Cahill also observed that Panfil (and all the player's at his level) make a loss every year playing tennis.
The ITF should address this fact. We need a forum to express this view and get a groundswell of opinion to get the Futures prizemoney increased.
But who pays for this increased futures prize money? In the end tennis is an activity most of us do for the enjoyment alone. There is the noble idea that artisans in anything should be sponsored so they can focus on their art and nothing else, but the same problem occurs with the aspirants in any area. Most actors who have not broken the big time cannot make a living either.
So where does the money come from to provide a good living for aspiring sports players and entertainers? From taxes?
In the end the only commercial way is to get people interested in futures and challengers so that there are sponsors and gate takings to provide a living for the players.
That people are deserving just because the wish to make the top as a tennis player while no one wishes to pay to watch them seems a frightening concept for society. Where does it stop? Why not artists that people will not but paintings from? Cannot most of society declare they are an artisan of some type just as worthy?