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Djokovic will get an extra $1.6 million if he plays Paris

Santoro Magician
11-08-2011, 10:48 PM
The ATP rule book is very clear on this.

As world number one, Djokovic is entitled to a bonus of $2m if he plays all eight of the Masters 1000 events during a season, with that bonus reducing to $1.6m if he plays seven of the eight.

So far, he has played six out of seven having withdrawn from Shanghai last month. If he pulls out of another - meaning only six of the eight played - then that bonus is wiped out, injury or no injury.

According to the rule book, the only exceptions are made for players who reach a certain age or a certain of number of tour matches played. As things stand, there is leeway for Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal but not the man who has dominated them this year.

LawrenceOfTennis
11-08-2011, 10:49 PM
Already discussed.

shawshank
11-08-2011, 10:52 PM
Is it enough to play one point?