It was in the air.
After the scorching debacle at US Flushing Meadows, they must have thought: let's do it now or it will be too late, the 'momentum' will soon be gone...and they had already planned to make a splashing landing in China, in occasion of Shanghai Rolex Masters next october, and didn't want to miss that chance!
And the announcement is just out, today...
The Scot doesn't want to waste time amd he wants to make money as David Beckham with billionaire Simon Fuller (of Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez..American Idol...).
They just launched "77'' company, which will manage the affairs of both the Scottish brothers, Andrew and Jamie.
Of course Mum Judy will not be out of the deal...
So, please, can anybody tell me: where is the sacred fire and devotion for the tennis game?
Wow! He said proudly in a statement: "The new company will allow me more freedom and the chance to become more involved in my business affairs".
I am speechless! I am wondering: what's now the role of Mr. Lendl in these strings of business ventures?
The Scot's money empire accountant? And what on earth is the Indian tennis dinosaur, Mr. Bhupathi, doing in this deal?
Promoting tennis academies in emerging economies, selling apparels, organizing tennis shows around the world, selling the Scot's name to new, ingenue Indian brands for lucrative endorsements? C'on, Mahesh! Time to retire!
Money, money, money...