the new ATP logo or the ATP World Tour Final logo? The serving dude is still on the ATP website.

No, no...that will be the logo starting 2009. See posts above about the surveys etc...

Daniel
08-05-2008, 05:42 PM
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm182/patma2003/blanka-1.jpg

:lol:
as ugly as Nadal.

JolánGagó
08-05-2008, 05:55 PM
Prefer the serving guy, this one looks as water-tennis.

finishingmove
08-05-2008, 06:09 PM
that new logo sux.

next.

Damn
08-05-2008, 06:25 PM
I like the new logo.

I don't love the new logo.

It's not my business, so they can do whatever the hell they want.

amalyn
08-05-2008, 06:27 PM
I like the current one so much better than the new one ... the old one was much more "tennis". Oh well ...

Sunset of Age
08-05-2008, 06:43 PM
Don't mind the new one, but the old one was better.

oranges
08-05-2008, 06:46 PM
The old one is much better. Any other with a good representation of some actual shot would be better too IMO if they want to change it for some reason. There was a poll and people chose this one as the best? Anywhere to see other options?

lorenz
08-05-2008, 07:19 PM
I think the older one was better too

scarecrows
08-05-2008, 07:22 PM
the new one, from the arm stance looks like Djokovic to me

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/43016000/jpg/_43016653_djokovic_win.jpg

anon57
08-05-2008, 07:27 PM
I liked the old one better, the game may be more baseline orientated but at least the serve can still be directly linked to tennis. This new one could be any athlete celebrating a victory if he didn't have the racquet:shrug:

finishingmove
08-05-2008, 07:28 PM
its mardy fish on the new one.

quite possibly.. ?

Fee
08-05-2008, 07:29 PM
Boring. Hope they dump it when they fire DeVilliers. He can take that crap logo, the WTF Cup, and the '1000 Series' with him when he packs his boxes.

RagingLamb
08-05-2008, 08:28 PM
the new one is terrible

people actually voted for this?

Toko
08-05-2008, 08:33 PM
Devillers:"All your logos are belong to me now".

Black Adam
08-05-2008, 08:44 PM
Apparently there is an argument in relation to the proposalby Mr De Villiers to put the logo on the net. I don't see why having the logo on the tennis net would be a problem considering that the players are supposed to hit the ball above then net.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/jul/04/wimbledon.tennis4?gusrc=rss&feed=sport

Power play brewing over ATP net logo scheme

The Association of Tennis Professionals has delayed a controversial plan to put its logo branding on the nets at tournaments across the world. The issue was on the agenda and set for a vote at the ATP's board meeting at Wimbledon last week but, in a move being interpreted as yet another challenge to the ATP's embattled chief executive, Etienne de Villiers, no resolution was reached.
"It has not been put before the board for final approval," said an ATP spokesman. "But the board had decided prior to the meeting that it would not vote on substantive matters with three new board members elected only 36 hours before the meeting."
De Villiers promoted the idea in an effort to increase public understanding of what the ATP does and the net logo was trialled in Indian Wells. But the idea has been opposed by some tournaments and major players.
The US Tennis Association wrote a letter of complaint in April, feeling it would conflict with the Olympus Series of tournaments which has revived interest in the sport Stateside. And of the trial, a representative for Rafael Nadal said yesterday: "Rafael didn't like it. He didn't find it appropriate because it was confused with the ball."
With the high-profile court case being brought by the Hamburg Open and the recent sacking of ATP board members, there is a growing suggestion of open revolt against De Villiers' leadership. But some ATP insiders believe that tempers will cool as a 35% increase in prize money comes on stream next season and some £400m of investment in facilities is realised.

Pfloyd
08-05-2008, 08:50 PM
It's okay, I got a bit tired of the old one.

Nothing to bitch about.

+alonso
08-05-2008, 11:34 PM
I don't like it! :shrug: Oh well, changes are for good right?, let's hope I get used to :p after a while

Via
08-06-2008, 12:27 AM
it can be interpreted as a player in protest as well. which is just what devilliers is getting now :tape:

at the end of the day, a logo is less important than what it's meant to represent and unite. it's messy when they can't even get a logo approved.

fast_clay
08-06-2008, 12:44 AM
it can be interpreted as a player in protest as well. which is just what devilliers is getting now :tape:

at the end of the day, a logo is less important that what it's meant to represent and unite. it's messy when they can't even get a logo approved.


yes... it is actually the demonstrator in t'square '89... the atp (tank/communist body) is obscured... :tape:





for me... like others, wouldnt a shot be more appropriate...? i mean... most other sports are like this...

Knightmace
08-06-2008, 06:18 AM
Liked the old one, nice poster though

Xristos
08-06-2008, 06:42 AM
So are Masters Series still going to be called Masters Series?

flower14
08-06-2008, 07:29 AM
OMG..new logo looks like The Hulk with a racket.

BigJohn
08-06-2008, 06:49 PM
I think the new logo looks like Celine Dion in concert... She strikes that winning pose many times a show.