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Old 03-21-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default FO won't raise prize money as much as the AO and USO

As I feared and had talked about several times in this forum, the French Open will have difficulty to follow the other tournaments in their path for a bigger budget and more prize money. The danger of falling behind the other slams had been clear for long. It also seems that players now may get unhappy about the French Open.

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Roland Garros to raise prize money; will not match U.S. Open increase
Thursday, March 21, 2013 /by Matt Cronin

Roland Garros tournament director, Gilbert Ysern tells The New York Times that the French Open plans to increase prize money “spectacularly” from 2013 to 2016, but won’t match the U.S. Open’s massive increase.

The USTA announced on Wednesday that it will offer a $33.6 million purse in 2013, a 31.7 percent increase over 2012, and will give out $50 million by 2017.

“We’re going to be below the U.S. Open, but we’re on the same path,” said Ysern. “I think quite sincerely that there’s a logic to paying the players more than we have until now. I am particularly convinced there’s a logic to reducing the gap between the first-week players and the second-week players and to raise the prize money for the first week. I think that really is logical, but after that, I think you have to be reasonable.”

ATP Board member Justin Gimelstob told The Times that the players are taking a close look at Roland Garros expansion plans, which include new mini- stadiums and a roof over center court. However, those plans are currently on hold as a Paris judge recently ruled that the plans don’t satisfy environmental regulations.

“The players view that as building on their sweat equity,” Gimelstob said. “The French Open is in tremendous jeopardy of falling behind after what the U.S. Open and Australian Open have announced.”
http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/.../#.UUtizBq2u9s

Can someone explain me the meaning of that sentence

“The players view that as building on their sweat equity” ?
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Rather than adding another $16.4m to the US Open prize pool, why not filter that down and improve the challenger and future circuits? Pathetic.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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The main problem is that Roland-Garros is too small, comparing to the 3 other slams, and hasn't been modernized early enough, comparing to the AO and Wimbledon.

Now the plan to enlarge Roland-Garros, which involves large costs of course, comes too late, and also they chose to stay inside Paris, which leads to a very restricted plan and to all kinds of law problems.

Then the players' demand to increase the prize money really arrived at a bad moment for the French Tennis Federation's plan.

They're really in a mess now.
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great, as if we need another reason for Nadal to increase his RG record.
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RG is the worst slam. No increase of the prize money, no roof, no lights not even on center court and the worst crowd of them all
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RG is my least favourite slam in general but I think the prize fund raise for the US Open was pretty ridiculous, unless it's being distributed a lot fairer? I'm not 100% on the details but if its like an extra 2 million to the winner it's ridiculous when ordinary folks are making what, 30k a year? Sounds irrelevant I know but all the extravagance is hard to stomach when your living in Britain right now lol. Still rather the money went into tennis than some fat cat's bank balance though.
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RG is the worst slam. No increase of the prize money, no roof, no lights not even on center court and the worst crowd of them all
did you even read the article?
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Default Re: FO won't raise prize money as much as the AO and USO

I fell that somehow this thread would end up in the "Tio Toni is to blame" and "Nadal sucks" territory
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did you even read the article?
Oh sorry i admit i didn't read it. But still that is not changing my opinion
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RG is the worst slam. No increase of the prize money, no roof, no lights not even on center court and the worst crowd of them all
I guess in no way is this related to RG being the only Slam Nole hasn't won.

Either that or you never watched RG pre-Nadal.
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I guess in no way is this related to RG being the only Slam Nole hasn't won.
Trust me it's not. I mentioned the reasons why i think RG is the worst slam

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Either that or you never watched RG pre-Nadal.
And as i watch tennis only from 2005 when Nadal won his first title against Puerta no i didn't watch RG pre-Nadal but i don't see how that makes any difference
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RG is my least favourite slam in general but I think the prize fund raise for the US Open was pretty ridiculous, unless it's being distributed a lot fairer? I'm not 100% on the details but if its like an extra 2 million to the winner it's ridiculous when ordinary folks are making what, 30k a year? Sounds irrelevant I know but all the extravagance is hard to stomach when your living in Britain right now lol. Still rather the money went into tennis than some fat cat's bank balance though.
the increase in the US Open is the same as in the Australian open actually. The Australian open is the one which impulsed the movement. As for the money for the winner, so far the distribution for the US Open is still undecided according to what they said.

Somebody answered me about “The players view that as building on their sweat equity” :

the sweat equity is the hard work contribution of the players.

As for "building on", I personally think Gimelstob means that as the French Open says that they won't give them as much money because of their building plan, players feel that "their" money is taken to build the new stadium.

It can be said that the new stadium will also partly benefit players in the end, but it can also be said that it will not be the same players : it will be players of the future
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The main problem is that Roland-Garros is too small, comparing to the 3 other slams, and hasn't been modernized early enough, comparing to the AO and Wimbledon.

Now the plan to enlarge Roland-Garros, which involves large costs of course, comes too late, and also they chose to stay inside Paris, which leads to a very restricted plan and to all kinds of law problems.

Then the players' demand to increase the prize money really arrived at a bad moment for the French Tennis Federation's plan.

They're really in a mess now.
duong you're being a baby, ROland Garros operates fine every year, and unlike US OPen (the tournament with so called great amenities and prize money) schedules well and is not always playing into a 3rd week
tennis players get paid enough as it is, they fucking hit a ball over a net for gods sake, don't need you or some idiotic players whining about it.
as another poster mentioned it's clownish and unecessary to add millions more for someone winning the title and later stages, earlier stages is the only place where it's needed

Roland Garros has history and is fine where it is

there are enough courts, there is never scheduling problems, and the stadiums are large enough.
you and dumbass Justin Gimlestob are finding faults in the wrong things, the French is very well organized and $$$$ should not be the #1 priority always in sport
superficially in the background maybe, but you're being inane to claim that the French is doing bad for itself, it's organized 10x better than the US open and no amount of prize money will change that
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the increase in the US Open is the same as in the Australian open actually. The Australian open is the one which impulsed the movement. As for the money for the winner, so far the distribution for the US Open is still undecided according to what they said.

Somebody answered me about “The players view that as building on their sweat equity” :

the sweat equity is the hard work contribution of the players.

As for "building on", I personally think Gimelstob means that as the French Open says that they won't give them as much money because of their building plan, players feel that "their" money is taken to build the new stadium.

It can be said that the new stadium will also partly benefit players in the end, but it can also be said that it will not be the same players : it will be players of the future
wah wah wah, players whining about stadium being built win they already get paid lots at slam level and Roland Garros has promised a $$$ increase as well
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I am particularly convinced there’s a logic to reducing the gap between the first-week players and the second-week players and to raise the prize money for the first week. I think that really is logical, but after that, I think you have to be reasonable.”
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