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Nadal agrees with Federer "Grandslams should pay more money to the players."

I though this was an interesting article I found at marca.com, a spanish sports page.

Link: http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/t...o/1160354.html

This is what Nadal said (in Spanish):

"Cuando unos ganan tanto dinero en un torneo y nosotros, que somos la parte central del espectáculo, nos llevamos un tanto por ciento tan pequeño creo que es injusto. Nos tendríamos que poner duros y pedir más. No es por ganar más dinero, sino por ética. Los pequeños torneos pagan un porcentaje muy alto a los jugadores y los Grand Slam pagan uno mucho más pequeño que el resto. El por qué, esa es la pregunta", recalcó.

To paraphrase, he´s basically saying that players who win Grandslams are a big part of the main entertainment scene in tennis, and he finds that Grandslams give away a small percentage of prize money compared to small tournaments. The main reason, he says, is not about winning more money, but more a matter of ethics. Why Grandslams pay relativley less in terms of percentages than small tournaments, is a good question.

Where Federer said this, I´m not sure, perhaps in an Interview after one of his matches. A link to his statement would be nice.

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Re: Nadal agrees with Federer "Grandslams should pay more money to the winner."

A bit of a self-interest eh? A Grand-Slam tournament has 128 players, a normal tournament 32, it's only logical that the amount for the winner is a smaller percentage of the total price money


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Money whores. Perhaps they should do more exho's to fill their empty wallets?

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Re: Nadal agrees with Federer "Grandslams should pay more money to the players."

Lol, no.

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Re: Nadal agrees with Federer "Grandslams should pay more money to the players."

No es por ganar más dinero, sino por ética.
Nadal could potentially have a promising future in politics. It's a question of ethics; not money. Sounds like a well-spun argument to me.
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Re: Nadal agrees with Federer "Grandslams should pay more money to the players."

maybe the other tournaments should pay less if it's only the ethics that bother him.
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Re: Nadal agrees with Federer "Grandslams should pay more money to the players."

Tennis doesn't pay well enough to the lower ranked players anyways. They definitly could pay the first couple rounds a lot more.

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The rising petrol prices must be killing them when they have to refuel their leer jets!
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Re: Nadal agrees with Federer "Grandslams should pay more money to the players."

The men should be better paid at Grandslams than the women, that's for sure. When I see that some women matches are over, when men just finished one set, I think it's ridiculous that women get the same amount of money. But this is reopening another discussion that had it's own thread too.

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Awww poor Nadull, did you have to look under your couch for poo change so you could afford dinner last night?

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Re: Nadal agrees with Federer "Grandslams should pay more money to the players."

Well if increasing the pay-check of the lower ranked players in Grandslams is to be acheived, there are A LOT of MM tournaments that could be eliminated and the money from these tournaments can be added to the total pool of money of the Grandsams.

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A bit of a self-interest eh? A Grand-Slam tournament has 128 players, a normal tournament 32, it's only logical that the amount for the winner is a smaller percentage of the total price money
Why don't you read a bit more carefully? He (and Fed the other day) is not asking more for the winner but for the players. They want the total prize money to be a higher share of the revenues.
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I don't get why all the bashing here. Who do you want to get the biggest slice of the cake? the tournaments? atp? the TVs?

Who on earth is not a "money whore" for God's sake... spare all that sanctimonious BS. Tennis is a huge business, without players there is no business, why should others get the biggest slice? mistery, riddle, enigma...
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I don't get why all the bashing here. Who do you want to get the biggest slice of the cake? the tournaments? atp? the TVs?

Who on earth is not a "money whore" for God's sake... spare all that sanctimonious BS. Tennis is a huge business, without players there is no business, why should others get the biggest slice? mistery, riddle, enigma...
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Re: Nadal agrees with Federer "Grandslams should pay more money to the winner."

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Why don't you read a bit more carefully? He (and Fed the other day) is not asking more for the winner but for the players. They want the total prize money to be a higher share of the revenues.
Absolutely, as in any play on any theatre, these players are the ones capturing the audience and making the Grand Slams profitable, they should earn a bigger percentage than they do.



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