Where does the ITF get this money from? Ticket sales of DC ties?
I was under the impression that the nation's federation paid for all the travel/expenses (hotel, etc.) for their team for each tie so the players don't have to put out money to partcipate in DC.
I can understand giving money to players ranked outside the Top 75 money because otherwise they would probably be playing a challenger that week for prize money. I'm a bit
about players ranked 50-75, and I don't think anyone inside the Top 50 needs the money as they should all be earning a decent living on the tour. Just my two cents on the subject.