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But the sport is clean of course. Nobody would try to cheat to get to the big bucks. Such angels these tennis players.

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Really interesting article. I guess when you do what you love, you have to be the best to earn a lot of money from it.
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Very good article, thanks for posting

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I'll trade my day job
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It's particularly interesting to see the kind of things that appear necessary for a Top-100 guy like Tursunov but are completely out of reach for lower-ranked players : business class flights, 4-star hotels... I mean, I can understand his reasoning, but when we complain about the lack of breakthrough on ATP tour we have to consider that to make it you have to beat these guys without having anything near that kind of facilities...

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Fell sorry for Tursunov? Yeah right.

He is also lucky to have couple of thieves in law in his team.
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You don't need all the shit he is talking about. Trainer, physiotherapist, coach, nutritionist, you need to do all that on your own.

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I guess the youngsters probably go through the phase of travelling and living dirt cheap and then if/when they make it big, cash big on the perks of success. Didn't Nadal say that he still travels coach though? Must say that with the best players enjoying a completely different lifestyle, those struggling are forced to upgrade to make up those small margins that make a difference at the highest level. Sure, maybe a noiseless AC is not a deal-breaker, but when you hover around the fringes of the top 50, you probably think it had everything to do with your 3rd set tiebreaker loss

Should also add Stakhovsky's interview from a few months ago. Also very interesting, his is a starker picture than even this one.

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It's particularly interesting to see the kind of things that appear necessary for a Top-100 guy like Tursunov but are completely out of reach for lower-ranked players : business class flights, 4-star hotels... I mean, I can understand his reasoning, but when we complain about the lack of breakthrough on ATP tour we have to consider that to make it you have to beat these guys without having anything near that kind of facilities...
I see your point but Tursunov and the others in the current Top-100 didn't get there by a miracle. They all had to work their asses off to be ranked where they are ranked now.
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And how's that working out for you?
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The difference is, you still can have your job when you are 35/40/45 etc. Most tennis players have neither education nor profession to rely on after their retirement from the sport.
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Oh, thanks! I knew there must be another thread but missed it. Mods can merge them.
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The difference is, you still can have your job when you are 35/40/45 etc. Most tennis players have neither education nor profession to rely on after their retirement from the sport.
Most players can use their fame and their network to get a decent job after professional tennis. Worst case scenario they become a tennis coach.
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