Roger Federer and His Agent, Tony Godsick, Leave IMG
During the 2012 French Open, Roger Federer and his agent, Tony Godsick, both left IMG when their contracts expired. Since then, there have not been any announcements about either joining another agency, but Godsick has been a steady presence in the Federer
Federer, who earned over $50 million in the past year, is one of the highest-earning athletes in the world. IMG will continue to receive fees from deals that were negotiated while Federer was an IMG client. Federer, who was originally signed by IMG as a top junior, first quit the firm in 2003. A couple years later, Federer rejoined IMG and Tony Godsick became his agent. Tony Godsick had been an agent at IMG for nineteen years. IMG has also gone through changes since founder, Mark McCormack, died in 2003, and more recently when Ted Forstmann, who had acquired IMG in 2004, died last year.
There have been rumors that Federer and Godsick would join Excel Sports Management, which was founded by Mark Steinberg last year after leaving IMG and taking his client, Tiger Woods, with him. CAA Sports has been mentioned as another possibility, but there have also been reports that Federer and Godsick may be starting their own sports management and marketing company. Nothing has been officially announced yet, but most likely the situation and relationship will be clarified in the coming months.