11 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will no longer be represented by the super sports management company IMG. Instead, Nadal's business interests will be managed by his own firm. This is the second major blow in the tennis world for IMG, which also lost Roger Federer as a client last year.
Fernando Soler, head of tennis at New York-based IMG told Bloomberg in an interview that Nadal wantedto set up his own company.
Nadal made more than $25 million in endorsements off the court last year according to Forbes.
The new company will be manage dby Carlos Costa and his Nadal's father Sebastian,
Nadal is making a comeback to the sport after an eight month injury lay off due to a knee injury. He returns at a low key ATP clay court event in Chile
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.