Get rid of the year end finalies [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Get rid of the year end finalies

Frank Winkler
11-14-2005, 08:36 PM
The year end finalies were instituted just to make more money allaround.
2 mil was too much for players to resist.
They will of course keep it. I am not naive.
But it would improve some things.
You would have a nice off season. Players (top) could lie on the beach and recuperate.
Might reduce injuries and burn-outs
This goes for both the Men and the women.

Dirk
11-14-2005, 08:37 PM
Are you our new OUT!? :)

ys
11-14-2005, 08:38 PM
Are you our new OUT!? :)

Just a wannabe..

El Legenda
11-14-2005, 08:40 PM
2mil? where did you get the # from?

Neely
11-14-2005, 09:42 PM
Don't get rid of the year end finals! I would even reinstall the year-end Grand Slam Cup as I'm really missing that competition! :angel: ;)

R.Federer
11-14-2005, 09:48 PM
2mil? where did you get the # from?
Its more actually
The winner himself takes 1.5 mil
The rup, and others get quite a bit (all aside from the appearance fee)

R.Federer
11-14-2005, 09:50 PM
Total prize money last year (Houston): Prize Money: $3,700,000

Add inflation for this year, and lets say $4mill on the 8 guys, not bad for a few Round Robins!!!

El Legenda
11-14-2005, 09:50 PM
ALTERNATE $ 50,000
PARTICIPATION FEE $ 90,000 *
ROUND ROBIN WIN - PER MATCH WON $ 120,000 ROUND ROBIN WIN
SEMI-FINAL MATCH WINNER $ 370,000
FINAL WIN $ 700,000
UNDEFEATED CHAMPION $ 1,520,000

R.Federer
11-14-2005, 09:56 PM
ALTERNATE $ 50,000
PARTICIPATION FEE $ 90,000 *
ROUND ROBIN WIN - PER MATCH WON $ 120,000 ROUND ROBIN WIN
SEMI-FINAL MATCH WINNER $ 370,000
FINAL WIN $ 700,000
UNDEFEATED CHAMPION $ 1,520,000

Yep.... see, its worth showing up just for the Photo-op ;) and then withdrawing. Get to tour Shanghai, nice hotel, nice business class air trip, some crazy outfit to take home, plus a nice 90K

It is also nice to win the damn thing of course!