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05-31-2014 01:37 PM
Dmitry Verdasco
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

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Originally Posted by zcess81 View Post
Just make the women's game best of 5 sets and end this pointless debate. I agree, though, while they're playing best of 3 sets, women should not be paid the same as men in grand slams. So, make it best of 5 sets and everyone will be happy.
The women have made it clear they are happy to play best of 5 at the slams, too.

Heard through the grapevine that the ATP actually is against the idea - as they'll lose their % of TV and court time and are afraid of losing fans to WTA (In period where Federer, Murray and Nadal's stars are fading - Bouchard, Stephens, Robson rising).

I don't necessarily agree with the names used, but they were the names given to me.
05-31-2014 01:36 PM
bluefork
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

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Just make the women's game best of 5 sets and end this pointless debate. I agree, though, while they're playing best of 3 sets, women should not be paid the same as men in grand slams. So, make it best of 5 sets and everyone will be happy.
The problem is that nobody wants to watch that much women's tennis.
05-31-2014 01:28 PM
zcess81
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

Just make the women's game best of 5 sets and end this pointless debate. I agree, though, while they're playing best of 3 sets, women should not be paid the same as men in grand slams. So, make it best of 5 sets and everyone will be happy.
05-31-2014 01:20 PM
bluefork
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

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WTA tour
To be fair...
05-31-2014 01:12 PM
nevenez
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

If they will play on the best of 5 sets and will generate the same revenue as ATP then the answer is a simple YES.
04-11-2013 06:08 AM
sportstennis
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

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WTA tour
hahaha
03-10-2013 12:45 AM
RIboy
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

WTA tour
03-01-2013 09:47 AM
sportstennis
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

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it's like a fat 15 year old beating up a toddler
Yeah, I remember. The many past players had said that they should make the prize of WTA low.

At least. Present ATP is growing from those past times.

lol.




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02-24-2013 09:22 PM
multiculti
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

Timot could not have said it any better!! Hear! Hear!

This is a situation where most tennis fans do not agree with the artificial "equal" prize money (NOTHING EQUAL ABOUT IT WHATSOEVER), yet political correctness has taken hold of the decision makers at the 4 Grand Slams.

What are our options? Really, the only thing we can do is to BOYCOTT THE SLAMS...including the mens' events. Hit the organizers where it counts. Make a point of saying, I will not contribute a dime to this outrageous scheme of funding women's tennis artificially through support for mens tennis!
02-24-2013 07:45 PM
Tag
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

frauderer is to blame, no doubt

if he wasn't such a spineless operator, trying to make everyone happy, there might be some real changes

edit: the last time ATP and WTA were even on the same level was late 90s, then WTA was briefly better when ATP was complete shit for a couple of years

nowadays, it's not even a contest

it's like a fat 15 year old beating up a toddler
02-24-2013 07:41 PM
Moozza
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

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That, IMO, would be the best option. Not only it would make equal pay fair but it would also remove mugs from high ranking who have no fitness. Disgusting to see clearly overweight players succeeding only because they need to play best of 3




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No thanks. WTA BO3 matches get in the way enough at slams without increasing to BO5. Just reduce the prize money.
02-24-2013 07:34 PM
August
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

Once again, it's not about Bo5 and Bo3. ATP generates more revenue than WTA. And that's why ATP players feel they'd deserve to get more money than WTA players.
02-24-2013 07:28 PM
Topspindoctor
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I say give them the same prize money and let them play Best of 5. Or let them play Best of 3 and reduce the paycheck accordingly.
That, IMO, would be the best option. Not only it would make equal pay fair but it would also remove mugs from high ranking who have no fitness. Disgusting to see clearly overweight players succeeding only because they need to play best of 3




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02-24-2013 07:16 PM
feuselino
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

If Sharapova at Wimbledon wins the first two sets 6-4, 6-4 in 1h20min, she goes home and receives for this work £23,125 (2012 numbers)
Now if Nadal at Wimbledon wins the first two sets 6-4, 6-4 in 1h20min, he must continue to play x amount of time to receive exactly the same £23,125 (2012 numbers).

I know that at my work place I would feel discriminated if all the women who do the same job as I would leave work at 3pm and I have to stay until 5pm, yet we'd be paid the same.

I say give them the same prize money and let them play Best of 5. Or let them play Best of 3 and reduce the paycheck accordingly.
02-24-2013 06:59 PM
dencod16
Re: Equal prize money debate (Rob Koenig and Tipsarevic agree with Gilles Simon)

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Great video done recently by Manwomanmyth, completely exposing the hypocrisy of ''equal pay'' :

[youtube]ziWzgs40euc[/youtube]

He's also got a lot of other videos absolutely annihilating feminism, if you're interested
This video is only focusing on biasness. What about 2012 US Open Djokovic beating Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 20 games while Cibulkova beats Larsson 6-7, 6-2, 6-0 27 games, do does that mean Djokovic should receive less. How about Federer receiving a walkover to the quarters, so he shouldn't receive any money. The issue of equal prize money rose when Women was actually above than Men, and Men was being paid more. And men outside slams are generally being paid more when you match each tournament category. How about Nadal getting paid more than Sharapova at Rome 2012 when Nadal has played 95 games and Sharapova has played 117 games.
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