“A Good Sense of Trust”: Roger Federer Opens up on His Partnership With Agent, Tony Godsick

Published 01/15/2021, 8:21 AM EST
SHANGHAI, CHINA – OCTOBER 10: Roger Federer of Switzerland holds a press conference at the Rolex Shanghai Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 10, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images)


20-time Grand Slam champ Roger Federer has a very closely knit team. His agent, Tony Godsick, has been with him for over 15 years, overseeing his growth as a player and a businessman. Federer and Godsick also have a few ventures together and have great trust between them.

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It’s all but obvious that Roger appreciates the job that Godsick does for him. Considering that Federer is one of the most valuable sports entities in the world, Tony Godsick is certainly a more than decent agent.

“Tony and I have been working together for more than 15 years. We have developed a good sense of trust to make sure we are aligned with the same goals.” Federer said.

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Roger Federer during a match against Rafael Nadal at Cape Town Stadium on in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Godsick is the one who projected Federer as a global superstar as he brought in various sponsorship deals for Federer. All this made Federer a bran, and one of the richest athletes in history.

“It’s not about him and it’s not just about me. We have grown together. He understood how important the home market was for me, and it ended up being a great place for him to do business and also learn about who I am and where I love to live.”

All these business advancements from Godsick made Federer the highest-earning athlete in 2020. Federer earned $100 million from endorsements alone.

Michael Jordan chats with Tony Godsick. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)

Tony Godsick on working with Roger Federer

Godsick has spoken highly of Federer in the past. He recognizes Federer’s great and charismatic persona, which gives a lot of value to his collaborations with different companies around the globe.

“Roger is an extraordinary human being as it relates to relationships. Not many people are as engaging and charismatic as he is. He makes it fun.” 

Tony Godsick’s huge reputation in the tennis tour and his venture with Federer

Tony holds a huge reputation in the tennis world. Even Rafael Nadal‘s agent Carlos Costa has a huge admiration for Tony Godsick.

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 “I believe that there are two types of agents in our industry: those who think small and those who think big. Tony is one of those who thinks big and will never accept a ‘no’ for an answer.”

Roger Federer of Switzerland in action. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)

Godsick, together with Federer, formed a firm called ‘TEAM8’. It is a management firm that has now grown to handle heavyweights such as Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin del Potro, and teenage sensation Coco Gauff.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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