Maybe so but the effect of such paltry increases in prize money is that you see gaps in qualifying at tournaments now where you wouldn't expect to - larger challengers and even backwater 250 events with byes in R1 qualifying, which I find bizarre - cost-benefit of whether it's financially viable for players to take the risk travelling to them has to be a factor.
Well I've spoken about it many times. There needs to be a clear differential between the respective levels, with Futures, Challs, IS events.
Relatively during the growth of the sport, the prizemoney hasn't increased so of course it creates problems which they won't address because it doesn't impact on the top players.
fran, as for illiterate tennis people they exist everywhere.