Thursday, February 26, 2009

Murray's Money

Like rabbit said elsewhere, first his health and now his money:

The Royal Bank of Scotland will halve its funding of British sport as a result of the global economic downturn.

BBC Sport has learned the bank will end its sponsorship of the Williams Formula One team at the end of 2010.

It will also review its deals with individuals such as tennis star Andy Murray and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

RBS, expected to announce a loss of up to £28bn on Thursday, is reviewing all sponsorship activity as part of its strategic review.

The bank, in which the government has a stake of almost 70%, has also cancelled trackside advertising for 2010, while hospitality costs in all its sponsorships have been reduced by around 90% in 2009.

11 comments:

Graf_sampras said...

at this point in his career...he is more or less secure to move on, on his own career's momentum where putting his money into some kind of careful investments or savings to hold him up is concerned.

so it's not really him that is going to be hurt..it's those that are also promising and might need help that will suffer more...and consequently, perhaps, tennis.

Graf_sampras said...

in the meantime -- it's going to be between two Frenchies in Dubai -- since murray pulled out due to a virus , it seems.

rabbit said...

Due to mono in fact: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article5811232.ece

Craig Hickman said...

All those ATP players - Ancic, Federer, Murray - need to stop kissing each other so much.

oddman said...

LOL!

What goes on in the locker room, stays in the locker room? Uh oh.

Graf_sampras said...

how dare they? ...doing all those things and keeping them LOCKED from fans?...don't they know fans are the lifeblood of their sport? why do they do these things behind locked doors? aren't they PAID ENOUGH ..they're thinking they'll only show it with double-priced tickets too?!!

how dare they?

MMT said...

This is obviously a ploy to explain his failure in Australia against Verdasco.

tangerine said...

Next on Roger's hit list is to give Rafa herpes.

Savannah said...

Y'all ain't right.

Graf_sampras said...

tangerine said...

Next on Roger's hit list is to give Rafa herpes.

Fri Feb 27, 05:28:00 PM

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OMG!!! that is just soooo funnnyyy!!!

Graf_sampras said...

MMT said...

This is obviously a ploy to explain his failure in Australia against Verdasco.

Fri Feb 27, 03:35:00 PM

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and it all began with Roger Federer:

"i had mono since, maybe, 2006"........


the others want to have it too....mono....mono is now the Desirable Tennis Player (male) incapacitation....


lol