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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Fewer retirements this year?

Just a thought, increased prize money for earlier rounds means that there is less chance of oldies to retire, obviously not the likes of Hewitt etc who have a fortune, but journeymen etc. Could this clog up the lower ranks between 50-200 and reduce the chance for youngsters to progress? Or not?

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Re: Fewer retirements this year?

You are referring to the likes of Phau and Rochus who are approaching their early-to-mid thirties but haven't earnt a whole lot through their careers?

I think you're right, they will try and milk it as much as they can. If the increased prize money in grand slams is a trend that continues, there's more motivation for them to hang around in the top one-hundred.
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Re: Fewer retirements this year?

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You are referring to the likes of Phau and Rochus who are approaching their early-to-mid thirties but haven't earnt a whole lot through their careers?

I think you're right, they will try and milk it as much as they can. If the increased prize money in grand slams is a trend that continues, there's more motivation for them to hang around in the top one-hundred.
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He probably just hangs about in 2nd place protecting himself with 3 bananas whilst waiting for the person in the lead to get blue shelled.
1. Murray wins Wimbledon 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by Querrey. Thanks Querrey!

2. Murray wins Olympic Gold for the second time after Djokovic is blue shelled by Del Potro. Thanks Del Potro!

3. Murray wins US Open 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by [pending]. Thanks [pending]!

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Re: Fewer retirements this year?

How many players did retire in 2012?

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Re: Fewer retirements this year?

That's what you get whenever rising prizes for lower levels is involved - prospectless vultures taking the crumbs off the hands of promising juniors.

Ivo Karlovic made 333K last year playing less than 20 tournaments. I don't see him retiring any soon. Same for a bunch of guys.
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